Notorious potions are intimate spells for eternal love. We’ll never know if these are the most ancient spells of all but they’re undoubtedly the most widespread. They exist wherever there are women. The basic premise: if someone consumes even as little as a drop of a woman’s menstrual blood, that person will love her passionately forever. It is the ultimate binding spell, the most powerful love charm of all.
These spells can be spontaneous, although traditionally a few drops might be stored in a small perfume bottle or a “poison ring,” thus allowing the elixir to be secretly administered anytime. If menstrual blood was reserved, then the ability to administer this spell could survive even menopause.
- Note: Secrecy may be required for the spell to be administered; it is not required for it to work. If someone wants to love you forever, you may not need to go through all the machinations of these spells.
Menstrual blood is the single most potent magick spell ingredient. In addition to love spells, it’s used in healing, protection, and banishing. A rag soaked with menstrual blood repels the fiercest demons. The ancient Roman equivalent of today’s spiritual supply stores sold used rags, for those without personal access!
Menstrual blood is not the only love-binding substance, however, nor is this type of spell reserved solely for women to cast. Sexual secretions, as well as sweat, hair, and / or nail clippings administered orally should have a similar, if not quite as powerful effect.
Notorious potions have two things in common: the spell’s power is generated by the magickal workings of the human body, and it is administered orally.
The Basic Potion:
The classic potion consists of that single drop of menstrual blood. However, the mode of administration is also important. Allegedly, a cup of good strong coffee is the vehicle of choice. The best alternative is a glass of red wine. Tomato-based sauces are also used, if only because this is an easy camouflage.
Blend sugar with some menstrual blood clots. Brew it with coffee and serve to the intended recipient.
You’ll need one Orchis maculata root. In English this plant is known as “gander-goose” or “spotted orchis.” In Romany, its name is the more evocative “devil’s hand.” This potion is considered most potent if the root is gathered on St. George’s Eve or Midsummer’s Eve.
Dry the root, then pound and powder it using a mortar and pestle. Add a little menstrual blood. Camouflage it in your beloved’s favorite food and serve.
This one is believed most effective when prepared and consumed on New Year’s Eve. Burn apple seeds. Mix the ashes with menstrual blood and add this concoction to food. Serve to a man to inspire undying passion.
Snail Water Version:
Escargots are perceived as a potent aphrodisiac, presumably you’re serving them as well. Mix menstrual blood with the water in which you have boiled the snails. Serve to your beloved as a true love potion.
Put chicory coffee beans in a sealed bag with holes and store them up your vagina for a few hours while you are menstruating, then grind the beans and serve the coffee to the one you desire. Chicory is said to quicken and stir the spirit. Hopefully it doesn’t need to be said, but please do not store anything up your vagina for longer than several hours.
Notorious Potion Do’s And Don’ts
- If you have a disease which is transferred by blood you MUST NOT use menstrual blood to work magick on another.
- If you are storing fresh menstrual blood, you MUST keep it in a fridge.
- You ONLY need to use a drop or two for menstrual blood magick.
- To use menstrual blood in magick is an act of personal power. Never think of menstrual blood as dirty. It is an important part of you.
Found in: The Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells
This is an old old magickal formula – and posted here for educational and informational purposes only. Mistletoe berries are poisonous. This is the reason there will be dreams – some of them bad – some of them possibly fatal – so do not make or ingest this mixture!
Steep mistletoe berries, to the number of nine, in a mixture of ale, wine, vinegar and honey; take them on going to bed, and you will dream of your future lot. A storm in this dream is very bad; it is most likely you will then marry a sailor, who will suffer shipwreck at sea; but to see either sun, moon or stars is an excellent presage; so are flowers; but a coffin is an index of a disappointment in love.
- Symbolizing: Sun, Purification, Consecration, Protection, Spiritual Illumination
- Forms: incense, oils
- Divinities: Sun Gods, Ra at Dawn, Bel
- Symbolizing: Healing, Death and Afterlife, Purification, Inner Peace
- Forms: incense, oils
- Divinities: Isis, Ra at Midday
- 2 drops of each Cinnamon and Clove oil
- 1 drop of mandarin oil
- 1 drop of popine oil
- 2 drops each Frankincense and Myrrh oil.
