here first, I see. No? Okay, fair enough, everyone needs
love, but unless you happen to be the only son of Lily and James Potter
(which makes you a fictional character) you may not be able to pull off
a full fledged love spell right off the bat—few can. But here you
will find some simple white magic love spells you will be
able to perform with a minimum of fuss, and all free.
One thing though. Don’t blame me if the love spells
don’t work as you intend. And don’t blame the principles of white magic.
Just go back and start at the beginning. Get your roots and wings.
There’s only one thing you must know at this point.
You need to know that a Wiccan witch is good. As good as we can be.
Here we cast only white magic love spells. Come at this from any other
direction and I won’t be responsible. No really. I mean that.
What that means is that it would be better to
summon a new lover than use a witchcraft spell to turn the old one
into a newt, or anything else unnatural you seek to invoke. You’re
gonna pay. Trust me on this one. Also, it’s usually better
to cast a white magic love spell in an ambiguous way rather
than a specific person; let the Powers give you who you really need.
What that also means is you don’t want to force any
unnatural unions. Someone always gets hurt.
If you just can’t heed that last caution. And you
just gotta have that irresistible compelled fling . . . . people who
really shouldn’t be together. Go for it; cast a magic love spell. Just try to make it as easily
revocable as humanly possible. Go for a test ride if you must, no
more. As often as not, the having is not nearly as fine
as the wanting.
All you need do is give nature a little push.
If it’s right it’ll happen. You’ll just have a little something
extra up your sleeves--a Wiccan love spell or two. Unfair advantage? Maybe, but who cares.
It’s your life. The only sin is not living it to the fullest.
One final note: you need to be open to love for any
love spell to work. Otherwise your own closed heart will cancel every
Okay, enough big sister. On to the spells.
We'll start with some easy white magic love spells.
Current Moon Phase
click to determine
Love Spell of Desire
To make a man desire you, scribe his full name and
yours up on a thick red candle under the waxing moon (when the moon is
getting fuller*) and when the moon is in the house of Scorpio. Anoint
the candle with your vaginal secretions; light it, repeating the
following magycal incantation three times, each time with more force and
conviction than the last.
“Crimson Candle, Bright with Fire
Bewitch (man’s full name) with Desire!”
Now close your eyes, you may lie down, and
visualize1 the man of your dreams making love to you. Continue the
erotic visualization each night until the candle burns out. (Be careful with this
one it often works a little too well. Also, if your vaginal secretions
don’t appeal to you use musk but consider that this may not be a good
spell for you at all.
Traditionally, anointing a candle in Wicca is
called "dressing". For love spells, start at the bottom and work
upwards to build energy, downward for banishing, and from the middle
when a balance is desired.
One more important reminder: always be extremely
careful with candles. 10,000 homes a year burn from candle fires,
over 1,000 people are injured and nearly a hundred burned
alive--especially children. Never leave a candle burning
unattended and always have a fire extinguisher ready.
Mine is consecrated and lives under my altar. We've
had enough burning in our long history for us to add ourselves and our
families to the fires of ignorance, in the case, our own.
The Path of Love
If you’re interested in something deeper than
desire and you are willing to trust the Powers to help you find love
this is a good spell for you.
Simply gather five roses, travel some distance from
your home. The further you go, the wider your net will be cast. Drop
the first rose to the ground saying,
“This is the path of love.
My true love will find me.”
Continue to do this with each of the four remaining
roses with the last dropped on your doorstep.
Spell to Attract a Lover With No One Particular in Mind
At sunset on Friday when the moon is waxing, cast
into a blazing fire any five of these herbs: basil, catnip, coriander,
ginger, jasmine, juniper berries, lavender, lovage, rosemary, rose
petal, violet or yarrow. You should pick each fresh if that’s
practical. As the herbs burn, recite the following:
“My true love’s face I’ve yet to see.
I know not what his (or her) name may be.
But soon his (her) heart well beat for me.
Come hither my love.
So may it be.”
