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asked 13 Jan '11, 11:28

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blubird two

edited 13 Jan '11, 13:13

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Barry Allen ♦♦

The word "spell" comes from:Old English spell: speech; related to Old Norse: spjall tale, Gothic: spill, Old High German spel. In other words, to cast a spell is to "speak against someone". Quite obviously, the practice is ancient.It has its roots all the way back into our Wiccan-Celtic roots from Old English practices, before the Normans invaded England in 1066 and brought Christianity with them. We know that when we "cast", we are literally "throwing out" our energy, so we just do not say a spell, we cast out our energy towards our subject. BTW, it doesn't work to "cast a spell, a bad one" on someone, because the Law of Attraction, which the Wiccans practice in their own way, says it will rebound on the caster.

You might also be interested in this background on "conjuring":

Noun 1.conjuration-conjuration - a ritual recitation of words or sounds believed to have a magical effect...


magic spell, magical spell, charm, spell - a verbal formula believed to have magical force; "he whispered a spell as he moved his hands"; "inscribed around its base is a charm in Balinese" invocation - an incantation used in conjuring or summoning a devil 2. conjurationconjuration - calling up a spirit or devil
conjuring, conjury, invocation magic, thaumaturgy - any art that invokes supernatural powers summoning, evocation - calling up supposed supernatural forces by spells and incantations (from the )

Hope this helps shed some light on this subject!

Blessings, Jai


answered 17 Aug '11, 07:43

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Did you not see my further comment about the fact that "casting negatively" does not work?????? Please re-read before you jump to conclusions.Thanks!>>>>>>>>>>>

(17 Aug '11, 08:03) Jaianniah

@Jaianniah-love the bit about "thaumaturgy" you seem to hit the nail on the head..."any art that invokes supernatural powers"...we could easily compare that to the manifestation box...

(22 Aug '11, 14:32) blubird two

answered 17 Aug '11, 06:41

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@ursixx-good link, but i think spells go back further than 1956 :)

(17 Aug '11, 07:55) blubird two

What they didn't have you tube links in 2011? He was new to me.

(01 Jun '13, 20:27) ele

@ele looks and sounds like me before morning coffee 0:58 -1:20

(02 Jun '13, 03:37) ursixx

lol! Best get a programmable coffee maker than..

(02 Jun '13, 04:22) ele
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Here are a few comments of my own...

Spell=letters of the alphabet=symbols= word or a group of words.So a sentence can be considered as being a string of symbols and spaces arranged in a particular order to convey a precise idea.

There is an ancient chinese method of curing illness by writing the remedy on a piece of paper that the ill person then chewed and swallowed, could this method be compared to the manifestation box? I think any case it seems a very interesting method of asking the universe for assistance.

In the olden days, country people prevented rats entering their gardens by writing a notice like "please rats i love you very much but do refrain from coming into this area" on a piece of cardboard and putting it in the garden. Again this method seems very similar to a two dimensional manifestation box.

All this seems to put a whole new meaning to putting a spell on something or somebody.


answered 13 Jan '11, 18:48

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blubird two

edited 17 Aug '11, 04:19

Going to try it - think it will work for raccoon's? Please don't eat my strawberries - I love you so..

(01 Jun '13, 19:25) ele

sure it'll work @ele so long as you spell raccoon right ... it would probably be better to use their latin name procyon lotor ... raccoons can be very touchy :)

(02 Jun '13, 03:45) ru bis

@ru bis I spelled raccoon correctly. My Latin is a bit rusty tho - Thanks. I'll try it. "very touchy" - hmm - they aren't afraid of me at all..

(02 Jun '13, 04:21) ele

Wait - are you saying rats read better than coons? I'm so glad you are always looking out for me - Latin. Do you think if someone finds a love letter to a coon in English, they'll take me away? Earlier tonight there was a coon on my deck - I recited a bit of Latin scripture - no effect. Then I tried "French" & he seemed to understand that better - perhaps it was all in the tone...

(04 Jun '13, 01:03) ele

what i mean by touchy @ele is that coons don't like to be treated like dirt, there're very proud ... "procyon lotor" is a lot more classy than coon

(04 Jun '13, 11:23) ru bis

@ru bis Ouch! For your info - I don't treat raccoon like dirt or call them anything other than by their name - I'm very respectful. Mama raccoon actually bring their babies to my house & yard to keep them safe & I've had long discussions with more than one raccoon. I'll make sure to let the coon hunters know they shouldn't call their hounds coon dogs either. I see my spelling error now. Thank you.

(04 Jun '13, 17:44) ele

@ru bis We had extreme drought & a long lasting heat wave last yr. I'm sure this is the reason they raided my fruit - strawberries, raspberries, black caps & even the grapes. This yr it's just the opposite - never stops raining. I'll be sure to place the love notes in lg glass jars. Thanks again..

(04 Jun '13, 18:09) ele
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it comes from bewitch. witch where burn a fee hundred year ago. but spell existed even before that like hex and curse 2000 year ago jesus cursed the fig tree.


answered 18 Aug '11, 03:20

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white tiger

@white tiger-lots of nasty spells in there, however i was hoping for some positive ones :)

(22 Aug '11, 17:54) blubird two

well i am not nasty.Ye are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid. Neither do [men] light a lamp, and put it under the bushel, but on the stand; and it shineth unto all that are in the house. Even so let your light shine before men; that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

(23 Aug '11, 02:01) white tiger

There is light within a man of light, and he lights up the whole world. If he does not shine, he is darkness

(23 Aug '11, 02:05) white tiger

Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.

(23 Aug '11, 02:08) white tiger

"I the LORD search the heart and examine the mind, to reward a man according to his conduct, according to what his deeds deserve."

(23 Aug '11, 02:08) white tiger

@white tiger-great poetry

(23 Aug '11, 04:32) blubird two
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