Is it possible to perform a ritual to get results for a loved one or friend? It is, and it can be one of the most effective and satisfying forms of magick. Generosity requires a calm certainty, and that can improve your magickal power. When people don’t even know that you’re working magick for them, they have no resistance to the results. It can be an extremely potent way to ensure that results happen.
It’s difficult to know what you want from magick, never mind what somebody else wants, so proceed with caution. Be sure you know what that person really wants, rather than what they say they want or what you assume they want. Put some thought into it.
Should you ask them about it directly? Should you tell them your plans to perform magick? It depends on the individual. Some people will be skeptical, offended, or downright annoyed that you’ve proposed to use the occult to mess with their fate. Others will be curious, and some will be so grateful that they may try to employ your services every week. If in doubt, keep quiet about your magick, because then you will not be questioned, quizzed, and asked about results. You will simply do the work and see the changes.
When you perform magick for others, you are affecting the way that their life unfolds. Some occultists see this as unfair interference. That’s nonsense because you affect the people around you every time you interact with them in a mundane way. The way you give your time and energy to a person profoundly affects the course of their life, even without magick. Using magick to help does not mean you are meddling with somebody’s fate.
Consider the person’s actual needs, rather than your judgments. Most of the time, this is not a problem. You know that your friend David is lonely, so that he would benefit from more friendship. You know that your Uncle Neil is poor and could do with a handout of cash. You know that your friend Steven is being bullied at work, and could do with a boost in self-esteem and some general protection. It can be straightforward.
What if somebody asks you to do magick for them? You can guide people to learn magick for themselves. That is a gift that will change them for a lifetime. But if you decide to help directly, be wary. If your magick works, they may ask for an increasing number of favors. If it doesn’t work, people can become quite aggressive and spiteful, even though it could be their mindset that is preventing the magick from bringing a result. But it’s not always a bad idea to help out. If it’s within your power, and if it works, that can be satisfying for everybody.
When you see somebody else’s life improve because of your magickal work, take pleasure in the result, but do not gloat. If you have kept your magick secret from the outset, keep it secret when the result manifests. There is nothing more annoying for somebody than to be told that their success was down to your secret occult work.
Remember that you are doing this not to obtain praise, but to gain pleasure from seeing your friends and loved ones get a better life.
With all that said, doing magick for others can be a beautiful experience. There are several ways to approach this.
The 72 Angels of Magick
In The 72 Angels of Magick by Damon Brand, you can find a blueprint for sharing magickal power. There are three methods.
The first method is to perform magick for yourself. While doing so, you mentally ‘donate’ some of the result to another person, whether a friend or stranger. When working with the angels, for example, you can add to your request “May ten percent of this result go to my friend Michael.” You can share the magickal result equallywith another, by saying “Share this result with Michael, so that he benefits as much as I do.” Another way to phrase this is to say “Share a fair measure of the result,” leaving it to the angels to determine who gets what. You can even ask the angels to donate the magick to any stranger who needs it most. Some people donate magickal results like this almost every time they work. They find that sharing magick helps to generate stronger results.
The second method is to make a request that provides a result directly for another person. You change your request so that the other person gets all the benefits. You are tackling their situation, not yours. When performing the ritual, feel pleasure that they will be getting what they want. It is your pleasure that’s offered to the angels, and this empowers the magick.
The third method is to perform the ritual as though you are the other person. You word the request as though they have written it (in the first person), and you imagine their feelings and the emotional transformation that they would undergo if they were performing the magick. This does take some imagination.
Which method do you use? The one that appeals to you the most. You can even blend and combine them. Magick isn’t a strict set of rules, and some adaptation of the methods is acceptable.
You can apply these three methods to many other kinds of magick.
Archangels of Magick
The instructions in Archangels of Magick are aimed at changing your reality. But you can use this for others by making their reality part of yours. You see their problem as something you want to solve in your life. When you study the book, you should be able to work out where and how this can be done. It will probably work best when you’re already good at getting results for yourself, and when you feel you really understand the magick. If in doubt, you can try it. Damon explores this at a few points in the book, but most clearly in the chapter called Crisis Magick.
The 72 Sigils of Power
Some time ago, Zanna suggested that “You can imagine yourself as the other person, feeling the change as that person. Or you can do the magick using your feelings about the other person’s needs, and how you will feel when they get the change they desire.”
Words of Power and The Greater Words of Power.
