Quicken the Divorce

Begin this spell after sunset but complete it before midnight. For successes in matters of law, you perform it on Thursdays, but Sundays are best for victory over troubles. You can define the issue as one or the other as the best wish for the spell, or if you want to double down and do it twice, it will just reinforce the matter.

You will need:
Two candles of the appropriate gender (or one candle each, colors befitting each person’s zodiac sign)
Red thread
Divorce Oil
A sharp implement for carving the candles
Scissors
A piece of parchment
Dragon’s Blood Ink (or a black pen)
Black thread
A pinch each paprika, tarragon, tobacco
A lighter
A fire safe cauldron or bowl

First using either a male and female candle (or two candles, one each to represent the zodiac signs of those involved) carve the involved persons’ names into the appropriate candles. Then, only on the sex that is to be pushed away, place the reversed rune for Wunjo.  It will bring sorrow, strife and frenzy to the offending party. Anoint both candles with divorce oil, start in the center of the candle, and anoint it widdershins from the center of the candle to top and then center to bottom to “send” the spell out when the candle burns.

Divorce oil contains Sandalwood to banish negativity, Pine for clean breaks and to promote new beginnings, Yerba Mate to end relationships, Wisteria to overcome obstacles  and Passion flower to diminish stress.

**A single oil can be substituted if you only have one of them, or oils may be left out if you have some but not all, the oils used will bring the properties mentioned above to the spell.

Tie the candles together with a red thread to symbolize the love that the people once shared and set them aside.

Write the spell

On a piece of parchment using Dragon’s Blood Ink (a black pen will work in a pinch) write out the following spell.


We once were  bound with holy ties
Now ripped asunder through your lies (with scissors, cut the thread binding the candles, put in cauldron)
This cord’s now cut to set me free
You’ll walk away and let me be

From here on out I’ll walk in peace
Your influence, it will now cease
Divorce be granted now and here
My life without you will be clear

No heartache follows from this place
Of you there’ll be no lasting trace
You’ll have no power over me
As I declare so mote it be

Once you have finished writing the spell on the parchment, read the spell over the candles. When you reach the place where you cut the cord binding the two candles together, you will light only the candle of the person you are getting rid of, and then finish reading the spell.

Once the reading is completed, you will lay the parchment flat before you.

Add one Pinch each:

Paprika – Adds energy to spells
Tarragon – Heal the abused
Tobacco – Win in court

You will do two tri-folds to hold these inside. (i.e. Fold the paper into threes trapping the herbs and tobacco inside, turn it 90 degrees and fold it into three the other direction. You end up with a small filled packet.

Use the Dragon’s Blood Ink (or pen) the draw the following sigil for “Quick Divorce” on both front and back. All lines should be touching. (Unfortunately, the computer makes this hard to do.)

Bind the packet closed with the black thread, knotting it seven times. This packet you will set fire to by holding it over the lit candle to ignite it, and then lay it aside into the cauldron or fire safe container holding the cut red thread.

Allow the candle to burn to the end before snuffing it out. Once it is out, take both candles and the ashes of the parchment and thread away from your place and throw them in the trash.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Issue of Drug Use in Paganism – Charles Wilson, Guest Blogger

