I Can, You Can, Incantations!!!
Once I realized this and found my method for writing incantations, everything started falling into place.
The age old question..Where Do You Find inspiration??
Anyplace that inspires you like...Here are a few places I go to when I need inspiration. Song lyrics, poems, and lines from plays or favorite my favorite novels. There are some of the greatest and richest quotes hidden within aging bindings and sometimes all you need is the smell of the pages to take you to the place where purest form of inspiration lives. None the less these are all great places to look for words for your spells.
Creating and writing your own incantations will also increase your
In my last post I spoke about adding rhythming to your spells simply because it adds power to your words and also makes it easy to remember and if you know me, that's something I can struggle with, which is why I write everything down in my practice. As long as your imagination and intention are in the right place, the words will follow. Incantations allow you to use your imagination. You can also add a chant to your spell, which will help raise energy. Chants are phrases, words, and syllables repeated for a purpose. Most people chant mantras for spiritual purposes.
However these are not the sum total of all parts of spell work and along with incantations you will also want to add something physical to touch or to add to make the intention more potent so a great place to start is with books that can help you navigate the rest of the incantation to provide the necessary "magical umph" that will see it through. There are all sorts of books on the metaphysical properties of crystals, herbs, candle colors, days of the week, planetary energies, etc. Whatever source of research you choose is a matter of your own personal preferences.
The easiest way to write an incantation is to break it down into three sections...
Past (or trouble)
Present (or request)
Future (intention/the desired outcome).
Here are a few of my personal spell incantations:
I’m sure you were able to see that I tend to lose things a lot. Nevertheless, it’s good to practice with things you have strong intentions or desires about. While writing spells can be rewarding and fun, it may be a good idea to create an exit spell or add in a line for a loophole of sorts. Think of this as a get out of jail free card.
It can look something like this, attached to a spell:
Or, if you want to leave your incantation alone, you can write another incantation to cancel your first spell. An example of a counter incantation:
All of these are potential options. Creating the right incantation will be unique to your witchy practice. You may choose to rhyme, or not at all. You may even decide to say your incantations only in your head. All of these are acceptable.
Remember its your practice and yours alone!
So Mote It Be
I want to briefly cover one of the most popular saying in witchcraft, “So mote it be.” This phrase often appears as a way of wrapping up a ritual or spell, and that it binds a spell together which lends itself to a more desired result. It’s a method of saying, “And so it shall be” or "So will it be" they are powerful statements that are full of intent. Its akin to closing out a spell just as saying Amen closes out prayers for Christians. They are wonderful phrase to be added to any incantation. However as I always say your practice is your own and you will find what fits you and your personality best.
Many Blessings J