Another Easy Love Spell of the Bath
Start by thoroughly cleaning your bathroom. Then
cover the mirrors with either a pink or white cloth. Draw a bath and
scent it with rose, jasmine, violet, or lavender essential oils. A few
petals of the chosen flower is a nice touch. Place white or pink
candles around the tub. Put on some romantic music, especially if you
have something that means something to you and your chosen lover. As
you warm in the water visualize1 the person you wish to summon. If you
do not have a particular person in mind think about what qualities you
want in a paramour. Now slowly chant while washing your body:
"Cynicism and disapproval are washing away,
I am renewed as of today,
Many heads will turn my way,
the ones I choose will wish to stay."
Do everything you would normally do, shave, wash
your hair, only with purpose.
When you’re done, while you let the water out, chant:
"Negativity is washed away,
I am renewed as of today,
Many heads will turn my way,
the one's I chooses will wish to stay.
I am loved, I am loving, I am love and love myself."
Spell to Have the Kind of Love You Favor
This is a good spell if you know what kind of a
relationship you wish to have.
Start with a large bowl and five colored candles:
Red, Pink, Brown, White, and Green.
Draw a Pentagram in the bowl with a marker.
Ideally your own lipstick of or that of your intended. Note: if you are
attracting a woman and want her lipstick for the spell, do not steal
it. Ask her what color she wears. Just say something like, “Your
lipstick is a pretty color. What’s it called?” If she won’t tell you,
you can still try the spell with a marker or take a guess but that’s a
bad omen. Sisters, if someone asks what color your lipstick is you may
now know why.
Set the candles in the bowl on the five points of
the Pentagram. Fill the bowl half way up the candles with pure water
(either rain or from a clear stream, spring or river) and light them
Now you get to pick. Red is for passion; Pink for
romantic love; white is for spiritual or intellectual; Brown is for
friendship; Green is for procreation. Pluck five of your hairs from
your head. Twist them together and melt them to the candle that bears
the color of your chosen kind of relationship. Add scent to the bowl.
Rose or is for passion, Lilac is for romance, Bay or Iris for spiritual
or intellectual relationships, Forget-me-not for friendship, and
Mistletoe for procreation.
Then take the chosen candle and stir the water in
the bowl five times clockwise putting out the candle. Inscribe the name
of your chosen mate on the candle or write the name of the qualities you
want. Place the unlit candle by your bed as you sleep. Every morning
light the candle and recite the following:
“Light of dawn, light of thine
bring my lover’s heart to mine
may this day send him (her) to me
to come in willing harmony
my heart to thine
Do this each morning until you dream of the one you
want. You must then contact this person. They will be receptive to
your invitation and will come to you. Note: This is actually an
adaptation of an Egyptian spell to Isis. Most witches tend to leave out
the invitation part, which is in the original spell. Nor do you have to
have a special relationship with Isis or any other Goddess for this
The Musk of Bastet
This is another spell that is said to derive from
the ancient Egyptians. No reason for this not to be true. There were
Celts mentioned in Egyptian literature and a Celtic Colony at Galatia is
on the overland trade route from Europe to Egypt. In addition, the word
gypsy is a shortening of the word Egypt, where the gypsies were said to
be from as far north as the British Isles.
The Musk of Bastet is a spell to rekindle the
passion of a husband and to prevent infidelity. I’ve had no experience
with it myself but it is said to be miraculous. It starts in the same
way as the bath spell above and is probably the origin of that spell.
However, it differs in one major respect. You are to shave your entire
body, including your head, eyebrows and genitals. “ . . . ‘til nary a
hair remains . . .” I think it’s prudent to modify this one as you
like, especially since you will not be able to obtain the wig you are to
adorn yourself afterwards without a blood sacrifice. If you must, get a
copy of the Greek Magical Papyri in the full version. The words of the
bath spell above are a rough English translation but should work unless
you want to try the original Coptic.
After your bath, you will need a decoction (boiling
of ingredients to combine them) of honey, sweet wine, cinnamon and
mandrake. There is some controversy of what the ancient Mandrake
actually was. In the bible it’s called Dudaim though it is generally
thought to be Mandragora Officinarum (Latin name) however, my personal
opinion was that it was probably Damiana an herb grown in Egypt.
