Do You Believe In Magick?

I am never sure why some people believe in magick, and others don’t. Until you get a result, why should you believe in magick? Thankfully, most people with an interest in magick get an inkling that reality will yield to the magick they perform. The willingness to try magick, with an open mind, is often enough to get that first result.


When doing magick it is important that you believe in the possibility that magick works. This might sound blindingly obvious, but remember that some people try magick out as a test, to see if it will work. Others sense the reality of magick for many years, and then dive in. Whatever the case, when you actually perform a ritual, you are not testing the magick, but imposing your will on reality and assuming that it will work. This directed will is more important than belief. Despite this, I remain fascinated by the role that belief plays in empowering magick.

When I was young, I remember being quite dismayed to see books about magick in the non-fiction section of my local book store. Adults believed this stuff? I flipped through some of those books and was so dumbfounded with boredom that I managed to forget about magick for some time. But simply knowing that people believed in magick, had a huge effect on me. Until then, I’d assumed magick only appeared in fairy tales. Now I knew that some adults tried to change reality with magick. That was stunning. In later years, when I saw advertisements for magick books in a popular psychic magazine, I felt that I had to at least try magick. To dismiss it would be to miss an opportunity. When I came to ‘try’ the magick, I did not really believe, but I performed the magick as though I believed, and that was enough.


I was quite sceptical in some ways, but at the very core of my being I believed that there was more to the world than we were being told by convention. I enjoyed science, but I knew it was only part of the story. My fundamental belief that reality could be affected by human will was important. I didn’t test magick, as such, but acted as though it would work, and I was pleasantly surprised.

Some people perform magick without actually believing the spirits are objectively real. To me, the angels and spirits of magick are absolutely, undeniably real. But belief of this kind doesn’t matter. Many people act as though the angels are real, without genuinely believing it, and they still get results. An overall belief in magick is not essential, so long as you can act as though it’s real.

When it comes to actually performing magick, to obtain a specific result, belief may be a little more important. You need some degree of faith in the magickal result being inevitable. If you perform a ritual, and compulsively doubt the magick, your doubt can prevent it from manifesting.

The level of need you feel can increase your sense of doubt that a result will come. Your belief is then undermined by your desperation. This leads to people performing several rituals at once, to force the magick to work. If you bombard reality with nine different rituals, something’s got to give, surely. Unfortunately, this approach indicates such a serious level of doubt, and a deep fear that the magick will fail, that results are not likely. If you do one ritual, and trust that it will work, that’s far more effective than fifty rituals that are filled with fear and doubt. It is the quality of your magick and your personal level of confidence, that dictates the likelihood of results.


I should add that when you break a problem down, and use combined magickal approaches to affect each aspect of the problem, that approach can definitely work. Such a method shows patient wisdom, rather than magickal overkill.

But if you have doubts, how can you increase your belief? It can’t be forced. The solution here is not to work on your belief directly, or try to increase your faith in magick, but to look for areas of inner resistance.  That is, you work on your self as much as on the external.

Often, we go straight for the cash and the success, and worry about the self later, but the smallest changes to the self can yield the greatest real-world rewards. If your money magick isn’t working, it probably means you are resistant to wealth in some way. Or you may be unwilling to make the changes required to attract more money into your life. If you use The 72 Sigils of Power to discover more about your self, and your true feelings toward money, and your feelings and beliefs about the things you want to do in life, that can unlock the doors to success. A few small insights into the self can remove resistance. This is far better than doing ten more money rituals.


Magick is not meant to be overwhelmingly complex. Life is complicated enough, and magick is a way of handing your desire over to spirits, who will help make it come into being. Simply doing magick with an open mind is often the gateway to magickal success.

Assume that your magick will get you the result you want. Accept that the result will come when it comes. Know that you are required to contribute to the process by putting in as much real-world effort as you can. Feel gratitude for all that you have. Imagine your results as though they have already happened. Repeat this process often enough, and there is no need to work on belief. You will find the confidence that’s required for your magickal efforts to yield the results you seek.

