Thursday, June 12, 2008

Thursday This Is Your Spell - Love - Sorta

"Love is a many splendored thing"- when it's good. And it should be good. But unfortunately reality tends to interfere with "should" and things change. Love should be intoxicating, exhilarating, fulfilling, and provide one with things like security and peace of mind. The reality is, love can be controlling, manipulative and petty. While this isn't really love, a large number of people think it is, and so it can become.
I am not a big proponent of love spells, I feel that something like love should come in it's own time, it's own way. But I decided to post these just the same. The first one is just about the best "love come to me" type of spell, very generalized and non-controlling if performed as directed. The second is for those already "in love" but having some difference of opinion, again, there is no control element, only a wish for peace. And then there is the last one. We all know that sometimes what we thought was love, isn't. It is simply a way of bringing about an amicable ending, by asking the universe to have the other person "go away." Not disappear, or be harmed in any way, just go somewhere else, out of your life & sphere. These spells all should be performed around Samhain, which I know is still a ways away, but that will give you time to really think about what you're planning and determine it is the right course for you.

So, here we go...

*The Love Apple Potion *
from "HALLOWEEN, Spells, Customs and Recipes" by Silver Ravenwolf

You will need:
7 apple seeds
Mortar and pestle
1 red candle
Spring Water
1 favorite clean decorative glass, chalice or cup
1 square red cloth (a napkin would work well)
cheese cloth or a coffee filter

On a piece of paper determine what love is to you. Double check what you have written to be sure that you have not written words that would be against another's free will. If you have please change the wording. Do not list any person by name. Warning: Your spell will backfire if you don't follow the rule on freewill. The day before Halloween Eve, crush the apple seeds into a fine powder using the mortar and pestle, chanting the following:

"Love, love love love
All I want is to be loved."

Hold the red candle in your hand and think about giving and receiving love in your life. Concentrate for a minute or two then light the candle saying:

"I invoke Venus, lady of love
I invoke Cupid, man of love
I invoke Aphrodite, lady of love
I invoke Spirit for universal love.
So mote it be."

Pass the mortar over the candle flame saying:

"I cleanse and consecrate this powder in the name of Spirit.
So mote it be."

Pour the spring water into a favorite clean decorative glass. Pour the powder into the cup, envisioning love and respect coming toward you from everyone in the universe. As you stare at the liquid, envision a blue flame of loving energy hovering over the cup and then descending into the cup, infusing the liquid with universal love. Seal the energy over the cup with an equal-armed cross in the air. Cover the cup with the red cloth. Let the powder steep for 12 hours. Let the candle burn until you have one inch left. On Halloween, remove the red cloth from the top of the cup. Set the cloth aside. Strain through cheesecloth or a coffee filter. Add powder to your favorite perfume or use alone. Dab at pulse points on neck, wrists, and behind knees. Imagine yourself surrounded by universal love. Sprinkle a little of the potion on your Halloween costume.

* A Modern Witches' Spell to Bring Reconciliation *
by Gerina Dunwich; From A Witch's Halloween: A Complete Guide to the Magick, Incantations, Recipes, Spells & Lore by Gerina Dunwich

In Druidic times, Samhain was a time to set right any matters that caused dissension between members of the tribe. In keeping with this tradition, many modern Witches and Pagans perform a spell on Halloween night, if necessary, to reconcile differences and heal anger between friends or lovers.

To perform such a spell you will need
a piece of parchment,
Dove's Blood ink (available in most occult shops and mail order catalogues)
a hallowed fire source such as a Sabbat bonfire, a sacred cauldron fire or even a candle burning within a Jack O'Lantern.

Begin by writing in Dove's Blood ink your intent upon the piece of parchment. After thrice reciting the following incantation, close your eyes and visualize your intent as being manifest, and then cast the parchment into the bonfire or blazing cauldron, or light it by holding it over the Jack O'Lantern's candle and then place it in a fire-proof container and allow it to burn away to ashes:

"Nicnevin, Nicnevin,
O Ancient Crone of Wisdom,
upon thee I call
on this darkest of nights.
Nicnevin, Nicnevin,
O Governess of Magick,
With love I beseech thee
empower this rite
My spell I do fashion
and cast it with passion
by Witches' Law of Three:
As I will, so shall it be."

*The Pumpkin Separation Spell *
from "
HALLOWEEN, Spells, Customs and Recipes" by Silver Ravenwolf

Unfortunately, we all get into predicaments in which we feel trapped. This pumpkin spell has never failed us. You will need:

2 miniature pumpkins
A black felt tipped pen
1/8-teaspoon black pepper
1/8-teaspoon salt
14 tea candles

Seven days before Samhain, hollow out both pumpkins. Write your name on the bottom of one pumpkin and the situation (or person) you wish to be removed from on the bottom of the other pumpkin. Sprinkle the two peppers and salt in the bottom of the pumpkin of the other person or situation. Vent both pumpkins with a small-carved design (your choice). Set the tops of the pumpkins in an open plastic bag in you refrigerator. Set the two pumpkins three inches apart on a table where they will not be disturbed. Hold your hands over the pumpkins and say:

"Pumpkin light, Witches fright
Send (name the person situation or person) away this night."

Keep repeating the charm until the palm of your hands become warm or tingle. Put a tea candle in each pumpkin and light them. (Don't burn yourself) let burn for one hour. Do not leave unattended. Each evening change the candles, move the candles/pumpkins another inch apart, and repeat the charm.
On Samhain Eve, repeat the spell at midnight. Let the candles burn until 3:00 A.M. Do not leave the candle unattended. Put out the candles. Close up the candles/pumpkins with their respective lids. Bury one pumpkin on one side of the river, creek, or railroad crossing (please do not go on the tracks). Bury the other pumpkin on the other side of the river, creek, or railroad crossing. If you can't bury them throw them into a living body of water (not near each other). Do not throw the candles in the water. Throw them in a dumpster away from your house.
Note: If something strange happens with the pumpkins that would cut your spell short (like if the pumpkin collapses), don't worry about it. This means that the spell has been activated and you don't need to continue. Dispose of both pumpkins in the manner listed above. When my daughter does this spell, invariably one or the other pumpkins disintegrates in less than two days (which is why I warn you not to leave the little pumpkins unattended).

Disclaimer: No one involved in this blog or its contents may be held responsible for any adverse reactions arising from following any of the instructions/recipes on this list. It is the reader's personal responsibility to exercise all precautions and use his or her own discretion if following any instructions or advice from this blog.

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