Correspondences and Invocation

Magick teaches us that everything in the Universe is
connected. Correspondences are magickal associations.
They link herbs, animals, crystals, colors, lunar phases, and
so on with specific energies, and thus with intended
magickal results. Correspondences are powerful keys that
help to open specific doors, and thereby direct magickal
energy in desired ways.
If you have prior knowledge of magick, you will
understand why certain herbs, candle colors, and so on are
used in the spells, and why it is recommended that some
spells be cast on particular days or during specified phases
of the Moon. If you have no understanding of these things,
you can nonetheless make use of magickal correspondences
by simply following the directions for the spells in this book.
Names of deities are ancient Words of Power, so we
invoke gods and goddesses to boost the magickal power of
our spells. Different deities have dominion over different
things, so we invoke them in accord with the intent of our
spells. If you have studied mythology, you will understand
why this god or that goddess is called upon in a spell. If you
know nothing about mythology, you can still access of the
power of invocation by following the spell directions.