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1.  Money-Back Guarantees.  Avoid purchasing a spell from someone who offers a money
back guarantee.  If, in fact, they actually cast your spell, they certainly won't refund
your money.  Spells take too much work via consultation, energy reads (before, during
and after the casting), preparing the tools, writing the spell, casting time and energy and
purchasing supplies to just hand over a refund if the casting doesn't work properly.  The
money-back guarantee ploy is just a way to get you in the door.

Extortion or Blackmail.  Don't trust a caster who pushes spells on you or frightens
you into purchasing more and more services.  A caster should advertise his or her
service.  You should approach the caster if you're interested but not be harassed or
threatened by fear tactics.

 Biological Samples.  Don't be fooled by casters asking for biological samples in order
to cast a spell.  I must add biological samples are helpful in some cases, but they are not
necessary for a successful casting.  The thing about bio samples is, they need to come
from the person you're casting upon.  If a spell caster is working directly on the person
who hired her, then bio samples would help.  But if it's a spell on anybody else (love,
justice, job-related, etc.), bio samples from the client would have no use.  The most
success spells prevail without biological samples.  Think about it. If you're in love from a
distance, you can't very well approach the object of your affection and cut a lock of his
hair or ask for a fingernail clipping.  Some unethical casters ask for these samples to
blackmail you later if you do not purchase more services.

 Cheap Charms or Talismans.  Don't fall for the cheap charm trick.  Charms and
talismans are much different than and separate from spells.  You don't need to wear a
talisman or charm for your spell to be successful.  Just like you don't need to use a
Rosary to pray the Rosary.  The object and the prayer are different.  The object and the
spell are different as well.  Some unethical casters use this to show they are "doing"
something when it's completely unnecessary.  Others want to send you a charm to blame
you if the casting fails, stating you didn't follow the instructions or your energy tainted
the charm.

 Professionals Who Belittle Other Professionals Are Not Professional.  Don't use an
online magickal shop or magickal practitioner if he or she belittles others in the
profession by name or website - or who polices the profession by spending time and
energy "eliminating scammers".  How would a professional, who is making magickal items
or casting spells, have the TIME and ENERGY to do that? There wouldn't be enough
hours in the day.  Anyone who has the time to police, most likely, is doing nothing BUT
policing.  They are hypocrites showing the world that "Jane Doe" is BAD, but I'm
GOOD.  Simply stated:  They don't want the competition that legitimate magickal
professionals bring.  Smear campaigns make the smearer look bad, not the smearee.

No Proof of Spell Casting.  Don't trust a professional caster who does not offer you
a proof of  casting option in one form or another.  My great grandmother's clients were
local and regional so they were able to sit with her during the ritual if they wished.  
Today, clients who use online services don't have that luxury, yet we have other luxuries
that can be just as valuable.  Not all clients want proof of casting since identifiable
information on them is recorded.  However, many do.  That's why a spell caster should
offer this proof.  Good methods of proof are audio recordings, video recordings or
digital, time-stamped pictures.  We offer proof of casting to our clients at NO additional
charge.  And in case you're wondering . . . having a video cam or audio recorder in the
room does not taint the spell process. We also offer a financial breakdown of the money
a client spends on their spell package. We also offer a financial breakdown of the money
a client spends on their spell package.  

 Cheap Spells.  Don't trust a caster who offers cheap spells.  These are scam sites.
People always ask me why I charge so much for my spells.  Well, here's why ~  No one
could cast a successful
professional spell for $30.  Maybe you could throw together $30
worth of used items from around the house and cast one for yourself.  But do you want
a spell caster do that for your work? A professional spell MEANS professionally
performed.  A spell for $30 would not be professionally done.  Supplies, alone, are much
more than that.  I can't imagine casting a professional spell for less than $300 - which
includes the cost of my supplies, your supplies and my time.   And if you check the items
I send to the client, you will see that everything is of the highest quality.  Generally,
cheap spells are just that - cheap.  Either never cast or not cast properly.  You get what
you pay for.

100 Percent Results, Guaranteed.  Avoid anyone who guarantees results.  That is
absolutely laughable in any profession.  Nobody anywhere can guarantee results on
anything.  That is your immediate red flag to look elsewhere for an honest professional.  
Nobody is 100 percent.  Nobody is God period.

