"Recipe" style magick

Where do you stand on the view of magick as a recipe you follow.

Like the Hollywood style magick where if you say the right words or draw the right symbols or complete the right steps it just happens.

I personally believe that there’s more to it than that (practice, skill, achieving altered states, etc), but I have run into people who even do the same path that I do who believe in the recipe style.

‘Recipe’ spells make a good jumping off point for people new to magic(k), but basically I agree with you. It doesn’t generate the power of knowing the format you’re after and reaching the right state of mind. As with anything, practice increases skill.

I use recipe style magick sometimes. I’m very fond of hoodoo and even made mojo bags.

It’s of no use at all to me, except maybe for the purpose of analyzing what the author of the “recipe” saw as symbolic for their purposes.