The questions I am most frequently asked as a metaphyscian, by both clients and the curious alike, are typically along the lines of “How does a spell casting work,” “How long does it take,” and of course, the infamous “Is this stuff for real?”
To answer the so very common, yet burning question, let’s take a more in-depth look at what really happens when you hire a caster.
Now thanks to works of fiction like the Harry Potter series, films like Hocus Pocus, and countless historic misconceptions, the general public is presented with a very skewed image of what Magic really is. So right from the git-go us practitioners have explaining to do.
And even among those with paranormal knowledge and experience, if you ask 100 people to define Magic, you’ll likely hear 100 different explanations. In general, however, one common belief that everyone working in the metaphysical can agree upon is that no one can snap their fingers,wiggle their nose, or wave a wand and make a miracle happen right then and there. Magic in our physical world does exist, but not in the smoke-and-mirrors, dungeons-and-dragons kind of way that the media and occult hysteria enforces.
As I mentioned before, Magic has various definitions, and the beliefs surrounding it differ even further throughout different cultures, religions, values, and preferred magical practices. Spell casting ismuch the same, so please understand that I can’t speak for everyone.
Loosely defined, spell casting is an art that purports to control or forecast natural events, effects, or forces by invoking the supernatural through charms, spell work, ceremony, or other ritual. Put even more simply, casting a spell is the manipulation of energy to bring about a desired result or circumstance. Personally, I don’t like use of the term “control.” There are some very powerful witches, spell casters, and magicians out there who are very successful, but I don’t believe that any human being has control over the powers of the Universe.
A caster will work with the powers of the Universe, contact or call upon spiritual beings, and perform the proper steps and methods necessary to send out your wishes on your behalf to the greater powers that be. It is at this point that fate decides the outcome. While the caster harvests the energy and works it to serve your purpose, once that energy is released it is out of the realm of human control. This is why no practitioner can give you an absolute guarantee that their services will never fail- fate, destiny, God (regardless of which one you believe in)… none of these things are controllable by man. Even as magical beings, it is only our job to influence nature- we cannot work against it or override it.This is something you must understand before purchasing a spell casting service of any kind. However, when a spell is cast to bring about a desired event or outcome, special care is taken through way of sacred ritual, written and spoken word, and other magical practices and ceremony to ensure that a plea is heard, making it much, much more likely to manifest than if we were to hope and pray alone. A well-practiced, educated practitioner will most likely be very capable of producing desirable results for you, but just like the doctors who heal our wounds and the psychiatrists who treat our mental ailments, at the end of the day we are still human. In short, they are spells, not miracles. But yes, they do work!
Now we get down to the actual manifestation… the part we really care about and the reason spells are cast. The two main points of concern are how long it will take for results to be seen, and how potent or noticeable the results will be.This one is very difficult for me to answer broadly, because the answers vary by spell and by client, in addition to other factors. Put shortly, there is no all-encompassing time table to go by, but I will explain a little what aspects affect the speed and strength of manifestation and how you can get the most out of your spell work.
First and foremost, energy. A client’s overall energy and belief system is probably the single most valuable key to manifestation. (We will use a money spell as an example.) One person is having the spell cast becausethey are in great financial need and have a family to support- there is a great feeling of desperation here. Another is already in a place of financial stability and would simply like to live in greater abundanceand buy a few nicer things- there isn’t much urgency. Both spells are fine and completely acceptable. Unfortunately, would you believe that (provided neither one of them changes their current mindset) the person who doesn’t really need the money is likely to have their spell manifest sooner? This is because feelings of desperation only attract more reasons to despair, while joy and contentment attract more positive experiences. This is why it is absolutely imperative when casting a spell or having one cast to make a conscious energy shift to the positive. Have you ever had an experience with spell work where you felt a sense of uncertainty, or were highly skeptical, only to have your worries confirmed after all when the spell didn’t manifest? Yes, its possible that the spell was a dud, the Universe decided it wasn’t meant to be at this time, etc. But remember this: It is impossible for manifestation to bloom and prosper in the midst of doubt. Keep your energy in check, have faith and wholehearted belief, and you will find manifestation comes much faster and much more powerfully.Another thing to keep in mind is that Magic, Fate, God, whom or what ever you want to attribute the results to, works in mysterious ways. Your spell’s manifestation isn’t always going to appear to you right in front of your face where you can’t miss it. We’ll go back to that money spell example… Most likely, a man is not going to show up at your front door with a giant million dollar check (and you can virtually forget about the lottery.) But you may find a sum of money you forgot you stored somewhere, a new job opportunity might present itself, or you may find yourself the recipient of a monetary gift. Don’t focus on the “where” or “how.” If you spend all of your energy trying to manifest one specific outcome, who knows how many other doors to success you may be blocking. Great things are everywhere- sometimes where we never bother to look. Furthermore, you never know what “little things” might grow into full-blown manifestation.
Lastly, if you are considering working with a spell caster, be sure to find a practitioner that makes you feel comfortable. Ask questions and voice your concerns. Like choosing a doctor or other professional you’d trust to work closely with you, this is something you will want to give thought. If you don’t feel at ease, or feel that you and your practitioner don’t “jive,” you will probably find better results from your metaphysical services elsewhere. There are many qualified and caring spell crafters and spiritualists across the U.S. With a little research, you will be able to find one who is just right for you.