A spell is a magical operation meant to raise occult or spiritual energies and direct them toward a specific goal. Usually, a specialist in the occult sciences – like a mage or a sorcerer – will cast a spell during a magical ritual, often with the help of a magical formula. Spells will likely require specific tools or items (talismans, incense, candles, etc.) to be cast. Good-aligned spells are often called blessings, while evil-aligned spells are called hexes or curses.