- 2 parts Frankincense
- 2 part Pine Needles or resin
- 1 Part Cedar
- 1 Part Juniper Berries
Other Scents and Incense for Yule
Mix and smolder on Yule (on or around December 21st), or during the winter months to cleanse the home and to attune with the forces of nature amid the cold days and nights.
Here’s a recipe for a nice potpourri for the upcoming Winter Solstice. It makes a great gift for your favorite magickal friends.
- 20 drops musk oil
- 25 drops pine oil
- 1 cup oak moss
- 2 cups dried mistletoe
- 1 cup dried poinsettia flowers
- 1 cup dried bayberries
- 1/2 cup dried rosemary
- 1/2 cup dried holly leaves and berries
- 3 crushed pine cones
Mix the musk and pine oils with the oak moss, and then add the remaining ingredients. Stir the potpourri well and store in a tightly covered ceramic or glass container.
From The Wicca Spellbook
Leo Vinci in Incense: Its Ritual Significance, Use and Preparation states that the Egyptian formula for Kyphi was given in the writings of Plutarch and that it contained 16 ingredients. He gives three different formulas for this incense in his book. My own personal formula contains more than 16 ingredients but smells much better than the ones given by Vinci.
Here’s the recipe. Blend together the following ingredients:
- Red sandalwood – 1 part
- Frankincense – 1/2 part
- Myrrh – 1/4 part
- Galangal – 1 part
- Juniper berries – 1/4 part
- Dragon’s blood – 1/4 part
- Calamus root – 1 part
- Bay laurel – 1 part
- Orris root – 1/4 part
- Henna powder – 1/4 part
- Cinnamon – 1/4 part
- Balm of Gilead – 1/4 part
- Styrax bark – 1/4 part
Add oils of amber, honey, acacia, orris, storax, lotus, and musk to personal preference.
Note: Many recipes for Kyphi call for the use of raisins, honey, and wine. These “wet” ingredients enable you to make the incense into a paste that is then formed into balls and left to dry before burning.
From: D J Conway’s Magick of the Gods and Goddesses
From Pow-Wows, or Long Lost Friend, by John George Hoffman, , we have this small anecdote along with a charm or talisman for success in hunting: It is said that anyone going out hunting and carrying it in his game-bag, cannot but shoot something worth while and bring it home.
The story is as follows:
An old hermit once found an old, lame huntsman in a forest, lying beside the road and weeping. The hermit asked him the cause of his dejection.
“Ah me, thou man of God, I am a poor, unfortunate being; I must annually furnish my lord with as many deer, and hares, and partridges, as a young and healthy huntsman could hunt up, or else I will be discharged from my office; now I am old and lame; besides game is getting scarce, and I cannot follow it up as I ought to; and I know not whit will become of me.”
Here the old man’s feelings overcame him, and he could not utter another word. The hermit, upon this, took out a small piece of paper, upon which he wrote some words with a pencil, and handing it to the huntsman, he said:
“There, old friend, put this in your game-bag whenever you go out hunting, and you shall certainly shoot something worth while, and bring it home, too; yet be careful to shoot no more than you necessarily need, nor to communicate it to anyone that might misuse it, on account of the high meaning contained in these words.”
The hermit then went on his journey, and after a little the huntsman also arose, and without thinking of anything in particular he went into the woods, and had scarcely advanced a hundred yards when he shot as fine a roebuck as he ever saw in his life.
This huntsman was afterward and during his whole lifetime lucky in his hunting, so much so that he was considered one of the best hunters in that whole country. The following is what the hermit wrote on the paper:
Ut nemo in sense tentat, descendre nemo.
At precedenti spectatur mantica tergo.
The best argument is to try it.
Discover the magic of food by utilizing the energy contained within. The preparation of food, with a particular intention in mind, is old magic. Look at food as sacred, let the act of preparing, cooking and eating food be a sacred act. Your kitchen can be a place of powerful magic, work slowly and deliberately to hone your craft.
With that in mind, here’s a recipe for Blackberry Prosperity Pie
- 4 cups fresh blackberries,
- ½ cup white sugar,
- ready made dessert pastry – one to line pie dish one to cover fruit,
- 2 tbsp milk
- ¼ cup white sugar.