After you are done with your bath and dry, dip your
ring finger in the warm decoction and spread a small quantity of the
mixture between the inner lips of your labia minor. When you dress let
nothing but pure unmixed fabrics touch your genitals, something like
silk or 100% cotton, I would think. You must also refrain from
masturbation until the spell is done.
The spell calls for this to be done daily until
your husband returns to your bed as an “enflamed” lover.
The last one is only for women so I had to locate
one that is only for men to be fair. However, this one can be used by a
woman who feels she is too shy and withdrawn. It’s very simple,
requiring only a small feather from a male peacock which is simply worn
on your person in a visible manner. Ever time you look in the mirror
say, “I am spreading my tail feathers, my wings to fly”. That’s it. If
you find yourself becoming too bold just stop wearing it for a while.
At midnight when the moon is waxing in either Libra
or Taurus*, cast into a blazing fire a pinch or rosemary, dragon’s
blood, two rose petals, and any of the following dried roots: Mandrake
(see above), serpentaria or ginseng.
As the magycal herbs burn, relax, think romantic
thoughts of the one you wish to attract and chant or sing his or her
name until the fire burns out.
Ancient Gypsy Love spell
Upon an onion or garlic bulb, write the name of the
man or woman you wish to have as your lover. Plant the bulb in a red
clay pot, in fertile soil with a drop of your blood. As you do this,
repeat the name of your intended aloud.
Every day at sunset and sunrise you must water the
pot and recite these words:
“As this root grows, so shall the love of (full
name of man or woman) grow for me.”
Personal note: I did this one once but over watered
the plant and it died, as did my lovers feeling for me.
Another version of the Gypsy Love Spell but one
that works best in fall when tulips are to be planted (tulips are
favored by Venus, the Goddess of Love). Simply write your name and the
name of the one you love on a pink tulip bulb (red if you desire only
passion) and plant it in the earth saying the same words as above. When
the tulip blooms so will your love.
Personal note: I did this one indoors with a tulip
bulb in a small jar of water. The bulb grew and then died just like my
onion plant. I guess I just wasn’t meant to have that person.
Gypsy Willow knot Spell for Young Men
To win the favor of a young lady a young man must
go into the woods on Midsummer’s Eve and find some willow twigs that
have grown together into a knot. With a sharp knife with white handle he
must cut the twigs, put them in his mouth, and repeat the following with
his eyes close:
“Willow tree, Willow Tree
Give me the luck of thine,
Then (her name) shall forever be mine.”
(also cures headaches)
To Bring a Lover Back
This is another spell descended from the Egyptian.
The tip off is the red Typhonian ink. In addition, you will need
parchment paper and a red candle. Light the candle. Write on the
“(his or her name) three times
If there be still a spark in thy heart for one as me
let it now inflame your heart as well
Forget the past
Rekindle the flame
So our love may be again."
Once you have written this burn the parchment in
the candle flame saying:
“As this burns so doth your love for me.
as this burns you shall return to me.
So may it be”
The Spell of Nine
To make a man or woman desire you cast this spell
at nine o’clock in the evening when the moon is in Taurus*. Scribe the
name of the one you love nine times along with yours on a pink candle.
Anoint the candle with a mixture of rosewater and honey. Then light the
candle and let it burn for nine minutes every night at nine o’clock for
On the ninth night after the candle has been
extinguished, wrap it in a pink piece of silk and bury it in a sacred
Scottish Love Spell
Place an ivy leaf between your breasts (the symbol
of marriage and fidelity) and say:
“Ivy leaf, I love you true
in my bosom I hold you.
The first young man who smiles at me
my future husband he shall be.”
To Make a Man Love You
On Midsummer’s Eve pick a red rose, then carefully
wrap in to white silk. Keep it hidden in a dark undisturbed place until
Yule. Open the silk. If the rose is still intact, wear it on your
person. The first gentleman who admires it will fall hopelessly in love
with you and become your husband.