For these books, imagine that you are the other person and imagine their emotional transformation as you perform the ritual. If you are experienced with using Words of Power, this is quite easy to do. If you can’t imagine being the other person, try to imagine what they might feel when the result manifests.
There is already a ritual to protect your family and loved ones in this book, which can be the best way to help other people. But what if you want to use the other methods and rituals from to extend the protection to others?
When performing The Sword Banishing, you can expand the circle to protect those who are physically near to you. This works for people within the same house, for example.
When performing the Master Protection Ritual, you pause between each spoken line and consider what it would be like to have the named power. When you do this, also imagine how you would feel if another person also had this power, and then imagine how they would feel if they had this power. In this way, you can expand the Master Protection Ritual to work for a whole family or group of friends.
For the seven Angelic Protections, imagine what the other person is going through, and then as you transmute the feeling, imagine how they will feel when the magick works. You feel the emotions as though you are that person. Modify The Workings of Protection in the same way. Instead of working with your emotions, substitute them with the imagined emotions of the person you are helping.
For this book, when you get to Step Three of Using Your Cashbook, think about the other person receiving money, and know what they will use it for. It works best when you know there is a specific need. If you know that your Aunt Ruth needs money to pay a debt, you can mentally ask for that, writing in the amount that you think (or know) she needs. The wording of the ritual does not need to be changed. You determine where the money goes with your decision and your feelings. Repeat for eleven days or stop if you hear that the person you are helping has received the money.
If you merely want to donate a percentage of the magick to somebody else, consider this donation at Step Three. It doesn’t take anything more complex than a decision on your part, a decision that some of the magickal result should flow to another. That will work.
The Magickal Job Seeker
The best solution is to give a copy of this book to somebody who needs it. If that’s not possible, the rituals can be adapted. Damon Brand said of this book, “I’ve known a few people, especially young people, who weren’t doing well with their job searches, and I used these rituals to help them along. To do so, you perform the ritual while imagining the result happening for that person, and change the wording to include their name.”
There is so much more to this book than the rituals, and without absorbing that knowledge, it is difficult to guarantee that money magick will work for others. The first two rituals are personal and not easily shared, although you can easily share the actual money that comes to you. For other rituals, such as the Ritual To Increase Sales, impose the emotional state of the other person onto the ritual, through imagination. You can also modify The Genius Rituals in a similar way, imagining the emotional state of the person you are helping, but then naming that person instead of saying “give me the power to…” Results will be limited by the individual’s personal response to money.
The Angels of Alchemy
At first glance, this looks like a book that works only on you, changing you from within, removing inner problems, and thus attracting what you want. If you read carefully, though, you’ll see that many of the rituals affect others. When you change, other people respond to you in new ways. This kind of ritual can be found all through the book.
And there’s more. At the end of the book, there’s a chapter called The Hidden Power of Evocation. Using this method, you can call on the angels to influence or help other people. It’s a great ending to a fantastic book.
Magickal Attack and Angels of Wrath
It’s worth knowing that Gordon mentions using attack magick to help other people at various points in his books. He believes that by reading the books and understanding their magick, the process you need to use should be clear, but the following example may help: “Let’s say your Uncle Tim has been made miserable by a man named Barry. Ok, you are really annoyed at Barry and sincerely want him to suffer. So, yes, you can aim the ritual at Barry. But it’s your own feelings about this that count. You might be doing it to help Uncle Tim and make his life rosy, but the ritual has to be worked for your own sincere sense of justice. If you sincerely want somebody to meet justice, and if it affects you on an emotional level even if indirectly, then it works. The ritual is performed the same way, and is just aimed at that person, with your personal feelings about the situation and the change you require being at the forefront of the process.”
Sigils of Power and Transformation
It’s all explained in the book. Look for the chapter called The Flow of Magick and read right to the end.
The Master Works of Chaos Magick
Everything can be shaped the way you want it to be. Just about anything can be adapted to help others. Use your imagination and experiment freely.
Servitor magick is one of the most adaptable forms of magick you could find. You can think of your result and then design the exact magick you need to get that result. It’s not as easy as picking a single ritual from a book, but if you’re serious about building change for somebody, this is a great way to go.
Some books are not listed here because they bring results directly to you. But remember that when you benefit from magick, everybody benefits. A book like Success Magick has transformed lives in so many ways. When you become a better, more successful person, that’s a gift to everybody in your life.