Lodestone Love Spell
Lodestone’s magnetic properties are used to draw love towards you and then keep that love close at hand.
Lodestones are believed to have genders, just like other living creatures. Their gender is determined by their appearance: the rounder looking ones are female, while the males are the more phallic looking stones.
Choose lodestones to match your desires, use one to represent yourself and another to represent the person you would like to draw into a romance.
Choose a lodestone that represents you and soak it in ‘Come to Me Lover Oil’ Sprinkle it with magnetic sand and place it on the edge of a mirror
Choose a lodestone that represents the person you wish to draw into romance.
Soak this one in ‘Amor Oil’
Sprinkle with Magnetic Sand and place it on the mirror, on the opposite edge of the first lodestone.
Carve a candle dedicated to romance and dress it with ‘Lucky Lodestone Oil’
Light it and focus on your wish for romance and move the two lodestones slightly closer to each other.
Pinch out the candle
Repeat this daily until the lodestones meet in the middle, and then allow the candle to burn all the way down.
If you don’t like the idea of using poppets and have decided to work a binding, and you have a handle on your emotions, then here are some commonsense guidelines that I suggest you follow:
* Bindings are best performed on a Saturday.
* Work the binding at sunset and you pull into the spell the closing energies of not only the day, but of the entire week.
* Work with black candles; they coordinate with Saturn’s energies and they are the classic magickal color for this type of witchery.
Finally, to be crystal clear, a binding is the act of psychically restraining a harmful person or criminal so that their actions cannot harm anyone else. The goddess to call on is Hecate, and she is a mighty magickal force. Consider your words and actions carefully when you call on her. How you choose to work a binding is up to you. At this point, I suggest that you take a moment and draft out your binding spell on paper. Go carefully, and remember to harm none.
You may experience some dramatic special effects when working with Hecate. Don’t be taken aback if the wind picks up….if you candles flicker and snap…..or if you begin to notice barking or howling dogs. The animals sense when Hecate is near. Yes, we have gotten very serious all of a sudden. That’s because a binding is a serious matter. Surprised? Don’t be. Just because I tend to look at things from a humorous perspective doesn’t mean I am not serious when the situation calls for it.
This invocation includes some of the correspondences for Hecate. If you choose, you can add these to your spellwork. (This would also be a fine addition to the opening of poppet magick). A general invocation for Hecate follows.
Book of Witchery
Spells, Charms & Correspondences for Every Day of the Week
A thought to start your week with…
Blessed be dear Sisters, Brothers, and honored Guests!
Meal Blessing Spell
You can do this any day, or on a special occasion, before preparing a meal.
1. Light a candle in the kitchen and pass your hand three times, clockwise, over the food you are preparing.
2. Say softly three times:
“A blessing on the meal and peace on earth.”
3. Before setting the dining table, carry the same candle to the center of the table.
4. When the food is on the table, or just before you serve it, say:
“Give thanks to the Mother Earth.
Give thanks to the Father Sun.
Give thanks to the plants in the garden,
Where the Mother and Father are One.”
If you know the people well, you could say these blessing words before the meal. But if not, say them silently in your heart.
Most perfume ads suggest that the right scent can make you sexy, alluring and successful. A blend by Black Phoenix Alchemy Labs, meanwhile, offers to make you smell like Hecate, the three-faced Greek goddess of witchcraft.
As a classics scholar who studies both magic and the senses in the ancient world, this idea of a witch-inspired perfume fascinates me – and “Hecate” is just one of many magic-inspired fragrances available today.
What does a witch smell like, and why would you deliberately perfume yourself like one?
Smells are impossible to see or touch, yet they affect us emotionally and even physically. That’s similar to how many people think of magic, and cultures around the world have connected the two. My current research is focused on how magic and scent were linked in ancient Rome and Greece, ideas that continue to shape views of witches in the West today.
Greeks and Romans of all walks of life believed in magic and used spells ranging from curses to healing magic and garden charms. Magical handbooks from the time show that Greco-Egyptian magicians used fragrance extensively in their rituals, even scented inks, and doctors believed strong-smelling plant species to be more medically effective than others. The gods themselves were thought to smell sweet, and places they touched retained a pleasant odor, making scent a sign of contact with the divine.
Witches wielding perfumes …