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« Topic Start: June 07, 2011, 12:53:26 am »

I've been doing my homework on writing a spell. Most websites and other sources tell me to, of course, put a lot of thought into it and also to look towards other spells as a way of inspiration.

I've been wanting to make a spell for the longest time to help me become a better salesman so I can succeed in my job. I can't seem to find one anywhere that really hits me.

Now, what if I took a ready-to-use spell and just sort of modified around what I want and how I want to do it? Since magic is all about using things from nature and other external stimuli to really put our subconscious onto that level, what ever it may be at the time, is there anything wrong with doing that?
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« Reply #1: June 07, 2011, 01:32:47 am »

Now, what if I took a ready-to-use spell and just sort of modified around what I want and how I want to do it? Since magic is all about using things from nature and other external stimuli to really put our subconscious onto that level, what ever it may be at the time, is there anything wrong with doing that?

I don't see the issue. I can understand wanting to stick to a tried-and-true recipe for anything really (especially when/if it involves time and money, because I'm not a fan of wasting either), but I think most things can be altered in some way or another to make a spell better fit the situation you are personally in, rather than a catch-all that was written by someone else.

For example, I'm studying hoodoo and it's heavily encouraged that once you become familiar with how the elements of rootwork work you tailor the spell to suit your needs, including mixing together oils, incenses, spoken words, symbols whatever. I don't think it's a matter of being specific, but rather making sure a number of issues are in play (for example: money coming into the house, getting a steady paying job, and working in a pleasant environment can all be accomplished by using a number of different oils. I'm not even including the incenses, floorwashes, and other things you can use), even if only a couple of them come through.

Of course if you work with a specific magical system, there might be rules for or against this sort of thing. But personally? I don't see any problems at all. When you're starting out it's hard to start from scratch, and magic has evolved over time due to people playing with the recipes written by someone else.
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