The title of this post really says it all. The more specific your magickal goal is the more likely you are to achieve success.
Of course the question is, what do I mean by “specific?”
One meaning of being specific in this context includes focusing on your precise needs and wants with the goal. “$100 by March 31″ is more specific than “Some money soon.” But there is something else that can be added to make goals more specific: you.
It’s valuable to put yourself right into the goal. How will you feel when you achieve your goal? What will you see? What does it feel like? What does it smell like? For example, if your goal is a car, how will you feel when you get it? How will you feel when you drive it? What will you see when you drive it? What does it feel like to sit in the car? What does it feel like to drive with the windows open?
Years ago I was giving some classes on magick. We got to a point in the Â class where the assignment was to design and perform a ritual to obtain a practical goal. I’d like to share the experiences of two of the people in the class so you can learn from them.
John was desperately short of money. So he performed a Kabalistic Mental Magick technique that I taught. Part of this was to involve yourself with the goal. So he visualized himself surrounded by money. He saw himself touching it, smelling it, working with it. He made one error. He didn’t include the concept that it was his money.
He ended up getting a job as a bank teller. Every part of his magick worked, but he didn’t get what he really wanted. It took him much longer to get out of his financial situation than he had wished.
Marlene was a divorced real estate agent who was ready to get back into a romantic situation. She had seen a man she was attracted to. “Can I make a talisman to bring him to me?” she asked.
Well, just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should do something. I told her that such magick was ultimately a bad idea. You’d always worry that the only reason this person wanted to be with you was because of the ritual. “Besides, how would you feel if someone you couldn’t stand did magick to force you to be attracted to him?”
“So I can’t do anything for love?” she asked.
“Just the opposite,” I replied. “You really don’t know much about the particular person who attracted you, but there are certain qualities he has that interest you. So it would be fine to make a talisman to draw a person to you with all of the qualities you’re looking for. Be specific. How tall should he be? What should his interests be? Make your list as complete as possible. The result is that if someone with those qualities is looking for a partner, they’ll be more likely to find you. You’re not forcing anyone to do anything against their will. You’re basically sending up an astral flag to let someone who is looking know that you’re looking for a person like him.”
Marlene lit up at the idea of making a list of all the characteristics and qualities she wanted in a man and conscientiously worked it out, designed a talisman, and charged it. The very next day, literally, Adam walked into her office. He was virtually the living embodiment of her list. They started dating, moved in together, got married, and are still happily together more than 20 years later.
As I’ve mentioned in previous blog posts (such as this one), there are many variables in magick, so I can’t guarantee success with any particular ritual, spell, or magickal act. But the more specific your magickal goals are, the more likely you are to have success.