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Incorporating a being's name as part of the verbal components for casting a spell may be absolutely necessary in the case of conjuring or divination spells. For example, summoning a demon might be difficult without knowing its proper titles, but controlling that demon without its true name would be impossible. If a spell targets a creature and allows a saving throw, incorporating the being's birth name increases the save DC by +2, using the secret name by +3, and the entity's true name by +4. Conversely, if the spell heals or otherwise provides a boon to a targeted creature then the spell is more powerful if the Law of Names is applied. Using the being's birth name has no effect, but using her secret name increases the effective caster level of the spell by 1. Using the subject's true name increases the caster level of the spell by 2. This also applies to spells that the practitioner casts on herself. Thus, while having a secret name or a true name might entail certain risks should that name become known to one's enemies; having such a name can greatly aid the character when used carefully.

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Fundamentals of Magick

Fundamentals of Magick

Magick is the art and practice of moving natural energies to effect needed or wanted change. Magick is natural, there is absolutely nothing supernatural about it. What is taught here are various techniques of magick for beginners. Magick is natural and simple and the techniques to develop abilities should be simple and natural as well. What is taught on this site is not only the basics of magick, but the basics of many things.

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