I have started trying to do a little self casting using candles. However, I did not end/close the spell. How important is it to do this and what is the preferred method? Thanks in advance.
Closing a spell depends on what practice you are using to do your spell. Typically in hoodoo, Santeria, or voodoo you simply thank the spirits or finish what your doing and leave it be. In Wicca and pagan systems I have seen people open up a circle (energy) and close it once they are done sort of like opening up a portal for lack of a better term. If dealing with an entity I normally bid it farewell and tell it to go forth and bring my spell to fruition.