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curiously

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Do magick spells really work?
« on: February 26, 2009, 12:24:01 AM »
Do magick spells really work?
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elien

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Re: Do magick spells really work?
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2009, 08:11:37 AM »
Magic spells might work if you believe they will and cause whatever you believe will happen to happen, but they have no power themselves to do anything. People sometimes get better when they are given a placebo, because they believe it is a real medication and that it will help them. I was once told by a doctor after surgery, when the bone wasn't healing as it should have, that he had done all he could and I had to do the rest. He told me he had seen miracles. It did heal, but I can't say whether my attitude had anything to do with it.

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Re: Do magick spells really work?
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2009, 07:27:14 PM »
Assuming no drugs or other active ingredients are used, a spell will only work if a.) the subject of the spell both believes in the power of magic and is aware a spell has been cast and b.) the intended outcome of the spell is something that can be attained through the activity or psychological ability of the person on whom the spell was cast.

In other words, the person must believe in magic and must be aware of the spell and the spell must be able to manifest itself through feeling or some other subjective way. So, a spell cast to turn a person in to a frog won't work, but a spell cast intending for a person to feel ill or fall in love/lust certainly can.

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Re: Do magick spells really work?
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2009, 09:15:47 PM »
I believe it was Starhawk who, when asked "Do you believe in magic?" answered "Do you believe in rocks?"

Magic is a natural force which we can interact with and use to our advantage.  But the efficacy of a spell depends very much on the practitioner. And I would recommend against casting spells to harm others; that never turns out well for the magic user.

To those of us in magic-using religious traditions, magic spells indeed work. They *always* work--which is to say, they always have an effect. How strong that effect is, and whether it's the hoped-for effect, and whether it's a *good* effect, that's another story and entirely dependent on the practitioner: how much energy they channel into the spell to make it work, and how much they sabotage the magic with their attitudes.

A person who lights a green candle and recites a quick rhyme, but who then sits around the house drinking beer and watching TV, will probably not see much effect from the spell, because they are not putting much effort or energy into it. Or while they're waiting to win the lottery they'll totally miss the perfect job opportunity the spell created for them.

Also, a spell performed to test whether magic even exists in the first place is likely not to work, since the practitioner will be sabotaging the spell with a lot more mental energy than that they invested in the spell itself. The effect of the spell will likely be to reinforce their disbelief. "Magic will not live in an unwilling heart." -D. Duane, who writes in her fiction abotu magic very wise things.

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Re: Do magick spells really work?
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2009, 03:44:24 AM »
I agree that magic works when the person who casts the spell is concentrated on the effort and really believes in what he is doing. I am just wondering, why magic spells or incantations are always ( or almost always?) in the Latin language.

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Re: Do magick spells really work?
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2009, 09:32:48 AM »
Magic is effectively the same thing as prayer, or whatever else you want to call it.  It is a way of focusing your will on something, and keeping yourself engaged in the pursuit of what you want.  The power of positive thinking is well documented.  So if you pray/cast a spell/focus your energy on something like losing weight or finding a job or something like that, you probably have an excellent chance of achieving your aim, since you are now open to opportunities that may come your way, or exercising more, or whatever the case may be.  Using Latin (which I have to say I associate with either the Christian churches and Harry Potter, and not with witchcraft) may add something for an individual to make it feel part of the focus, in the same way that someone would use some part of the lunar cycle, or a particular coloured candle.  The effect is purely mental.  But this is the power of the mind over itself.  If someone casts a malevolent spell on me, it can have no effect on me, unless I know about it.  And even then I'll be immune to its effects if I don't take them seriously.  And if you he cuts my brake cables, it's not magic!

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Re: Do magick spells really work?
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2009, 05:05:04 PM »
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why magic spells or incantations are always ( or almost always?) in the Latin language.

{{facepalm}}

While you're at it, why not wonder why the moon is made out of green cheese, or why the Earth is flat?

Where are you getting this stuff?

JWJ

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Re: Do magick spells really work?
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2009, 01:36:32 AM »
I think all of life is magical, and spells can alter our attitude and make them work!  Magic Spells can be found in all languages, just Latin is the one most westerners are exposed to because it is a base language that has been maintained.

DianaR

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Re: Do magick spells really work?
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2009, 04:37:14 PM »
If prayers work, spells work. They use basically the same energy, IMHO, but the energy is accessed differently.

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Re: Do magick spells really work?
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2009, 04:02:04 AM »
They most certainly do - it is all about manipulating the energy. Some may say they don't and those are the people who have invested their energy elsewhere instead of on the spell.

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Re: Do magick spells really work?
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2009, 12:14:53 AM »
In my own opinion, I believe that magic spells really work if the person conducting it is knowledgeable and an expert in performing such acts because the energy should be controlled well by the initiator.

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Re: Do magick spells really work?
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2009, 02:04:58 AM »
For me, magic works if person will believe with this. Do you think magicians studied those tricks which they perform when they are having some magic? :)

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Re: Do magick spells really work?
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2009, 01:07:03 AM »
Do magick spells really work?
Please answer Only if you know!

If you find this question stupid don't waste yours and my time answering!


Okay then. The answer is a big resounding NO! They don't exist in the first place. What kind of magic are you talking about specifically anyway?

michael_dans

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Re: Do magick spells really work?
« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2009, 06:53:52 PM »
If you are more specific about a particular magic then only you can get the answer. If you are talking in general, the answer will be "no", because I believe that in todays world only divination exists and that too is a very rare case.

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Re: Do magick spells really work?
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2009, 03:46:33 AM »
I agree that magic works when the person who casts the spell is concentrated on the effort and really believes in what he is doing. I am just wondering, why magic spells or incantations are always ( or almost always?) in the Latin language.
I agree that magic does work the reason that a majority is in Latin is for the simple fact that it is the first laguage that they used when writing them so that others would not persecute them


 

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