Magickal Attack FAQ

Magickal Attack by Gordon Winterfield

Frequently Asked Questions


This page was originated by Damon Brand and Gordon Winterfield. It is now maintained and updated by Adam Blackthorne.

This page is for questions about Magickal Attack.

Q: The Master Curse didn’t appear to work. How long should it take?

The Master Curse is extremely effective, and reliably so, but after twelve days of magickal effort you probably want to see an obvious and fast result or it can get frustrating. As Gordon says, the magick works (its been working for many people for a long, long time), but it can be ‘subtle, harsh or brutal.’ Discerning which of these is never easy, and it can be that the Master Curse is taking great effect, exactly as expected, but the target of your attack hides the result from you. After all, the sort of person that is deserving of such attacks is often deceitful and an expert at manipulating emotions and hiding the truth. It is quite possible that the mild and calm person you see is undergoing great turmoil. Indeed, one sure sign that the curse is working can be that the target becomes calmer than usual. If your enemy seems stronger, more steady and at peace, you can be certain that the magick is working, and this response is a desperate attempt to hide the pain. Often, you see subtle signs. Sometimes, a total collapse and the target descends to regretful weakness. Part of the power of this magick is the relief you feel when it works well, so if you see nothing, it can be frustrating. What you may notice, even if nothing else is obvious, is that the target has less power over you, and that if you are willing to notice it you feel free, powerful and at ease after the ritual. It may begin to work immediately, or the effects may simmer and stir over many weeks or months. As with all magick, timing is entirely down to circumstances, and timing is the last thing you should focus on. Sometimes the results are clear and obvious; there are many reviews of the book where readers allude to this. At other times, nothing may be obvious. And of course, let’s be honest, sometimes magick fails. So do aeroplanes. A shame, but true. Gordon, quite rightly states that, ‘This magick works,’ but he never says, ‘This magick is guaranteed to work every time under all circumstances.’ There are many reasons that magick can fail from time to time. If the target has protection in place, then it’s not that there’s any failure, but that you are in a war of attrition. If you lust for result too much, that can scupper things. There are many posts on this site that can help. And note that, despite its power, it may be that to get the magick to work you need to target your magick, attacking from many sides. (Read this site thoroughly for ideas that get magick to work.) And hopefully, somewhere along the road you will find peace. Of all our books, this one is (at the last count) the one with the highest percentage of positive reviews, so you can trust that the magick does work. Focus on that trust and relax, knowing your target is feeling the effects, and you are much more likely to get the result you seek than if you let frustration rule you.

Q: I don’t care about revenge but want to stop somebody from hurting me. Can this book help?

A: Of the Master Curse, Gordon says that it “destroys your victim’s ability to operate successfully in the world.” It’s not revenge, but a way of stopping a person from harming you. You can make them so weak and regretful that they no longer hurt you. 

Q: How often should I perform The Ritual To Wield Power?

A: It can be performed at your discretion. Performing it once with great intensity can set you up for a considerable time. In The Lesser rituals, however, you are instructed to repeat the ritual each time you work the magick, due to the fact that no other constraints are present in the rituals. When it comes to The Greater Rituals and The Workings of Silence, do you feel you have the authority to command angels and demons? If your initial performance of the ritual gives you the conviction to continue, do so without repetition. If you have any doubts, repeating the ritual will remove those doubts. Even if you have no doubts, you may find that the ritual helps to empower a ritual by re-establishing your sense of command, while firing up your imagination. In such cases, The Ritual To Wield can be performed every time you work a ritual. It is not required for Disruption Magick.

Q: Can The Ritual To Wield Power be used with other forms of magick?

A: In any ritual where you work with angels or demons, this ritual will ensure that the spirits respect your authority. The magick can work without this ritual, of course, which is why the ritual isn’t included in every book, but it can be used with other rituals. You can use it before beginning a series of rituals, or every day that you perform a ritual; the choice is yours, and you should be led by your intuition. Magick doesn’t have to be complicated, so if you get good results without this ritual, don’t feel obliged to add it in unless directly instructed – but at the same time you are free to use it if you so wish.

Q: What about karma and magickal backlash?

A: This is non-issue and is addressed fully in the book. If you are uneasy with the subject, do not use this magick.

Q: In the Ritual to End a Relationship, do I perform it twice a day, or just once?

The ritual should be performed once a day, either before sunrise or after sunset (for thirty-three days).

Q: Why do you use angels to constrain the demons? Can’t I just work with demons?

A: There are many systems for working with demons and you are free to use those if you choose. Some traditions employ angels to constrain demons, and that method is used here, because it is safe and affords ready contact. Read about Rudd, if it interests you.

Q: Can I use this magick against a group of people?

A: Yes, but it is often worthwhile directing your attack at individuals who are important members of the group, to undermine the group.

Q: What do I do with the paper from the ritual To Regain the Upper Hand?

A: You can make a ceremony of burning or burying, or even storing the paper somewhere secret so that you remain aware of it, on a very subconscious level. Or you can think of the magick as over and done, and just trash the paper, as it’s nothing more than paper.

Q: Is Gordon writing more books?

A: He has no plans to write more books.

Q: Why doesn’t Gordon respond to questions personally?

A: Gordon takes a keen interest in the success of his readers, but has no interest in the daily interactions that take place online.

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311 Comments on “Magickal Attack FAQ

  1. I don’t believe in karma, nor do I believe in the “good” vs. “evil” dichotomy. Some claim that Angels protect innocent children from harm, which certainly they do in some cases. But many times we know that children are indeed harmed, and even tortured and killed.
    In the author’s opinion,
    what might explain the special protection which sometimes seems to manifest in favour of “innocents,” young and old alike?