 The Impossible!  Don't place your trust in someone who claims to do the impossible.  
Bringing the dead back to life.  A celebrity knock at your door with a marriage
proposal.  Losing 100 lbs. in 30 days.  Turning you into a vampire.  Manifesting a
dragon or unicorn.  These claims are ridiculous and impossible.  

Black Magick.  Never go to a caster who practices black magic. There is ALWAYS a
way to handle matters ethically, so everyone involved is happy, safe and healthy.   There
is NEVER a need to cause an innocent person (or an animal) heartache or injury even if
they are on the opposing side.   A spell professional who causes an innocent person
heartache or injury will do the same to you if you don't give in to extortion or
(Note: I said an innocent person because I practice Grey Magick which can harm when
necessary - such as justice, protection or defense.  And I
NEVER hesitate to do so

11.  Make Him Love You No Matter What! You often hear folks who practice New Age
Magick say that they only practice "white magick" because they refuse to "bend the will
"of others.  And I commend them for their ethical qualities.  But, frankly, bending the
will of others is impossible. You cannot make someone love you who is completely closed
to the idea of loving you.  That's not how love spells work.  Spells can soften and
awaken true love, stir emotions, cause the other person to see your perspective, bring
total strangers together who otherwise wouldn't meet and safely dissolve difficult
obstacles.  But the subject of the spell work has to be open to the idea of falling in love
for the spell to be successful.  How do you know if the subject is open to love?  Ask your
spell caster.  Regardless of your spell caster's
magickal tradition, he or she should know precisely how to determine that without

 Unreal Feel.  Scam sites normally look like this:  "Madame Zooha Mooha knows all,
sees all."  This is followed by a bunch of ridiculous claims or generic "buy one, get one
free" spells.  They also "feel" unreal.  No real picture of the person you'll be working with
- usually a phoney picture of a Voodoo Queen, grandmother-type figure or a gorgeous
model.  No blog.  No real interaction.  And so are similar sites.  An example of this is
when you do a search, 20 similar sites come up, all with something slightly different.  
Madame Zooha Mooha might have one site.  Similar content is on the next site entitled
"Find Your Soulmate In An Instant".  And the list goes on to 18 others with similar
content, but different names and background colors.  The sites I described are run by the
same person.  The goal is to take your money, shut down quickly after only a few months
and reopen under the same modus operandi  No spell is ever cast.  They're scam sites.  

Free & Short-Running Websites.  Never use a free website, or a spell caster with a
free email address (yahoo, gmail, etc.)  The email address should be attached to a domain
name.  And check to see how long a site has been active.  If it's less than one year, you
may want to search for a longer-running site.  Most scam sites stay around from six to
twelve months.  Some as long as two years.  Rarely longer but there are exceptions.  
These scammers try to take as many clients as possible then dismantle their sites and
start all over again.  You could check how long a site has been running by a "WhoIs
Lookup" through Google.  Moonlight Enchantments has been online since 2005.

 Bogus Physical Addresses.  Don't believe, for one moment, that a psychic or a spell
caster who is working online must provide a physical address to be real.  On scam sites,
these psychic/spell casters list an office address that is totally bogus.  The reason for
working on the internet is to attract a large number of people by working anonymously.  
You certainly can be legitimate and anonymous.  In this day and age, anyone who would
willingly provide private, identifiable information online is taking a very high risk.  
Most of us work out of our homes and have families to protect.  It would be dangerous
and foolish to provide home addresses online.  Psychics/spell casters who do, I could
guarantee, are giving you a false address, because nobody in their proper mind would
risk their safety in that regard.