To Bring Back a Lover Who Hath Strayed
Burn Laurel leaves on the night of the Goddess
Juno’s Feast and the eve of the Festival of Lupercalia, Pagan Roman
observances that later became St. Valentine’s Day. On the feast of
Lupercalia young Roman girls wrote their names on slips of paper and
placed them all in a vessel. The boys would come and draw one name, who
would be their date for the festivities and sometimes throughout the
coming year and often marriage. This is the origin of Valentine’s cards
Vedic Spell to Attract a Wealthy Husband
Rub your body for five days with oil of turmeric
(Curcuma Longa). This love spell is performed mainly by the women of
Orissa in India. I don’t see why it wouldn’t work for a man.
Witch Candle Spell
On Friday evening, place a red or pink witch-shaped
candle on a large sheet of red foil. Inscribe the name of the man or
woman you desire love on the bottom of the candle. Anoint the candle
with rose, musk or patchouli oil (see the first spell of desire above).
Light the candle and say three times:
bright with fire
summon the spirits
to bring my desire.”
Allow the candle to burn down one inch a night.
After it has burned all the way to the bottom of the candle (always be
careful of fire with candles) wrap the foil tightly around it and place
it under your bed for seven days and nights, after which you are to
throw the witch candle into the river and say:
let your magyc bind
let (name of intended) be mine.
May it be.”
Celtic Marriage Spell
Find nine pea pods and place them on the lintel
over your kitchen door to attract a husband to your house.
Another version of this spell calls for a branch of
myrtle (favored by Venus) to be nailed to above your door.
Modern Photo Spell
Take a picture of you and the man or woman you
desire, stand them together against a tall candle of his or her favorite
color. Spread the petals of three pink roses and three red roses around
the candle. Chant or sing the name of your intended until you feel in
harmony with his or her energies.
Now chant three time what you love about that person and three time what
you would do to make that person happy if they loved you.
Spell to Bring Back an Unfaithful Lover
Take the root of elfwart (Elecampane) on
Midsummer’s Eve. Powder the root and mix it with the grated rind of an
orange and some ambergris (again see the first candle spell above). By
the light of a red candle, write your lover’s name on a piece of paper
using red ink (another Typhonian spell) and burn it. Stir the ashes into
the root mixture as you thrice repeat his or her name. Place it in a
small box along with a lock of your hair and of his or hers fashioned
into a male and female straw poppet. (A poppet is like a little voodoo
doll. Interestingly enough, Voodoo learned poppets from Celtic magyc,
not the other way around)
While you make the figures say these words:
“Though separate you were,
now you are one.
The link of unison has begun.”
Tie seven red strings with seven tight knots around
the box. Place the box under your bed for seven days and seven nights,
then anonymously mail it to the unfaithful lover. This will cause him
or her to return to you within seven days.
Note: watch out here. Be very careful. This is a
very powerful spell. But If the intended destroys your popetts you’re
toast. Go immediately to the High Magic section and get yourself a good
ward off spell.
While I’m in the mood for some strong stuff watch
out for the next one too. It’s from the Santeria Witches.
Spell to Make a Man Want to Marry You
Hollow out the root of a lily and fill it with lamp
oil. Make a wick from a cotton wad soaked in the man’s semen. Light
the wick at nine o’clock every evening for one hour and the man will
soon bow down to the witch who burns the lamp.
Celtic Version of the Above Spell
If you can’t get any of his juices you’ll have to
use your own. Gather an Adam and Eve Root (Aplectrum hyemale) on
Midsummer’s Eve and powder it by the light of a red candle. Mix the
powder with a bit of witches’ sugar or fine sand. Sprinkle a few drops
of blood from your ring finger on your left hand. Write you name in the
sand. Next chance you get, sprinkle a bit into your intended’s hair.
Save the rest. You never know when it might come in handy later.
Cuban Love Spell
Here’s another one from the hot hot hot parts of
the world. Write your intended's name on a large yellow candle five
times with your own name written across it five times. Anoint the
candle with rose oil and powdered maidenhair fern. Set the candle
inside a tempered glass vessel that will not break when you light it and
“Blessed be with powdered fern
blessed be with oil of rose
as the candle fire burns
so the love sensations grows.”
