Now that we’ve got a good handle on all of the moving parts involved in our spells, it’s time to get to assembling them to actually create finished spells. This is where your creativity and individuality come in, it’s time to make this thing yours!
Play around with the spell writing guidelines that we’ve discussed so far and find what works for you! I prefer working more abstractly, working with the natural flow of events instead of shaping them overly much. If you work with a deity or particular spirit, then phrasing your intention as a request instead of an absolute may work a bit better for you.
Assembling spells is really just piecing together any and all elements that you feel will help you cement your intention. A spell can be as simple as speaking your intention aloud or as complex as a full hour long ritual involving a circle, invocations, meditation, various casting methods, and so on. It’s up to you to figure out what style works best for you. Getting experimental is really going to serve you.
As an example, let’s say our objective is to attract more abundance. Now, we don’t have anything specific in mind; we simply want to open up the channels that can allow abundance in a variety of ways into our lives. The objective could be phrased a number of ways, “I am open to abundance and draw prosperity into my life” would work, as would “Abundance enters my life freely”.
Next it’s time to figure out what kind of spell you’d like to use. This is largely going to depend on what materials you have available to you and what kind of magic you’re comfortable working with. If you can’t cook you probably don’t want to be making food-based spells and if you don’t have jars, then that curse jar isn’t going to get very far. This is a fun place to get creative though. Have you ever wondered if you could use something in a spell? Now is the time to try it! (In all likelihood the answer is yes.)
Our abundance spell could be set up any number of ways; for example, you could use:
An abundance attracting knotted bracelet
A candle spell
A charged object that you keep near your bed
A bowl of enchanted pennies that you throw your change into every day
Or even some combination of techniques
This is just a fraction of the ways you could do this one spell; this is the time to let your individual preferences and strengths shine through. What sort of spells do you love doing? What have you always wanted to try? What feels truly powerful to you?
From this point on, it’s all tweaking. You have your bases covered, you just need to assemble the pieces. This includes your “standards” like any kind of sacred space that you cast for working, calling deities and other entities, invoking elements, etc.
This would also be a good time to figure out if you like working with words. While we’ve focused a lot on words in this course, intention setting can be done with or without words. Often my spells are wordless but there are many witches who like to supplement their power with incantations, rhymes, and sometimes songs or chants.
Continuing with our abundance spell, say we’ve decided to enchant an object. There are many objects that we could choose, but I prefer one that I’ll come into contact with frequently, something like a wallet would serve perfectly in this context.
To assemble the pieces of the spell, we would begin with cleansing and calling up a sacred space. After that, we might write the intention on a slip of paper and tuck it under a green or gold candle that has been dressed with a basil infused oil. You could inscribe a sigil or power word into the candle as well. You might choose to say an incantation as you light the candle or you might prefer to quietly focus on your intention as the candle burns down. When the candle has burned itself out the slip of paper simply needs to be placed in the wallet and then we can end the spell by closing our sacred space and grounding.
There are an endless number of ways that you can combine types of spells and tools and ingredients, let your imagination run wild and see what you can come up with. What sounds ridiculous in theory may turn out to be the best spell you’ve ever tried. Honestly, the ridiculous and unusual are often excellent ways to jar you out of normal headspace and into a magical headspace. Be creative, have fun, and don’t hold back!
If you try a new spell that you’ve written and it doesn’t work, tweak it and try it again. Writing spells is like any kind of creative process; you’re likely to find a dozen methods that don’t work for you before you find even one that does. Every failed spell teaches you something though and gives you a deeper understanding of your own magic which can and will lead to you becoming a truly formidable spellcaster.