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When you mention the word “spirit” to someone, they will immediately connect it with the kind of evil spirits that inhabit every horror movie.
In fact, however, it is not nearly as inherent to black magic as you might expect and spirits can actually be used to add power to a rite or ritual. An example of this is that you can call on the spirits of nature to help with nature-based spells.
The Six Steps of How to Invoke a Spirit
- Determine the kind of ritual.
- Decide which spirit best fits the ritual.
- Plan what you want from the spirit and what time you want to do the invocation.
- Cleanse yourself.
- Plan what to say to invoke the spirit.
- State the incantation.
1. Determine the Kind of Ritual or Magic Spell
Before you can even think about invoking the spirit of your choice, you must be able to classify the spell you want to cast. Are you doing a love spell, or is it a spell for monetary gain, or protection? You can basically cast any spell and invoke a spirit for additional help. In this planning stage, you should select the spell, set your intention, and make a list of all the items and tools you will need in order to perform the ritual. The planning stage is very important, don’t rush.
2. Decide which Spirit Best Fits the Ritual
Find out which of the many spirits is the best to fit the job you want them to do. You can invoke a spirit, God, Goddess, deity, angel, faerie, mermaid, demon, or ancestors to assist you. This part will take some research from your part. You will need to select a spirit that rules over the specific area you need help with. If you need help in love, you may want to invoke the Goddess Isis or Hathor. If it’s money you may petition to Fortuna or Mermaids. If it’s something on the dark side of magic, and you are well-versed in magic, then you may want to invoke one of the many demons. The most common spirits represent the four elements: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. These four are the ones that you are most likely to need. Again though, the only way you can find the best spirit for your needs is by researching.
3. Plan What You Want and Plan the Timing
Write down exactly what you want the invoked spirit to help you with. Also, decide based on your magical tradition, which date and time of day will be the most powerful for your specific spirit. Events and times of particular cosmic power are certainly worth planning around as they can add extra power and potency to your spell casting. If you do not follow any specific magical tradition, please refer to our Spell Timing Guide.
4. Cleanse Yourself
This is important as spiritual cleansing allows you to remove all of the dirt from your body and also wash away all of the negative energies that could cloud your spell casting and invocation ritual. If you do not have a spiritual cleansing routine yet, you can choose one of our many Spiritual Cleansing Rituals. Once you are spiritually cleansed, dress in clean clothes, preferably white in color, or even perform the ritual being naked to symbolize purity.
5. Plan the Incantation
Decide which words you will use for the actual invocation. These words must not only apply to the particular ritual but must also have personal significance in order to work. Don’t feel intimidated by this task, a heartfelt incantation that communicates your intentions will serve you better than a pre-written one. Without a particularly strong personal incantation, there is very little chance that the spell will actually work in the way that you expected.
6. State the Spirit Incantation
Say the pre-arranged words slowly and with perfect clarity, also focusing your energy on drawing out the required power from your body. If necessary, repeat the words and visualize the outcome of your ritual in your head. After doing this, it is good to do some meditation and thank the spirit world for the work they have done.
To conclude, if you are able to carry out all of the stages of the process I outlined above, then there is no reason that your spirit invocation will not work perfectly. Of course, as with many magical processes, forward planning is very necessary and is almost essential in order to ensure that the whole ritual happens as smoothly as it possibly can.
Spirit invocation is yet another important and useful magical skill that it is good to possess. So, remember this process and add it to your magical arsenal. You’ll be summoning up the perfect spirits in no time at all!