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Mon, Nov. 14th, 2005, 06:50 pm
kalla2003: Help needed

Ok, so I'm finally getting of my ass and writing a pagan book. Basically its going to be spells and rituals for all occassions. What I need help with is figuring out what topics to cover. Here are the main topics I have so far: Full Moon, New Moon, Travel, Speed, Protection, House Blessing, Sleep, Self-Cleansing, Crossroads, Healing, Mental Clarity, Prosperity, Inspirations, and Sabbats. I need more ideas for what to include. I do plan to have an introduction that covers all the basics people will need to know to use the spells. Any and all ideas would be greatly appreciated and anyone contributing will get a mention in the book dedication. :)

Tue, Nov. 15th, 2005 03:35 am (UTC)
margorand

This might fall under Self-Cleansing or House Blessing, but what about Banishing? Though I know that's an area of spells that can be a bit, er, dark, depending on what your purpose is.

Tue, Nov. 15th, 2005 03:42 am (UTC)
kalla2003

Hmm, that's a tricky one. Banashings are a part of the house blessing and the self-cleansing rituals I've got already, so they're definetly included. I could do a spell for banishing ghostie type things, but I'm not sure I'd want it in potentially untrained hands. I'll have to think about it.

Tue, Nov. 15th, 2005 04:05 am (UTC)
margorand

Yeah, ghostie stuff was what I was thinking of... it's certainly useful to know, but you're right about maybe not wanting it in untrained hands. Also those untrained hands might be inclined to do that sort of thing to another person.

Tue, Nov. 15th, 2005 03:51 am (UTC)
echoindarkness

How about something on why one shouldn't do a love spell? Or what kind of love spells are appropriate to do that won't cause repercussions of a catastrophic nature. It might also be good to have basics on writing one's one spells/rituals. Sort of a breaking out of the box.

Tue, Nov. 15th, 2005 04:03 am (UTC)
margorand

Along with 'why love spells are bad mmkay', how about other stuff about how trying to influence others can come back to you in nasty ways. And the whole 'be careful what you wish for' side of things.

Tue, Nov. 15th, 2005 07:14 am (UTC)
kalla2003

All of this is in the first part of the intro - magickal ethics. I think I will probably include a non-cagey love spell.

Thu, Nov. 17th, 2005 07:29 pm (UTC)
margorand

What about blessings for special occasions like marriages, births, etc?