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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Max from Toronto, Ontario

My wife separated from me because of separation magic. Then someone she met did some other sort of magic on her, I guess a love spell or a binding spell. Since then, she cut off contact from all her friends (who looked after her when she attempted to commit suicide, lived on the street, etc.). She seems to keep in touch with her family. She's completely cut off contact with me. I've been told that her mind's been distracted a LOT by this magic. My question is this: Can a love/binding spell be so powerful that she doesn't see reality, i.e. say she's in Africa, but she's being told she's in London or some other city in Europe, would she be gullible enough under the magic (assuming it is very powerful) to believe that? What I am trying to get at is will she be a mindless zombie pretty much, and will she believe/do whatever she is told? 

Also, how long would it be before this spell wears off, and what would happen if I tried to get someone else to reverse it? Not to bind her to me, but just to bring back things to normal.

Many thanks for your help.

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Dear Max,


No... I don't believe a love/binding spell can be so powerful as to prevent her from seeing physical reality.  If your ex is acting like a "mindless zombie" then it most likely has more do with the mundane world (like mental dis-ease, drugs, alcohol, etc.) than the magickal world.

I have no idea if a spell was actually cast so I can't answer your question about the length of time the spell/binding might last.

Unfortunately, sometimes it's easier to believe that someone we love has been taken from us via a spell than to see that maybe she decided to just walk away.  People change and they don't always change for the better.

Witch

Friday, December 28, 2012

Open One from Luzerne, PA

I was hoping you might be able to answer this question. I performed a reversal spell, and the first time I did it a few months ago, the spell was intense. The candle that should have lasted four hours burned intensely for twenty minutes, and when the spell was complete, I immediately heard three hard knocks! I felt no fear and embraced it. Now I recently performed another reversal spell. Again, the candle burned quickly and flame was intense - really intense. At the end, this time I heard only one knock, but it actually scared me! I didn't turn around. I kept my eyes low and went back inside to calm down. A few minutes later, I went back outside and the feeling and fear was gone. I cleaned up the ashes and disposed of them in the garbage, sealed so no one else will open or tamper with it. My question is WHAT WAS THE KNOCKING? The first time and the second time? Was it an acknowledgement or something else? Any ideas? I really need to know. Thank you.
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Dear Open One,

The "knocking" sound you heard could very well have been an acknowledgement or an affirmation of the magick you performed.


My question to you is this... why did you need to perform two reversal spells?

Witch

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Tiffany from Lorton, VA

Hello! My eight-month-old cat recently went missing and has not returned. Do you have a good spell for a lost cat? Thank you!

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Dear Tiffany,

Has your cat returned home yet?  Please submit another question with your email address in it.

Witch

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Zac from Small Town, NC

I am looking for a runic pentacle altar tile. Would you happen to know any place that carries one?

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Dear Zac,

AzureGreen has a number of different altar tiles.  I looked, but as of right now they do not have runic pentacle altar tiles.  Keep checking back with them though since they are always updating their inventory!

Witch

Monday, December 24, 2012

Kayla from Fairfax Station, VA

Hi, it's me again. I was wondering if there are any simple spells (that don't require an altar) for attracting a mate, attracting money, enhancing creativity/artistic abilities and/or getting over obstacles with driving that are good for someone who's never done a spell before. (Sorry if I bug you guys with all my questions, but I'm curious - kind of like a cat. On a weird note, my sister said I was likely a cat in a past life.) Thanks! ^^

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Dear Kayla,

Shamless plug here... 


Why yes, Kayla, there are simple spells you can cast.  13 Magickal Moons has a product line called Cerri-A-Witch!

Cerri-a-Witches are powerful portable spell packets perfect for the busy on-the-go witch. Simply hold the Cerri-a-Witch spell packet in the palms of your hands and repeat the incantation three times to activate and empower the spell.

Each Cerri-a-Witch spell packet includes herbs and gemstones chosen for their specific magickal properties.

Witch

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Al from Spokane, WA

Hello, I wanted to thank you for your response to earlier questions; books you suggested were really helpful. I continue to read frequently and with interest :). 

