"A Candle Loses Nothing By Lighting Another Candle" - Father James Keller

Monday, February 13, 2012

Things You Need For A Night of Love and Magick

Well, it’s February, and with Valentine’s Day soon approaching, visions of love come to mind…and as I have written two magical Valentine’s Day stories this year, I was thinking more along the lines of love spells! I do a lot of research into pagan, Wiccan and paranormal magick, always on the lookout for some new spell or ritual to spark my imagination and a new story. So here is a list of a few things one could use for a love spell, or just to set the mood for a very romantic evening.

1)Quiet space. You need to be able to clear your mind, center yourself, feel the energy of the earth and focus on what your intention is for the spell, or just focus solely on the one you love.

2)Candles. Candles are used not only to represent the element of fire, but since they come in many colors they also have color correspondences.  Red, pink or white could be used now, representing passion, desire, harmony, friendship, romance, sex, enlightenment and connection. Sometimes witches cut words representing the intention of their spell into the candles, like the word passion or the name of the one they love, and the candle has to burn all the way down for the spell to be complete.

3)Crystals and stones. Just like the candles, each represent different things.  Rose Quartz is the gemstone of love which also grants feelings of self-worth and inner peace to help love stay strong.

4)Oils or Incense. These would again each have their significance. Ylang Ylang encourages intimate feelings, and works well with either sandlewood which is an aphrodisiac for me or rose and jasmine which are alluring to women. Look online for recipes to add these scents to carrier oils and use them for a loving massage.

5)Flowers and Foods. Flowers and foods are the same way, having meaning, each of these things all accentuating the main intention of the spell.  Obviously roses are a Valentine’s Day favorite. But, what about the foods? In Sacred Sex, Meredith made for Michael steamed asparagus with lemon for increased hormone production and literal zest as well as crab for sexual energy.  For dessert she made passion fruit salad with a sauce of orange for love, ginger for energy and honey for sweetness.

Now, if one were doing a spell, an alter, cauldron, wand an such would be used. But, most importantly, a spell must have a very clear and very specific intention. The more the witch can see what he or she wants in their mind, the better chance the spell has of working.  I would venture to say though that this could be true of any date. Yes spontaneity can be the spice of life, but there is also something to be said about taking the time to plan an evening for the one you love.

And, speaking of spells and love, I have two stories involving sex, love and magick this Valentine’s Day.

Sacred Sex Blurb:
Just a few days before Valentine’s Day, Margaret visits her aunt’s craft consignment shop hoping for a spell or oil, and any advice on how to re-connect with her husband, Michael, who has become distant since losing his job. Determined to save her marriage, she gets more than she bargained for from Aunt Minny, a practicing witch. Armed with recipes to enhance love,  a massage oil type love potion, a new Valentine’s Day candle and a book on Sacred Sex Rituals, Margaret prepares to seduce her husband.

But, his initial reaction is not what she planned for…

Follow Margaret and Michael on a holiday of love journey, a throwback to the kinky pagan sex rituals once practiced long ago on this day before it was named after a saint.  You may want to take notes to enhance your own Valentine's Day this year!

Love, Creativity & Magick, A Steampunk Valentine’s Day Tale  Blurb:
All acts of magick take on shades of gray in the end, especially for Emma, one of four females witches who by birthright belong in the social circles of the privileged upper ten thousand in London. Yet, by rumor of the unknown and the misunderstood, she stands apart, cut by her peers along with her cousins, because they hold a secret—each is gifted with magick.

Their elders had taught them respect for their powers even when mixed with a spanking amount of fanciful mischief. On the other hand, if a lesson was warranted, then white verses black magick could be hard to define. Nowhere was the color of steam more evident than in the matters of justice, a slippery term to define. Yet, they’d made breaking the laws of society their mission. Most of their nights at parties and balls were spent creating a magickal comedy of errors, helping the uptight aristocracy side step their fastidious standards.

Only this year, days before Valentine’s Day, a damnable day for women without suitors, Emma is not quite sure what is happening to her. Something dark and seductive, something not of this world, is luring her, possessing her, and she has no comprehension of what or who the presence really is. But, when he does show his face finally, and she feels him to be a nightwalker, she must fear not only the threat he poses to her blood and to the energy or magick he can suck from her, but also the danger he poses to her heart. After all of these days feeling him, wanting him, she has to wonder if her feelings are just a matter of his compulsion, if she is under this vampire's own type of magick.

To complicate matters further, the vampire’s propositions are as exciting as they are scandalous, to teach her how to power her magick with the overabundance of sexual energy she bears. But, how he knows such things he remains elusive about. And there is the added attraction that this vampire was a failed inventor in life, one with a basement full of contraptions she finds she can power through the use of her sexual energy. Valentine’s Day seems like it could be all kinds of fun this year now.

Yet, in these days of social unrest and out-of-control creativity, what is a witch to do with a vampire? When Valentine’s Day rolls around, and a secret is revealed, what will be left for her?

Kiki Howell
~where love is a mystical thing~

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