 

~~~Bloggers Note: Charles is a Senior Administrator at Magicians Paganism Witches Necromancers Friendship Group on Facebook. He is a frequent contributor to group discussions, both in starting discussions and adding valuable insight to the group discussions other’s start. He is very knowledgeable, plain spoken in a way that teaches others without offending or intimidating.

Charles is not affiliated with SacredHandsCoven and I have never been blessed to meet him IRL, but from what I have read of his posts he strikes me as one of those people you want to hang out with in a quiet corner of a local pub for hours on end as you trade ideas, concepts, and learn all you can from him. Thanks for permission to post, Charles!~~~

This is certainly an uncomfortable topic to write about, next to sexuality, but alas there are misunderstandings with those outside of the community so it is worth writing about. To begin, we have to define what a drug is. According to the Oxford Dictionary, a drug is “A medicine or other substance which has a physiological effect when ingested or otherwise introduced into the body.” This broad definition would include everything from conventional medicine (such as pills), common chemicals found in beverages (such as caffeine or Alcohol), and plants, both poisonous and medicinal. However, most are focused on either the age restrictive or the illegal drugs so I will as well with this discussions.

Now, do pagans use drugs? Some do, and others choose not to. Those who follow pagan belief systems are just like any other group of people in the sense that no absolute statement will work as there is always an exception. Those who choose not to do so either out of personal preference (based or not on past experiences), issues with their health or because it could put their employment to risk (coming from a path that emphasizes family, community, and self reliance, I can understand not wanting to risk employment). It is pretty much the same reasons as anyone else would choose not to.

Before I get into why others choose to, let me clarify what kind of drugs I am talking about. Hard drugs that are not prescribed by the doctor or found in food are very rarely mentioned in the use for ritual (so that knocks out heroin, cocaine, morphine, meth, crack, and various other street drugs). The ones usually mentioned are Alcohol, Nicotine, Marijuana, Peyote, Shrooms, Ayahuasca, and various plants that promotes relaxation. There are three main reasons I have found to why those in the pagan community choose to use drugs. The first reason is pain management (this is especially the cause with pot), which makes sense as medicine has taken many forms throughout the years. Another reason is to help an individual interact with their gods and other spirits through what is known as journeys or “crossing the hedge” sessions for the sake of themselves or another. This is nothing new, as many individuals in cultures throughout the world did the same for their communities in history (usually after years of training of course). The final reason,reason why some in the pagan community may choose to use the drugs I mentioned is simple: pure pleasure, just like anyone who enjoys a beer or wine after a long day at work.

Which brings us to a question that I am sure both my family and others wonder: Do I personally use “drugs”? Yes and no. I am a smoker and I do drink in moderation prior to ritual to aid in the relaxation process. I have had my college experience, which I will not go into details with, that have reinforced my moderation view on things. Now if I were to become seriously injured, I would certainly choose pot to manage the pain over opioids because I have an addictive personality and rather not go down that rabbit hole. It’s one of those plants that makes no sense to keep illegal in my eyes and helps many people with pain management. Over the years, I have became pretty open with the topic of drugs and their uses, but I do not jump into it as quickly as some may think due to my focus on my personally responsibilities. However, I do not judge anyone who do use them.

To wrap this whole thing up, absolute statements never work. People will constantly prove that there are exceptions to every rule and many reasons for their behavior. Not all pagans choose to use drugs, just like with any other faith. It is the same with every other stereotype, and the only way to fight those stereotypes is through education. And it might as well come from someone within the group. Thank you all for reading

healthy heart spell

Witches’ Spell: Bring Heart Health Spell

Witches are just like anyone else. Sometimes we meet people when we are out and about in the world, or even online, they tell us a little bit about their lives and their struggles and we simply feel the need, a deep desire to try to do something to help them with their problems. That is one of the perks of being a witch. We do not have to sit and cry over things we learn, we don’t have to feel ineffectual because there is “nothing we can do” to help. As a witch, we can become inspired to craft a spell to help, we can perform the spell, and we can send a copy to the person so they can do the spell, too. We can even choose to share the spell online with others who may have a similar need or who may know someone who does.

This spell is for heart related problems. It can be used for specific issues that are known and diagnosed, so they can be specifically targeted. It can also be used for generic issues or for issues that cause trouble where the specificity of the trouble has not been diagnosed.

