Spells on the Go
Spells on the Go is the last of the White Spells series, but
the one that has been the most fun to work on. I got together with my
family before I started this project and we talked for a few hours
about the remedies we have used over the years. We reminisced about the
good spells and the not so good spells, and we decided that trial and
error has always been our best teacher. Some spells were perfected,
while others were tossed and never to be done or recommended again.
As many of my readers
already know, my affiliation to Santeria is very strong and has taught
me things I never thought possible. I have merged Santeria
remedies into my Witchcraft, and this has allowed me to find quick and
effective ways to bring love, money, health, and protection to our
everyday life by combining natural energies in a simple spell form.
Over the years (and through my family’s know-how) I have been
blending, mixing, and prescribing spells to those that seek my advice
with positive results. That said, White Spells on the Go
is just a little bit different.
Ritual has a special place
in any type of magical working, and when conducted with precision the
manifestation is mind-blowing. However, only those with years of
experience can actually manifest with such accuracy, and time is of the
essence in our society. This is when I’m asked things like,
“I need to find a new job; what can you recommend?”
I immediately know that they
are looking for a quick fix to manifest their special need.
So, in the
example of finding a job, I tell them to get a red jasper crystal,
cleanse it in salt water, hold it in their hand and visualize a new
job, and then to carry it with them at all times. A few weeks later,
they will come back and say that they got a new job or have found
something else they wanted and now love. This is what I call a quick
fix, a spell on the go.
White Spells on
the Go is full
of little quick fixes for our busy lives. I know what it is to be busy:
I have my own business and sometimes I just don’t have the
to even make dinner, let alone perform a spell that involves a lengthy
ritual. Listening to my customers discuss the need for simplicity in
their magical workings (and likewise feeling the pressure of a lack of
time in my own life) was a cue to me to create spells that are fast,
simple, and that are proven to work using the power of positive
visualization and a bit of natural energy (like that from herbs,
crystals, candles, and color).
White Spells on
the Go has a
remedy for just about anything you can think of. Each section is
divided into categories. If you prefer to work with crystals, simply
refer to the section on crystals. The same goes for herbs, incense,
candles, essential oils, and even correspondences for the planets and
the days of the week.
I have included a section on
the use of buckets for magical purposes, of which I am particularly
fond. In the past when I was without a bathtub, I often brought a
bucket with me into the shower to use to cleanse myself
with the water element. The section focuses on quick-fix spells that
use buckets for people who either do not have time for a bath or simply
do not have a bathtub. Either way, this is an excellent way to utilize
the water element (just remember not to rinse after you have poured the
contents of the bucket over your head; if there is something left in
your hair simply pull it out. Don’t think of it as a mess,
but rather an enhancer to your needs; it is fun and you will never
forget doing it).
I have also included some of
spells that have been in my family’s book of spells for
years. These have proven themselves repeatedly through the years, and I
felt strongly about sharing these private spells in the hopes that they
can help you as they have helped my family and me. Look ahead, never
back, and enjoy a new way of using natural energies for a quick magical
The one thing that stands
out about White Spells on the Go
is that it is not a threat to any belief system, so any one can use it
to easily tap into universal forces. It is as simple as lighting a
white candle for peace or placing a pink-colored band around your wrist
to let the universe know that you are looking for a new love. These are
the types of things I call reminders: they remind us to keep our focus
on our intent, so that we may gain courage and strength, protection
from those who wish us harm, safety for our loved ones, and prosperity
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An Interview with
Ileana Abrev, Author of White Spells on the Go
You’ve written four books about “white
spells:” White Spells, White
Spells for Love, White Spells for Protection,
and now White Spells on the Go. How exactly would
you define a white spell?
A white spell is a spell
that taps into universal forces using natural energies like crystals or
herbs to cause a needed effect but only in a positive way without
manipulating karma or the wills of others.
2. Would you say that there is a
“black magic” to complement “white
No, there is not. But you
must understand both to know the difference, and it is up to each
individual as to how they wish to apply their magic. I apply my magic
with love and understanding, and always with positive actions without
manipulating another’s will. This makes me a white witch,
because I practice positive magic.
seems to be something inherently positive in your white
spells. Do you think that is part of why they are effective?
Of course they are, and I
would not have them any other way. There is no hidden agenda behind
them. When you create something positive within your heart it will not
turn sour, and that’s the way I create my spells. I suppose
you can say, “I put my heart and soul into them.” I
feel and imagine the person in need. I feel the emotions, sadness, and
turmoil. This is such a powerful emotion that envelops me in such a
spiritual way that I can create a spell for that particular need. I
know there could be no failure because my spells come from the heart,
and I’ve always said, "If it was meant to be, it will be."
spellbooks include lengthy spells and rituals, while White
Spells on the Go is designed for our busy lives, with spells
you can do in just a few minutes and with common household items. What
inspired you to do something so different?
White Spells on
the Go not only includes the kind of spells that my family
I have been practicing for years but was something I had been wanting
to do for a long time. I thought, “Why not share a world of
magical generations that have been passed down to me for people that
are in need?” We live in a world of quick fixes, and White
Spells on the Go is a quick fix for the needs in our busy
schedules. These quick fixes include things like lighting a green
candle for money, carrying a tiger-eye crystal for protection, wearing
a blue cotton band around your wrist to keep you calm and collected.
These are just a few of the things you can do to cause a needed effect
with nothing but simplicity.
Say I’ve never performed a spell before. Would I be able to
perform the spells in the book?
Anyone, and I mean anyone,
can do the spells in any of the White Spells series; they are easy to
do, with tools (ingredients) that are easily found, and that are above
all easy to understand. The supermarket or pantry being your first
of call, you basically need nothing else to get started. Just follow
the easy instructions and you can do no wrong, and you will enjoy the
rewards of simple spell casting.
What is the most important thing to keep in mind when performing a
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