|Love Spells, Continued|
Is there ever a way to do a love spell and yet stay within the parameters of
the Witch's Rede? Possibly. Some teachers have argued that if a spell
doesn't attempt to attract a SPECIFIC person into your life, but rather
attempts to attract the RIGHT person, whomever that may be, then it is not
negative magic. Even so, one should make sure that the spell finds people
who are 'right' for each other -- so that neither is harmed, and both are
Is there ever an excuse for the make-him-or-her-love-me type of spell?
Well, there is a way of looking at this that could endorse that type of spell. The truth is that When you fall in love with someone, you do all that you can to impress them. You go out of your way to make yourself attactive to them. You dress nicer, even dress differently than you would normally dress if you thought that it might impress that certain someone. Lets face it...we've all been there. And while you are powdering and peruming and strategically positioning yourself in the vicinity of where you think they may be you are also, subconsciously, sending out very powerful signals that in turn unleash all of the powers at your command to insure this person not only notices that twinkle in your eye but they will undoubtly "feel" your unspoken love. If you've ever felt someone has a crush on you, you know what incredible psychic forces are at play here. The feeling is palatable and everyone around You can FEEL
It is then logical that you are only playing with the energy that is ALREADY there if you're in love -- and channel and focus them more precisely...the energy would be there just the same, whether or not you use a spell to focus it.
Each must decide on their own, and compile their own set of ethics through their own considerations. However, you should also heed the cautionary tales sprinkled throughout history about love spells gone awry lest you weave your own Midsummer's Night Dream into a nightmare. Also, if a love spell has brought two people together who are not naturally compatible, then one must keep pumping energy into the spell,and when you finally tire of this (because it is very hard work to keep a spell spinning!) then
the spell will probably cllapse in a most unpleasant way.
It should also be noted that many spells that pass themselves off as love spells
when they really are just sex spells--not that there's anything wrong with sex it is one of our most basic needs--But you should be
clear from the gitgo what kind of spell you are employing and make sure that the same ethical provisions apply. Isaac Bonewits, author of 'Real Magic', has the following rule
of thumb: Decide what the mundane equivalent of your spell would be, and ask
yourself if you could be arrested for it. For example, some spells are like
sending a letter to your beloved in the mail, whereas other spells are
tantamount to abduction. The former is perfectly legal and normal, whereas
the latter is felonious.
'An it harm none, do what thou will.'