Place a picture of your intended in the dish. Arrange five
small fishhooks around the picture and dribble a little bit of honey
over all. Dip your finger in the honey and taste it (Oshun will not
accept your offering unless you do). Light the candle in the name of
the Goddess and say:
“By the power of the great Oshun
Goddess of love, passion and beauty
I cast this spell of love upon (his or her name)
Let his love and passion
burn only for me
until I set him free from this spell
It is done!”
A Spell to Ease the Agony of Unrequited Love
Many of the spells here require lengthy preparation
and must be done only at certain times of the year or phase of the
moon. This has sometimes been an inconvenience for me. Yes, I've had
my share of heartache. Just because you can summon a lover doesn't mean
that things always end well. And yes, there are spells for keeping
things going your way. But they are not listed here. I advise you
never to use them unless you want a zombie instead of a lover. Anyway,
to ease the pain of heartache, just build a fire--no not a bag full of
doggy doo-doo on his front porch--and toss in a handful of the herb
Vervain. It helps.
Broken Mirror Spell
Here’s another easy one, though you have to prick
your finger. Catch you intended’s image in a mirror. Then smash the
mirror. Take a sharp shard, sterilize it and prick you finger letting a
drop or two of your blood stain the shards. Now take all the broken
pieces bury them in earth (flowerpot) and place the pot on a west facing
windowsill. Every Friday sprinkle the earth with a tea brewed of
and rainwater while singing your intended’s name.
Modern Silver Pin Spell to Return a Lover
Here’s another one that needs a bit of your blood.
Burn some basil leaves and collect the ashes. Prick your finger with a
sterile silver pin. Then write your name and your intended’s on a
circular piece of white silk. Draw a circle around the names with the
ashes of myrtle. As you fold crumble the silk command your lover to
come to you. Stick the pin in the silk to hold it together and bury it
in a sacred place on midnight on the third night of the waxing moon.
Circle of Light Spell
This is one of my favorite love spells as it
touches on some of the tenants of High Magyc. It is also a modern
derivation of an ancient Egyptian spell.
On the night when the moon is in its waxing phase
anoint twelve white or yellow candles with rose oil (again, see the first spell on
this page for a more powerful way to anoint candles for love spells)
Place the candles in a circle big enough to sit in on the floor. If you
are an Adept you can call the corners in your usual manner. Place a
photo of your intended before you and light a burner filled with African
violet incense. Say these words:
“As this circle of light surrounds his (her) image
so shall my love surround his (her) heart
as this fragrant incense burns with fire
his (her) burning desire for me shall start.
His (her) love for me grows stronger
as the twelve candles burn.
As love is given, so shall it return.
May it be.”
Gaze into the photo and visualize1 a read glowing
beam of love-energy radiating for your body into the picture. As you
concentrate and visualize1, sing or chant the name of your intended.
After the candles have burned down, anonymously mail the wick ends to
him (her)—especially if you supercharged the spell by anointing the
candle with your own juices.
Spell to make a man desire only you
I hesitate to include this next spell for fear of
offending someone. So if you’re easily put off skip to the next one;
this is not a good spell for you. It’s obviously only for women.
This is a Creole spell. It’s very easy and
pleasurable and very powerful. However, it requires a lock of hair or
fingernail cuttings from your intended. The original spell specifies
pubic hair but I don’t see how you’re going to get that unless you are
already intimate with the person. Essentially, any part of the person
will do. Yes, this is Vodou.
Get (the original spell says make) a red candle in
the shape and size of his penis. Again, I don’t know how you’re going
to do that unless you already know the man. Perhaps the spell is meant
to keep a man or make him come back but it doesn’t say that.
On the first night of the full moon melt the wax
you are to include the “part of him” you acquired. Say over the melted
“Ayizan, you I summon I honor
your daughter (your name) waits on you now.
Bless me in my need.
After you feel the presence of Ayizan, say the
“Erzuli, I call to you this night
Erzuli, bless this fire bright
Erzuli, within this wax imprison
Erzuli, until his soul be risen
Erzuli until it burn for (your name)”
Now add the lock of hair or whatever. And say:
“(man’s full name) Erzuli hear me (three time)”
As you add the male ingredient sing the man’s name
stirring the wax.
When the wax is cool enough to handle, solid but
malleable, start to mold the wax into the desired shape. When you are
done say these words:
“Erzuli, I thank ‘ee.
