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Practicing Witchcraft: What You Should Know about Blood Magic

Updated on January 17, 2017
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Blood Magic

‘Blood magic’. conjures up all kinds of gothic images, doesn’t it? The very word ‘blood’ is a real attention-grabber. Combine it with words like ‘magic’, ‘ritual’, ‘spell’ or ‘rite’, and usually thoughts fly to human sacrifices on a stone altar dripping with dark red and other images that look like something straight out of a horror movie.

As usual, the fiction is much darker and more stirring than the reality of it. Yes, blood can be dangerous— both magically and mundanely. But fire can also be dangerous, no one would think to tell you not to use it to cook your meals. You just have to learn how to use it safely and properly.

The truth is, blood magic can be quite potent if you’re inclined to do it, and if you know what you’re doing. It should not be undertaken lightly, or carelessly; but it doesn’t deserve the ‘taboo’ stamp that many are quick to give it.

Using Blood in Magic and Spells

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The Power of Blood

I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that blood is a powerful thing. This is something that is so embedded in us that we all understand it. Fear and awe of blood goes way back to our earliest human ancestors. The sight of that bright red fluid -- whether it was coming from an enemy or friend, your prey or yourself – got immediate attention. Blood is associated with such powerful concepts that some people can’t stand the sight of it, and might faint away if presented with too much. Hemophobia is the fear of blood.

Blood is associated with death: the slain warriors on the field, the victim of violence, the hunter’s prey all lay bloody in their final state. Blood is also associated with life: it’s part of the cycle of fertility that perpetuates life. If you lost too much blood, you would grow weak and die. If your blood is tainted, you will wither.

Blood is associated with pain: you see it when you stumble and fall, have an accident, or fight. Blood is also associated with passion: when you love doing something, when you are good at it, it’s ‘in your blood’. Someone you love, particularly family members, are your ‘blood’. Blood connects you to things, or others. Even if you don’t know someone, you can empathize with them, your ‘heart bleeds for them’. Blood is passion, it’s connection, it’s raw emotion.

Blood is life. It courses through your body delivering oxygen and nutrients to every part of you. Blood is energy—when you push yourself, your heart pounds and your pulse races as your blood flows even faster. A woman bleeds during her menstrual cycle, she bleeds when her hymen breaks, there’s blood at childbirth. If you donate blood you might be saving someone’s life.

Whatever little microscopic bits are floating around in there contain the very essence for all that you are. A scientists can (illegally) clone you if they had just a drop of your blood. Your blood contains your DNA—a blueprint not just for you, but your complete ancestral line.

Something that contains this much power is naturally powerful in magic. Perhaps some would say it’s too powerful.

Blood Magic is Not Blood Sacrifice

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Blood Magic: No Harm Necessary

Blood magic is not magic that involves killing people or animals in ritual sacrifice. Let’s just make that clear. We’re not talking about laying some innocent creature out on an altar or in the center of a pentagram and killing it, or wounding it. This would be all kinds of wrong, not to mention illegal, and is not at all what I mean when I talk about blood magic.

Blood magic is the use of a few drops of blood during a spell or ritual—usually your own blood, but if you are casting for someone else you could use theirs (with caution and permission, of course). Those few drops can add power to a magical working in any number of ways.

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Is Blood Magic Evil?

The first thing you need to learn about blood magic is that it’s not inherently evil. Blood isn’t evil, is it? Does it make you ‘evil’ or desire to do malicious deeds just because it’s currently inside your body? If not, why do you think it would it become ‘evil’ outside of your body? Some people mistakenly think that using blood in magic is ‘dark’ or somehow only associated with malevolent intentions. This is simply not true.

The negative connotations stem back to that fear of blood I spoke about earlier: fear of our own mortality, fear of power, etc., are the kind of driving factors behind a fear of blood. Indeed, if you are hemophobic, you might want to avoid blood altogether. It’s not for everyone.

