A spell is a way of focusing the mind to help achieve a particular purpose. The key to spellcraftis to decide what you want. By the sheer act of concentration on what you wish, it could be said that you are opening an “astral doorway” to a new reality in which your desires will actually manifest.
To aid concentration, traditions have evolved over the centuries concerning that images or words are most effective for fulfilling certain goals, such as using red candles for a love spell. When you link into these traditions you can sometimes help the spell to work because the procedures repeated over and over again seem to build up their own energy.
To cast a spell successfully, you must not only believe that the spell can work, but also that you personally can make the change happen. Feeling empowered to make changes is one of the most important keys to successful spellcraft.
You must also think through the consequences of the spell. Love spells should be approached with caution. It is fine to take a glimpse of your future lover through a spell, but it is not ethical to make someone fall in love with your through the use of spells. In the Philippines, we refer to such spells as “gayuma.” Although the one who practices gayuma may claim that he or she is motivated by good intentions, such kinds of spells border on black magic because they constitute tampering of another person’s free will.
There is normally what we call a “karmic backlash” when we practice black magic. You may gain something initially but the negative energy you have sown will come back to you in one form or another in the fulfillment of the biblical saying — “whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”