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The Charmed Ones casting a spell.

A spell or charm is a set of words that when spoken invoke some magical effect. Spells are sometimes called 'incantations' or 'enchantments'.

In order to be effective, spells must be performed by a magical being. To this end, a spell recited by a mortal will not work. Whilst spells require to be spoken they can also be performed non-verbally[1] Reading a spell backwards correctly can reverse the effects.[2] Certain spells have their own reversal spell.

Spells that create negative magical effects, that harm others, are called curses. These spells are difficult and should not be taken lightly.

SpellcastingEdit

The ability to cast spells is called spellcasting. Few magical beings such as witches, demons, Whitelighters, and warlocks are born with this ability and consider it to be a basic ability with which they are born.

A witch who lost her powers is still able to cast spells. Only when they are bound may she find that she's unable to cast any spells.

List of spellsEdit

A complete, alphabetical list of all the spells on Charmed can be found here. Below is an overview of what spell was used in which episode and who cast it.

Season 1Edit

Episode Spell Cast by
01 "Something Wicca This Way Comes" Serena Fredrick's Protection Spell Serena Fredrick
Dominus Trinus Phoebe Halliwell
To Lose a Love Forever Piper Halliwell
The Power of Three Spell The Charmed Ones
02 "I've Got You Under My Skin" To Invoke the Hand of Fatima
03 "Thank You For Not Morphing" Safety Spell
04 "Dead Man Dating" /
05 "Dream Sorcerer" Love Spell Piper and Phoebe Halliwell
06 "The Wedding from Hell" Hecate's Storm Spell Hecate
07 The Fourth Sister Kali Summoning Spell Aviva
08 The Truth is Out There... and It Hurts The Truth Spell Prue Halliwell
09 "The Witch is Back" Melinda Warren's Warlock Curse Melinda Warren
To Call Blood to Blood The Charmed Ones
To Reverse the Call Blood to Blood Spell
10 "Wicca Envy" To Relinquish Our Powers
11 "Feats of Clay" /
12 "The Wendigo" /
13 "From Fear to Eternity" To Brush Away Troubles Piper Halliwell
14 "Secrets and Guys" /
15 "Is There a Woogy in the House?" Woogyman Spell Phoebe Halliwell
16 "Which Prue is It, Anyway?" Charm of Multiplicity Prue Halliwell
17 "That '70s Episode" To Unbind a Bond Phoebe Halliwell
To Return to Your Own Time Penny and Patty Halliwell
The Nicholas Must Die Spell The Charmed Ones
18 "When Bad Warlocks Go Good" To Stir a Warlock's Inner Nature Greg and Paul Rowe
17 "Out of Sight" /
20 "The Power of Two" To Vanquish a Ghost Prue Halliwell
21 "Love Hurts" To Exchange Power Piper Halliwell
22 "Déjà Vu All Over Again" To Accelerate Time Prue Halliwell

