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The Practices of James

You all know me by either Planetaryspells, or James. Chances are by the art, and icons that are posted on my services/products on my booth, you may see a series of pentacles, and alternate forms of art on there. Lot's seem pulled from grimoires like the Clavicula Salomonis However take note that my practices are not Solomonic in nature. I feel the need to share what I actually practice as those who are more familiar and seasoned can know what I do, and will know how to work with me more efficiently if they so require my service. I follow both the LHP and the RHP, though I point more towards the LHP (Left hand Path) as the path is more beneficial in serving those here on earth, and fulfills them in ways they desire, rather than in ways just exclusively spiritual. While, yes; Spellwork is very spiritual. I would actually want things such as my money spells to actually get you the money you requested, rather than some high-strung angelic "spirit journey" telling you that &qu

Are your spell's effects diminishing? Read on.

Greetings, If you are wondering where I have been when it comes to posting on this blog, I have been working on a plethora of projects on my craft. And all are coming to fruition very very nicely. This is a topic that I have been asked to do for quite some time, and I think this is a topic that everyone wants answers to. The question I usually get asked is this: "Why does it feel like the effects of the spell diminish over time? It seems like things were going so smoothly, then things died down. What's going on!?" The answer is both simple, and a bit difficult to explain, but hang on and read on if you want the answer. Spellwork is the manipulation of energy, and the work of mutual pacts between caster and entity. It's an art, as well as a science in their own right. There are two major elements when it comes to spellwork and making spellwork.. well.. work. Energy and Intention. These two elements are the bread and butter of spellcasting. Without these two crucial ele

Spirit Keeping - How it works and what it's like

This article was produced under request, And I personally feel that this would be beneficial for everyone. In the world of the occult, when it comes to topics beyond that of spellwork, and readings; Spirit Keeping will eventually cross your path and chances are will entice you to some degree. Spirit Keeping can be an incredible practice, as I personally feel that it transcends that of just ordinary spellwork. However, with great power can come great risk. This isn't to say that Spirit Keeping is dangerous, but rather it has the potential to be if not done properly. I'm not going to cover the topic of looking for genuine vessels this time, as it feels like this article will be more well catered towards those who already have spirited, or.. Haunted objects. I really want to cover on how to work with entities, and how the whole thing works in general, as there are quite a handful of individuals who probably have genuine spirited products, but have no real clue on how to use them,

Where (And How) I get my materials

There's always a little bit of mystery when it comes to me talking about gathering materials, or really what materials are involved in my craft. Now obviously, I can't disclose my secrets and tell you what materials I use for which ritual. But I can at least give some pointers to an aspiring neophyte, or someone who's just curious on knowing for the sake of knowing. First and foremost if you check one of my previous posts, you'll see that I shared my insight on burning offerings. Now, that's more than enough of a clue to tell you that I use a lot of incense. I find incense very important when it comes to my rituals, as I believe all 5 of the senses should be involved at all times. Let's start with some obvious altar basics. If there's something you're going to know about me; It's that I absolutely DO NOT like having middlemen when it comes to getting supplies. I really like my materials nearly untouched, and in pristine condition. I prefer always get

Let's talk about Negative Feedback

I've actually been wanting to cover this topic for quite some time, but never got around it due to time constraints, working with other clients, and other topics that seemed to have fetched a higher priority than this one. But due to the recent happening as of late, I feel like this is something worth addressing. So as of yesterday, In my 20+ years of practice, I've received my first ever negative feedback. I guess there is a first for everything, don't you think? Now there's a couple of things I really want to talk about when it comes to something along the lines of negative feedback. I want to make it very clear that I am not someone who doesn't like negative feedback. I think constructive criticism is important in anyone's practice, and gives others a better perspective on what strengths and weaknesses to work on. But one thing I do have a bone to pick about when it comes to negative feedback, are the ones that are hostile in nature, offer no substance, and j

Burning Offerings

Fire is a powerful tool in ritual work and any form of magickal practice. The practice of burning materials dates back to thousands upon thousands of years. This is just a small guide on burning materials such as incense for offerings, or for just clearing out your space. If you're ever on the path to creating a magickal practice, it's always important to know your materials well, and to stock up. I won't take you through a history lesson, but I will definitely do my best to cover the strengths of each material. Sage: Burning sage is an incredibly common material. A lot of new-agers tend to love smudging, and saging often. Sage is a powerful tool to rid and clear a space of energies. This includes both positive and negative; giving a blank slate, and workspace for those who need to begin anew. I always recommend a thorough smudging whenever individuals are moving into a new home, buying a used car, or creating a new altar. Take note that if a place is already filled with