Ayizan, I thank ‘ee
Stay if you will, go if you must
but leave your daughter filled with lust.”
Once the candle has hardened use it in your
personal gratification while fanaticizing of only him who you seek.
Only do this the first night of the full moon that you make the candle
and as the moon waxes. Always prepare yourself by bathing carefully and
adding scent to the room (incense?). And one more slightly ambiguous
task. It’s not clear when but I think before you begin the summoning
session you are to . . . taste your honey, or insult Erzuli.”
Venus Love Spell to Return a Lover
On a Friday night when the waxing moon is in Taurus
or Libra* stick a silver pin through the wick of a dark red candle if
your lover is a man and a pink candle if your lover is a woman. In your
heart see your lover returning to you as you say these words:
“Light of Venus
light of love
burn in (intended’s name) heart
and return his (her) love to me.
May it be.”
Spell to Dream of Your Future Lover
Cut a sprig from an ash tree as you say:
“Ashen tree, ashen tree
I pluck thee.
This night my true love
for me to see.”
Put the sprig under your pillow when the moon is
full and your future lover or mate will appear before you in a dream.
Kitchen Witch Spell for Newfoundland
Take a red apple and prick it full of holes as you
recite your intended’s name. On the night of the new moon, sleep with
in under your pillow. In the morning, wash, peel and core the apple.
You may slice it for an apple pie or mash it for apples cookies or
cupcakes. Feed the baked goods to your intended and he will love you.
This spell must be done with the full cooperation
of your lover. You do it together. So I placed it last after you have
summoned him (her). Drip a drop of two of your blood on a cone of rose or
patchouli incense (you go first to show him you’re not a baby in case
he/she is) saying:
“Blood of (your name)
Love of (your name)
Then take a few drops of his/her blood and drip it
on the incense saying:
“Blood of (his/her name)
Love of (his/her name)
Light the incense and pass a red apple through the
smoke three times. Lay the apple on it's side and with a consecrated athame cut
it in half exposing the pentagram at its center.
Eat one half and give the other to your lover. The spell takes effect
immediately. Be ready.
Reverse Love Spell
If you find you’ve made a terrible mistake and you
wish to reverse a love spell, scribe the name of your bewitched on a
white candle. Anoint it with myrrh oil and light it when the moon is
waning (getting smaller).
“I burn this candle as a token
of the spell that binds our love.
Let this magyc now be broken
by the power of the Goddess above.”
Allow the candle to burn out. When the wax has
cooled, wrap it in white silk and throw it into the sea or a river.
The Door in the Floor
I, (your name), standing still, uttering a blessing. I go from the room to
the door, from the courtyard to the gates. I go out into the open field
to the eastern side. On the eastern side stands a cottage. In the middle
of the cottage lies a door in the floor, under the door is the longing.
The longing weeps.
longing sobs, waiting to get at the white light. The white light, the
fair sun, waits, enjoys itself, and rejoices. So may s/he wait, longing
to get to me, and having done so, may s/he enjoy him/her self and rejoice!
And without me let it not be possible for him/her to live, nor to be,
nor to eat, nor to drink;
Neither by the morning dawn, nor by the evening glow. As a fish without
water, as a babe without its mother, without its mother's milk, cannot
live, so may s/he, without me, not be able to live, nor to be, nor to
eat, nor to drink, nor by the evening glow; neither every day, not at
midday, nor under the
many stars, nor together with the stormy winds. Neither under the sun by
day, nor under the moon by night. Plunge thyself, O longing, gnaw thy
way, O longing, into his/her breast, into his/her heart; grow and
increase in all his/her veins, in all his/her bones, with pain and
thirst for me!
*A handy resource to tell not on what phase the
moon is in for your particular spot on the globe but also what sign of
the Zodiac a particular heavenly body is in.
1. One of the best way to learn to
visualize effectively is to look at something--your hand, an object in
your room or outdoors, a panorama, anything that will hold still for a
while. Really see it. then close your eyes and try to see it
in your mind's eye. Then open your eyes to see how close you came.
