Spells belong to the area of “low” witchcraft. Their principal function is to build up the practitioners sense of power and to set the mood, since the effect of the spell depends on the intensity of the thought form. This means that effective magic can be worked without spells, incantations, tools, or ritual of any kind. However most practitioners, especially when first beginning to work, find such aids helpful in developing the requisite mental power.

Despite what has been said above, it is wise to remember that certain spells, performed over long periods of time by practitioners in many and various locations and time eras, do develop intrinsic power and should be used with caution. Such spells are not for use in gaining the minor objectives (a new job; better house, etc.) which are the province of the type of spell given below. For this latter type of magic, the practitioner is always free to devise his own spells, or to quote passages of poetry or literature which set the desired mood. Certain factors should always be observed for successful work, however, whether engaged in ritual or ceremonial magic, casting spells, or projecting thought forms, so remember the following points:

Chanting and dancing raise power

When charging an object, it should always be new and unused

The waxing moon is for beginnings and increasings

The waning moon is for exorcisms, bindings, and endings


Most spells work on a sympathetic or homeopathic level, therefore the practitioner may use any form of words or actions which feel “right” for the purpose to be achieved. The following spells, however, have been found effective and give an indication of the form and procedures commonly followed.

Spell to Secure Friendship

Take a sheet of artificial parchment, quill pen and black ink. Using a flowing script, inscribe the following words in the center of the parchment:

Happiness is what you make it
It is breathing and singing
It is supreme understanding giving from the heart
It is pulsing memories, deep glances, fathomless thought
Happiness is wanting and needing, getting and giving
Happiness is all — what you make it.

Burn the signs of the sun, inverted triangle, infinity and pentacle into the parchment, one in each corner. Send to a friend.

Charm of Consecration

One for the window
Two for the hearth
Three for the wooden door
Four for the mill
Five for Jill
Six to make Seven more
XXX make blessings all

Lighting Candle Fire

Fire, flame in the Old One’s name
Take the light and burn ye bright
And the spell be cast aright

Spell of the Knotted Cord

Make nine knots in the cord, starting with the knot in the center. If two people are working, each makes an alternative knot, working toward his own end. If working alone, make knots radiating from the center working towards each end alternatively. As each knot is tied, intone:

By the knot of one, the spells begun
By the knot of two, it cometh true
By the knot of three, so mote it be
By the knot of four, the open door
By the knot of five, the spells alive
By the knot of six, the spell we fix
By the knot of seven, the stars of heaven
By the knot of eight, the stroke of fate
By the knot of nine, the thing is mine

When the knots have been tied, place cord with object link (photo, hair,etc.) and keep until spell has faded. Never destroy or throw away cord immediately after working as this will nullify spell and may even have harmful results.

Candle Spell

Inscribe wish, or purpose of spell on candle, light it, and recite following incantation while it burns:

Upon this candle I will write
What I receive of thee this night
Grant what I wish you to do
I dedicate this rite to you.
I trust that you will grant this boon
O lovely Goddess of the Moon

I call Earth to bond my spell
Air, speed its travel will

Fire, give it spirit from above
Water, quench my spell with love

Power-Raising Chants

1. Move in circle clockwise, chanting:

Echo, Echo, azarek
Echo, Echo, zomalek
Echo, Echo, gananes
Echo, Echo, aradas

2. All place hands, touching, in center of circle. Moving clockwise, chant:

Air breathe and air blow
Make the mill of magic go.
Work the wheel for which we pray
Io dio ha he yay.

Fire flame and fire burn
Make the mill of magic turn.
Work the wheel for which we pray
Io dio ha he yay.

Water heat and water boil
Make the mill of magic toil.
Work the wheel for which we pray
Io dio ha he yay

Earth without and earth within
Make the mill of magic spin.
Work the wheel for which we pray
Io dio ha he yay.

3. In plain chant mode, intone:

Ah eh ee oh oo oo oh ee eh ah

Anti-war spell

Take a news clipping about the war and roll it into a cylinder. Tie the clipping with a black thread. Place it into a green glass bottle with no writing on the outside and stop the bottle with a cork. Take the bottle to river, Lake, or ocean and place a symbol (peace?) on it with waterproof ink. Cast the bottle into the water and remain on spot until it has disappeared from view.