But I come from a more objective perspective. I see blood – like any object or component you would use in magic – as simply a tool. It’s a very powerful tool, but a tool nonetheless. It’s neither benevolent nor malevolent in its own right. You could use it for any number of purposes, though like any other tool it’s not advised to use it for unethical purposes.

Going back to the fire analogy—I could use fire to burn down my neighbor’s home when they piss me off. I have access to fire, which can be a very powerful destructive choice if I choose. So what stops me? The fact that I am an ethical person who has no interest in hurting others. Just because I don’t want to hurt someone with fire doesn’t mean I shouldn’t use it. By the same logic, I don’t want to hurt someone with blood magic; just because I don’t want to cause harm with it doesn’t mean I shouldn’t feel free to utilize this powerful tool.

A good implement to have for blood magic is the prickers that diabetics use to test their blood sugar.

Practicing Safe Blood Magic

Before I begin discussing ways to use blood in magic, let’s discuss ways to use it safely. First, there are a few don’ts to keep in mind:

  • Don’t ever take more than a few drops
  • Don’t ever take blood from an unwilling participant (this includes animals because they cannot give consent)
  • Do not smear your blood on people, let people smear blood on you, or try to exchange blood in any way; remember that many diseases can be transferred through blood
  • Do not ever consume blood, either directly or by putting it into a drink; aside from the fact that you can catch diseases, blood itself is toxic to human beings. More than a couple of teaspoons can cause haemochromatosis and potentially do some serious organ damage.
  • Don’t let others drink your blood, either directly raw or by putting it into food or drinks; this is essentially giving your power over to that person, and not in a good way.

The correct way to perform blood magic safely would be:

  • Sanitize the area of skin with an alcohol pad or sanitizing gel.
  • Sanitize a small poking implement, such as a pin.
  • Poke only enough to break the skin.
  • Squeeze out your few drops to collect for your use
  • Clean the wound immediately and put some antibiotic ointment on it. If it’s still bleeding, put a bandage on it.
  • Handle and dispose of anything that has been touched with blood with extreme caution until the end of your ritual or spell.
  • Disinfect surfaces (of your skin and your work space), implements and any other tools after performing blood magic.
  • Keep the wound clean as it heals.

If you are a woman and you prefer, you can use your menstrual blood rather than pricking yourself. You can catch menstrual blood easily with a diva cup if you need to temporarily preserve it for ritual—just don’t hang onto it very long, and all the same sanitary practices regarding care and clean-up also applies.

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When (and When Not) to Use Blood Magic

I can't tell you exactly when and where blood magic is your best option, but I can tell you my reasoning: I use it only in extreme need for the most important circumstances.

  • I’ll use it for protection— not minor protection, such as if my co-worker is a nuisance I’m not going to use blood magic to keep her out way; but major protection, when there is a potential for serious life-changing threats (accident, crime, etc.)
  • I’ll use it for health and wellness—not minor issues like sore throats or skinned knees, but big health issues like disease, injuries, surgery or breaking unhealthy addictions.
  • I’ll use it for desperate needs—not minor things like saving money for a Disney trip, but big things like if I were on the verge of being homeless or starving I would use it to draw what I need to survive.

That’s about it. I have more rules about when to never use it:

  • I never use blood magic unless I’m (or the person I’m doing it on behalf of is) fully prepared to accept whatever the consequences may be (which means thinking them through very carefully).
  • I never use it to target other people without their permission (unless, of course, it’s deadly necessary for protection; I had no issue banishing a violent family member who refused to leave my mother’s home and threatened my life with a gun)
  • I never use it in love or relationship magic; bonds between people need to be naturally developed, not forced. Blood magic turns a potential bond into a chain: emotional slavery.
  • I never use it to gain power; if you can’t earn it naturally, you don’t deserve it and probably won’t know how to wield it.
  • I never use it to bring harm to anyone or anything.
  • I never use it for vengeance or retaliation

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Using Blood in Magic

Now that you know the correct way to safely use blood in magic, let’s talk about how you might put it to use. There are countless ways, actually, limited only by your imagination. But here are a few ideas to get you started.