– Damon Brand

34 thoughts on “Do You Believe In Magick?

  1. I now own “four” of your kindle books.

    I’d just like to ask one “small” question, but perhaps with some “big” implications.

    In your book ” The 72 Angels Of Magick” you mention in a fair amount of detail, how one may communicate and converse with all these different angels.

    Is it a “formal communication” like as whilst doing a ritual, or can it be less formal, like as speaking and communicating with someone, one knows quite well (say a friend), in other words, an informal perhaps more casual type communication?

    1. This depends on the person, their ability and experience, and the style of contact they develop. For some, the ability to connect to an angelic presence can be quite informal – but it is never as casual as chatting to a friend in my experience. Sometimes you get friendly sensations, but that is quite rare with angels. It’s usually a much grander feeling. But the ability to connect can become informal – no ceremony (or not much) required. Equally, a direct communication can yield almost no obvious response. You know you’ve made contact, you sense the Angel, but the answers only come later, in the the form of signs and symbols. So it’s always different.

  2. Never – ever – thought I’d do it, not in a million years. But it is done!

    I recently purchasesd your book on “Magical Servitors” and now have three, working on three different aspects, of my life, but somehow inter related.

    This is my “third book” of yours, that I have purchased, and it seems through developing awareness (intuition, but mystically different to before) and doing the rituals I have quite carefully chosen, that each book is showing, the next important step in the path, to follow.

    I not only read your books, but study them very carefully in detail, to ensure, that I have the whole process correct. I feel an urging to do this and I believe that this is the right approach for me.

    I feel (sense it very strongly) that “there is another”, one step to follow, which will bring everything into powerful manifestation, suddenly and unexpectantly, like a lighting bolt.

    And, I have asked for a lot, I may add, but NOT unachievable and unrealisic..

    That is not to say, that some extraordinary promptings, have not already taken place, because they have. The most simple thing for me to do, is just to follow them.

    Sounds complicated and mysterious perhaps, I suppose. But, it’s not really. I just never realized that this is possible, before.

    I have also just realized, as I typed this to post on your website, that I really like all three of my mystical servitors. “Really” – I hope that this is Ok

    Also the “chilling cold” and ” goose bumps” experienced, I mentioned before, in my previous comments,posted, continue unabated, but seem to be getting stronger and somehow more meaningful, if this makes any sense!

    It’s also been a bit of a learning curve for me. But that’s Ok.

    Finally, I seem to have developed an “acute” awareness of things, that I never had before!

    Very best wishes and success to all.


    1. Good to hear, and noticing those ‘extraordinary promptings’ is always a sign that things are shifting. Not everybody gets that acute awareness, but I do know what you mean. Thanks for letting us know.

    2. Thank you for your response.

      I forgot to mention that I also feel quite content and joyfully happy with what has been achieved and what is happening so far.

      I’d like to share the following with you and those genuinely interested in your work.
      Only after reading your response, did I realise a few things about what I had wriiten above and before.

      I had been thinking about purchasing your book “Words of Power” for a few days and had read the first, free few pages, that Amazon offers a potential buyer.

      I liked what I saw, and I normally make a decision to buy quite quickly.
      But somehow NOT in this instance.

      The words “there is another” in my post above, which I only realize now, does not only refer to another book of yours, but to another person (author).

      The words “powerful”, “manifestation” (plural) above refers to the word “POWER” ( plural powers) which has “DIVINE” and angelic implications. “Powers” which can be used singly or together, but this still has to be “explained” or “discerned” or “taught”.
      But I sense it – “big time” – “goose bumps and all”..

      “My words above “suddenly and unexpectantly” refers to the unexplainable realization, that my goal is not just possible, but imminent.

      The book by Zanna Blaise (author) – “there is another”, titled “The 72 Sigils of Power” also offered under the banner of the “Gallery of Magick” is the “final” and “fourth step” to be taken, on this path I am on.

