White magic has traditionally referred to the use of supernatural powers or magic for selfless purposes. Practitioners of white magic have been given titles such as wise men or women, healers, white witches or wizards. Many of these people claimed to have the ability to do such things because of knowledge or power that was passed on to them through hereditary lines, or by some event later in their lives. White magic was practiced through healing, blessing, charms, incantations, prayers, and songs. With respect to the philosophy of left-hand path and right-hand path, white magic is the benevolent counterpart of malicious black magic.
The most powerful magick is when you devise it yourself. Performing someone else’s spell is exactly that, a performance. Whereas if you put thought, effort and creativity into designing your spell, it’s yours and only yours. So I encourage you to use these ideas as mere frameworks, upon which you’ll hang your own unique touches. You can write them into your Book of Shadows and each time you use them, you can change them a little bit.
A Spell for Happiness
What you will need:
1 orange candle
Dragon’s Blood incense
Some of your favorite food and drink (for the Cakes and Wine Ceremony)
Lavender flowers (for the ritual bath)
Take a ritual bath:
On a full or waxing moon, bathe to wash all the physical dirt from your body. Then draw a new bath and put three tablespoons of sea salt into the water. Soak in the water and think of all the negative energy being absorbed by the salt water. Breathe in and out deeply. Relax… Take your time.
Use a clean towel to dry off. Put on a clean robe.
Next, go to your room and clear a space and place your small simple table (this will be your altar) in the center. Place the candle in the middle of the altar. Additionally, set up your small water bowl, sea salt bowl, and food and drink on either the side of the candle.
Cast circle in your usual manner.
Place the tip of your athame in the bowl of water and say:
I cleanse and consecrate thee, Water, that you are pure and clean.
Put the tip of your athame into the bowl of salt and say:
I cleanse and consecrate thee, Salt, that you are pure and clean.
Put three pinches of the blessed sea salt into the bowl of water and stir clockwise (using your index finger).
Asperge the candle with the holy water and say:
I cleanse and consecrate thee, Candle, that you are pure and clean.
Waft the candle with the incense smoke and say:
I charge you with air and fire.
Time to dress your candle: This means that you take the rose oil and rub it onto the candle from wick to the base of the candle. Carve the word “happiness” on the candle and place in the candle holder.
Put the candle into the candle holder, light it, and then say:
I now open my arms out wide
Perking up my internal pride
The blues that surround me go away
So peace and happiness are here to stay!
Happiness, peace, and love within
Reside deeply and ever herein
As I so will, So Mote It Be!
Do the Cakes and Wine Ceremony.
Close the Circle.
When you are ready, place the candle in a safe place and let the candle burn completely out. [Do NOT leave an untended candle. Stay safe.]
May this Spell enhance your life.
We live in an age of anxiety. But here’s the thing—ancient wisdom is the best way to deal with modern troubles. Try the following tried-and-true rite.
2 blue candles
A palo santo stick and ﬁreproof dish
White paper and a blue pen
Any time you feel the need, light the candles and palo santo and speak aloud the following afﬁrmation spell:
Begone from me, worry and woe!I have the strength to break free and the wisdom to know.As I breathe this sacred smoke, my calm will grow.I call upon my inner guide to help me take it slow.My serenity and tranquillity will overﬂow.With harm to none, blessings to all.
Repeat this spell three times while the candles and palo santo burn. Inhale deeply ten times and then pass the pen and paper through the sweet-smelling smoke of the palo santo. Now, embrace your intuition and trust it with all your heart. Write down what comes into your mind. You may even feel tingling at the top of your head, which is a very good sign. With your soul’s guidance, your inner truth will show you the way through stress-inducing times. Let go of anything that really doesn’t matter to you and your loved ones. Read what you have written down and contemplate it.
Afterward, extinguish the candles and palo santo. Refer to the paper every day for as long as you need. Use the words of wisdom that came through to you as a guide for your life to sustain you through the stress and strain.
Asking your boss for a promotion? Entering into a contest? Putting a bid on a house?
This is the perfect spell for anyone who needs a little boost of luck. This one uses a candle which is ideal for beginners. It allows you to alter and personalize the spell to your own liking by varying the type, color, and carving.
How to Perform It:
For this spell, you’ll need a candle, pin or knife (for carving), and a lighter. Take your pin or knife and lightly carve symbols regarding success into your candle. This could be a money sign, a house, or whatever speaks to you.
Light your candle and stare into the flame. Focus into the candle and visualize your success. Truly believe and see yourself succeeding.
Allow your candle to burn itself out (but be sure to stay in the same room, for safety purposes).
Low of energy? Need a boost of power and stamina? Try this energy spell at any time, anywhere, as it only takes a few moments out of your day.
How to Perform It:
The energy spell requires just you and your breath. As you inhale, focus on breathing in warm, exhilarating energy. Hold on to it.
Focus on taking longer inhales and shorter exhales. Repeat this 4-5 times per spell session.
Incantations and prayers were also traditionally recited during Samhain. They would be used to keep bad energy away and call upon the spirits of deceased loved ones.
Here is a Celtic blessing that was used to mark the start of Samhain:
“At all Hallow’s Tide, may God keep you safe From goblin and pooka and black-hearted stranger, From harm of the water and hurt of the fire, From thorns of the bramble, from all other danger, From Will O’ The Wisp haunting the mire; From stumbles and tumbles and tricksters to vex you, May God in His mercy, this week protect you.“