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Sunday, 12 February 2006


Wishcraft Cover Based on my experiential knowledge, I have found that Wishcraft, or the act of conscious wishing, is real; I have used it for most of my life. But, as with any Craft practice, take it with a grain of salt; there are no absolutes. In this article, I hope to give a clearer view of Wishcraft so the reader could better understand how it operates as well as present its place in magic.

The difference between a wish and a spell is that a wish can be used on a smaller scale than a spell. There are typical mundane props which are used in a spell. With a wish, nothing mundane is used. Think of the difference between a wish and a spell like the difference between a full three course meal and a sandwich and drink. Both would fill you up and both would be healthy. But a sandwich is much more convenient; it could be eaten anytime.

Here is a barebones definition of Wishcraft. According to to "wish" is to “feel or express a desire or hope concerning the future”; "craft" is a “skill in doing or making something, as in the arts; proficiency.” Thus, Wishcraft is an informed individual expressing an active desire through the force of will—in other words, making a “smart wish.” For example, instead of randomly wishing for money, the caster would consider how the money would be achieved. Rather than accidentally kicking off Aunt Bea for her inheritance, take into consideration the wording of your wish. There are many ways of wishing and many things for which one might wish, but caution must take precedence.

How does Wishcraft work? You would focus your energy and thoughts into one simple sentence, say “I wish…” and let loose the wish. Energy wise, I will explain the process of a wish. One example is the annual occurrence that we experience—a birthday. Remember the cake with all its candles and icing? The moment your parent said “Make a wish!” was the moment you first did magic, pagan-style. The intricacies of your wish can be explained in a simple manner. The cake was the focus point and the candle-blowing was where you focused Energy. The Wish was your will becoming a conscious entity. This is using Wishcraft in its simplest form.

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