Book Of Shadows

This is a spell for when a toxic person, or unhappy relationship has left you feeling frozen and unable to move on. This spell calls for a “Ghost Apple.” You can read about the magickal qualities of Ghost Apples over at Magickal Ingredients. That post also includes a simple “how to” if you’d like to make a Ghost Apple for use in the following spell.

You will need the following ingredients:

  • A Ghost Apple“This is my problem”
  • A plate “It is on my plate”
  • Incense or sage – “I purify with smoke”
  • A feather“I purify with air”
  • A small candle – “I purify with fire”
  • Salt“I purify with salt”
  • Paper towels“I wipe the slate clean”

If you do the spellwork indoors, the Ghost Apple will melt quickly, so have everything ready in advance. Place the Ghost Apple on your plate and set them on your altar, saying” This is my problem. It is on my plate.”

Light the incense and hold the Ghost Apple over the top of it so that it fills with the smoke. As you do this, say, “I purify with smoke.” Place the Ghost Apple on your plate, and with the feather, “smudge” or brush the smoke from the incense around the outside of the apple. As you do this say, ” I purify with air.”

Sprinkle salt in a circle around the Ghost Apple, and then over the top of it. Say, “I purify with salt.” Wait and watch as the salt begins to melt the Ghost Apple. Imagine and feel  your own walls melting and purifying.

Now, light the candle saying “I purify with fire.” Place the candle close to the Ghost Apple and feel your heart warming and expanding in love. Continue to meditate on this feeling until the Ghost Apple is completely melted and the candle has burned down. If water from the melting ice puts the candle out, that’s fine.

When the ice is completely gone, wipe up the water and salt with the paper towels, and clean the plate. As you do this, say, “I wipe the slate clean.”

Dispose of the paper towels and whatever is left of the incense, and the candle by dropping it into a trash bin far from your home.

Spell by Madame Fortuna

You will need:

  • White or pink candle
  • A length of morning glory vine – long enough to weave into a circle
  • Small mirror – preferably round
  • A morning glory leaf
  • A morning glory flower
  • Small magnet or lodestone

Light the candle. Take the piece of morning glory vine and weave it into a circle. As you weave the vine, chant the following:

Mighty Cosmic Guardians of Love and Goodness
I call upon thee.

When the circle is complete, place in the center of it a small mirror. If your mirror is larger than the circle you made with the vine, place it on top of the mirror. Put the flower in the center of the circle, on top of the mirror. As you do, say the following:

My Magic Circle of Love is complete.
I now create the New Self-Image
of charm and charisma
that I wish to Project to the Whole world.

I now Overcome and feelings of self-consciousness
or inferiority
and I condition my Inner Mind
to thoughts of Self-Confidence,
Poise and Charm.

I send out thoughts of Love to All People and I Know
that people will Love Me in return.

I Know there is that within me which
all people recognize as Worth-While and Desirable,
and everyone whom I meet
Loves this self of Mine recognizes its worth.

Next to the flower place a leaf from the morning glory vine, and as you do say the following 3 times:

I know there is a Perfect Lover
waiting to Love and Cherish me.

Place a magnet, or lodestone on the mirror next to or on top of the leaf and flower. Say the following:

My Circle of Love is Complete
and I now Invoke the law of Magnetic Attraction and
Draw this Perfect lover onto me.
As I have said, so shall it be.

Allow the candle to burn down completely. The mirror, botanicals, and magnet can be wrapped in velvet and placed under your pillow, or carried with you.

Note:

Thrift stores often have wonderful little compact make-up cases complete with mirror. Something like that would be great for this little spell, and will allow you to keep it intact and to carry it with you as well and also simple to slip under your pillow at night. Be sure to clean a used make-up case thoroughly and give it a dip in salt water to purify the energies. Also, if you do use a compact make-up case, press and dry the flower and leaf before the spellwork.

Not sure your magnet will fit inside? Lightweight craft magnets come in many different thicknesses and sizes – some are 1/16″ thick and should fit nicely into any case.

Spell by Madame Fortuna

Murmur your desires while threading a brand new needle, which has never been used, with unbleached thread. This must be passed through the clothing of the woman or man you love near the heart three times.

(He/she does not have to be in the clothing at the time, although no doubt that would enhance the strength of the spell.)

From: Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells

The type of lamp recommended is a hurricane or kerosene lamp.The basic fuel mixture is a blend of castor oil, olive oil, and kerosene. Use 2/3 kerosene to 1/3 oil mixture. A simple terracotta oil lamp may also be used – the basic fuel mixture would then be olive oil, or palm oil.

Start with a clean lamp – a new one is best – but a used one is fine as long as it has been thoroughly cleansed.

At the bottom of the lamp place a magnet. If this spell is to attract a specific person, put in a personal object from the person or their name written on parchment paper cut in the form of a heart. Or you can write a description of the type of person you wish to attract on a piece of paper cut in the form of a heart.