  • In candle magic, mix blood drops with oil to dress and charge your candle.
  • Use a small drop or two to anoint and charge any talisman or amulet.
  • In jar or container magic, add a few drops of blood to the container.
  • In petition magic, smear some blood on the paper the petition is written on.
  • Place a drop of blood in a mojo bag before tying it up.

Alternatives to Blood

Though not entirely as powerful as blood, there are other things you can use to personalize a spell and lend it a boost: urine, saliva, semen, nail and hair clippings, for example. These are all effective options that will lend power to minor workings, or workings when blood magic wouldn't be appropriate or advised.

When you're first learning magic, it's advised that you work with these first before graduating on to blood. Take some time, experiment with these things. You'll begin to get a sense of how much putting 'part of yourself' into a spell affects your magic.

Once again, nothing is inherently good or bad—it all depends on how you choose to utilize it. So practice ‘safe magic’ and you'll be okay.

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      Oztinato 2 years ago from Australia

      It sounds like a type of mental illness that could lead an unbalanced mind to injure or kill.

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      Nalani Sanderson 2 years ago from Oregon

      I was cautious about your article at first, considering the term "beginners" in the title. I personally don't think that blood magic is something any beginner should be undertaking. It is extremely powerful, extremely potent, extremely dangerous, and often very permanent. Like you say in your article, it creates connection. A pact made in blood can be extremely costly to break, causing illness or death.

      However, I think you did a good job explaining the risks and outlining that it isn't to be used for just anything (though it could be). It should only be used when in dire need, and never when dealing with relationships. A blood oath to your deity may be appropriate (and even required by some gods), but should only be done if you are truly willing to be committed to that god for life. In any other relationship situation, it really shouldn't be used.

      While the health risks and health safety are important, the magical consequences when dealing with even a drop or two of blood really truly can be deadly (where a drop or two of blood physically isn't likely to harm you, unless diseases are transferred between people). It really is a potent thing not to be undertaken lightly, and should only be done by those who know what they are getting into. In my opinion, not something to be done by beginners.

      Well thought out and organized article.

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      Demetre A. Winfield 2 years ago from chicago

      i just so happen to practice blood magik just as much as i cast without it. its quite an interesting experience because you can actually feel parts of your life force being drawn upon for whatever you were using it for. @dizze, very very true. blood to me is the most potent instrument in the craft other than selling your soul directly to whoever your calling on. i have been practicing for about 8 years now and only started dabling in blood magik on a serious note last year. however!!!! i am willing to admit that during my 2nd year of the craft, i was drawn to use blood for a spell, (due to a vampire coven i was a part of....totally different story...) but i still pay for it every now and then. Also to Sage, although its true that large amounts of blood can be bad for the human body, i feel that since this is about the craft, we should consider those select few, such as myself, that actual consume it. i will say i can't donate blood because of iron levels, but there are some of us that can digest it despite what those docs say.

      blessed be guys. and great article!!

      )O(

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 24 months ago

      Unfortunately, with an unbalanced mind, there are all kinds of potential triggers for someone to do harm. Thanks for your comment!

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 24 months ago

      Thanks for your insightful input, Dizze Blogger. I agree; it's not for total beginners to jump into. In this Witchcraft for Beginners series I've been trying to introduce people to different styles of magic and different concepts. This is one that people are very curious about it and sometimes dabble with straight away. I'm hoping a more serious student will understand the undertaking here. I appreciate your comment!

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 24 months ago

      Thanks for sharing your experience, Demetre. I don't recommend consuming blood myself, and I can't write an article about blood in good conscience without making that point. Hopefully anyone considering it will do the necessary research and take the necessary precautions. I'm not going to touch that topic beyond this, though. I appreciate your comments.

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      TeiwazSpiritWarrior 23 months ago

      thank you for the awesome info ! teiwazspiritwarrior@gmail.com

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 23 months ago

      Thanks Teiwaz, gotcha!