Season 2Edit

Episode Spell Cast by
01 "Witch Trial" The Power of Three Spell Piper Halliwell
Woogyman Spell Piper and Phoebe Halliwell
The Nicholas Must Die Spell Prue Halliwell
A Spell for Invoking the Power of Three The Charmed Ones
To Reverse the Love Spell Abraxas
To Reverse the Warlock Spell
To Reverse the Woogyman Spell
02 "Morality Bites" To Move Ahead in Time The Charmed Ones
Return Spell /
To Bind
To Create a Door Prue Halliwell
To Discourage a Lover /
Erase a Memory
To Induce Slumber
A Glamour to Change One's Appearance
To Create Money
To Bend Someone's Will
03 "The Painted World" To Free What is Lost Prue, Piper, and Phoebe Halliwell (separately)
Smart Spell Phoebe Halliwell
Words Free Us All
04 "The Devil's Music" /
05 "She's a Man, Baby, a Man!" To Attract and Destroy the Succubus Prue Halliwell
06 "That Old Black Magic" To Disempower a Witch Tuatha
07 "They're Everywhere" To Hear Secret Thoughts Prue and Piper Halliwell
08 "P3 H2O" /
09 "Ms. Hellfire" Marcy Steadwell's Protection Spell Marcy Steadwell
10 "Heartbreak City" /
11 "Reckless Abandon" /
12 "Awakened" Awakening Spell Prue and Phoebe Halliwell
To Reverse Awakening Spell Prue Halliwell
13 "Animal Pragmatism" To Create a Mate (original version) Tessa, Andrea and Brooke
To Create a Mate (Phoebe's version) Phoebe Halliwell
To Turn Humans into Animals
To Reverse Humans into Animals Spell
14 "Pardon My Past" Past Life Spell
To Kill an Evil Witch
Past Life Switching Spell
To Reverse the Past Life Switching Spell
15 "Give Me a Sign" To Send a Sign
16 "Murphy's Luck" Prue Halliwell's Good Luck Spell Prue Halliwell
17 "How to Make a Quilt Out of Americans" Cryto Summoning Spell Gail Altman, Amanda and Helen
To Call a Witch's Power Gail Altman, Amanda and Helen
The Charmed Ones
Cryto Vanquishing Spell The Charmed Ones
18 "Chick Flick" Demon of Illusion Vanquishing Spell Phoebe Halliwell
19 "Ex Libris" Libris Vanquishing Spell Prue Halliwell
20 "Astral Monkey" /
21 "Apocalypse, Not" Demon of Anarchy Vanquishing Spell Piper Halliwell and Phoebe Halliwell
Demon of Anarchy Reverse Vanquishing Spell
22 "Be Careful What You Witch For" The Power of Three Spell The Charmed Ones

Season 3Edit

Episode Spell Cast by
01 "The Honeymoon's Over" /
02 "Magic Hour" /
03 "Once Upon a Time" To See the Unseen The Charmed Ones
04 "All Halliwell's Eve" /
05 "Sight Unseen" /
06 "Primrose Empath" To Free an Empath of his gift Prue Halliwell
07 "Power Outage" /
08 "Sleuthing with the Enemy" Belthazor Summoning Spell Prue and Piper Halliwell
09 "Coyote Piper" Alchemist's Resurrection Spell Kierkan
Alchemist Vanquishing Spell The Charmed Ones
To Expel a Life Essence
10 "We All Scream for Ice Cream" /
11 "Blinded by the Whitelighter" Eames Vanquishing Spell The Charmed Ones
12 "Wrestling with Demons" Lost and Found Spell Piper and Phoebe Halliwell
To Reverse the Lost and Found Spell Phoebe Halliwell
To Find a Person
13 "Bride and Gloom" To Kill a Female Warlock /
Hemlock Killing Spell
To Kill a Dark Priestess The Charmed Ones
14 "The Good, the Bad and the Cursed" /
15 "Just Harried" Handfasting Spell Piper Halliwell and Leo Wyatt
16 "Death Takes a Halliwell" Angel of Death Summoning Spell Prue Halliwell
Seekers Vanquishing Spell The Charmed Ones
17 "Pre-Witched" Seance Spell
Familiar Warlock Vanquishing Spell
18 "Sin Francisco" /
19 "The Demon Who Came in From the Cold" /
20 "Exit Strategy" /
21 "Look Who's Barking" Banshee Tracking Spell Prue Halliwell
22 "All Hell Breaks Loose" Shax Vanquishing Spell Phoebe Halliwell
Prue and Piper Halliwell

