Witchcraft: Boost Your Spells With Switchwords

Updated on August 13, 2018
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Born in deepest Cornwall and now living in wild Wales, Bev has been practising her personal form of witchcraft for years and years.

Switchwords are a very simple concept. They are based on the work of a man called James T. Mangan. Businessman and motivational author, Mangan was a perpetual student of life and knew how to win it. He concluded that there were certain principles that, if followed, would inevitably lead to a happy and fulfilling life.

He wrote a book called the “Secret of Perfect Living” in which he explains the principles in great detail. In the book he also talks about ‘switchwords’ as a way of flicking on the subconscious to get to work for you. While the book is excellent in its own way, it is lacking a proper list and guidelines for using these switchwords. I have written another article, “How To Use Switchwords” which explains how they work and which words and combination of words to use to help you get a desired result.

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Switches for Witches

How might switchwords benefit witches and their magickal practice? Well, if you accept that casting spells is no more than the manipulation of energy or universal forces to achieve a desired result, then adding in switchwords will power up the spell. When you think about it, witches use the combination of intent plus emotion followed by detachment to impress their desire onto the natural energy field. Another of those "New Thought" authors, Wallace Wattles, described this energy field as the ‘thinking substance’. Whatever you call it, witches have been tuning into it, working with it, and manipulating it for all time. Jesus, sometimes described as the greatest witch who ever walked the Earth, made use of it when performing miracles and healing.

Switchwords will supercharge your spells with their high vibration and power to impress that energy field.

When to Add Switchwords to a Spell

It depends how you work. I always write down my intent and the desired result. Right after the raising energy phase, I read the words out loud (even better if you can memorize them). Then I add the relevant switchwords just before I say, “As I speak it, so must it be.”

Another method would be to inscribe the words onto a candle and, as you light it, visualize the words burning onto the energy field.

If you enjoy working sigil spells, another method is to incorporate the switchwords into the actual sigils.

Master Switchword: Together

There are a group of words that Mangan considered to be ‘master switches’. They are imbued with an even higher vibration than regular switchwords. For magickal work, always use one or two words to add a little high octane fuel.

Together. This is THE highest vibrating word. This is what Mangan had to say about it:

“Every time I said the word (together) to myself, a remarkable reaction took place. The word would touch off a deep prolonged sigh of a quality I had not known for years.”

He then goes on to say that, as he kept saying ‘together’ to himself, he had the happiest week of his life. He describes two sides of himself working together. This is the basis of witchcraft: to get self and universe in perfect harmony. It only has to last the duration of the spell, but if you can keep the harmony lasting, then life just seems to improve.

Other Master Switchwords: Divine and Bring

There are two other Master Switchwords that will assist you in your spellwork. The first of these is Divine. Divine calls on the universe for a miracle. What this actually does is disconnect you from trying to assume the desire will come to you. Use Divine and let the universe take care of it for you.

The second is Bring. Bring is useful when your spell is designed to bring you something you can touch. So for instance, if you were in need of a new phone, use Bring in your spell to speed up manifestation.

Anti-Anxiety Spell Incorporating Switchwords

This anti-anxiety spell is adapted from the book, "Everyday Magic" by Dorothy Morrison. The author recommends making a tea with valerian root and reciting the words. However, the taste of valerian root is pretty disgusting and will probably cause more anxiety at the prospect of drinking it. Instead, use a small pink, blue, or white candle. Write down the following:

“Nervous anxiety, you are dead
Together Ice-Blue soothe my head
Bring to me, your calming peace
Allow my worried thoughts to cease.

“As I will, so must it be.”

As you can see, there are three switchwords included in that chant for maximum magickal oomph. Light your candle. Reach for a deep feeling of inner peace and relief to raise the necessary emotion. Repeat the spell words three times. Then repeat the word Together another three times for good measure. Place the written spell beneath the candle holder and allow the candle to burn down safely.

As you go through the day and following week, whisper the word Together and feel deep calm permeate your being. You can repeat this spell as necessary. One day you will forget all about it as your anxiety recedes completely.

Poetry, Really?

In my example spell above, I used a little rhyme (thank you, Dorothy). The reason I try to do this is that rhymes are easily remembered and, as you speak, you can put a lot of energy into the words. You don’t have to use a rhyme, and I’ve done plenty of spells without them. I’d suggest getting yourself a spell-book (the one I mentioned is as good as any and a lot better than most) and adapting the chant for your own purposes.

Witchwords

As mentioned, you can access my lists by reading the article mentioned at the beginning. However, there are certain words that work particularly well for witchy work.

I’ve already mentioned Together, Divine, and Bring so try to incorporate them if you can. Other good witchwords are:

 
 
Alone
To heal (self or another)
Between
To increase psychic power and intuitive insights
Charm
To manifest your heart’s desire
Count
To manifest money
Crystal
To see clearly; to perceive that which is hidden
Done
To reach a stated goal
Love
Use in any love spell
Reach
To find missing objects; to retrieve a memory
Tap
To persuade or convince (be careful with this one)
Wait
To learn a secret
Put one of the three Master words in front of any of them to supercharge them.
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Got a Question?

Please feel free to ask me anything about spellcraft and switchwords. Please do check that your question hasn’t been asked and answered already.

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      • theraggededge profile imageAUTHOR

        Bev G 

        8 weeks ago from Wales, UK

        I don't approve of the way FB (and other social media sites) collects data and manipulates people. I also hate it that young people think they need 'likes' to feel validated. And not to mention the 'fear of missing out'. You'll have to Google some of the recent news that has led to thousands of people deleting their accounts. I never used it much anyway.

        Thank you for your kind words. Much appreciated.

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        Joanna Pilatowicz 

        8 weeks ago from Germany

        Isn't Facebook just another tool? Or indeed I don't know something you may know ;) Considering your articles they are truly informative and I like them very much, especially that I have very little time now and you are very precised here! Great job!

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        Draco 

        8 weeks ago from United Kingdom

        Thank you for the advice. I look forward to more articles from you :)

      • theraggededge profile imageAUTHOR

        Bev G 

        8 weeks ago from Wales, UK

        Hi Draco, no. A spell to ask for something won't attract negative energy. In case you are worried there are many ways of making sure you are protected. The first and most important is to keep a positive attitude when working a spell. Other ways would be casting a protective circle, or placing certain crystals around the room. Personally, I always go with the positive happy thing :)

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        Draco 

        8 weeks ago from United Kingdom

        Hey firstly thank you for this article. I have a question, will I leave myself open for evil entities if I pursue this? At the moment I'm curious yet afraid. Many thanks

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        Bev G 

        8 weeks ago from Wales, UK

        Joanna, I avoid FB like the plague. It is the work of the devil ;)

      • theraggededge profile imageAUTHOR

        Bev G 

        8 weeks ago from Wales, UK

        To Agent 73/Paul. I deleted your posts because they are not relevant to the content of the article :)

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        Joanna Pilatowicz 

        8 weeks ago from Germany

        OMG so that's how they are called! Years ago, when I was seventeen, "a book came to me" and I started to use words and then, scared of the immediate results, I freaked out so much, I threw that book away. Even now I don't know, don't remember what that really was. I remember though the switchwords ;) Bev, do we have each other on Facebook? I would like to write to you. Have a nice day

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