Murphy's Law for Witches
- Murphy's Law For Witches
No spell is as easy as it looks.
If you perceive that there are four possible ways
in which a spell can go wrong,
and circumvent these,
then a fifth way will promptly develop.
Every spell performed to solve a problem
will breed new problems.
Mother Nature is sometimes a bitch.
Anything that can go wrong will go wrong;
and anything that cannot possibly go wrong
will also go wrong.
No matter what the result of a spell,
there will always be someone eager to:
(a) misinterpret it.
(b) fake it.
(c) believe that it happened as a result of his own work.
Once a Ritual is fouled up,
anything done to improve it only makes it worse.
Everyone has a favorite ritual or spell that will not work.
As soon as you mention something ...
if it's good, it goes away;
if it's bad it happens.
If a spell requires 'x amount' of materials,
then immediately before beginning,
you will discover that you only possess
'x amount-1' materials.
In any formula, it will be discovered
that the required amounts have been forgotten.
No books are lost by lending except
those you particularly want to keep.
If you miss an issue of a newsletter,
it will be the issue that concludes
the article or ritual that you are most anxious to read.
When your familiar has fallen asleep on your lap
and looks utterly content and adorable,
you will suddenly have to go to the bathroom.
If you drop your Athame during a rite,
you will discover that you are no longer
able to move your right foot.
The universe is not only stranger than we imagine,
it's stranger than we can imagine.
For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism.
For every vision of the Goddess,
there is an equal and opposite vision
that negates your own vision.
If you are early to a meeting,
it will be Canceled ...
if you are on time, it will be late.
If you are late, it will have started early.
The more complicated and grandiose the ritual,
the greater the chance that it will fail.
The more carefully you plan a ritual,
the more you will resist admitting that it failed.
When a lazy witch gets into trouble due to his ignoring
the facts, he will imagine that his failures are caused
by another's curse.
The best and most effective rituals occur
when you are home with the flu.
You always hear about the need for a ritual or spell
after that need ends.
When all else fails, consult your Book of Shadows.
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