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Jan 3 2012

“Atharva Veda” Charm to Arouse the Passionate Love of a Woman

This incantation comes to us from the easily overlooked but excellent Katheryn Paulsen book The Complete Book of Magic and Witchcraft. Paulsen’s little tome was first published in 1970 and I have a 1980s reprint that has been part of my essentials since the early 80s.

The book is a perfect beginner’s grimiore and is packed with spells from may different traditions. Because of this concentration on traditional witchcraft and sorcery as opposed to the then burgeoning religion on Wicca Paulsen is a very much maligned figure but this book is invaluable to the true practitioner.

According to Paulsen this particular incantation comes from the 1897 Oxford translation of the Atharva Veda in Sacred Books of the East, volume 47. A good college library will have a copy if you’re interested. I assume that there is a longer religious ritual that would accompany the following incantation but I’ve heard the incantation itself – along with proper technique – is effective. I recommend repeating it several times while concentration on the object of your desire for a number of day until results are seen.

As an aside, love spells are Black Magic and don’t let anyone tell you differently. You’re enforcing your will on another. Like attracts like and all that.

Here’s the incantation:

May the disquieter disquiet thee; Do not hold out upon thy bed! With the terrible arrow of Kama (love) do I pierce thee in the heart.

The arrow, winged with longing, barbed with love, whose shaft is undeviating desire, with that, well aimed, Kama shall pierce thee in the heart.

With that well aimed arrow of Kama which parches the spleen, whose plume flies forward, which burns up, do I pierce thee in the heart.

Consumed by burning ardor, with parched mouth, do thou come to me, pliant, pride laid aside, mine alone, speaking sweetly, to be devoted!

I drive thee with a goad from thy mother and thy father, so that thou shall be in my power, shalt come up to my wish.

All their thoughts do ye, O Mitra and Varuna, drive out of her. Having deprived her of her will, put her in my power alone.



Jul 18 2011

A Charm to Prevent a Gun from Firing While Looking Down the Barrel

This is a quick spell from the Albertus Magnus (sometimes called the Egyptian Secrets) which is supposed to keep a gun being pointed at you from firing. This is obviously of interest to those of us who spend time in rougher areas. A quick caveat – this spell is from a time when firearms were extremely complex mechanisms that relied on two explosions to work. Flintlocks are notoriously fickle and today’s modern flintlock enthusiast will tell you that the gun firing seven out of every ten trigger pulls is considered a rousing success. The modern gun found is much better.

So if the spell is meant to literally effect the working of the gun this is obviously not a spell for beginners and I should hope no one has the opportunity to practice this enough to get really good. I myself believe that the spell is meant to confuse and confound the trigger man and not directly effect the gun at all. As such the following should be spoken with confidence, projected like a stage actor and you should be focusing on stunning the assailant.

Say these words when faced with a gun:

Sax Pax Sarax

The nonsensical words and their pattern makes me think this is some sort of attempted quick hypnosis. Hopefully you’ll never have to prove me right or wrong.

Jul 18 2011

A Charm Against Being Bewtiched

This charm comes from the controversial supposed galdrabok The Black Books of Elverum edited by Mary Rustad. Frankly the issue of authenticity is always muddled on these things. Even if a grimiore is forged they are often forged using spells and recipes that have been passed down from legitimate sources. This charm follows a common formula and someone tells me they have used it effectively … against some angry Internet Wiccan so take that for what it’s worth. I find the charm interesting:

Write on a piece of paper the following words:

“Porto Hamasias F Emanuel F dorenus”

Carry this with you, always.

I’ve used similar formula but never this particular charm. Anyone else that has used it successfully please let me know.

Jul 18 2011

Old Folk Cure for Vomiting and Diarrhea

Here’s a recipe for a folk remedy for vomiting and diarrhea that comes from Hohman’s Long Lost Friend, which is an essential book for healers, “kitchen witches” and other people interested in old time medicine.

Take pulverized cloves and eat them together with bread soaked in red wine, and you will soon find relief. The cloves may be put upon the bread.

Probatim. Though a little white rice is much more effective for diarrhea.


Nov 7 2010

Akkadian Exorcism for Sickness Induced by Magick

This exorcism is a translation of an ancient Akkadian incantations translated by scholars in the late 19 and early 20th centuries. It is believed to date back to around 1800 BCE.

I first came across this particular charm in E.M. Butler’s magnificent Ritual Magic which translated the charm into English from Kiesewetter’s  Der Occultismus des Alterums. I have had modest success with it alone as a chant and others report it is easily blended into larger rituals of your own design.

The Seven are Born in the mountains of the West,
The Seven go down in the mountains of the East,
Their Throne is in the depths of the earth …
They are the instruments of the wrath of the gods,
Disturbing the high road, they encamp by the way,
The foes, the foes:
Seven are they! Seven are they! Seven are they! …
They are the day of mourning and of noxious winds!
They are the day of fate, and the devastating wind which
precedes it!
They are the children of vengeance, the sons of revenge,
They are the forerunners of the plague …
They are instruments of the wrath of Nin-kigal,
They are the flaming pillar of fire which works evil on earth.

There are some phrases missing from the original tablets. Butler goes into great depth describing the meanings of the references above and she’s well worth a read just for her commentary on these almost pre-historic incantations.

Oct 14 2010

To Bind a Dog to You

The Long Lost Friend gives two charms meant to bind a dog to you which work as long as no one else has charmed the dog before.

The first is to draw some of your blood and mix it in with the dog’s food The author assures us that the dog will be attached to you after this. The second charm is a bit more involved:

“Or scrape the four corners of your table while you are eating, and continue to eat with the same knife after having scrapped the corners of the table. Let the dog eat those scrapings, and he will stay with you”

While the charm involving consuming blood will make sense to many (the dog has taken in some of your essence, which you sacrificed willingly) the table scraping method is a head scratcher. Since the Long Lost Friend was written a couple of hundred years ago we can assume most people had one table that was either made by hand or passed down through the family, so there perhaps the table represents a symbolic initiation into the household by partaking in something that has great value to the family and is used everyday. But this one eludes me, but I like the old world, folk magic flavor of it so here it is.

Though I’m a confirmed cat person, having owned dogs I admit that I’m perplexed as to why you would need to bind an animal programmed for loyalty. I have always assumed that this was for a familiar but since the book was originally made for Christians it’s unlikely to be the case.