      I realized this, earlier this morning, and will be purchasing it later today
      But I will wait a few hours, in “expectant contemplation”, to ensure that this is correct.

      I hope this makes some sort of sense, to you.. But that’s it.

      Best wishes and success to all

        1. Thank You. I’m NOT actually a “Low Key” person – but in this case I’ll make the exception.

          I purchased the book, the previous day, to your comment.

          Have read it “twice”, the “SECOND” reading in depth. Thank you for an amazing and astounding book.

          While reading it, I realized that one of my requests in one of the first rituals I did, has come to fruition, has manifested, in a unexpectant way.

          Because I am new at this, I still have to understand and soak it in, properly. What happened?
          Because it’s “mind boggeling” and “dumdstrucking”. If you know what I mean and if there are such words.

          But one thing I can say, that this was “no small request or desire ( not money related ), and I am extremely happy with the result, because it gives me the courage, trust and amazing confidence, to carry on with my endeavours, regarding all of this,

          “Amazing Magick” – NEVER ever happen to me before – and I’ve lived a “long life” already.
          Meaning I have some life experiences – and therefore am not easily fooled by anything or anyone. Besides other things, I’m also an academic, who knows a little bit about, how to study and how to evaluate and investigate things.

          So, I’d “especially” like to say:

          Thank You So Much, it’s been an interesting few past months and road, eventually finding and leading me to you – The Gallery of Magic.. .

          Best wishes and success to all

  3. Thank you for all the wonderful books and articles.

    Did I believe before. Sort of. Do I believe now. Oh! Yeah!

    Broke, I bought (and had terrible buyers remorse) your Wealth Magick book. I worked my way through it and the money for necessities, turns up right on time. Single mother with no real income, and an unwell child to protect, I really worried when your book said you need to help yourself. Considering how little I can assist, what has happened is literally magickal. The car is powered by angels, (tyres, fuel, parking…)

    I get so much pleasure out of it too. I love the rituals but honestly, when I realise “they” have pulled off a miracle and the Wow hits again. It’s often totally ridiculous. What happens is so improbable, I just laugh.

    BTW. I am drawn to the image of the stone arch at the beginning of this section. Who owns it? I would like to seek their permission to print and laminate for an altar? It’s gorgeous.

    Thank you for so many giggles and smiles.

    1. So good to hear you got past the buyer’s remorse. Working through the whole wealth working is not easy, and works best for those in a position to focus on finances, so it’s really good to hear that things worked out for you.

      The Gallery owns this version of the image, but due to licensing agreements with the artists we can’t grant permission for it to be reproduced. Sorry about that.

  4. Damon,
    I have a question on Wealth Magick.
    I am in phase 2 right now and almost half
    way through. I am experiencing extreme
    fatigue and migraines while going through this.
    It is very spiritually stressful. I am a natural born
    psychic, so I am much more sensitive to
    If I stop in mid-way or break the process up into
    2-3 times per week is that going to be in good form?
    Would I need to start again?
    Another issue I am having is a lot of people envy me. I have used protection Magick, but they are
    Difficult to fight off. I think the negative energy is
    Interfering with my work.
    What are your thoughts? -Any guidance appreciated.

  5. Hello Damon and fellow readers, i always enjoy your articles and insights you provide, sometimes it’s like a direct answer to something that has been on my mind. I have many of your books and i like your style, i haven’t performed a ritual just yet as i want to be ready and clear about what to ask. It’s a case of making my mind up !!
    Anyway, i read the previous posts about the birds and i wanted to share a recent experience, i had my birthday recently and when i blew the candles i asked for the blessings of certain angels i got from your books (and Zeus whom i have connected with and has helped me a lot) and as soon as i had given thanks i heard a flock of birds flying and squawking ! If i’m honest i’ve never heard them in such volume and that late at night, i felt it was a sign for me and when i realised that it stopped.