Practice this and pretty soon you will be able to visualize in great
Now when you do your love spells you will be able
to see it happen before it does. This is how you will know that it
really will happen.
If these spells aren't enough or just wet your appetite check out my list of recommended books on love spells. It's where most of these are from but there are many many more to be had. click here
A Final Consideration:
Okay, all the love spells on this page are the best
I know for beginners. However, they are all actually watered down
versions of the original Hermetic spells. If they work for you and
you’ve found love, I’m glad. Love is easy. Everyone wants it. Every
boy and every girl. But if for whatever reason these spells are not
working for you or you need something more, I invite you to journey
backwards in time to the dawn of recorded history. This was the time of
the Magi. Hermes Trismegistus, pharaoh Nechepsos and the high
priest Petosiris, Apollonius of Tyre. Jesus the Christ Himself was a Magus. They were the
superheroes of their time.
The only hitch is that the Christian Church has
done its best over the ages to eradicate every trace of the Golden Age
of Magyc and Miracle. The very idea that mere mortals could perform
miracles was blasphemous--though the fact that the Apostles performed
miracles of their own after Christ’s death and Aaron performed magyc to
make Pharaoh let the Israelites go is recorded in the bible. So the
Church separated the concepts of miracle and magyc.
Miracle is good but only happens through the power
of Jehovah or God the Father, as he became known and Magyc was evil and
you burned in hell for practicing it. (That includes Harry Potter and
the children who read his book. If you doubt that, search on Harry
Potter and see how many Christians are outraged by this innocent
To have been found with a spell book was to be
burned alive. Few survived, with one notable exception: The Greek
Magical Papyri. Here you will find the spells that Christ may have
used. If you find this as incredulous as I once did I refer you to
Jesus the Magician by Morton Smith. And Smith is no wack-job. His
academic pedigree is beyond reproach. Read the book. It will blow you
However, Smith and the majority of these scholars
of ancient scrolls soundly profess that they are only interested in
studying the anthropological aspects of the religious beliefs of the
times. They express no interest in the efficacy of the spells
themselves. So we get no help there.
Myself, I came to the papyri almost by accident. I
was musing with a friend, a Strega Witch, over the lost origins of the
spells that have come down to us, the same ones listed above. She asked
me if I had ever heard of the Greek Magical Papyri and I was embarrassed
to say that I had not. When she told me about them I immediately saw
the bridge to the past I had sought for so long.
What I believe is that long ago we were in closer
harmony with the living world around us. How we suddenly came to this
awareness is anybody’s guess but at some point, we started to hear
voices in our heads (see Julian Jaynes). We don’t hear them now—unless
you’re schizophrenic but we did up to the time of the Delphi Oracle. If
you want to know where magic came from it came from then, when we knew
our Gods personally.
And if you really want to do magyc and miracle
that’s the place where you must eventually go. The best spell work I
have done is from that one source. I have much of it available here but
I would advise getting your own folio copy as soon as possible. The
reason is that seeing the work here I have to wonder if I could have
ever made sense of anything. Somehow a book is just a little bit easier
for me to grasp.
The other thing is that our knowledge of our
ancient ancestors is growing all the time. Just tonight I discovered
that I had been working with a misconception on one of my favorite
spells, The Ring Charm. It’s translated by the same Morton Smith as
being an invocation to a god named Ouphor, though he gives no other
indication of who or where this Ouphor is from. According to
Ian Moyer, the word ouphor turns out to mean “the opening of the
mouth”. It’s a ritual direction not the name of a deity. Interestingly
enough I had intuited its presence when I had for some reason decided to
sing the invocation instead of chanting. That one change put me
over the top, though there was probably more to the spell when it was
performed by the temple priest of Karnack.
You see, no one now alive can guide you
accurately. Stephen Edred Flowers has an interesting book but he’s
sanitized all the spells. Read his book by all means but you will have
to go to the full translation for the real thing. There you will get no
help. Some spells I’ve worked on for years and still do not have down.
And yet I’ve done my very best work using the Magical Papyri as my
resource. There’s something absolutely wonderful about performing
spells the exact way they were performed by priests and magicians
thousands of years before.
so may it be