[quote=“Arcane, post:4, topic:6152”]Wow,I feel like my methods are so meek,in comparison to you guys.
I usually do it in the following manner.I bring a candle,onto my kitchen table,and a lighter,that’s easy to use(since I can’t use lighters that are too hard to flick :P) and I shut out the lights.
I usually do this at night,when there is more darkness,less of a chance of getting caught,more power in the magic,more sway over the spirits,more sensitivity in the subjects involved,and a greater level of receptivity in me(not only do my mood swings make me ecstatic at night,but the circadian rhythm makes entering a trance very easy)
In pure darkness I look at the room and try to visualize it in my inner sight.I meditate as an opening,and I soon enter the TGS and sometimes even the Rapture.I open my eyes and look at the wick of the candle.I focus on it,and then,I light the candle.
Hypnotized by it’s motions,I gaze in the blue part of the flame,in the same manner that I would gaze at a scrying mirror or sigil,and follow a cadence with my breath,while my eyes follow the flame.
I sink way deeper into the trance and get bored,so I start to visualize the intended outcome.At this point,it varies on the candle spell in question,may require some fetish action,a mantra,or who knows what else.I focus on this,and I think about it.I close my eyes,visualizing it even more clearly,and pushiong my will into the wick,into the flame.
When I get distracted,bored,or whatever,which happens from 20 seconds,to 5 minutes after the visualization begins I look at the wick.With my ritual dagger,or hand,I wave above it,and speak an incantation,usually from my own head,which commands the thing to be brought to me,by certain powers,or in my own name.
Finally,I take a deep breath,push the final shreds of my will into the fire,which has always acted as both the mouthpiece and the ears of the supernatural,and affirm the intent(the ‘‘so mote it be’’ part of almost every spell you find when googling).
I blow out the candle,inhale bits of its smoke,and then gaze at the pure darkness around me.
The procedure changes if I do it in daylight,do it for certain spells,use water instead of fire,get rid of the candle altogether,etc.[/quote]
I would definitely not call that process meek.