Fake awards.   Oh, there are many out there who claim to have gotten awards from
spell casting associations, guilds, organizations, etc.  I tried, in 2007, to put together a
group of ethical spell casters.  It was nearly impossible, and I ended up with membership
applications from just family members and a few personal friends.  (So Sacred Chants
Spell Casting Society consists of my aunt, two cousins and three personal friends who
practice magick.) I found out quickly that this type of profession is very secretive and
private.  Most clients see spell casters anonymously so there's no way for a group to
monitor the process of a professional spell caster.  And the magickal profession, as a
whole, is a loosely knit community with professionals having no real ties to each other.  
So claims of large groups of people coming together to vote on the best spell caster are
bogus.  Award ceremonies - bogus.  Newspaper clippings about these awards - bogus.   
There was only one group that I know of that gave fair yearly awards,
NOT to spell
casters but to Magickal Shoppes in general.  They reviewed us several times when I had a
physical shoppe, and they included online shoppe reviews, too, if the physical shoppe
"spilled over" to the internet.  But if I'm remembering correctly, even the online aspect of
the shoppe had to be present for a certain length of time.  Now they did write reviews on
psychics, spell professionals, reiki healers and so on in their newsletter but those were
reviews only- not awards.  They did not give awards for best in any of those fields
because it's impossible to monitor.  Obviously, some shoppe owners were also spell casters
and psychic readers, but that was not the focus of their investigation or the nature of
their yearly award.  The focus was the Shoppe, itself.  The items sold, the
professionalism, customer reviews, etc.  Things they could see and monitor.  They have
since disassembled.  But nobody has ever given awards to psychics for "Best Psychic" or
to spell casters for "Best Spell Casters".  Only New Age or Magickal Shoppes.

Western Union.  Pay Pal is the safest way to make and accept payments.  Pay Pal
verifies online sellers through several different means - including location, business tax
identification and bank information - to make sure the person is real.  You don't have
that same protection and verification with Western Union.  

But Also Keep In Mind ~

17.  Shouldn't You Be Working For Free?
 Don't consider the possibility that a
legitimate spell caster "shouldn't charge for their services".   There is a new, white
magickal tradition that started in the 1950s and gained huge popularity in 1970s.  That
very noble tradition has kind of "hijacked" magick.  As a result, there is total and
complete misconception of true (original) magick and its purpose.  I'm not condemning or
criticizing anyone who wishes to follow the White New Age concept of magick but it's
just not accurate to History.  And someone's opinion or belief cannot change history. It's
not immoral to charge a fee for work performed, supplies needed, and services rendered.  
Restaurant owners don't give away meals for free.  Doctors don't treat patients for free.  
We all must earn a living and respect the time, energy, talents and efforts of others.  
Druids charged for their services.  In ancient Rome, there were spell & magick shoppes
on every corner.  Every village had a wiseman or woman in every continent of the
world.  And in my family, I can verify back six generations of professional spell casters,
tarot readers and magickal practitioners.  Professional spell casters and magickal
practitioners have been charging for their services since the beginning of time.  That's the
history of magick.  This could be easily verified by reading a book prior to 1950.

 Failure Does Not Equal Scam - Two Separate Things.  Don't believe all professional
spell casters are scammers because you had a bad experience with one or two.  If a spell
doesn't manifest, that doesn't necessarily mean you were scammed.  Spell casters are
human beings.  We know how to harness energy and mold it to a specific goal.  But we
are not God, and  there are times when that process fails for various reasons.  Even spell
professionals with the very highest success rates have their share of failures.  Like a
doctor cannot guarantee a surgery will be successful, and a lawyer cannot guarantee the
outcome of a trial, a spell caster cannot guarantee that you will receive the exact results
you requested.  Remember that God has the final word, and you will receive precisely
what's in your best interest.  

 Know The Basics.  Have a basic understanding of magick before working with any
spell caster.  Don't come into it with the illusion that magick should work in an instant
or that real magicians are similar to those depicted in Harry Potter or Lord of The
Rings.  That's fiction.  Real life magick is much different.  If a potential client comes to
me saying that he or she tried 100 spell casters, went broke in the process and was
scammed by each one, that's MY red flag.  Either the person has unrealistic expectations
or an emotional problem that requires assistance by a non-magickal professional.  If you
have to choose between paying your rent or buying a spell, pay your rent.

And last but not least . . .

20.   Think Before Speaking.  Be very careful who you accuse of being a con artist.  
There are many scammers out there but there are some honest magickal professionals as
well.  The last thing you want to do is call a powerful, ethical spell caster a fraud if he
or she truly isn't.  You may wake up as a "toad" with a whole "pond full" of bad luck.  :)

Spell Casting is not sinful or unethical.  It's the movement of God-given, natural,
earthly energy to meet an end.  It is presented to God with God having the final
authority.  Magick can certainly be misused as anything else.  That's why it's important
to always know your source.  Ask questions.  Read feedback.  Study the person.  And
only go to someone you trust.

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“Magic is natural. It is a harmonious movement of energies to create a needed change. If
you wish to practice magic, all thoughts of it being paranormal or supernatural must be
forgotten.” - Scott Cunningham

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