Before any spell work or ritual begins, a witch should prepare by casting a circle of protection. Casting a circle is based on Wiccan teachings but is beneficial for any non-denominational witch. Casting a protection circle helps protect the ritual space and ensure no negative energies get in the area while casting. The ritual cast will protect spell work inside or outside a dwelling in nature or a bedroom. Witches can perform spells without casting a circle, but it allows other powers to invade the space that may not help the end goal or even energies that thrive off of sabotage. When a witch casts a circle, they invite their ancestors, the magick of the universe, or any deities they worship into the magickal ritual to gain specific help and guidance through that channeling.