    1. Thank you. That is quite strange. Last night, after dark, a huge flock of incredibly noisy birds flew past my house. It was unusual for such numbers and such noise, and they rarely fly at night. I wondered at the time if it would be brought up today, and then your post appeared.

  6. Your article here made me think about the differences between those who believe in the reality or possibility of magick, and those who think believers are crazy or deluded. I’m sure everyone has their own reasons for their stances, but it seems that believers must be open to possibilities, to the idea that accepted science doesn’t know it all, or will eventually back our private findings about magick. It is a mystical practice, at heart. Even if you don’t believe in spirits, you believe in an extra dimension of your own – your power to affect the world with will and thought and desire. Most people are too materially minded to understand the concept, and too concerned about society’s judgment to want to try it.

    1. I think that’s true overall, but it’s fascinating to see a small number of sceptics give it a go anyway – and if they are able to suspend disbelief, it can work. Indeed, it can work well because they let go more easily than people who believe in magick and wait anxiously for a result.

  7. I made my cashbook ok for large amount of money. I have a pretty good income so large amount of money I will have the best and biggest effect on my life. After a few days of working with my book about 1/3 of the large amount of money manifested. It was a large amount of money by itself. I had initially itemized and thought about what I would do with the money. Still thinking about what I would do with the money I begin to realize that one third of the money was for frivolous reason. I trusted in the magic but I began to feel that the plans I have for the frivolous third was a waste of magic. I reduced the amount on my request. I didn’t do it with doubt or fear in mind. I just feel I was saving that type of requests for another time. Did I make a mistake by doing that?

  8. A few people have posted comments here with NOT FOR PUBLIC in the subject heading. Although we can read such messages, we can not give private replies. Most of these questions are, in fact, quite general in nature. Please remove identifying details and post anonymously if you want a reply.

  9. I love your posts and am gonna miss you when you retire! Question: when performing magick from your books, is it important to take into account the phases of the moon? The various books don’t mention it, but I’ve always wondered if it mattered? Thanks!

    1. Thank you. This is from the Cashbook FAQ, but I should probably move it to the general FAQ.

      Q: You seem to ignore astrology. Should I time my workings to fit more closely with planetary influences?

      A: If it matters to you or worries you, then go ahead, but I know that astrology turns off a lot of beginners, and I’ve tried to streamline the system so that it’s connected to the right astrological currents without needing exact timing. Keep it simple when you can.

  10. Kind greetings & best wishes to All,
    I’ve just recently purchased two of your books, ” The 72 Angels of Magick” and “Magical Riches”.in that exact order, for the Angel in the first book seemed to tell me (sensed it) to go to the second book.

    That these Angels exist I have abosolutely no doubt – I sense them with a chilling coldness, giving goose pimples through out my body, when I do the ritual I am doing.

    Its not an afraid feeling, actually quite the contrary, as I know they are right here with me, going to help me with what I have requested, in all good faith ( goodness). I embrace the feeling and try to hold onto it for the entire ritual. And then I let it go.

    So heres the question which I have been directed (sense it) to ask:

    I’m a professional horse racing gambler 24/7. I know my business and believe me, one cannot be successful at this, without hard conscientious handicapping (calculations) work. Many, many hours are needed to make a “good” selection.

    I’d like to know, since I do this everyday, whether I should do the Gambling ritual – ONCE – everday, before I start my work and calculations. I seem to sense that this is necessay, as the work is not a game of chance anymore, but a daily calculated money investment, to receive a daily return, very much like investing ones money on the stock exchanges. The only difference is that one does not need to wait long to find out if one made a profit or loss in horse racing.

    Your Yes or No answer – will suffice.

    Many thanks.

    1. Thanks so much for you kind words. Normally I’d say you only need to do this every few days, but given your situation and the intuition you have about this I’d say to go ahead every day.

