The Sacred Word

I use a lot of profanity. A lot. I use fuck as a noun, a verb, a pronoun, an adverb and an adjective. I’m also fond of creative profanity like “cock blowing bitch fucker”, “twat-knocker”, and “cunt-cakes”. I also grew up in the family business (male dominated) where I was exposed to profanity daily from an early age. “Naughty” words don’t offend me or shock me. However, my study of magick has caused me to give more thought to the words I choose to use — and here’s why:

To the ancient Egyptians, words were sacred. Even the mere utterance of certain words was considered either sacred or magickal. They realized that words, whether spoken or written, had power. There was emotion — raw intent — behind words.

In Curses, Hexes & Crossing I discuss “curse words” and how even telling someone to go fuck themselves is, in actuality, a curse.

When you begin to analyse the power of words, you being to realize just how much they shape and mold us. Hurtful words may make us fearful or angry or even introspective or misanthropic. Words can make us sad or bring us joy. Words can conjure such powerful, raw emotions that sway our actions and reactions.

It’s too bad we don’t always pay heed to our words and the power they have. Especially when spoken in anger. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t try.

Yes, there are other factors to consider, too. How something is said is just as important as what is said. Tone, expression, body language. All of these things relay intent.

An Experiment:
For just one week, I dare you to try to be mindful of every word that falls from your lips. Think out each response and its potential consequences. How does each thing you say affect those around you? Do you see any patterns emerging? Are you noticing you’re always a cheerleader, or always the party-pooper? Are you negative? Remember that moods are contagious and the laws of attraction can be applied to what we say.

Sometimes analyzing what we say, and how we say it, when interacting with others is the first step to discovering how to make small changes in our lives to attract more positivity, abundance, and opportunity.

NOTE: If the first part of this post offended you, I do apologize, but I was going for offensive to prove my point. Thanks for reading!

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About S. Connolly

S. Connolly is the author of *The Complete Book of Demonolatry* as well as many other titles. Her most recent releases are *Honoring Death: The Arte of Daemonolatry Necromancy* and *Curses, Hexes, and Crossing: A Magician's Guide to Execration Magick*.

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