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Should You Pay For Spellcasting Services?

Wading Through The World of Internet Magic

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Plenty of people are happy to take your money for magical services.

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Do you trust the person who's working magic for you over the Internet?

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With a little practice, you can learn to do your own spellwork and magic.

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There are a thousand people on the Internet who will offer to cast a spell for you. All you have to do is pony up a few bucks on your major credit card or via your Paypal account, and voila, they’ll going to make your lover come home, find your lost dog, get you a better job, and make you win the lottery. After all, that’s what the ad said.

Right?

The problem with these services is not whether or not they are competent spellcasters, but are they honest business people? Often, it's very easy to get sucked into spending $29.95 on a spell -- after all, it comes with a "money-back guarantee" if you're not happy with your results. And it keeps you from having to learn all that stuff yourself, yes?

The thing is, there's no proof that the person on the other end of that credit card reader is a person of integrity. You have no way of knowing if they cast a spell for you or not. Heck, they may not even be qualified to cast a spell, but because there is no way of checking, all you have to go on is how many bells and whistles they have on their website.

And the kicker is, when the spell doesn't manifest, one of two things will happen. One, you'll complain to them and ask for your money back -- at which point they'll tell you either that it needs a little bit longer to work, or that some kind of weird karmic anomaly is in effect, which they can fix for you, but it will cost you a little bit more to rid you of bad energy. The second option is that you'll just be too damn embarrassed to complain, because you'll realize you've been hornswoggled.

Now, that's not to say that the people running these sites are all dishonest. There are many well-meaning people out there who really will do what they get paid to do. But you don't know which ones they are.

A better option would be, if you've really decided that magic can help you with your dilemma, to get a few good books from the library and do some reading, and check out some reputable sites like Cantrap or Lucky Mojo for some ideas on magical theory as well as some simple spells that you can try on your own.

It's one thing if you're buying a product on E-bay, where you have some recourse if the person fails to live up to their end of the bargain. The bottom line is that when you rely on total strangers on the internet, all you can do is hope that they are as honest as you are trusting. Why not spend that $29.95 on a couple of really good books instead, and make your own magic?

Be sure to read up on:

  • How to Write Your Own Spell: With just a few steps, and a bit of work and practice, you can make magic happen on your own, instead of paying a stranger to do it for you.
  • Magical Correspondence Tables: In many magical traditions, practitioners use what are known as "correspondences" to create symbolic magical links. Correspondence tables can help you select which stone, crystal, herb, or other magical tool to use in a ritual or working.

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