This is a candle based spell so the ingredients, and tools needed, will be based on the way the spell needs to be cast. The color of the candle you choose can be crucial. A blue candle is best for non-growth based healing, will work if there is cancer or growth related problems of the heart due to heart disease. A green candle would be preferable to stimulate a re-growth of healthy heart muscle where existing muscles have experienced atrophy or damage due to heart disease or heart attacks. Since heart muscle is slow to heal and can heal imperfectly, it can use all the help it can get. A black candle can be used in banishing scar tissues from the heart to allow healing to take place, banish cancerous growth within the heart, or to banish plaque build ups in the arteries around the heart, etc.

Before doing any targeting healing relating to someone’s heart health, make certain you know what you are doing, you know the correct diagnosis and the ways in which the heart, itself, is being affected. For example, if the diagnosis is cardiomyopathy, make absolutely certain which form it takes. If you think it is due to weakened heart muscle, but instead, there is an enlargement and swelling of the heart and you use a green candle and target growth based healing, you can do more harm to an already weakened heart. Similarly, if the cardiomyopathy is related to thickened muscles which are not working as well and you use a green candle for growth… you see where this is leading.

Absolutely know the diagnosis or use a blue candle! Personally, for safety reasons, I would suggest using a blue candle unless you have intimate knowledge of the exact cause and effect of the problem, or unless you are a health professional with training in cardiac related issues. Likewise, a white candle may be used for a general healing, just as a blue candle can be used and for the same reasons. The energy of a white candle is not specifically focused, unless you focus it, and can be used as the body needs.

Please, always remember, that any healing based spells are to be used only as an addition to the health advice and treatment prescribed by a trained physician. Never, ever, under any circumstances, should a person use spell work in place of the treatments or medicines prescribed by a licensed, board certified, physician. In addition, when a spell calls for, or suggests, ingestion of anything specific, even the natural foods and herbs that will be suggested below, make absolutely certain to check with your physician or a licensed pharmacist to guarantee that there will be no drug interactions with any possible medicines or chemotherapy prescribed.

As always, your focus when tending to each part of the spell, from gathering the items, centering and preparing, to working through each step should be focused on the ultimate outcome you require. See the best possible outcome in your mind’ eye, feel that the spell will work with every breath you take, plan what wonderful results you will have to celebrate and as you walk through the components of the ritual, feel the problem (whatever it is) gathering into a tight little knot, ready for that problem to be ended or to be expelled from the unhealthy heart and the life of the person in need.

Beginning with a long straight pin, awl, or similar sharply pointed tool, you will want to carve the first side of the chosen candle with the runes: Laguz (for life energy), Uruz (for Physical strength), nauthiz (for endurance and survival), Sowulo (for life force, hope, and health) from top to bottom in any order. If you know enough specificity of the issue, you may use one rune multiple times; however I have included these four to cover all the bases.

laguz Laguz uruz Uruz nauthiz Nauthiz sowulu Sowulu

Make absolutely certain that you do not turn, reverse, or invert these symbols in any way as doing so does the same to the energy; it gives it a “twist” from healthy power to potentially very unhealthy power that is used or even a direct polar opposite reaction for the energy.

On the second side of the candle, carve the specific given names for the person, their commonly used or nicknames, or the names as given at birth. If they are all the same, excellent, if not, add the names as best you know them for certainty, for clarity of your spell.

On the third side of the candle, carve the following sigil. It is made of the letters HLTYR, which is the focus of the spell, “healthy heart”, with the duplicate letters and vowels removed. This can be used in any direction, just whatever fits best, as the way a sigil is turned or facing does not matter as far as the energy of the spell is concerned.

healthy_heart_sigil

On the final side of the candle, if you are artistic enough and able to draw an anatomical picture of a heart great, if not draw a stylized picture of a heart, whichever you believe is needed for the spell at hand. If you draw the anatomical version and you definitively know where the healing is needed, in specific, you may draw or reflect that area as the focus for additional specificity.

anatomical_heart Anatomical stylized_heart Stylized