Line a 9 inch pie dish.
Mix 3 ½ cups berries with sugar and flour, spoon mixture into uncooked pastry shell. Spread the remaining ½ cup berries on top of the sweetened berries, and cover with the top pastry. Seal and pinch the edges. Brush the top crust with milk, and sprinkle with ¼ cup sugar.
Bake at 220 C for 15 minutes. Reduce the temperature of the oven to 190 C and bake for an additional 20 to 25 minutes. When ready, remove from the oven and serve with fresh whipped cream.
Found at: Witches Lore
Items you will need:
- Brown sugar
- Honey (or banana)
- White sugar
- A pot …
- A stove
- A wooden spoon
- A cup for afterwards
Note: Use whatever milk you like – skim, 1%, 2%, whole, lactose free… Any of those!
Set the pot on the stove and fill it with 1 1/2 cups of milk. (you can use more or less, you’d just have to equal out the ingredients) Turn the stove on LOW. Let the milk start to just slightly bubble a little bit. Then pour 1/3 of a cup of brown sugar into the pot and stir for about 15 seconds.
Now pour 1/4 cup of white sugar in and stir for another 15 seconds. Then pour in some honey (however much you want or think you need) or if you don’t have honey, you can substitute for 1/3 of a banana. (If you use the banana, make sure it’s mushed up and stirable, but still just a little chunky).
Let it sit for about a minute and then turn the stove off and let the potion cool, just as your situation will cool after drinking the potion. After it’s a little cooled off, but still warm, pour it into a cup and say this spell before drinking:
”Calm me down,
safe and sound
Bring me peace,
so my mind’s at ease
As I say
so Mote it Be.”
Before taking a sip, be sure to thank the God and the Goddess. With each swallow, imagine pure peace flowing through your body. (I always keep this stuff with me just in case I get angry and can’t meditate at the time.) Thanks much and Blessed Be!
The acacia tree has been associated with the sacred since the proverbial time immemorial, from the myth of Osiris to the Ark of the Covenant. Burn it as incense to stimulate and enhance psychic ability as well as to provide contact with the sacred.
- Basic Acacia Incense:
Burn dried powered acacia and allow the fragrance to permeate the area.
- Osiris Incense:
Blend Acacia, frankincense, cypress, and cedarwood and burn wafting the fragrance as desired.
- Sacred Wood Incense:
Blend dried powdered acacia, sandalwood, and frankincense. Burn the powder to enhance and develop psychic power and vision.
Found in: Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells
The stuff of fairy tales, historically prized by Morocco’s witches, Moon Foam is a legendary power-substance that captures the essence of the New Moon. It can:
- Enforce a husband or lover’s fidelity
- Cure or prevent impotence
- Repair male or female fertility
- Instill mad, crazy passion for whoever uses it
Obtaining Moon Foam entails a complex ritual conducted at a cemetery at night when the moon is new. You will need a basin or pitcher of pure spring water, an oleander branch, and a bottle for the Moon Foam. This is an old old spell, and the ritual seems a little silly to our modern eyes. I have no idea if it will work or not, but here it is, just in case someone wants to try it:
Approach the cemetery gates at the New Moon and undress completely. Fill a basin or pitcher with pure spring water and place it in the light of the barely visible sliver of the new moon.
Mount an oleander branch and gallop around the perimeter of the cemetery counter-clockwise (widdershins) seven times, chanting a special incantation as you circumambulate.
- Note: The original incantation was a well kept secret and has been lost in time. So you will need to find one of your own. I would suggest The Hour of the Dark Moon, or something similar.
Ideally by now your actions have succeeded in attracting the attention of the moon’s guardian spirits. If all goes as it should, following the seventh circle around the cemetery, a lunar spirit will manifest herself to you and request that you reveal your desire. Tell her that you want Moon Foam. She will not be overly willing to give it to you.
You will have to negotiate. Make various offers; see what works. If the negotiations are successful, the moon will literally drop deep down into your water.
Eventually the water will contain visible silver foam. Strain it off carefully, like oil from water, or scum from soap. Take it home and reserve for future use.
From: Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells