A Glamour is a supernatural spell of illusion primarily used in witchcraft and other forms of Magic. Although Witches cast these spells the most it has been employed by wizards and sorcerers as well. Depending on ones magical ability a Glamour can simply involve exuding powerful confidence and love that is felt by everyone around you. At a higher level, it may involve making one’s self appear more beautiful by slight tweaks in facial appearance. Of course, simply smiling all the time and having a warm personality can do that! At the mystical maximum, one may actually change their physical appearance. This can include one’s face and body shape. Glamouring can give the appearance of losing weight, gaining a shapely form, or having a more muscular physique.
Such advanced levels of Glamouring often require potions along with spells. This is especially true if the Glamour is being placed on someone with no magical ability. Magical Practitioners can more easily Glamour themselves than another person. The first glimmer of the Glamour begins in the sub-conscious mind and flows into the bodies aura where the spell then radiates its intent outwards to other minds within a certain radius. This means at a certain distance people might see the persons true appearance since it is a mixture of radiated light and hypnotic suggestion. Quite often the spell is a drain on one’s energy and may require recharging via potions or special ceremonies.
Again power depends on the skill of the magical practitioner. However, their job is made easier if the subject of the Glamour has clean Chakra’s and a strong flow of metaphysical energy surging throughout their body and aura. For all intents and purposes, a Glamour is not magically induced shape-shifting. It is equivalent to a hologram in some respects as it manipulates parts of the aura into becoming visible light. Although in the strictest sense it relies more on magical hypnosis to make people believe they’re seeing something they’re not. It is possible for very powerful psychics, magicians, and paranormal beings to see through a Glamour if it isn’t strong enough. The average person will however almost never see through the illusion. Interestingly enough very young children and animals can see through such illusions due to the magical innocence they possess.
What Are Glamour’s Used For?
The full glory of the Glamour is used in supernatural circles to infiltrate those under surveillance and to attain intelligence. It may also be used by magical assassins to gain easy access to their victims! Appearing as a familiar person is a powerful tool of manipulation used for many purposes. Glamours may also be employed for use in Paranormal Witness Protection Programs for informants and those who are in danger from the forces of darkness. Naturally super-villains themselves use it to hide out. Such villains as supernatural serial killers may wish to sail forth feelings of love to reassure people when they themselves have no such feelings. When the Glamour only radiates confidence and other positive qualities it is used to gain better relationships and careers. Eventually, the person is able to change their personality with the aid of the Glamour so at some point they no longer need it.
Outside of magic Illusion Manipulation powers and other psychokinetic or telepathic abilities allow for a change in appearance or exuding a preferred personality to people. Exuding positive traits can also be done through common hypnosis or even excellent willpower. For the average individual simply smiling a lot can aid greatly in looking better.
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