You never need to pay someone to cast a spell for you. Ever.
Today, we’re talking about modern witchcraft, ethics, and personal power—and why spells-for-sale are putting this sacred structure for the honest practice of magic asunder.
The Con Art of Spell Casting
Let’s start with the first and most important point.
These people who peddle spells for sale are con artists. Yes, all of them. They prey on your desperation, which becomes clear when you look at the kind of “spells” they’re selling.
“Let me divine winning lotto numbers for you with my crystal ball!”
“Make your lost love return to you!”
“I will cure your infertility with an ancient Egyptian spell for barreness!”
These folks always offer a quick fix to a woefully human problem that is not easily fixed by anyone. They prey on your dreams of wealth, your unrequited love, or, very sadly, your inability to conceive a deeply wanted child.
This is not to say that I don’t believe that fertility spells, abundance magic, or attraction magic can have positive benefits. Or that you can’t use magic to shape the energy in your life.
But those things are a matter of personal practice. They are a matter of faith, or, (depending on your philosophy) a matter of shaping your will to influence the world around you (for better or worse).
To pay someone to cast a spell for you isn’t just succumbing to a charlatan. It’s missing the entire point.
Casting your own spells requires you to take responsibility for your own destiny and ultimately, teaches you to be careful what you wish for.
In the end, magic isn’t about getting what you want. It’s about learning from the consequences of your desires and discovering your personal power to change your own life.
Spell Tools vs. Spell Casting
To pay someone to cast a spell for you is not the same thing as paying someone for spell-casting tools that you use in your own practice.
Yes, even expensive tools.
If a glass-blower makes a handcrafted chalice for you, that person is an artisan. She deserves to be compensated appropriately for her time and her talent. She may even suggest ways to use your chalice in magic or tell you where you can find spells. But she does not cast the spell for you.
Similarly, to pay someone to cast spells for you is not the same thing as paying for classes and education on how to develop yourself as a witch.
Or, you may even purchase a spell kit in an occult store. These kits contain items, like herbs or oils, that have a fair market value. But ultimately, an honest occult dealer makes no promises that it will work.
Because ultimately, the kit is a tool, but you are the magic.
You are your own best priestess.
If spell-casting is something best done for yourself, why do people pay others to do it for them? Even though most of them know, in their hearts, that the “spell caster” is likely a fraud?
Why would you believe that someone else has more power to shape your destiny than you do just because that person claims to?
Really think about it.
There is no way for the self-proclaimed internet-wizards-of-winning-lotto-numbers to prove that they are what they say they are. They just tell their victims that they have power, and their victims take their word for it.
The only thing you have to go on is some random stranger’s promise, and since when has anyone with any common sense trusted that?
But when you are desperate to believe something, sometimes, in a weak moment, you just might.
And the saddest part of this kind of scam is that it strips the victim of their power to command their own destiny. It insults their sacred right to own their own path.
The second saddest part is that it associates all practitioners of witchcraft with dishonesty and fraud. Which brings me to my next point.
It’s high time we called these people out.
Personally, I feel that we tolerate this kind of behavior in the modern witchcraft community with way too much leniency.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to be associated with a predatory charlatan any more than a mainstream Christian would want to be associated with a fraudulent “faith healer.”
And the truth is, anyone who has been doing this for any length of time has seen this. We all know what it looks like. On this blog alone, we delete dozens of comments a month from these people, and we refuse to give them a platform here.
Please don’t give them one wherever you are—-and don’t give them your money, either.