I'm still studying, and I haven't worked up to spell work yet. I've done some focused meditation and things of that sort, but I have some very important negotiations coming up for work. I know that spells should always be cast by the person that needs them because their need is greatest, and that's the actual vehicle for the universe to receive the message, but I don't feel ready to do that yet. I have a couple of questions:

1) Is there a sense when you're ready to take the next step on the path? I suppose it's different for everyone, but maybe in your experience, did you know when you were ready to cast your first spell?

2) Since I'm not ready to cast spells, I was thinking that I could get a stone or charm of some sort that is connected to charisma/persuasion/communication and charge it with my intent (you've recommended that to others, holding between palms, that sort of thing, which makes sense and seems easy enough). What sort of stone would you recommend? Other symbols or runes I could craft onto cloth or something?

Thanks in advance.

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Dear Al,

1) You'll feel the "need" to take your next step down your path and that "need" will just feel right. When to cast your first spell is different for everyone, but one common factor is the rightness of the moment you want to do the spell.  I can't really explain it other than to say you'll just know. 


2) Carnelian and citrine are two stones which can help build confidence.  Holding the stones between your hands is a form of spell casting... because you are putting energy (magick) into the gemstone to let the gemstone know what you want it to do.

Witch

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Angel from Woodbridge, VA

My mother and I are both interested in converting to Wicca, but we are a little confused about how to start. I bought a book called Wicca: A Year and A Day by Timothy Roderick. I've heard from many sources that this book is a good way to start but I'm not entirely sure if we should just jump right into this book. Is there anything else we should look into first or should we just go for it? Thank you.

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Dear Angel,

To be honest I haven't read Wicca: A Year and A Day by Timothy Roderick, but I have read a few of his other books and I've liked them.


Read this post for a few other suggestions for those new to Wicca.

Blessed be to you and your mother!

Witch

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tara from Manassas, VA

Hey there! I'm a not-so-new witch looking for the next level of practice. I read over the blog, and am drawn to read the book by Raymond Buckland, so thank you for listing such great/thorough advice! I have researched Selena Fox a little. I want to be a wise, gentle but POWERFUL witch as I grow. I've seen some really amazing years so far in my 30+ years on this Earth, and I want to add something truly inspiring to the art of the craft and to the quality of life for those around me. Any sparks that come to mind. I can feel that you may get a clear sense of the vision I have for myself and my path with witchcraft and how much respect I have for how awesome it is to be aware of God/Goddess and all of the magick that exists around us. Peace and richest blessings.

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Dear Tara,

The best thing any person/witch can add to the craft is to be a fantastic person with a quick wit, an open heart, and a willingness to illuminate the path for others.


Namaste...
Witch

Monday, December 17, 2012

Gene from Manassas, VA

I just had a good friend pass. Me and some of her other friends are holding a small service to honor her. It will have Druid and Wiccan rituals and is open to all faiths or beliefs. Can you suggest anything I may use or do, as I have never done this before? I know we are using candles and Samantha may have an appropriate one for this purpose. Also, we are using sage and was wondering if you guys have any in stock for this?

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Dear Gene,

I am so sorry for your loss and I think it's a wonderful idea for you and her friends to perform a small Passing to Summerland Ritual in her honor.


The most important thing to remember when performing a Summerland ritual is to focus on the life they lived and easing the souls passing from this life into the great beyond.  

As a matter of fact, 13 Magickal Moons does currently have small ($3.00) and large ($9.00) sage bundles currently in stock.  We also have the Summerland witch bottle and Summerland candle as well.

Namaste,

Witch

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Heather from Indianapolis, IN

I'm not familiar with witchcraft at all, but two of my friends told me to ask here. I've seen two upside-down yellow triangles side by side in a vision I had. Could you tell me what this means?

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Dear Heather,

I have no idea... sorry!!!

Witch

Friday, December 14, 2012

John from Buffalo Grove, IL

I need help with money.

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Dear John,

So do I!

Witch

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Fatima from Abu Dhabi, UAE

Hi, I always wished to be a witch and fly with broom. How can I be a witch? How can I practice? They tell me to practice, but how and like what? I really want to be a witch and fly with broom. How?

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Dear Fatima,

Sorry, honey... but witches don't and CAN'T fly on a broom!  Being a witch is a spiritual choice and a way of life.

