Lessons in Magick: Accidental Casting

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“Such a simple concept, yet so true: that which we manifest is before us; we are the creators of our own destiny. Be it through intention or ignorance, our successes and our failures have been brought on by none other than ourselves.”

Garth Stein

Today’s topic is one that a lot of you will probably laugh at but I am hoping after reading this you will see how much truth there is to my crazy little theory. I think most of us can agree that thoughts are intentions, and create manifestations in our lives. We bring to us what is most like our current state. If we vibrate with negativity we attract negativity, if we vibrate with love we attract love, if we vibrate with rage we attract rage; like attracts like, the most basic Law of Attraction.

Let me side track for one moment because I want to talk about the word manifestation. It has become an overused, light worker associated term, when in reality it is anything but.

Manifestation is very real, and any true Adept knows this. Yes, the New Agers got ahold of the word and just like everything else they touch, they have made it fluffy. But, manifestation is nothing more than the Law of Attraction in action, and it can have positive or negative effects; I would say that is far from “fluffy”. It’s essentially the Eastern idea of Karma, meaning action; in this context it is our will, our intentions in action. We then can draw similarities to Newton’s Third Law: every action has an equal and opposite reaction. And people say Science and Spirituality can’t coexist. They go hand in hand!

Carrying on…

Thoughts create reality, right? Words are energy, they essentially manifest our intentions, they conjure our desires, right? So would it be so far-fetched to say that accidental castings can happen? Is it even further of a stretch to say that they happen quite often?

The term “Self-fulfilling prophecy” has stemmed from this concept of manifestation, or at least I believe it has. The catch phrase itself means that we create our fate, in layman’s terms. According to good ol’ Wikipedia it means “a prediction that directly or indirectly causes itself to become true, by the very terms of the prophecy itself, due to positive feedback between belief and behavior.”

I have personally only seen the term used, and witnessed this idea in action in a negative context, a self-sabotaging type of way, but I suppose it truly could be positive.

For those of us who live, breathe and exist in the world of Magick we become our craft and we are the most important, deadliest tool in our arsenal. What we think, we create. What we speak, manifest’s. When these intentions, thoughts and emotions are paired with action and words, it creates a spell. The idea that one needs ritual or ceremony to cast is what gets people into trouble. Magick at its core is really quite simple, and basic.

We are casting Magick every second of every day because we ARE Magick.

I have cast against myself without even knowing it, and I am not ashamed to admit that. I was not clear in my intentions and the excess energy conjured backfired in my face. I have forgot to send Djinn back, and they ended up turning against me because they were bored. Those are just two experiences of mine. I have had plenty of hiccups, and fuck ups along the way, and anyone who says they have not, I question the validity of their Practices, their discipline, their passion and their will.

To become great one must know what it is to be weak. To become a Magickian, to become an Adept we must play both Master and Slave to our Will (we must know both sides of the coin), otherwise it is ineffective towards another; it’s ineffective at bringing to us what we desire.

Let me give another example of accidental casting. A dear friend (not at all new to Magick) recently casted a variation of the Vodou Spell known as Expedition Mort against herself. For those of you who are familiar with the spell you are probably wondering how this could happen, as Vodou is extremely ceremonial, but let me explain.

She had attended a funeral for her most Beloved friend, a Soul with whom her connection will never cease to be, you could use the term “Twin Flame”. It was a gut wrenching time for her, and is still.

At the wake she had put a letter in his hands to be buried with him, and took a rose from his coffin. The exchange between the living and the dead (he holding her letter, her in possession of his coffin rose) blurred the lines between this world and the next; because her thoughts were suicidal, and her intentions, even though they were subconscious, were to die so she could be with her love, she gained the attention of the dead. The spell became effective within 36 hours and her life began to fall apart, ways to kill herself were swirling in her head, her dreams had become intense and we both could feel with every atom of our being that death was around her and had come to collect. The Spell gained momentum, and the activity became intensified when she visited his grave site, and some of the dirt from his plot lodged in the tread of her boots which she then brought into her home.

Generally speaking, deals with the dead are not reversible, but there are always loopholes. She found the loophole and faced some minor consequence or “ripple”, but I suppose that is better than death, right? She has bounced back just fine from the adverse effects.

Let me be very clear that I do not believe in the threefold Law, or anything of the sort but I do believe that the potential for consequences is real, as I have faced many of my own; be it from a deity, a ripple effect, a fellow Witch, or just reckless Magick on my part, I have had to take a bite of humble pie many times.

If you are afraid of being held accountable for your actions, Magick is not for you. Alternatively, if the fear of consequence holds you back from going after what you want, or using your Magick to the full extent of your abilities then the craft is most certainly not for you.

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Jaclyn Cherie, who is also known by the name Noir has her roots in New York. She is an Author, Writer, Hedge Witch Luciferian, and Wild Woman. © Jaclyn Cherie and The Nephilim Rising, 2015-2017

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Good morning

Enjoyed the article. Accountability is what makes us stronger. We have no “sin” or ‘devil” to blame. If you make a mistake own it , learn from it and move on. I believe that this is one of many reasons most of society would be unable to walk this path. Most do not like to accept blame or responsibility for their actions.

Have a great day and keep sharing the stories and knowledge.

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I agree with you. The best way to get stronger spiritually is to SEE what WE have created- both the good and the bad. Taking responsibility for one’s mistake is not a sign of weakness; its rather a sign that one is learning. That is all what we are here (on earth) for.

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Manifestation..love this article BTW. Soooo, here’s my story. Life of somewhat dread, responsilities for to many people, my house..to noisyi to messy. I love my people but I just want to be free, get out from under all of it but absolutely with harm to none.
So I make a magical mala and for more than a year, for one hour before I go to bed I chant the desire. Then one nite every desire, every wish manifested! So here’s the part where I remind you be careful what you wish for, be very specific because the universe does Not! Again does not read between the lines but will grant your wishes. Here was mine.
I wish to be free from the caring for these people!
I am tired of the burden financially
I am tired and no longer want to make home repairs that won’t hold up
I want to live alone, to walk through my house without hearing..I need, I want! Can you..

My mantra was simple, grant my heart desires, let me be free from these sorrows.
Well, during a most ferocious spring storm..and on the solstice, my prayers were…manifested.
One of my ancient triple trunk oaks came down, split three ways it fell in three directions. It took out my older rickety house! The house utterly destroyed. My askance that none be harmed was honored though barely, everything gone in less than a moment.

Of course everyone scattered, finding new abodes. Me? Left behind..ahhhh but I was finally alone. The insurance built me a new home, all new appliances, beautiful windows that didn’t leak, a front porch that was covered..new stereo, computer. All was gifted to me. A new life and I was finally free!

My spell work always produces but..I canna emphasize enough the importance of clarity in your works. One misused word, just one unclear intention could absolutely produce collateral damage.
Did I mention the many, many cords of firewood? Yeah, the homefires are still burning its several years now.
Namaste

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Wandless spells were often used in cases of underage magic , in which children under the age of eleven, who had no wands, sometimes used magic. This was known as Accidental Wandless Magic. On most of these occasions, the children had no control over their abilities, and would unintentionally use magic when upset or in danger.

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