I'm flying with a broom right now (with a laptop with a wireless connection), so I'll get back to you later
I didn't say I have to, I said IF I have to. For example if I've tried all other options - talked to them, reported them to reception, reported them to the council (who can fine people for smoking illegally), pulled their cigs out their mouths/hands and chucked em out the window
See above. The Rule btw is (written in various ways) 'If it harms none, do what you want' - so you gotta make sure you harm none. A lot of Wiccans conveniently ignore the rule when it comes to animals.Originally Posted by Amy SF
Whatever happened to The Golden Rule (the Pagan/Wiccan version of it, anyway)?
See aboveOriginally Posted by zoebird
i think i agree with the process of following all practical aspects first. i suppose you can call it practical magic. talk to them, see if you can work out an agreement, etc.
PreciselyOriginally Posted by isowish
disclaimer: I don't practise magic or believe it works, so maybe my opinion should not be here, but ...
a lot of you are jumping to the conclusion that the OP is talking about harming the other people or infringing on their rights in some way? at least, that's the impression get. However, (s)he was only asking for advice on how best to deal with the problem in a magical way. As I understand it (i.e. not much), this could take many forms: a protection spell maybe to stop the effects of passive smoking, some kind of spell to make his/her communication skills better so (s)he can talk to them about it more effectively, etc.
FWIW, (s)he also gave the impression that (s)he would only look into the magical options after trying everything else.
What's that?Originally Posted by Azazel12
Just hit em with a little "Expulso".. that ought to clear up the problem.
Is it spells you need or just better communication on your part ?.Originally Posted by LionSpirit
I tried asking one (politely) when he was smoking in the kitchen if he'd minde smoking somewhere else, he said "yeh" then carried on smoking in the kitchen
I spell it both ways, as I'm not sure whether to spell it with a k to differentiate it from stage illusions, or try to reclaim the word without a kOriginally Posted by NotYet
Feel free to send some anti-smoking magic (magick?) my way, I'm trying to quit.
*Good luck, hope it works out*
To me that's an absolute, totally last resort, as it messes with free will.Originally Posted by Jennifer N
I don't do this, but some people use binding spells, to bind the negative energy/actions of the person.
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1. I never said I wanted to cast a spell ON someone, if I wanted to do that then I wouldn't need ask what kind of spell, I'd just blatantly ignore the Wiccan Rede and cast a binding spell or a curse anyway.Originally Posted by Honeysuckle
If you cast a spell on somebody without their knowledge and authorisation then you are impinging on their free will.... this is harming them - no ifs no buts.
Where would you stop once you start down this road? ....... "there's this guy/gal I really like but they aren't interested in me ... maybe just a little spell to help things on their way".
That's not OK and neither is a spell to reduce somebody smoking.
Harm none or suffer the consequences.
If you're living in a smoking house and would prefer to live in a non-smoking one, then move. You're binding yourself up with a whole lot of negative energy by the sounds of things.
Sort of correct. I was pre-empting that that might be the case and wanted advice in advance, though it may have been the case that non-magical means eventually worked.Originally Posted by zoebird
actually, i didn't assume that she would harm anyone, but rather i assumed that she hadn't exhausted all non-magical means to get to the root of her problem.
Again, you are sort of right. When absolutely necessary, I have managed to conjure up a spell or two (including one that was totally against the moon phase at the time, using my personal energy and words that you almost certainly wouldn't be able to understand but which seemed to come from the spirit rather than the physical body and which worked extremely fast).my second assumption--which is coming out now--is that she hasn't been involved in witchcraft for very long, and if she has, it hasn't been at the learning/apprentice to the natural-magical world phase for very long.
the basis of this assumption is found in the idea that she has to ask. if she was well apprenticed to the natural-divine world, then she would know exactly what to do, and it would fall within her talents and abilities as they are now.
it may be that her magical practice isn't situated in spells--which one can only know if one has apprenticed with the natural-divine, studied extensively, and learned in that controlled environment. If she had, then she would already know exactly what can be done, magically speaking, in this situation.
What kind of spiritual thing happens when a person fasts? And how do they know it's not hallucinations due to lack of food?so, my advice then is to learn about magic via apprenticeship of some kind with either other witches or as a solitary. as a solitary, it can be more difficult, but it is possible to apprentice with the natural-divine or with any of the creatures of the cosmology (fairies, gnomes, trolls, etc). prayer, meditation, ritual, fasting and a variety of other spiritual disciplines can be employed to begin apprenticeship.
and via this apprenticeship, you will learn your magical talents (not all make great spell casters), you will learn how they function and when to utilize them, and you will learn what magical actions are appropriate in a given magical circumstance.