Sharing Spells

Back in 2010, I posted this note about sharing spells and how I never will on this site or by email.

I’m standing by my opinion at that point – I will not share spells unless I see fit, and definitely will not create spells for people who request them.  Spells are potent, personal things and each person has their own situation for each spell and how that works for them, as well as their own inherent needs and thoughts relating to what is being affected.

In response to some of the comments made on that post when I first published it, I wish to say that I don’t feel I am limiting learning of the Craft by not sharing or creating spells for people.  Indeed, I’m building a whole website to assist people in learning the Craft, sharing what I know and what I feel about certain Pagan topics.  If that is limiting resources to others, then I don’t know what more I can do.

Nowhere in my original post did I mention anything about not helping people to build their own spells – I’d rather empower people to do it themselves than just give them the spell to use.  Teach a man to fish, ya know?  And in fact, I have provided a resource to help people write their own spells.

Finally, the fact of liability comes into play – what if the spell I give someone doesn’t work for them?  Where do I sit then?  People need to understand that they use magick at their own risk, but many won’t, particularly if they are inexperienced or not learned in the Craft at all.  So many people just want a ‘quick fix’ these days, and I’m not going to be one to give that when I can’t guarantee the results, nor do I wish to be giving spells out willynilly to people I don’t even know, for purposes I don’t know, and simply hand over knowledge that I have accumulated over the past 12+ years.  No, thankyou.  I haven’t spent all this time, over half of my current life, just to hand over spells that may have taken me days, weeks, months, even years to perfect for myself and my own purposes.

I hope that provides a little more clarity to the whole “I don’t share spells” scenario – if you still have questions about this, please feel free to contact me.

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