For hundreds of years, pagans and witches have used spell casting as a means of changing their lives and expressing their spirituality. Learning to cast spells is an artful meditation, a valuable way to get in touch with your true desires, gain personal insight and magnetize the wealth of positivity that flows through the Earth and the spiritual plane.
Your altar and spell-casting tools provide a physical medium for the energy and intention manifested from the deepest part of your soul. Intention affects all of your actions, on both conscious and subconscious levels. You are a link in the chain of energy that flows within everything that exists. Everyone has the ability to channel this energy and use it in pursuit of their goals and desires. While this energy is extremely powerful, you need not be an experienced mage to conjure positivity through spiritual practice. You can cast effective spells using even the simplest tools, because the power comes from within yourself.
Spell casting isn't the same as making a wish; it is planting the seeds of intention so that your desires may grow and flourish. Pagan tradition has long recognized that intuition, psychic energy, and motivation are elements of the mind that can be combined harmoniously and channeled together to achieve various goals. In mainstream circles, many people look toward the power of 'affirmations' to improve their life. While the language is different, it is quite similar to the methods Wiccans and other pagans have been using since the ancient times. By using spells, you're creating a dialogue with the flow of energy from all realms of the Universe. You can think of the results as a response to your communication, and these results may surprise you. Cast your spells with an open heart and an honest mind, and be as honest with yourself as possible. The spells listed in this book can be altered to suit your specific needs and desires.