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November, 2010

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“To Bind A Love” Spell

Many witches are in disagreement about the fairness of using a binding spell for love. Some feel this may take away your lover’s free will. I would caution that the love be mutual if you decide to proceed with this potent spell. You’ll need your partners strands of hair that you can get from a brush or their clothing. Do the same with your own hair. Cut two pieces of cotton string to approximately 12 inches or use centimeters…your choice. Now separate and tie each string around the hair or the hair around the strings to secure when working this magick.

What you need:

    • Strands of hair, both party’s
    • Cotton String, 12 inches long
    • Favorite scented oils you’ve shared
    • Red candle

Light the red candle. Anoint the string and hair with your scented oil. His aftershave on his, your perfume or massage oil will do on yours. With two strings, both anointed and hair attached, hold with one hand and repeat.

“I bind (their name) to me

In perfect love and perfect trust.

I bind myself to thee

In perfect love and perfect trust.

So mote it be.”

Tie the two ends together at the top and repeat.

“I bind our love with a sacred knot

That you know our love is true

You’ve found the lover you sought

You will love me as I love you.

So mote it be.”

Tie knots all the way to the bottom as you chant his name and yours. Think about each quality you admire and desire from your lover. When you finish with the last knot, pour the wax over both ends to seal them. Place your knotted braid in a plastic bag and keep in cool dry place until you wish to end the binding spell. If you need to reverse, burn the knotted braid in a safe area outside and bury repeating.

“I release you from the binding love

You are free to seek another

By the Goddess and God above

I burn and bury all claim to my lover

So mote it be.”


Bind Someone to Keep Them from Harm

When you’ve exhausted all your resources to prevent someone from harming themselves or another, a binding spell can be cast. Although this white magick is used as a last resort, the conjuring is tricky and permanent until you release the person. You must be sure and accurate with your desire–strong emotions will skew your results. Always remember, “First ye do no harm, do what ye will.”

What you will need:

1. A white candle

2. A small rag doll representing the person to be bound.

3. A nail clipping, hair from a brush, toothbrush or something that made contact with the receiver’s body.

4. Salt

5. A container that will seal filled with clean spring water.

6. A grey ribbon. (This neutral color is useful when pondering complex issues during meditation; in magic, this color can spark confusion; it can negate or neutralize a negative influence useful in binding spells.)

You must use a good representation of the individual you are binding. A photograph cut to show only the person to be bound is useful, or write the person’s name on white fabric and pin to the doll. The hair, nail clippings or other article of their person should be attached to the rag doll or whatever you have collected. Keep this all together with tape or glue.

Cast a circle and call the four elements of water, fire, earth and wind. You may also stand at your altar and pray that you wish no one to be harmed, then meditate to clear your mind. When you’re ready, light the white candle and offer your desire for the person’s recovery. “I shine my love and light on and around (person’s name) so they may find their true path.” Focus on why you found the binding necessary to do a lasting binding spell.

Wrap a gray ribbon around the doll or bundle you’ve created to represent the person you’re binding, nine times. Chant and focus on raising energy within yourself. You could say, “I bind you (person’s name) from harming yourself or others, so mote it be.” Repeat until you feel the energy drain into the grey ribbon that binds the person’s future actions. Now LOOSELY tie a knot three times.

Visualize in your mind the person with light, peace of mine and clarity, with white light. Drip the hot wax from the white candle onto the knot to seal it. Re-affirm your intentions with, “(person’s name), you are now bound by magic and will do no harm to yourself or anyone else.”

Sprinkle salt three times into the spring water of the seal-able container and place the bound objects of the person into the container, saying, “Be cleansed of negative thoughts and purpose, be safe from harm and from harming others. So mote it be.”

Seal the container and open your circle or end in prayer. Place the container in a freezer right away to finish the binding spell. If and when you release the person from the binding spell, thaw the ice, undo the knots of the ribbon and say, “I release you, (person’s name). So mote it be.”

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