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      Pollyanna Jones 22 months ago from United Kingdom

      I always enjoy reading your articles, Sage. I've come across this being used as ink, and it is also used to colour runes once they have been handmade by the practitioner. It puts a bit of the self into them and makes them more responsive to their owner.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 22 months ago

      Thanks Pollyanna, I'm so glad you enjoy my hubs. Using blood in magic is a pretty ancient concept, just about every culture has some kind of magic involving it. I've found it can be very powerful, as long as like all powerful things-- it's used with care, respect, and serious thought. Thanks for your comments!

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      Lauree 22 months ago

      I really enjoyed your article... Although I haven't used any blood magic i have been drawn to do so about a yr ago. I could envision myself writing out a spell and finish it up with a drop of blood at the end and then hitting the stop with some sort of small hammer and watching it splatter across the page. I could feel myself there, see myself doing this and knowing i was capable of doing it.... But i never went through with any of it and since then i have felt lost and empty.... Like I missed my chance at something that needed to be done. Like it was time sensitive and i missed it...

      The only reason i held back is because i was unsure and not sure why i was so drawn to do it to begin with. I was scared of the unknown and didn't trust my intuition to just go with it. So now i feel like i cheated myself and upset the inner voice, god or goddess that was helping or coaching or leading me. ... Every thing about witch craft, voodoo, spells and nature feels so right deep down but i also feel like i have some kind of block or cloud not letting me see my true potential and with no one to talk with or ask questions to iv'e just stayed in this limbo of sadness and void.... But i so believe i'm something and that my experience with it would be okay. So again thank you for your interesting article.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 22 months ago

      Thanks so much for your comment, Lauree; the blocks are there for the vast majority of us to work through. I've had to work through them, too-- still do. You will reach your potential though.

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      Rabbit 22 months ago

      I have used saliva, semen, clippings, and blood. I'm not too interested in using urine, but I can understand it's appeal for some. Thanks for sharing your experience with the rest of us.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 22 months ago

      And thanks to you as well, Rabbit, for sharing your experience, too. I'm not big on urine either myself. Thanks for commenting.

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      Lvna 22 months ago

      Do you have any advice for someone you know have used blood magic against you without no motives but the simple desire to destroy your life?

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      athina moody 22 months ago

      can i use my blood to heal or help the healing process for my mum

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 22 months ago

      That is always tough when someone vindictive tries to bring you harm. There's a lot of ways to deal with it, from protection (both common sense ways, as well as spells or talismans), cleansings, and learning to shield yourself well. The more belief and worry you put into it, the more power you will give them over you.

      The thing about people who do malevolent magic with no reason other than to harm someone is that they are usually just dabblers. People who study magic seriously usually respect it more than that, and they learn they don't need to push someone else down. Only dabblers try to do that, because they can't use it well enough to lift themselves up. So generally their ability to do any real damage is limited.

      Hope that helps, Lvna, thanks for commenting.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 22 months ago

      Hi Athina. The answer is, it depends... like I said, it's best to be adept at blood magic before using it. Blood can help with any kind of magic, including healing or protection, but it is more of a matter of knowing what you're doing. Then of course there is the reality that some illnesses can't be healed, by magic or otherwise; it's all part of the natural process, and there's only so much magic can do to interfere with that, so much will depend on what's wrong with your mom and what you're hoping to accomplish.

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      Mary Norton 22 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      I have never tried witchcraft. It is interesting but it something I don't really know anything about.

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      Sonja Starr 22 months ago

      Hi, I'm new here and I'm new to magic as well. I do have one suggestion that might be helpful though. As a diabetic I know that the most painful place for a finger prick is the middle of the end of your finger. That is where all the sensory nerve endings are that make your finger tips your tactile interface with the world. Take the blood from the side of the tip of your finger using a lancet device and there's a lot less pain. You can buy single use lancet devices at Amazon and elsewhere so you don't have as many risks, no clean up, no special disposal needed etc.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 22 months ago

      Hi Aesta, thanks for your commenting. For some of us it's very interesting and meaningful, very spiritual way of life. But like everything else in life, it's not everyone's cup of tea. I hope you'll find some basic info enough to give you an overview in my articles here.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 22 months ago

      Thanks for the tip, Sonja. I am diabetic and have poked myself enough in a lifetime to not think about pokes that much anymore, lol. But the 1-time use lancets are really convenient and safe for these purposes. Thanks for your comment!