      1. Thank you so much for your very quick response. I now shall do it every day.
        Also Thank You – more than – so much, for the amazing picture of the Archway, at the beginning of this post, INTO another world / realm.

        It makes the Master Ritual in your book ‘”The 72 Angels of Magick” come alive as some of the words one says in the ritual, are depicted in that picture.

        Anyone having doubts believing ,or getting moving in the right direction, may want to look at this picture for just half an hour, with no distractions, but also thinking “nothing”.

        Just looking, and let the mind go where-ever it goes – with no fear.

        The ocean can be seen in the distance, where the fire from the sun meets the horizon. Look carefully through the Archway, and one can see some clouds in the blue sky, initially on the right, but then in the middle and then on the left in the picture.

        One can close ones eyes for a moment, and take a step or two, through the Archway, and smell the sweet sea breeze, coming from the ocean in the distance, but its quite far away, and can only be experienced, that side of the Archway.

        I’ve printed the picture and have stuck it on my computer screen, from where I do all my Internet business.

        Do I think I shall be successful, in all that I do, NOW – Yes of course! Absolutely.
        This is so serious, but also most amazing, and tremendously enjoyable and most exciting.

        I always seemed to have known, that something like this existed, but never really knew how to develope and use it.

        To be quite honest, I was also a little afraid, to walk this road, in the past.

        Now I know – a little more!

        Wishing you all, the very best, at all times.

  11. Dear Damon,

    Many thanks for your posts which are always very inspiring.
    Your books are clear, straight to the point; this is the reason why so many readers enjoy them so much.
    As some of them wrote previously, it would be fantastic to make currently unavailable books available again, even for a short period of time.
    As you explained, new books are coming on the same subjects and we know that. Therefore, no one would be disappointed buying a book to discover afterwards that a new one is coming out on the same subject.
    It’s just because we love your clarity, the way YOU explain things, processes and rituals.

    Could you please have a thought about it ?

    Many thanks in advance !


  12. I try many time . Still don’t work for me . Is there anything wrong?

    Sent from my iPhone


  13. Thank you for this phantastic article. It´s always interesting and inspiring to read your writings.

    Seeing results after performing magick is phantastic and deepens my trust in magick and in my ability to connect with magickal realms. But my believe in magick comes rather from many other experiences in life that convinced me that there must be so much more reality than the one I can experience by my senses or I have been told to believe in. Those kind of experiences made clear that there is an exchange, a communication between me and something out there, call it universal intelligence, God, Goddess, Angels or whatever. I felt seen, and if I am seen then I can also be heared 🙂 And if I can be heared why shouldn´t this out there not do a favor to me?

    A couple of weeks ago I stood under my open roof window and thought about doing a particular magick from one of your books. While thinking about it a huge swarm of birds flew several times very close over my open window. I felt the air touching my face which they moved by their wings. I saw them so close I could almost touch them. I live at this place for many years and I never experienced such a thing before.
    It was a breathtaking experience and immediatly I knew that this was an universal confirm to do my magick. A couple of days later while doing the magick the same happened again. WOW! Feelings of happyness and gratitude flew through my body and my mind and I knew without any doubt that my magick would work out perfectly. And so it did.

    I am extremly grateful for all your books, Damon. The magick you share with us is so real and works so precisely as no magick I experienced before.

    1. We’ve had quite a few stories about birds. Thanks so much for sharing that, and for your kind comments. Glad you’re feeling the magic so clearly.

  14. I see the paperbacks for magickal protection and angels are out of stock any idea when they will be back in?

  15. Damon
    Fantastic posting. On point in so many ways!! Great as always!!
    I have something to show you in reference to your latest book. What is the best way to show it to you privately? (I’m not an egotist) I think you will be pleased.


    1. Thank you. You can post here, or on a relevant FAQ page, and just add NOT FOR PUBLIC in the subject heading. It will then be read, but will not be posted publicly. Unfortunately, we cannot reply to such private messages, but we are pleased to read them.

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