Witch

Monday, December 10, 2012

Kara from Woodbridge, VA

I have been interested in witchcraft for a long time, but I've never quite figured out how to go about it. I haven't found many helpful websites, and I don't have the money for any books or supplies. I have, in the past, purchased several stones, lavender oil, sage oil, peppermint oil, rosemary oil, and a few incenses from 13 Magickal Moons. I also live with some family, and I have to hide all of this from them because they're very judgmental and I believe they would kick me out if they knew. I'm not entirely sure what kind of advice/help I'm looking for, but I thought you would be the person to ask. Thank you.

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Dear Kara,

If you're just looking to meet other people then you should come to 13 Magickal Moons on Wednesday evenings for our "Tea Nights," well it's more like "Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, and Mountain Dew Nights" now!




Witch

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Kelly from Cincinnati, OH

Hello, I was seeking advice about casting a binding spell. There is a man who is unjustly threatening my family with financial harm. I tried the freezer spell but it doesn't seem to be working. I wanted to try something stronger, and I have a spell picked out, but I wanted to get an opinion about whether casting a binding spell on a whole family's behalf could cause harm to individuals in the family, if my intent is only on preventing harm and not causing harm to the bound person? I'm a little wary, because I had two minor financial crises after I cast the first spell and I get the feeling the events were related. I'm afraid that if I cast a stronger spell I will get stronger side effects. Thank you.

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Dear Kelly,

Cast your spell and have faith you are doing the right thing... because it sounds to me like you are.


The only reason your previous spell would have backfired or had a karmic slap would have been because you crossed a line, fueled the spell with negative energy/emotions, or were seeking unjust revenge.

Witch

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Kim from Jerusalem, Israel

Hi there, I'm single with a 1-year-old baby. His dad left me, and I really need help.

Could you please read my story and my dreams and tell me if the dreams that I'm having are a sign? 

I've had a boyfriend for 2-3 years. Things went wrong and he broke up with me. He left me for a coworker of his. I think she waited for a chance to take him from me. She knew that things between us were not as good as they used to be. They have been together 4 months, but he cheated on her with me.

Thirteen days ago, I asked an old Moroccan lady to do a magic spell that will break them apart and get us back together. Among the things I gave her, there was also his sperm. Since then I've had dreams about it: 

1) The same night, I dreamed that she wanted to break up with him, but didn't want to. 
2) The next night, I dreamed that I wanted to get back to him too, but he didn't want to. 
3) The third night, I dreamed we saw each other on a beach. He came with his girlfriend and I came with mine (I don't have boyfriend, but he thinks I do). Me and him had an argument about who should leave the place. 
4) A few days ago, I dreamed that my father and my ex-boyfriend were setting up a meeting, and my dad didn't want me come along. Therefore, I tried to manipulate him and I cut my palm and my arm. There was a little blood. 
5) A few days days ago, I dreamed that I went to my aunt and asked her to cast love magic for me because I thought the one that the Moroccan lady did is not working.

Before I cast the spell, I dreamed that we were at his girlfriend's house while she wasn't there. A friend of mine (a girl) and a friend of his (a boy) were with us. For some reason, we all were naked on one bed. My ex-boyfriend wanted to get intimate with me, but I pushed him away and kissed my friend.

Later on, his girlfriend and her friends came to the house and therefore he asked me to leave the place.

Thank you so much.

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Dear Kim,

A Moroccan love spell using his sperm... really?!?!  Why would you want to be with a man who not only left you and his son, but cheated on you as well?


It's the second to last paragraph which has caught my attention.  In your dream, your ex-boyfriend wanted to get intimate with you and YOU rejected HIM for the arms of another. That speaks volumes!

Witch

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

M from Harrisonburg, VA

Hello! I need some advice. I am in college and I recently received a new roommate. We get along really well, but my old roommate's friends are being petty because she was forced to move out instead of me. They have been pulling some petty bullsh*t and I am tired of it. What are some good spells for protection or banishment or such to stop this? Thank you!

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Dear M,

Try using a slightly modified version of this banishing spell.


Good luck!

Witch

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Jerry from Los Angeles, CA

Okay, so two days ago I found some kind of oil on my door. It looked like someone did it on purpose, and today I saw the same thing, but this time it was on my steps on the corner of the last steps. Should I be worried about it? And if so, what can I do to undo whatever they are doing?

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Dear Jerry,

I would definitely rinse/wash your door before touching it or the oil. Without knowing what combination of oils they used, I can't really tell you if the intent was magickal, mundane, positive, or negative.

Witch