Add a small piece of Orris Root. Pour in two ounces of virgin olive oil that has been infused with two tablespoons of rose petals and cinnamon (2 parts rose petals to 1 part cinnamon) or two tablespoons of any one of the following essential oils:

  • Jasmine,  Rose, Lavender

Now select five of the healing herbs from the following list and add 1/2 teaspoon of each:

  • Spikenard – Violets – Vanilla Bean – Vervain – Cubeb Berries – Adam and Eve Root – Laurel – Horse Chestnut – Lavender – Lotus – Lovage – Magnolia – Mistletoe – Passion flower – Patchouli Leaves – Rose Buds – Yerba mate – Sweet Bugle – Scullcap – Rose Hips – Orange Blossoms – Five-finger Grass – Linden Flowers – Gentian Root – Couch Grass – Heart ease Herb

Fill the rest of the way with your basic fuel mixture. Light the lamp and recite a prayer to Saint Anne, or whatever deity you wish to invoke for bringing love and romance into your life.

Once it is lit, the flame must not be extinguished until the goal is accomplished. Each day at the same time, your desire should be restated and the prayer recited while turning the lamp in a clockwise direction (to get the ingredients moving), and the lamp should be refueled if necessary.

Note:

If some of the ingredients seem difficult to acquire, feel free to use any herbs and oils that are useful in spells for love and romance. For example, a small rose quartz can be substituted for the orris root.

From: Charms, Spells, and Formulas

Apollo is a spirit of omnivorous sexuality. His romantic desires for men and women are equally strong; what seems to be the bottom line of attraction for him is beauty, intelligence, and talent, rather than gender. His is a complex myth.

Classical Greek mythology paints him as the handsomest, most talented, most clever spirit of all, yet the women he pursues inevitably run from his embrace. Apollo had better luck with male lovers, with whom he had happy, successful relationships. Request his assistance, especially with someone who’s hard to get.

Here’s how:

Carve and dress a large yellow or gold candle and dedicate it to Apollo. You can use any love drawing oil. Roll the candle in powdered Saint John’s Wort. Burn it and make your appeal.

Apollo’s sacred creatures include crows and mice. Significant or surprising appearances may signal your response.

From: The Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells

This spell calls out to your long-lost love to come and find you. The idea of the message in the bottle is used to call for help from afar. You are summoning your love to come help complete your heart. The Lady of the Lake will bestow this message only upon the most worthy. Arthurian legend states the Lady of the Lake bestowed Excalibur upon the worthiest of men; think of your heart as Excalibur!

Ingredients:

  • piece of parchment paper
  • red pen
  • rose petals
  • assorted red, pink, and white beads
  • glitter
  • 1 small bottle with cork
  • 1 water lily bloom

These ingredients encompass all aspects of love with the colors red, pink, and white. Red speaks of passion and romance. Pink speaks to pure love and happiness. White is the power of spirit to guide the bottle into the hands of your true mate. It also signifies a spiritual connection between the two of you. The water lily bloom is used as an offering.

Construct your love letter. This letter should contain your love needs, wants, and expectations. It should be written from your heart. Tell your soon-to-be lover you are waiting with so much love to give and share. While writing, feel the energy you are charging flow through you, to your pen, and onto the paper, where the ink will empower your desire.

Decorate your bottle with the rest of the ingredients to add more potency for beauty, love, and romance.

Walk to the water’s edge. While holding your bottle over the water, recite the following incantation:

“Lady of the Lake, I summon thee,
Reach up and engulf, take this message from me.
Empower and send this message of light
To only the worthiest of suitors, armor shining and bright.”

Fill the bottle with water. See the Lady of the Lake rise up out of the water and transmute your message into energy. See the energy drain from the bottle, leaving only your ingredients. She will now take your message and present it only to the one worthy of your love.

Set your offering, a water lily bloom, atop the water to thank the Lady of the Lake.

Found in: The Everything Love Spells Book

The origins of this love spell are obscure, but there is a litany in archaic Italian of which I have provided an English translation. It is a ritual that requires a bit of effort and a lot of herbal materials as well as a profound belief in its success. Otherwise, its nothing more than empty words. The materials can be obtained readily in any food store, herb market or metaphysical supply store.

Herbal Mixture:

  • 3 parts lavender
  • 3 parts damiana
  • 3 parts patchouly
  • 1 part Dragon’s blood resin
  • 13 gardenia petals
  • 4 parts red clover
  • 3 Saw Palmetto Berries
  • 3 parts peppermint
  • 3 parts Rue
  • 13 drops of your favorite perfume

Other Materials Needed:

  • Frankincense incense (stick or resin)
  • Mortar and Pestle (for grinding herbs)
  • Small red drawstring bag or square of red fabric with red thread or cord

THE SPELL

Prepare space to work in by making sure the area is clean and the floors swept. Meditate on power, success and love, and begin by slowly grinding the herbs in a clockwise movement in the mortar and pestle. Do not add the oils at this time. Stirring the herbs in a clockwise direction with your finger, slowly add the oil mixture until it is well blended. Hold the bowl in your hand and enchant with the words:

Diana, bella Diana!
Che tanto bella e buona siei,
E tanto ti e piacere
Ti ho fatto,
Anche a te di fare al amore,
Dunque spero che anche in questa cosa
Tu mi voglia aiutare,
E se tu vorrai
Tutto tu portrai,
Se questa grazia mi vorrai fare:
Chiamerai tua figlia Aradia,
Al letto della bella fanciulla
La mandera Aradia,
La fanciulla in una canina cinertira,
Alla camera mia la mandera,
Ma entrate in camera mia,
Non sara piu una canina,
Ma tornera una bella fanciulla,
Bella cane era prima,
E cosi potro fare al amore
A mio piacimento,
Come a me piacera.
Quando mi saro divertito
A mi piacere diro.