The next step is in anointing the candle. Using a good quality healing oil, if you are building and “calling” healing toward you, start at the top and anoint downward to the center of the candle in a deosil manner, then, begin again from bottom to the center of the candle in the same manner making them meet at the center. This achieves the effect of locking the energy of the spell in that place for “local” use in the area of the spell. If you are building, but will be “sending” the energy away from you for another person to use, you be using a widdershins motion from middle of the candle out toward ends, first toward the top and then the bottom, to send the energy from your location to the location of the person in need.  Set the anointed candle in its holder and proceed to the writing portion of the spell.

On a piece of parchment, or a squared section of a thick, brown paper bag, if no parchment is available, you will write out the spoken portion of the spell. Ideally, you would use Dragon’s Blood ink for the power it presents, if you do not have it, you can easily make lampblack ink, or if you do not feel comfortable with either, you may use common blue ink, for the same reason you would use a blue candle. You will need a good sized length of thread to match the color of the candle you intend to use, as well, as you will be folding and binding the power of the written spell and any additional components added toward the end of the casting.

When writing out a spell, personally, I prefer to use a specific cadence, so the spell flows more like a poem or song. The words will  rhyme when spoken aloud. If you prefer to write your own spell or simply tweak mine to suit your needs, of course, do what feels most right for you. I can assure you I will certainly have no hard feelings either way. The only important thing is working toward solving the health problem, itself. Take up your the pen and write, in the center of the parchment, the following lines.

I call upon the power of East,
To ease my/his/her mind and make surceased
The troubled mental woes I/he/she bear(s),
Dissolve them now into the air(s).

I call upon the power of North,
To bring physical respite forth,
Increase my/his/her strength and cure its dearth,
With energy pulled from the earth

I call upon the power of West,
Bring forth my/his/her emotional best.
Release me/him/her from this heart-felt strain,
With water make me/him/her whole again.

I call upon the power of South,
Vitality to bring in routh.
And deep within it starts to build,
‘Til with the fire of life I’m/he’s/she’s filled.

As elements patch any holes,
Their powers do fulfill their roles,
Cure illness caused inside of me/he/she,
Joined with my spirit, now I’m/he’s/she’s free.

 

Once the spell is written out, on the four corners of the parchment, you may again use the runes: Laguz, Uruz, Nauthiz, and Sowulo or the sigil, power words you choose for personal importance, chosen deity names, etc. whatever calls to your particular sensibilities as a witch.

Once the writing is complete, light the candle (visualizing its smoke carrying healing energy toward the person) and read the spell in cadence. Once this is completed, you may choose to include a bit of herbs before you fold it closed. If so, some common herbs, the same ones that are good for use in recipes for the person to ingest (promoting healing from within) are safe to introduce a tiny pinch of into the center of the parchment spell before folding it closed. They are:

Allspice: Healing

Cinnamon: Healing

Coriander: Healing

Fennel: Increase Strength

Garlic: Healing

Onion: Endurance

Oregano: Energy

Parsley: Restore Well Being

Rosemary: Healing

When everything you wish to add to the center of the parchment is complete, you will then perform a double tri-fold to contain the power, and any additional ingredients as well, within the parchment. To do so, carefully fold the parchment in thirds, lengthwise, first, then turn it 90° and fold into thirds, widthwise. After folding it in both directions, you will wrap the colored thread around the parchment in both length and width directions. Knot the thread by fives each time in each direction. This symbolizes the unity of the four elements working in concert with your spirit, your will, to get the healing done.

Carefully, holding one edge of the spell packet, light it with the candle’s flame all along one or two sides and place it in a cauldron or fire safe container to burn away and release the spell energy held within. Let the candle burn down to a small nub, releasing all the energy you poured into it, as well.

The spell may be repeated as needed to keep the energy building and stacking one time after the next.  If it is to be repeated store the remains of the candles in plain view and each time you see it, add a little “oomph” of your energy to keep it going and growing.

As always, if you want to strengthen and weave a tighter web for your spells, you can do it by adding layers. If, in your witchcraft, you go by correspondences, set up to cast the spell on the correct day and choose the proper time to either banish the illness or draw healing in. Use the moon phases to target the spell to the waxing or waning moon as needed. If you want to circle the candle with stones as they relate directly to the elements, or for the innate properties found in stones, do it. Use a specific metal for the candle holder, or use it around the area where you will be casting the spell. Use an altar, use a wand you create from wood that promotes healing. Personalize your use of the spell in whatever way works for your particular brand of witchcraft. You are casting, you are the witch, and you have the power to do it your way.