Undoing spells

April 15, 2017

Some magic can be undone. Some cannot. Imagine magical spells are puzzles. If you can find all the pieces, you can solve it and undo the magic. Some kinds of magic are very easy to undo, like jar spells. You seriously just have all the pieces sitting together in a jar, and when you are done with the spell you take the jar apart to dispel the magic.

Sometimes, magic is not so easy to undo. If, for example, you throw the jar in a river or bury it somewhere and you can never find it again. Other times, the magic is purely energetic. This means you must have a method of seeking out the magic on the ethereal or astral levels and undoing it with your will.

A witch who never, ever wants a spell to be undone can surely take steps to ensure that it will be so. I will not share how, but suffice to say it can be accomplished. A witch who wants their magic to be easily undone can also take certain steps.

• Keep all of the spell together.

• Keep the ingredients together – if you are supposed to keep a knot, or a jar, or something else, keep it where you won’t lose it.

• Keep your spell notes so you know what actually happened. This will help you understand how it can be undone.

• When you cast the spell, make certain provisions so it can be undone. Such as, “if I burn this sigil and say EXCELSIOR, then the spell is undone, the energy is dissipated, and will have no more effect from that point on.”

If you have made no such provisions, a spell may still be easy to undo. Take apart any physical remnants of the spell, such as untying (or burning) knots, taking apart poppets, etc. As you undo all of these things say, “this spell is undone. The spell I cast is released. It will have no more effect.” Repeat things to this effect over and over. Then take all of the remnants of the spell and destroy them; organic material is best burned if you can. Otherwise soak them in bleach or another strong cleanser and toss them out. If there is an inorganic elements such as stones or glass jars, clean them well in vinegar or whatever strong cleansing method is safe for the integrity of the stone. Once you are done cleansing or destroying the physical elements of the spell, light a new candle and some incense (or get in to your witchy-spell-headspace) and Announce that that spell is done and reduced to nothingness, and the natural order may again take hold. Then perform some nice purifying magic on anything you intend to keep.

If you encounter a situation where you wish to undo a spell but have no physical things, take a lit candle if you can. If this is impossible, go to where fire energy is – the Sun is good for this. Once again go to your witchy-spell-headspace, using whatever tools or ritual are necessary for you. When you are prepared, think of the spell itself. Think of when you cast it, what your intentions were, your target, and how it has taken effect. Imagine the entire spell as an astral knot. Call the knot to you and send it in to your source of fire to be burned away. Again, repeat things like “this spell is undone. The spell I cast is released. It will have no more effect.” The transformative powers of fire should quickly burn up the spell and destroy it.

Such techniques are only possible if you find the entirety of the spell. A witch with some know-how can spread the spell out so that all the parts can never be found, or disguise them or anchor them so they cannot be called away. If you cast your spell with the intent that it can never be undone, I am afraid you may find that to be true.

Ending a spell will not necessarily ‘undo’ what you have caused. Imagine magic as being like a flowing river. When you cast a spell, it adds dams to the river and digs new trenches. The flow of the water changes, and sometimes creates new paths for itself that you never planned for. So when you end a spell, and you remove the dams and fill in the trenches, the course of the river has already been changed. Water has been routed to new areas. Undoing the spell is as much of a shock to the river as putting it there in the first place, and the river will experience more upheaval as you remove your magic and it again needs to redirect its course. But there is no guarantee that the river will go back exactly how it was. It will find a new natural course. And all the flora and fauna that drowned or starved due to the change of the river will remain fed or dead.

So you can end many spells. But ending a spell does not mean that things will go back to the way they were. You are just removing the magic, you cannot go back in time and readjust everything to be exactly as it was.

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