I was discussing this recently with a potential client. She found herself in a heck of a situation with a lover and was looking at magick as a way to clear things out and get them back to a positive place. But in our discussion she revealed that she didn’t really BELIEVE in magick so she didn’t know what could be accomplished with it.
Since magick uses your focused will and intention, perhaps it could be argued that you don’t actually need to believe in the magick itself as much as you believe in your own focused will and intention. However I would countermand that by saying that in all my years as a witch I have never seen magick done in accordance with focused will and intention manifest without BELIEVING it would. Thus magick can only truly exist and manifest if you BELIEVE that it will.
So what can I do to help someone who comes to me not believing in magick? Can I still help them? Can I still cast for them?
If they are willing to keep an open mind and open heart then yes, absolutely. Fortunately I believe in magick and since I will be doing the casting this is what is needed most.
That said I think that many people DO believe in magick, they just don’t realize that they do.