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Author Topic: deities and spells  (Read 5842 times)
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« Reply #14: November 24, 2008, 08:21:10 pm »

There are many, many spells that don't directly involve deities; in many folk magic systems, the power is considered to be located in the specific ingredients, and your performance of the ritual is what "releases" the power.

I completely agree with this. My grandmother was a Catholic, but she definitely utilized much folk magic. She never called it that, and clearly the power of what she was doing came from the ingredients and her intent. I can remember countless "rules" for when she made things: there were certain things she cooked up during thunderstorms, certain things for foggy mornings, certain things for if the figs fell off the tree early. She really had quite a system. And if you would have ever suggested to her she was practicing "witchcraft" she would have crossed herself and said some Hail Mary's for you. I like the purity and simplicity of folk magic, even though I'm sure it can be much more complex than what my grandmother did. But I also like the structure of ceremonial magic. But I'm still learning. Can you do both folk and ceremonial magic?


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