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
Hope this helps shed some light on this subject!
answered 17 Aug '11, 07:43
answered 17 Aug '11, 06:41
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 so...in 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.
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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