Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Sometimes the Magic Works...

Jason Miller's got a neat post about his recent experiences with St. Expedite. One of the things that caught my interest is that in his blog post, Jason mentions that he suspected the work was failing when it began to seem like he had been hit with a prosperity spell. He says:
I had all the signs of a prosperity spell being cast on myself, which could mean one of two things:

1. Just from working with that kind of mojo, I picked up some good juju.

or, more likely...

2. The Saint could not accomplish his task so all the energy was just zinging around like a stream of water hitting a wall.
I haven't had anything like that happen, and I'm jealous. I want a ritual to not work and result in me getting prosperity too! Is that so wrong?

I don't know of any rituals I've done that haven't worked. Lots haven't worked the way I expected at all, but I've always had some kind of result. Sometimes they try, but the spirits just aren't of the proper type to address the problem you sent it to deal with. Some Venus spirits are great at delivering riches. Others are not. Haniel won't necessarily make you rich, but if you try and it fails, you can ask him which Venus spirits would be better for this kind of thing.

Maybe my problem is that I don't think of that as a failed ritual. I consider it an incomplete ritual. Every rite I've done has lead me to new rites, and a single ritual rapidly becomes an ongoing project, like the Bune spirit pot thing.


  1. When I say the spell failed, I dont mean that there was no reult at all, just that the goal of the spell was not met. In this case it was sort of an all or nothing type of goal, so the energy manifested as personal prosperity from strange places.

    Sometimes because we cannot see all the causes and conditions that impact a given situation, something that seems relativly simple, is actually a bit more like making it snow in July.

    Spells that do not involve spirits however can simply "not work" or fissle out. Since most of the work you do involved spiritual agents you dont run into the situation very often.

  2. That makes sense. I never cease to be amazed by the depth of magical practice. There are so many more layers than I consciously work with, and when you really think about it, magic is pretty neat.


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