Magick is present in most cultures around the world –all cultures rely on stating intentions and have used magick to heal for thousands of years. Here we explore the different types of magick and what they are used for.
There are many different types of magick used around the world. The spells, the ingredients and the materials vary greatly. Magick is actually a very personal practice. However, some forms are popular. Here’s a list:
Candle magick is one of the oldest practices of humanity. Fire is a sacred element for pagans, religions and even in the secular world. Have you ever wondered why we make a wish before blowing our birthday candles out? Well, we are casting a spell.
In fact, when we want to create a peaceful atmosphere, we light a candle. You might have caught yourself staring at the dancing flame as if you were in a haze, almost hypnotized. Well, if you are just starting to explore spellwork, candle magick is an excellent place to start, especially because you are already familiar with it –even if you were not aware of it.
Crystals have been part of rituals, medicine and divination practices for thousands of years. These naturally occurring rock formations have always been valued for their transparency, texture, shape and energy they can store.
Apart from the ceremonial value crystals still hold –such as diamonds for engagement rings–, till this day they are part of lots of objects we use daily: all our electronic gadgets, beauty products and tools.
The theory behind crystal healing states that the power of crystals comes from their composition and the minerals vibrate at their own frequency. The fundamental premise of spells is that we can use these frequencies to direct the energy to a source. When we infuse a crystal with the energy we create a bond with it and they can transform.
Herbs are the most versatile form of magick, you can create your own spell jars, dram pillows and charms. You can use different types of herbs to smudge your home according to what you want to achieve. Smudging consists of igniting a bundle of herbs and using the smoke to purify places. You can use different types of herbs to achieve different purposes. Here are some examples:
The South American tree is burnt to bless, heal and consecrate spaces –it can be used with sage to add a clearing effect.
It is associated with strength, so smudge for support and security.
Smudging with white sage clears the air at an energetic level and it also has some other practical uses –like fighting against pollution and clearing bacteria.
Lavender is used to cleansing and provide psychic protection, it also invites happiness, healing and purification.
Rose petals are burned for luck, love and healing rituals –before a wedding, to heal a broken heart or to learn to love yourself.
The golden rule: Don’t ever try to cause any harm
Always consider the Law of threes or the Law of threefold return before directing energy. This law states that whatever energy you direct will be returned to you with three times more power –so never cast a spell with the intention to cause harm.
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