Spellcasting is an activity that is misunderstood by a lot of people who are not involved in some sort of spiritual work. If you think back to when you went to school, you will soon realize that you learned to string letters together so you could SPELL and make words! Spellcasting is no different, except that you have advanced, and you are now using different words and stringing them together to make something positive to enhance your life. Spells are really no different to modern day affirmations, except sometimes a rhyme makes them easier to remember. We do not deliberately attempt to change things to suit our needs, but we use spells to support our conscious minds in an attempt to clarify a purpose inherent in our faceted structure that has come into our conscious minds, and that we need to attract into our lives to complete some function.
So spells are really used to change ourselves; to bring ourselves into proper alignment with our soul purpose. Many people use spellcraft to change themselves, not to affect or alter those that surround them. Spells can be used in various ways, and there are various levels of the craft that can be used to give one more strength of character, more self-confidence, or to attract something into our lives that will be of benefit to ourselves and others. Some people use the Law of Attraction, others prefer Spellcraft.
Spells can also be used in meditation to connect with various beings, the Goddess energy and moon magic. Now some people are offended by the word magic. This word, comes from the word “magi” or you may better know about it by remembering the three wise men (magi) who visited the baby Jesus. The root is also used in the word, iMAGInation. Humans are the only beings on the planet who have the ability to use their imagination. It is a holy gift.
Some do use Spellcraft as a tool to help them deal with daily life. But it is really a spiritual tool, a prop for the conscious mind, while we are learning to use our own power as divine beings. Those who use it in a negative sense will pay the karmic price. So do not misuse the art of Spellcasting; appreciate it as a valuable learning tool.