spellwork

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spell +‎ work

NounEdit

spellwork (uncountable)

  1. Any magical practice involving creating or casting spells, especially new enchantments or spells which are intricate or complex.
    • 1994, Edain McCoy, A Witch's Guide to Faery Folk, ISBN 9780875427331, p. 116:
      All spellwork with faeries should be done within the safe confines of your circle, with the faeries just outside its perimeter.
    • 2009, Louie Jerome, Peter and the Black Dog, ISBN 9781606937372, p. 46:
      I did have a passing interest in Wicca, but once I realized that spell work was involved, I stopped.
  2. The formula or formulation of one or more spells or enchantments; the individual parts constituting such a formulation; the inner workings or structure of a spell.
    • 1993, "Celtic Magic by D. J. Conway" (advertisement) in Ted Andrews, Enchantment of the Faerie Realm, ISBN 9780875420028, p. 224:
      There is also an in-depth discussion of Celtic deities and the Celtic way of life and worship, so that an intermediate practitioner can expand upon the spellwork to build a series of magical rituals.
    • 2001, Richard A. Knaak, Legacy of Blood, ISBN 9780743423120, p. 82:
      The spellwork she had utilized to quicker get her to her destination had taken too much from the dark mage.

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