Season 4Edit

Episode Spell Cast by
01 "Charmed Again, Part 1" To Bring Back a Lost Sister Piper Halliwell
To Call a Lost Witch
To Summon the Dead
To Get Rid of Someone Penny and Phoebe Halliwell
Shax Vanquishing Spell The Charmed Ones
02 "Charmed Again, Part 2" Enchantment Spell Piper and Phoebe Halliwell
Exorcism Spell /
03 "Hell Hath No Fury" Vanishing Spell Paige Matthews
To Promote Compromise
Instant Karma Spell
To Reverse the Instant Karma Spell Phoebe Halliwell
To Call a Lost Sister Phoebe Halliwell and Paige Matthews
04 "Enter the Demon" /
05 "Size Matters" Gammill Vanquishing Spell The Charmed Ones
06 "A Knight to Remember" To Call a Lover to Oneself Paige Matthews
To Call Oneself to a Lover
Shocker Demon Vanquishing Spell The Charmed Ones
07 "Brain Drain" Chameleon Demon Vanquishing Spell Piper Halliwell
Mind Link Phoebe Halliwell and Paige Matthews
To Break a Mind Link /
To Relinquish Our Powers Piper Halliwell
08 "Black as Cole" /
09 "Muse to My Ears" To Make a Muse Visible Phoebe Halliwell
To Find a Muse The Charmed Ones
Phoebe Halliwell's Warlock Vanquishing Spell
To Make a Muse Invisible Phoebe Halliwell
10 "A Paige from the Past" /
11 "Trial by Magic" To Stretch the Imagination Paige Matthews
To Summon the Dead The Charmed Ones
Seance Spell
12 "Lost and Bound" Unlocking Spell Phoebe Halliwell
Ludlow Vanquishing Spell The Charmed Ones
13 "Charmed and Dangerous" Vanishing Spell Paige Matthews
To Call a Witch's Power The Charmed Ones
To Call Upon Our Ancestors
To Contain the Hollow The Seer and Phoebe Halliwell
14 "The Three Faces of Phoebe" To Hear Your Heart's Desire Phoebe Halliwell
Kurzon Vanquishing Spell The Charmed Ones
15 "Marry-Go-Round" Vanishing Spell Paige Matthews
16 "The Fifth Halliwheel" /
17 "Saving Private Leo" To Vanquish a Ghost Piper Halliwell
18 "Bite Me" Harpy Vanquishing Spell The Charmed Ones
19 "We're Off to See the Wizard" /
20 "Long Live the Queen" To Call a Witch's Power The Charmed Ones
21 "Womb Raider" To Steal an Unborn Child The Seer
The Power of Three Spell The Charmed Ones
22 "Witch Way Now?" To Find a Lost Love Phoebe Halliwell
Reversal Spell Piper Halliwell and Paige Matthews

Season 5Edit

Episode Spell Cast by
01 "A Witch's Tail, Part 1" Mermaid Tracking Spell The Sea Hag
Sea Hag Tracking Spell The Charmed Ones
02 "A Witch's Tail, Part 2" Fearless Spell Piper Halliwell
To Reveal One's Emotions Paige Matthews
Skeletal Beings Vanquishing Spell
03 "Happily Ever After" Mirror Trapping Spell The Wicked Witch from the Magic Mirror
To Awaken a Poisoned Victim Piper Halliwell
04 "Siren Song" Siren Summoning Spell Leo Wyatt and Phoebe Halliwell
05 "Witches in Tights" /
06 "The Eyes Have It" To Call Upon the Nicolae Ancestors Phoebe Halliwell, Paige Matthews and Ava Nicolae
07 "Sympathy for the Demon" Hellspawn Demon Vanquishing Spell Penny Halliwell
To Call Upon Our Ancestors The Charmed Ones
08 "A Witch In Time" Concealing Spell Bacarra
Deflection Spell
To Reveal the Invisible
To Induce Slumber
To Reverse Molecular Immobilization
To Teleport an Object
Fireball Spell
Debilito
Petrification Spell Phoebe Halliwell
09 "Sam, I Am" /
10 "Y Tu Mummy Tambien"
To See What Someone Has Been Scrying For Paige Matthews
Isis' Spell to Drive Away a Soul Isis
Mummifying Spell Jeric
Mummy Possession Spell
De-mummifying Spell
Piper Halliwell's Spell to Drive Away a Soul Piper Halliwell
11 "The Importance of Being Phoebe" Piper Halliwell's Spell to Remove Phoebe's Powers
Woogyman Spell Phoebe Halliwell
12 "Centennial Charmed" Avatar Conversion Spell Avatar Alpha
To Alter the Past Cole Turner
13 "House Call" Purifying Spell Phoebe Halliwell
Witch Doctor Summoning Spell The Charmed Ones
To Reverse the Vanishing Spell Piper Halliwell
14 "Sand Francisco Dreamin'" Sleeping Spell The Charmed Ones
15 "The Day the Magic Died" Return to Sender Spell Phoebe Halliwell
To Vanquish with Unicorn Horn Dust
16 "Baby's First Demon" /
17 "Lucky Charmed" To Repair Damage Paige Matthews
To Find Good Luck
To Light Up a Rainbow Road Seamus Fitzpatrick
To Grand Good Luck
To Grand Bad Luck
18 "Cat House" Piper Halliwell's Memory Spell Piper Halliwell
19 "Nymphs Just Wanna Have Fun" Transmutation Spell The Charmed Ones
20 "Sense and Sense Ability" /
21 "Necromancing the Stone" The Truth Spell Paige Matthews
Creeper Demon Summoning Spell Piper Halliwell and Paige Matthews
To Call the Halliwell Matriarchs Penny Halliwell
22 "Oh My Goddess! Part 1" To Free the Titans Unidentified Demon
To Release the Greek Goddesses Leo Wyatt
23 "Oh My Goddess! Part 2" /