“Per volere della Fata Diana,
E di sua figlia Aradia,
Torna una canina
Come tu ere prima!”

TRANSLATION:

Diana, beautiful Diana
Who art indeed as good as beautiful
By all the worship I have given thee
and all the joy of love which thou hast known
I do implore thee aid me in my love!
What thou wilt is true
Thou canst ever do
And if the grace I seek thou’ll grant to me,
Then call, I pray, thy daughter Aradia,
and send her to the bedside of the man/woman
And give that man/woman the likeness of a dog
and make him/her then come to me in my room
but when he/she once has entered it, I pray
that he/she may re-assume her human form
as beautiful as ever he/she was before
and may I then make love to him/her until
our souls with joy are fully satisfied
Then by the aid of the great Faery Queen
and of her daughter, fair Aradia
may he/she be turned into a dog again
and then to human form as once before

Draw a bath, and light fresh incense. Place the herbal/oil mixture into the red bag, or tie it up in the red cloth spuare. Submerge it into the bath water, and let it steep while you inhale the incense and focus on your desire. Enter the bath slowly, feeling the tingling of the bath on your entire body as you do. Take a deep breath, filling your lungs to capacity, and submerge yourself completely under the water.

While underwater, exhale all of the air completely out of your lungs, and visualize any obstacles in the way of your success with this spell leaving your body with the air. Do this three times. Let the water run out of the tub while you are lying in it, and do not get out until all of the water has drained. Let your body dry naturally; do not use a towel. When your body is completely dry, dress yourself and apply your favorite fragrance that was used in the herbal mixture. Leave your home and go out for the evening.

Within 28 days, you will have attracted attract the perfect lover.

Source: Anything for love?

It is never a good idea to work magic to make a particular person love you. First because it interferes with that person’s free will, and is thus against the Wiccan Rede. Secondly, because you will never know if they love you for yourself or because of your magic, which, in the long term, will be self-destructive. It is however, perfectly alright to work to bring love into your life.

This spell is most effective when worked on a Friday when the energies of Venus are strongest. Take a pink candle and carefully inscribe your initials into it about half way down. Surround the letters with 7 carefully engraved hearts.

Anoint this with 7 drops of Rose oil and place it in a secure holder surrounded by 7 small pieces of Rose Quartz. (Many rock and gemstone supplier sell bags of mixed stone chips, and if you know your stones, these are excellent for working spells.)

Before you light the candle, close your eyes and visualize the Goddess Venus standing before you, ask her to bring love to you and then light the candle. Keep it close to you whilst it burns. Ensure you have enough time to let it burn all the way down, without having to leave it unattended.

When your candle has burnt all the way down take the pieces of Rose Quartz and anoint each one with a drop of Rose oil and wrap them in a pink cloth. Tie this tightly with gold thread and carry it with you for a full cycle of the Moon, 29 days.

From: The Real Witches Year

Prick a red apple full of holes with a needle, invoking the name and image of your beloved as you pierce. Sleep with this apple between your legs, as high as you like. The next day, dress the apple with honey and sprinkle it with cinnamon. Place it on an altar dedicated to Aphrodite and/or surround the apple with burning red candles.

When the candles have burned down, incorporate this apple into pie, cake, or pastry and serve to the one you love.

From: The Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells

You Will Need:

  • One black candle
  • A candleholder
  • Matches
  • Black or white pepper
  • Salt
  • A carving tool
  • Anointing oil (this can be any kind of oil you prefer)

Begin by slowly sprinkling salt in a counterclockwise circle around you and your work area, visualize the salt creating a barrier, protecting you during your ritual. Call the target of your banishing spell to mind and carve your intention into the candle. For example, you might carve “Mark will never speak to me again” or “My anxiety is gone”. You may also wish to carve a banishing sigil into your candle.

You can create your own sigil, or if you need some ideas, here are some examples:

When you’ve finished, anoint your candle with the oil and sprinkle the pepper over it. Set the candle into your candle holder and light it, speaking your intention aloud. If it feels good you can turn your intention into a mantra to chant while the candle burns.

Allow the candle to burn itself out, this should be done on a fireproof surface and again, away from pets. Depending on your choice of candle, it may take several hours to completely burn. Do not leave your candle unattended!

If you don’t wish to burn the entire candle you can carve a line halfway or a third of the way down the candle and confine your spell carving to the top portion. This can be tricky if you use a taper candle, be gentle so as not to snap it. When the candle burns to this line you may blow it out and reserve the rest of the candle for another banishing spell.

SourceThe Traveling Witch

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