Alora1977 asked this question on 2/27/2000:
Hi all, I have been Wiccan for about four years now.I am self dedicated and self taught.I recently started seeing someone who is also wiccan but practices more than I myself do.I believe in wicca.I found peices of myself in the relegion.My question is...My brother practices wicca as do I and my gf...but they both beleive in magic..I so far have had no luck with it...Do the spells really work ? Am I missing the answers on my own ? Does my brother really see faires ? I guess I am really confused.I do believe in ghosts so I know he may see faires.I just want to know why I can't open that part of my mind? Can you help ? Alora1977
minerva gave this response on 2/27/2000:
When I started out I was more interested in Magick than in the religion of Wicca. In fact, my real Craft name (the one I took when I first joined a coven) comes from one of the Goddesses of magic and sorcery. There's nothing particularly wrong with that... except that if there's no purpose to the magic and people only do it for it's own sake, it will become shallow and meaningless and may even stop working. It was only when I understood this clearly that wondrous things started happening in my life.
Still, my advice would be to consult the books, and do some meditation to ascertain what it is that you truly hope to accomplish. Why is this important to you? If you can explain it to yourself, the powers that be will also "hear" you. What has always worked best for me is working with the elements (Earth, Air, Fire, Water). It's a simple form of magic, but also very effective.
About the fairies, well... it will happen when it has to happen. I used to wish that I could have psychic visions... until one day I had one of a dear friends' death, exactly as it would happen a week later, and was helpless to stop it. So as always, be careful what you wish for... you just might get it.
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