Season 6Edit

Episode Spell Cast by
01 "Valhalley of the Dolls, Part 1" Trok Demon Vanquishing Spell Phoebe Halliwell
Memory Spell Paige Matthews
02 "Valhalley of the Dolls, Part 2" To Reverse the Animal Curse
To Reverse the Memory Spell
To Reveal Piper Halliwell's Emotions
03 "Forget Me...Not" Memory Spell: To Fill in the Blanks
Vanishing Spell Piper Halliwell
04 "The Power of Three Blondes" Bowl Divination Spell Mabel Stillman
Identity Theft Spell The Stillman Sisters
To Call a Witch's Power
Anti-orb Spell Margo Stillman
05 "Love's a Witch" To Find the Place of Injury Phoebe Halliwell
To Call for a Spirit Paige Matthews
Empathy Blocking Spell Phoebe Halliwell
06 "My Three Witches" Vanishing Spell Paige Matthews
07 "Soul Survivor" Zahn Summoning Spell Piper Halliwell
08 "Sword and the City" Power Theft Spell Mordaunt
09 "Little Monsters" Invincibility Spell Paige Matthews
10 "Chris-Crossed" Inhibition Spell Bianca
To Go Back in Time Chris Halliwell
To Summon the Book of Shadows
To Call for Your Powers Lost in Battle
11 "Witchstock" To Summon the Dead Phoebe Halliwell
To Pacify an Enemy's Stave Penny Halliwell
Seduction Spell Piper Halliwell
To Unleash Evil in a Home Robin
To Make One Peaceful Penny Halliwell
Penny Halliwell's Warlock Vanquishing Spell
Slime Demon Vanquishing Spell The Charmed Ones
12 "Prince Charmed" To Conjure the Perfect Man Phoebe Halliwell and Paige Matthews
To Create Birthday Decorations Paige Matthews
To Vanquish the Order /
13 "Used Karma" Aura Cleanse /
Chakra Cleanse
Karma Cleanse Richard Montana
Swarm King Vanquishing Spell The Charmed Ones
14 "The Legend of Sleepy Halliwell" Headless Horseman Vanquishing Spell
15 "I Dream of Phoebe" /
16 "The Courtship of Wyatt's Father" To Call for Your Sister's Spirit Paige Matthews
17 "Hyde School Reunion" To Turn into a Teenager Phoebe Halliwell
To Revive the Past
To Turn a Woman into a Dog
To Create an Illusory Fire
To Make One Hear Their Greatest Fears
To Change Someone's Appearance Paige Matthews
18 "Spin City" To Reverse the Spell of the Wicked Witch of the Enchanted Forest
19 "Crimes and Witch-Demeanors" To Turn Flowers into Fire Phoebe Halliwell
Tribunal Summoning Spell Gideon
20 "A Wrong Day's Journey Into Right" To Conjure Mr. Right Paige Matthews
Age Acceleration Spell Vincent Wrong
21 "Witch Wars" To Activate the Ronyx Crystal Phoebe Halliwell
22 "It's a Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad World, Part 1" To Open the Portal to the Parallel World The Charmed Ones
To Infuse an Athame with Power Gideon
The Power of Four Spell The Charmed Ones
23 "It's a Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad World, Part 2" Piper Halliwell's Happiness Spell Piper Halliwell