How to handle a love spell & how to not screw it up

I'll be honest. Love spells are quite possibly my most requested medium of spellwork, evocation, and other such things. I guess it's safe to say that people are willing to go incredible lengths just to gain the affections of someone that they favor. However, matters of the heart can be quite possibly the trickiest to work with. They're fragile cases that can't be toyed with. It's nothing like that of a money spell, or something made for protection. We're dealing with someone's emotions here. Before I go any further, I really want to clear up any myths that may be attributed towards love spells. Whenever I see people investing in things such as love spells, they act on a serious emotional impulse. It seems these days "The most attractive features of a love spell wins" And for that I can't blame you if something sounds really good on listing. Please, if you're ever considering spellwork, rootwork, conjurework, evocation done on your case; M

Spellwork will never make you win the lottery

On a daily basis I get asked if I could help someone win the lottery. They usually point to a money spell, or a wealth spell somewhere on my booth, or they email me from my main website asking me if there is such thing. I really want to slam the final nail on the coffin on the case for lotteries, and other similar public draws of chance. This is to keep those who read this well educated, and informed. No spellwork will ever help you win millions of dollars through the lottery. None. I don't care how strong you think the spell is, or how strong the magus thinks the spell is; You're not going to win the lottery on spellwork. It's just not going to happen. Why? Well let's start with something really easy. It always perplexes me anytime someone approaches me with the question of lotteries. They ask it like they think they're the only one who thought about it. How often do you think people incorporate the occult with lotteries? Do you think it's something done rarely

Meditation - Underrated and underappreciated

Chances are, if you've ever worked with me you've been asked to meditate. This goes especially to my repeat clients. I always get the occasional question of "Why?" Why meditate? What's so good about meditation? Well, the truth is; Meditation is such an underrated tool, that we tend to overlook it way too often. Meditation is so powerful, that I can assure anyone who practices it well and often will find success in most, if not all of their endeavors. Why do we overlook it though? The main reason why many do is because.. It's really tedious. Yes, even I think so too. It's a mind exercise for clearing the mind, and tapping into our inner (And higher) self. We live in a world where it's the norm to be in a fast paced environment. None of this sitting-down and contemplating stuff! Most people don't have time (Bad excuse, you just don't want to make time for it) to really practice it. When really, most of the answers they seek can be found in medita

The "Djinndustry" - An honest narrative/Rant on how Djinn work, and the truth to spirit keeping.

I think it's safe to say that somewhere down the road you're going to come across a listing, or listings that will tell you they're selling a Djinn bound to an object. Right as you're reading the listing, whilst looking at it's vessel; Thoughts of Aladdin, and other hollywood garbage starts flowing through your mind. "Wow! A real Genie?! Imagine the possibilities!" You think to yourself. You're probably thinking you just hit the spiritual jackpot, the universal lottery. Every desire and whim is going to be yours! Soon enough you buy the vessel.. And then another one.. And then another one.. and so forth, and so forth until you start realizing that now you have just a bunch of junk sitting around. Your promises of riches, fame and fortune shattered, and you've made a complete ass out of yourself. Welcome to the Djinndustry, where people looking to make a quick-buck are out by the truckload. Listen, The idea of being a Master to a Djinn is going to s

Spellwork Etiquette

Wow, Not often do you see people post about etiquette on requesting spellwork, huh? This is a post only meant to reflect on what I find ideal in a client that I work with. I have a lot of wonderful clients out there that practice these great habits when they work with me, and with it; I really like to share what I see as etiquette to working with me in spellwork. Take note that there are still a lovely bunch of all of you who are great clients through and through, and that this post does not reflect that "Only those who follow this are good clients". Without further ado, let's talk about some simple etiquette when working with me. Be polite. It's as simple as that. Being a respectful person not only makes this easier, but it makes it much simpler to establish a good connection with the client. Knowing there's a mutual exchange of respect gives me confidence that I can work with you, and that I can gauge that you can reason with what I can teach you. Use punctua
Welcome to my Blog! Hello, Everyone. I am James. The owner of Planetaryspells, and sorcerer with over 20 years of experience. In this blog you will be able to get into my mind, and learn about how I do my work, as well as my opinions on the current state of the world, Magickal practice, and other such things. Take note that this blog is not meant to reflect upon any community but I myself. I do not represent any separate entity, or organization. My musings will be done based on opinion, and will not reflect everyone's beliefs. Chances are there may be posts that will offend you, and may even prompt you to lash out in anger. Though all I ask is to look the other way, and not allow it to get to you. Take heed that I will be limiting my filter on what I post, and will get into some rough topics if needed be. You are always free to message me and send me suggestions on what to talk about, as well as questions on any matter. -James