    • I think the fact that it is ‘sometimes’ may say a lot. Life it random and chaotic unless we request protection.

      • Please allow me a follow-up reply.

        In the book by G. Winterfield, he tells the reader not to attack children.
        As far as I could see, there was no qualification for this.

        I don’t hate children, I love them.
        But what better act of revenge, against someone who has tried to prevent one from having children, than to take from them their child, in a death ritual of black magic?

        We must allow the possibility that a black magic ritual which takes the life of an enemy’s child is justified. Even if we are shocked, we must allow for the possibility that this is one form of revenge and justice.

        For those who deny this, you may find in the Bible the section where David’s god killed his son in revenge. Let’s not debate the theology. The child was killed.

        To return to black magic, and the question of the killing of an enemy’s child.
        Why did Mr. Winterfield tell the reader not to do this?
        Can anyone please explain?
        Thank you.

        • It’s not something any of us would approve of, on any level. The book talks about the feeling of peace that should be achieved through this magick. You would not attain peace with such an attack, and this subject is now closed. No more posts on this matter will be approved.

    • In my opinion..learning and experience and growth is what those spirits value most especially angels so if you ask the angels to murder they will do so if they can see it is for the highest good. Aside from experience and growth one very important thing they observe is the law of free will. Most often they do not wish to interfere with our free will because:

      1. They are not allowed
      2. It will minimize if not take away our learning and growth opportunities.

  2. I’m not sure if this question should be asked to Damon or Gordon as it relates to Gordon’s book Dark Magick. I am very prone to rage and various degrees of anger and was relieved to discover the ritual that enables these intense emotions to be transmuted and used to magickal effect. I have no particular desire to harm anyone through this, but would like to know if there is a way to utilize this transmutation to manifest something, rather than to destroy anything. If there is, then this would be perfect as I have rarely found positive emotions to be much use in this regard.

    • Yes. Emotion can be used as an energy in many workings, and we’ve just announced a book on the Facebook page, called The Master Works of Chaos Magick by Adam Blackthorne. That will be available in May, and will show you a way to use emotion as fuel for magick.

      • Thanks Damon, I look forward to this new publication. I have most of the Gallery of Magick publications now. Are there any from these you could recommend as working especially well with the aforementioned ritual in Gordon’s book; Magickal Attack? I am, at this moment, in a place where I need to develop a personal workable system of Magick to move on to something more fulfilling.

        • There’s never one ritual that can be called the best. It is about finding the ritual that works best for your specific situation, and the ritual you feel most drawn to.

      • I notice that most of the rites make use of feelings (emotions) of dissatisfaction followed by satisfaction (if I am revealing too much here, please edit as needed).

        My question is, has your Coven ever investigated the power of rites which are completely cold-blooded and emotionless? By “cold-blooded” I do not mean that the objectives are necessarily baneful; only that no emotion is involved whatsoever.

        I used to believe that simply “commanding” verbally, along with recitation of the correct names, would do it. It seems that emotionally-charged ritual may be more effective.

        • Yes. In fact, a lot of the magick will work without the emotional aspect. Make the call, command the angel, get a result. The difference when you use emotional transmutation is that (to some degree or another) you clarify intent, communicate and reward the spirits with emotion, experience the change you seek and so on. You can do the emotional work without the magick and get some sort of result. You can do the magick without the emotion and get some sort of result. At this stage, with the books we’re releasing at present, the focus is on emotional transmutation because it is the fastest way to get magick working effectively for people.

  3. Hi Damon, do you go on vacation? I wish you a great time!

    I have a question concerning demons and it would be great to hear your opinion when you´ll be back here.
    My question is: What the heck are demons actually? I grew up with the traditional view that Angels are God´s servants and messengers and they can be only good. Sometimes cruel, yes, but only in alliance with God´s highest will for the better of humankind. And Demons were the bad counterpart. They are Satan´s servants, beings who are evil, separated from God´s mercy and love, living in misery and pain.
    Reading your and Gordon´s books open up new perspectives on Demons. But what are they really? How would you describe their “race” ? Would be great to hear from you.

    Have a great tip!

    • Thanks. I travel a lot and nobody really notices, because my hours are always a bit weird. But, yes, I try to go on vacation at least twice a year. I still do some writing, and still come to these pages unless I’m out of range. Which is very rare these days.

      Your question about demons is much more difficult to answer. It’s like asking, ‘What is a human?’ You can be given an answer based on religion, science, superstition, intuition, dogma or guesswork. Although there is lots of fascinating theory, traditional beliefs and other sources of knowledge that remain fascinating, it is not useful or us to attempt to convey our own beliefs at this point. Not least, beliefs vary even within the group. And there is no better way to gain an impression of the nature of demons than to work with them.

      And as you’ve no doubt heard me mention, evil is a matter of perspective. There are many people around us, from cruel employers, vicious spouses, abusers, bullies and thieves, to those who would commit extreme atrocities. We do not need to look for evil in demons, when it is already everywhere in the world.

      Demons are capable of being gentle and helpful, so I think, whatever their origin, it is useful to see them as servants who are destined to obey us when asked with the correct style of authority.

    • I wish to answer this, from what I know,

      We as humans are sons and daughters of the Most High, we are fragments of His Being – The Creator – The Father – The masculine aspect of God.

      Angels on the other hand were created by the Mother Spirit. The feminine aspect of God.

      I do not know about demons but in my book wanderings and readings I came across a book of sorcery about a demon formed out of negative emotions in essence that demons was a powerful thought form. I do not know if this is true to all demons.

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