Casting Directions for ‘Anicent Fire Magick’
All you will need to carry out the ancient fire spells is any type of secure surface, or container; it could be anything at all, even a bowl full of sand, and it doesnt have to be big, or even outdoors. The fire bowl I use for indoor, table top fire magic at night is no larger than a cereal bowl, made of brass and stands on three legs, which helps not to burn off the table. In case you’ve got a smoke detector in the home, it would be a good idea to turn it off prior to starting. There’s also merit in opening a window, for how else will the smoke rise into the skies and take your prayers, or intent?
We need something to burn.
I love to collect twigs from certain trees, tiny little pieces which dry quickly and burn easily. Various kinds of wood flavor the smoke differently, and it is fascinating to experiment and learn for yourself how the aromas and flavors of different forests affect your mood and dreams.
We may then also consider to add some herbs to burn – lavender, rosemary, bay leaves, lavender, pine needles, leaves from a eucalyptus tree – the choice is truly completely endless. I would suggest to start with what you can find naturally in your environment, be this out of doors, in your garden, or your neighborhood grocerystore, which often sells different sorts of herbs.
If you’re a more experienced magician, you can begin to match the wood you burn and the herbs you add for the smoke effect to the use of the spell, but actually, for that authentic primal feel it isnt necessary at all.
Fire Spell Step 1: Simply light the fire, check into the flames and consider what you would like to convey to the Gods, or what you would ask of them. Think about it deeply and let the flames hypnotize you.
Fire Spell Step 2: With a small fire in a bowl, the flames will burn out soon enough, then you have glowing embers. It’s at that point you add the herbs, and it is then that the smoke will start to rise powerfully, and thats when you say your intent or state your prayer.
You could say, for instance:
Hear me, wise ones, old ones, those who dwell above;
Hear my call and hear my voice, hear my prayer:
Send to me the blessings of joy, of happiness, and of love.
I prefer if you’d let words simply come to you as you were looking into the flames and thinking about what it was that you wanted. When things come from the center, and at the moment, thats the most effective state for magic there is.
Fire Spell Step 3: Basically, thats all you have to do.
If you wanted to, you could add an offering to the powers that be as a sign of respect and gratitude, such as burning some special herbs such as tobacco; some people like to burn a bank note but Im really not in taste of that, personally; some folks add a gift of a few drops of rose oil, frankincense or perhaps liquor for the offering.
This is an optional step because the gift that you gave was to light the fire in the first place and make contact with the powers that be; they appreciate your sincere attention more than anything, and a purposeful, Thank you for listening at the conclusion or words to that effect is enough to seal the spell.