If you cast a circle before preforming a ritual or spell, what is your primary motivation for doing so? Is it for protection? To mark out sacred space? Tradition? Some other reason? Something I read recently made me wonder how most feel about it now-a-days.Answer Question
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 12:50 PM on Sep. 8, 2009
Answer by gmasboy at 1:22 PM on Sep. 8, 2009
Answer by pagan_mama at 2:09 PM on Sep. 8, 2009
Answer by jessradtke at 11:10 AM on Sep. 9, 2009
Thanks for your responses. I was really curious about how much protection played into the mindset of modern witches when casting a circle. When I read recently something that was worded to make it sound like the circle was to protect the witch/magician from evil demons getting in, it surprised me a bit. I think of a circle as keeping out all the chaotic energy floating around (especially since I am in an urban setting), but I had never thought of it as keeping out baddies. That makes sense for 18th century ceremonial magicians who were using the Abrahamic model of good vs. bad as the basis for their beliefs, but I am having a harder time reconciling it with modern Pagan practices. Your answers are insightful for me.
Answer by nysa00 at 12:39 PM on Sep. 9, 2009
Answer by MamaK88 at 10:40 AM on Sep. 10, 2009