I’ve done several spells and what I’ve noticed is that the strength of my desire is what makes or breaks the spell. I did a simple candle magic towards a target that I’m angry at and funneled the rage into the candle flames and it flared up like mad.
But when I tried other, less “acute” desires it’s hard to see something like that happen. Maybe that’s the reason we have to “borrow” the energy of demons/angels/other entities as a lever to catapult our desire to higher planes?
It got me thinking that maybe meditating on the Seven Deadly Sins would be a good way to increase the energy level of the desire to where it would be strong enough to be imprinted in the subconscious?
For example if you want to do a lust spell:
Lust: obviously you want to use the partner as an object to satisfy your carnal lust
Pride: You want to post pics with the partner and you want word to go around that you are desirable and people want to have sex with you
Envy: The woman/man belongs to someone else who doesn’t deserve them because you deserve to have that person and you will have them no matter what
Anger: You’re angry because you haven’t had good sex in a while and you deserve to have good sex whenever you want it
Basically the more of the Seven Deadly Sins you can summon in the ritual the more energy you give to the desire to manifest.
I think this is also the reason why curses are so effective because the pure rage being generated is usually comprised of more than one of the deadly sins.