Season 7Edit

Episode Spell Cast by
01 "A Call to Arms" To Remove Gods from Mortals Paige Matthews
02 The Bare Witch Project" To Send Lady Godiva Back to Her Time Paige Matthews
Lord Dyson Summoning Spell Piper Halliwell
To Send Lady Godiva and Lord Dyson Back to Their Time Paige Matthews
Lady Godiva Summoning Spell
To Return to Your Own Time Duncan
03 Cheaper by the Coven" To Resolve Sibling Rivalry Penny Halliwell
Freezing Spell
To Reverse the Sibling Rivalry Spell Patty Halliwell
04 "Charrrmed!" To Summon the Fountain of Youth Piper Halliwell
05 "Styx Feet Under" /
06 "Once in a Blue Moon" /
07 "Someone to Witch Over Me" To See Guardian Angels Paige Matthews
08 "Charmed Noir" /
09 "There's Something About Leo" /
10 "Witchness Protection" Zankou Releasing Spell Unnamed Wizard
11 "Ordinary Witches" To Exchange Power Piper and Phoebe Halliwell
12 "Extreme Makeover: World Edition" /
13 "Charmageddon" /
14 "Carpe Demon" To Invoke the Inner Demon Demonic Sorcerer
Demonic Sorcerer Summoning Spell Paige Matthews
Demonic Sorcerer Vanquishing Spell The Charmed Ones
15 "Show Ghouls" To Go to the Moment Where Souls Become Lost Drake dè Mon
Escape From the Ordinary Phoebe Halliwell
16 "The Seven Year Witch" /
17 "Scry Hard" To Summon the Nexus Zankou
18 "Little Box of Horrors" /
19 "Freaky Phoebe" Soul Swapping Spell Imara
Imara Vanquishing Spell Piper Halliwell and Paige Matthews
20 "Imaginary Fiends" To Call Future Wyatt Piper Halliwell
To Remove a Curse
To Send Away Future Wyatt
21 "Death Becomes Them" /
22 "Something Wicca This Way Goes...?" To Summon the Nexus Zankou
To Turn Someone into an Animal The Charmed Ones
The Power of Three Spell
To Banish a Suxen

Season 8Edit

Episode Spell Cast by
01 "Still Charmed and Kicking" To Change One's Appearance Phoebe Halliwell
02 "Malice in Wonderland" /
03 "Run, Piper, Run" /
04 "Desperate Housewitches" To Resurrect the Source of All Evil Unidentified female Possessor Demon
05 "Rewitched" To Make A Lover's Dream Come True Billie Jenkins
To Reverse the Change One's Appearance Spell Phoebe Halliwell
06 "Kill Billie: Vol. 1" To Erase Painful Memories Billie Jenkins
07 "The Lost Picture Show" /
08 "Battle of the Hexes" To Call a Lost Witch Piper and Phoebe Halliwell
To Remove the Golden Belt of Gaea Paige Matthews
09 "Hulkus Pocus" /
10 "Vaya Con Leos" To Hide Someone from the Angel of Death Piper Halliwell
Angel of Destiny Summoning Spell The Charmed Ones
11 "Mr. & Mrs. Witch" /
12 "Payback's a Witch" To Make a Teddybear Talk Phoebe Halliwell
13 "Repo Manor" To Make a Muse Visible Paige Matthews
To Exchange Bodies Billie Jenkins
14 "12 Angry Zen" /
15 "The Last Temptation of Christy" /
16 "Engaged and Confused" To Call a Lost Witch Billie Jenkins
17 "Generation Hex" Noxon Demons Banisment Spell Ryan and Jen
18 "The Torn Identity" Christy Jenkins
Demon Locator Spell The Charmed Ones
19 "The Jung and the Restless" /
20 "Gone with the Witches" To Reveal the Unseen Andrew O'Brian
21 "Kill Billie: Vol. 2" To Summon the Hollow The Charmed Ones
Christy and Billie Jenkins
22 "Forever Charmed" To Banish the Hollow Penny, Patty and Piper Halliwell