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      raven 21 months ago

      Not for beginners. Ffs

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 21 months ago

      Hi Raven; I'm not sure what "Ffs" means. You're right, blood magic is not something beginners should jump into (as I explain in the article, it something that should be worked up to). But knowledge is power, so it's good for beginners to know about it. Thanks for commenting!

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      Jonas Rodrigo 21 months ago

      Very interesting hub! Blood is a powerful thing if you think about it. It gives life but it is also a sign of loss of it. Great writing!

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 21 months ago

      Thanks so much Jonas Rodrigo, I appreciate your comments! Glad you found the article interesting, I know a lot of beginners or even non-Witches are very curious about this topic.

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      Gemini 21 months ago

      I myself am a beginner at practical herbal magic. I have been practicing light magic for over 6 years and am very skilled at basic home protection magic.. but I have an issue. There is an entity that is very dark and very powerful that is threatening to hurt myself and my family and I was considering using blood magic in my protection spells. Though I am a beginner at Green and Herbal magic, I am more than a novice at light and protection magic.. Your article helped answer some questions, but I am wondering. Should I use blood magic to power my protection spells, as this entity isis stronger than any I have encountered before (and I have encountered quite a few) or should I just pile up on the protection and hope it lasts?

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 21 months ago

      Hi Gemini, sorry to hear about your difficult situation. It would be hard to give you guidance on this entity you're dealing with without investigating more, but generally protection spells alone are only going to go so far. I myself wouldn't use blood magic in this situation; I'd probably start myself with a jar spell and use urine, and then of course a good cleansing and purification and protection (salt, in particular) done on the home. What you will really need to get into the root of the problem, which lies more with banishing than just protecting. I hope you're able to take care of your problem and free yourself from this dark entity soon.

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      hydie duke 20 months ago

      Is it okay to drink your own blood? (aka: a few drops)

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      Fey 20 months ago

      You cannot undo blood magic.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 19 months ago

      Hi Hydie; I strongly recommend you research this through a qualified medical source before you consume any blood, even your own.

      I'm not a doctor but in my research I've learned that blood is toxic to humans-- it doesn't matter whether it's yours or someone else's blood. Even if the blood is pathogen free, it is still toxic because it contains a lot of iron and humans are just not equipped to digest and excrete that much excess iron. Like many toxic substances, small amounts will usually not hurt people, but it doesn't take much to cross that line into the danger zone. Ingesting more than a couple of teaspoons of blood *might cause organ damage or death, and is a risk not taking.

      There simply is no biological need for humans to drink blood; I encourage people to use a substitute, such as cranberry juice or wine, to indulge in fantasy role playing.

      Thanks for your question and best of luck in your research.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 19 months ago

      Hi Fey. I wouldn't agree with that, but a lot depends on the situation. There are spells that use blood that can be undone, that are even made to be undone at some point (a jar spell, for example, can be undone by dismantling it). It won't reverse what's happened already, of course, but it can put a stop to the effects. Other types of magic, such as petition magic, is harder to undo, because there is nothing to dismantle. There are ways to try and nullify effects of magic gone awry, with varying success rates that depend on many things. It's really something that would have to be considered on a case-by-case basis, though. Thanks for commenting.

