I will say that I like EpicGnome’s concept about attacking indirectly other aspects and parts of the subject’s life (i.e. financial troubles, loss of social/community support, etc…) I recall a ritual that I did last spring for a financial prospect and I only targeted one aspect of it, and as far as the result, it was totally successful yet there were other factors that I neglected to take into account which in the end, caused the situation to NOT turn out favorable for me. For that particular ritual, I was working with a specific sigil belonging to an entity (from E.A’s writings) and did an initial ritual, and then from there I charged/opened the sigil every few days after that and burned incense on my altar to the entity for a favorable outcome. The result was relatively fast (under 2 weeks time) but was it due to the subsequent charging of the sigil that made it work…perhaps yes, perhaps no. That’s a much harder question to answer and for that, I’d say to modify the ritual workings that works best for you.
Now as far as killing with magic and getting ‘fast results’,… well….let’s say that if my target lived in a 3rd world country with high unemployment rate, high crime rate, and a vast number of political rebels roaming the country side, then chances are that my subject may face his demise relatively quickly. I did a ritual to kill an enemy (who is related to the ritual that I did last spring mind you) and went through the steps and to be honest, I haven’t heard of anything happening to him as of late but this subject does a lot of international travel so that, along with several other factors (poor eating habits, lack of regular excersize, frequent travel to 3rd world countries) all play into the ‘Sphere of Available’ circumstances that could befall my enemy. Do I wish that he die right away, YOU BET!! He caused me and my family a great deal of emotional and financial stress. Will re-visiting the ritual or doing more stuff to fortify his demise speed up the result? In my opinion, I would say no in this case and recently I changed my mind on this from what E.A. said in his podcast recently. To summarize E.A.’s statement, (and if I get it wrong or mis-interpret what he said, then someone please correct me) if you’re going back to the ritual and doing more with the idea that ‘more is better’ then maybe you haven’t poured all of your BST (Blood, Sweat, & Tears) into the initial ritual working. Or perhaps you haven’t released all of your emotions within that initial ritual and you’re going back to fortify it.
I think that if you do the initial working and put all of yourself into it, along with having a spirit of expectancy that your work WILL succeed, then I believe that you will not have to re-visit it the issue again. I will say though that a good portion of your mindset is KNOWING that IT WILL succeed and that YOU ARE THAT LIVING GOD that can cause major change in the physical world, and other realms as well. That I think is something that I, and everyone else here strives for and we’re all at different points in our path to achieve that mindset. Yet knowing it, and believing it whole heartedly is where the rubber meets the road.