Spells EssaySpells are More Than Formulas
By: Eric Thomas
Warning: This essay holds spiritual views and is therefore not for everyone.
Reading various different books on spellcraft, I always seem to find something, in one way or another. And this something is that spells are formulaic in nature, and that preparations for using magick are required. This isn't the case with every book, but it seems to be a majority opinion. So much so that there are books solely dedicated to the formulaic nature of spellcraft.
While having preparations for spells are good to have, they're not necessary. There are, in fact, entire belief systems where magick is spontaneous or just something that exists for use, without needing a cleared space, preparation, and the right tools first. The stock in ritualism and ceremonialism seem to stem from the belief that the magick performed these ways are more powerful, somehow. On top of that, there are the people who just like the rituals and ceremonies,