Vorador wrote:Thank you. I do have some questions. In one of the books I read "Druid Magick" they talked about making your own spells, but they didn't really go into detail about what a spell means. I usually try to think logically, what would work and what makes sense. but that book didn't give any examples or anything. But when I think spells I think about Wiccan magick - every spell having some sort of rhyme (for easy remembering and it sounds good). I've really been trying to stay away from the Wiccan spells, mostly because I see Wiccan as control over nature while Druidry is working with nature. But when I read "Wars of the Irish Kings" and read about Lugh asking what the Druids, Blacksmiths, Witches, etc., would do to to defeat the Fomorians they replied something like "We will call fire from the heavens so that our enemies cannot look up." "Every sword and shield that we make will not break and every spear will not miss their mark." So I thought about this and figured that just saying what will happen is the spell. But the Cupbearers said that they would stand on a mountain, in front of a boulder, on one leg. Hold a thorn in one hand and (something else) in the other. so this, to me, was a sort of ritual; standing in a specific place in the Crane position to achieve a greater concentration and therefore a stronger spell.
Am I wrong that there aren't spells in Druidry like there are in Wicca? an example of my own spell was when I dispelled my negative energy. I went a bought a light green candle and before lighting it I held it in my hand and said to it "As you burn let the negative energy inside of me burn away." i lit the candle and said it again but this time to the flame. I let the candle burn for a long time and melted about halfway down and I had no more negative energy inside me. So, naturally, I had to think about this. if I had said nothing to the candle or the flame would my negative energy have gone away? Why did it work. The most logical thing I could come up with is through speaking aloud what I wanted or "Willed" to happen my subconscious allowed the negative energy to go away. Or my Will enchanted the candle to do what I wanted it to.
Sorry if this doesn't make any sense at all.
Would you like to repost this in one of the question forums? Or maye one of our mods can do it, but if you posted this question here: viewforum.php?f=50
perhaps you may get some more exposure and more people will be able to see your question :P This thread is constantly moving and growing and some people might never actually find this question, and I think it's a valid one, as a lot of people need to address making their own spells and how "intent" manifests in the world depending on what you do in a ritual or spell, etc.
If it gets reposted I'll definitely jump in the discussion, I'd like to see peoples answers to this, too!