Season 9Edit

Episode Spell Cast by
01 "Charmed Lives" To Change One's Appearance Jessalyn
02 "No Rest for the Wicca" /
03 "Innocents Lost" To Revive the Source of All Evil Dark Priest
04 "Mortal Enemies" Discord Spell The Source of All Evil
05 "Unnatural Resources" To Vanquish the Source of All Evil The Charmed Ones
To Share the Source's Power Neena
06 "Morality Bites Back" A Glamour to Change One's Appearance
07 "The Heir Up There" /
08 "Oh, Henry" /
09 "The All or Nothing" /
10 "Three Little Wiccans" To Summon Neena's Mate Phoebe Halliwell
11 "Last Witch Effort" Altered Dominus Trinus
To Unite the Sphaera of Light and Dark Neena
12 "The Charmed Offensive" To Reunite Paige's Soul and Her Body The Charmed Ones
To Bind Neena's Magic The Charmed Ones and The Warren Line
To Separate the Sphaera of Light and Dark
13 "Piper's Place" List of spells#
14 "Cupid's Harrow" /
15 "Where There's Smoke There's a Firestarter" /
16 "The Heavens Can Wait" /
17 "Family Shatters" /
18 "Four's Company" /
19 "Crossed, Triple-Crossed" List of spells#
20 "The Old Witcheroo" /
21 "Reversal of Misfortune" /
22 "Prue Ya Gonna Call?" List of spells#
23 "The Darklight Zone" List of spells#
24 "The Power of 300" List of spells#

Season 10Edit

Episode Spell Cast by
01 "No Country for Old Ones" List of spells#
02 "Magically Malicious" List of spells#
03 "The Perks of Being a Whitelighter" List of spells#
04 "Charmed Assault" List of spells#
05 "Whatever Happened to the Demon with a Soul?" List of spells#
06 "Will o' the Witch" /
07 "Hard Knox Life" List of spells#
08 "Love is a Burning Thing" /
09 "Haste Makes Wasteland" List of spells#
10 "The Curious Case of Benjamin Turner" /
11 "Fear Always Comes Back" /
12 "Virtue" List of spells#
13 "Court of Love" /
14 "The Four Sisters, Part 1" List of spells#
15 "The Four Sisters, Part 2" List of spells#
16 "Happy Ending" /
17 "Effigy" /
18 "Tribunal and Tribulations" List of spells#
19 "Something Old, Something Prue" List of spells#
20 "The Reason" List of spells#

NotesEdit

  • Spells work even if they are recorded, as long as they are cast by a witch. Three college students used a recording of Phoebe casting a spell to turn animals into men.[3]
  • A haiku can also be considered a spell. Paige Matthews proved this when she wrote a haiku to vanquish him.
  • Protection spells are dangerous since the spell's compulsion towards keeping the subject safe would not allow the subject to move in an attempt to prevent any possible danger.[4]
  • Skilled witches can combine spells to make a single, more powerful spell for the same purpose.[5]
  • Past magic can be drawn upon for a spell, Phoebe discovered this with the spell that vanquished the Source of All Evil.

TriviaEdit

  • Of all the Charmed Ones, Phoebe is considered to be the best at writing spells (although for one episode she was stated to be best at potions).
  • Curtis Kheel, one of the writers of Charmed, stated in the Book of Shadows-documentary that the spells were always the last part of the scripts to be written. This due to the difficulty of rhyming.
  • The most spells were cast in season 6 (53 spells), the least in season 8 (18 spells). Spells that were mentioned or cast offscreen are not counted. The most often used spell in the series is the To Call a Lost Witch spell.
    • Season 6 is also the only season to contain only one episode were no spells were cast. All other seasons have at least five episodes in which no spells are cast.
  • In the Book of Shadows-documentary writer and director Curtis Kheel stated that the spells were always the last part of the scripts that were written due to the difficulty caused by having to rhyme.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Charmed Ones and Wyatt Halliwell have both been shown using spells non-verbally.
  2. As demonstrated by the demon Abraxas in the season 2 episode "Witch Trial".
  3. As seen in "Animal Pragmatism"
  4. As seen in the season 7 episode "Styx Feet Under".
  5. Phoebe Halliwell combined two vanquishing spells to vanquish the Demon of Illusion.

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