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Author Topic: To Ritual or Not To Ritual?  (Read 2411 times)
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« Reply #2: January 08, 2010, 06:05:36 am »

Hello all! I'm very new to this forum but am loving the wealth of knowledge around here!

I had a very newbie question for you all. I'm looking to make little sachets for my mother and sister for protection and mental healing. Anyways, I've got the supplies and I spent the time writing my own spell, but here's what I was wondering: Do I need to do a whole ritual to charge and bless these sachets? I've had some books advise that any time I do any sort of magic (for Eclectic Wicca), I should cast the circle, call the Guardians, invoke the Goddess and the God, and all that jazz. However, in another text, I read a little ceremony for consecrating tools that did not involve all of that...

Long story short: Basically, I want to stuff my sachets and do a little candle magic to charge them. Should I only do it during a ritual?

I know I answered this, but apparently it gotten eaten. Short answer:what Saiyyan said. Great big ritual isn't necessary for this kind of work. Back when I was a beginner, though, it did help for me to cast a circle (and just do that) while I worked. It's just good to build concentration and get used to reflexively opening/closing the circle, etc. I have yet to train myself to get everything inside the circle before I start working though - I always forget something!

It's a matter of what skills you want to build when. But really, just practicing magic at all - big ritual or no ritual - at this point is good for getting you used to magic.
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