I thought I’d post this up for the benefit of some of the newer folks here who are just getting started. I see a lot of frustration and discouragement on this and other forums about how their ritual work is not producing the results they wish. I’ll go ahead and apologize for the Wall 'o Text that follows.
Personally I like to take a very strategic approach in my ritual work that is aimed at some kind of material result. Instead of attacking head on I prefer to attack from different areas to achieve a goal. These are small goals that build momentum with each successive victor to achieve the goal as a whole. The upside to this is that the entire success of the goal is not dependent on one ritual, one part may fail but the entire success is not at stake as there is still other factors at play. The downside is that it takes planning and the ability to know what influences to maximize and which to minimize. Knowing your target, its strengths and weaknesses may take time and patience and sometimes research.
Since love spells/rituals are by far the most prevalent magick performed I’ll use that as a prime example. Lets say you want Tiffany the hottest girl on campus all for yourself. Now you can go home and put some spell together or find the perfect demon to summon, perform the spell or command the spirit to make Tiffany crazy about you. You go back to school and notice that Tiffany isn’t paying you the slightest bit of attention, “WTF the demon said she would love me!” or “The spell said her every thought would be of me, what’s the problem?!” It’s not that the spell was not effective, the problem was that what you asked/commanded was not enough to make her your own.
Tiffany is a popular girl, she has a tight circle of friends and various hangers on who try to be popular by association, she has a boyfriend and many potential suiters as a contingency should she have a sudden break-up. She is a social person and is frequently seen on the strip enjoying the night life.
You, on the other hand aren’t quite as well known. Your a shy sensitive guy, by sensitive I mean daylight hurts your eyes because you balance your time between schoolwork and combating carpal tunnel from the steady regimen of COD and pounding on your “joystick” while your roommate is asleep (at least you THOUGHT he was asleep…oh gawd!). The point I’m making is Tiffany couldn’t possibly have fallen in love with you because she had no clue you even existed…if only she found lanky guys with huge forearms and an INSANE gamer score attractive, but I digress.
A more strategic approach to this same goal could been taken. First do some love magick on yourself to make you more desirable and feel more confident. Do some research, books like The Game and others that teach the art of pick up artists. These aren’t as valuable because they teach you how to talk to women they’re valuable because they teach you how to interact with people in a social setting. The next step would be to start going out, this not only allows you to put what you’ve learned into practice but also allows you to see your target and her interactions with others.
Since your now on your way to becoming a social butterfly and have had a chance to see your target in her natural habitat and what makes her tick. You now know her current boyfriend has a wandering eye, her circle of friends play heavily on her decision making. This where your magick really comes into the scenario. Sure you could make a spell or evoke a spirit to cause them to break up or have her fight wih her friends. This may work but its not going to help you attain your goal. She’ll likely not be feeling to amorous after losing her boyfriend and friends all in a months span. Instead play into your targets weaknesses. If she listens to her friends work your magick to get them to like you, the more desirable you are to her friends the more desirable you’ll be to her. Instead of trying to cause her boyfriend to fight with her give him incentive to look elsewhere, work magick on him to find another lover, this plays to his already established weaknesses and makes you look like a “Good Guy” in comparison. Now that you’be got all these balls rolling down hill it’s time to add the finishing touches. Start working to make her love you, think and dream about you. This is more powerful than most give credit to. Dreams have a way of affecting the conscious mind in ways that most other persuasion can only attempt to reach.
Now that you have several factors all put into motion you relax and let things play into hands. Even if her boyfriend doesn’t leave she is still being influenced by your dream work plus you’ve gotten into her social circle through her friends. If her friends don’t like you it should be of little importance as long as her boyfriend finds a new conquest to chase after and the dream work is still taking its toll. Or worst case scenario the dream work has little effect you have the acceptance of her friends and her dealing with a cheating boyfriend. The point is with multiple angles of success you increase the odds of success itself.