Saturday, 11 April 2020

Casting a Circle

Casting a circle is personal preference. Many witches choose not to cast a ritual circle, believing that it is entirely possible to work magic without one. Many Wiccans do cast circles for most types of magic.

Of course it’s not necessary to cast a circle to experience divine presence, and when you do cast circles what you choose to cast it with is a personal choice. Some use a wand, some use an athame; others choose something different altogether, such as a finger or crystal
. It is said that the teacher and activist Starhawk uses a pen.

Wicca & Witchcraft for Dummies sets out some of the many benefits of casting a ritual circle:
 The circle keeps in the personal power for the ritual. This is the reason Wiccans usually cast a circle for a ritual or to work magic.
 The circle keeps out distracting, negative or unwanted energy.
 The circle casting helps prepare a person psychologically for a spiritual experience.
 The circle is a safe, consecrated place to enter a light trance and engage the unconscious mind.

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