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      Melissa 19 months ago

      Blood Magic is absolutely NOT a mental illness. It is a power tool in working any magic and as such I use it ONLY in positive spells (I'm a White Witch anyway so wouldn't be casting any negative spells). I don't see where it says who wrote the article so i'll just say, To Whom It May Concern : thank you for writing on a taboo subject. I've been practicing Wicca and Witchcraft for just over 10 years and this is the first article I've come across about it. Granted, I've read about it in a few of the books I purchased in the beginning of my journey, but in only a few and that's not many considering that at one time I'm sure I had at least 100 books on Wicca and Witchcraft! the only thing I see in your article that I would change is some of your spelling is off (i.e. a couple of times you wrote it's when it should have been its). and I only noticed those because I'm an author. sorry, I'm not trying to be like Ross in FRIENDS. lol. thank you again for writing the article!

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      Melissa 19 months ago

      OMG! I meant to write 'powerful' not power tool! lol. Sorry!

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      Elspeth Silverstar 19 months ago

      Terrific article - i havent seen one like this before. Please add me elspethsilver@gmail.com

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      ShatteredHarmony 19 months ago

      Just fyi, Haemochromatosis is a genetic disorder. You can't and don't get it from inhibiting "too much blood". Where do people come up with this crap? Leave medical diagnosis to the experts.

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      Ben 19 months ago

      Some of this was good.

      Basically magic of any sort, shouldn't be practiced by beginners.

      Haemochromotosis is to much iron in the blood & isnt caused by drinking blood.

      Why not use this for gaining power? Unless your Gods/esses or the universe doesn't want you to have it; you deserve it.

      You can use the blood of animals, as long as you eat the animal (like in Santeria) & give thanks to that animals spirit.

      Remember, magik is a tool. Use it wisely & remember that what goes arounf comes around & if you work negative magik, there will be a price to pay.

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      Aaron 18 months ago

      Just to clarify... animal sacrifice and blood magic are different, but the article misinformed about legality... it is legal in the USA to perform animal sacrifice and a case involving it was brought to the Supreme Court in the early 2000s. It was up held as legal under the 1st Amendment.

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      Lionrhod 18 months ago from Orlando, FL

      As usual, a well thought out and intelligent article.

      As a runevitki (a witch who uses/specializes in the Runes) amongst other things, I use blood magick for much of my runic practice. Runelore suggests that blood gives vitality and energy to the magick, as well as binding the spellcrafter to their goal.

      I put in "regularly" as there wasn't a slightly lesser option, like "once or twice a year or so.". There are plenty of other ways of using the runes, so runic blood magick isn't my main focus.

      But I'm not squeamish about using blood if the situation calls for it.

      While I'm not sure on the subject of iron overload, Haemochromatosis is clearly incorrect, and you might want to edit that. Consider though that our ancient ancestors often ate the bloody organs (heart and liver especially) fresh out of their kills or drank blood as manhood rituals on their first hunt.

      I've also read of Arabs facing dehydration in the desert who drank the blood of their Arabian horses (just a small nick - not enough to kill the animal) to survive.

      And then there's my Polish grandmother, who made Duck Blood Soup and Blood Sausage. (I'm grateful I was not subjected to either.)

      And I happen to prefer my steak as close to rare as I can get it. Show the cow a match, and it's done.

      Is human blood different from animal blood? I'm doubtful here, especially considering that pigs are often used as test subjects for human medicine.

      That said, I agree completely that ingesting human blood (other than your own, when you suck on a minor wound) is a VERY bad idea. Even if the iron overload thing isn't true, lets say the person has HIV and you have even a small bit of bleeding gums/gingivitis. Yep, you've just contracted a lifelong menace of a disease. Same for TB and many other blood-borne diseases and pathogens.

      And I agree that you should never allow someone to have the kind of power over you that allowing them to drink your blood would confer.

      Many years back I was invited to a ritual at one of our local ceremonial churches. (I'm always interested in learning and the HPSS was a very nice lady.) Then I learned that as part of their sacrament, she puts a drop of her blood in the cakes. Even though the blood was cooked/heat sterilized, I declined because I felt that consuming her blood would give her power over me that I wasn't comfy with. (It's not always the consumer who gains the power, but the fact that an irrevocable connection happens. Why else would, "blood brothers" be such a powerful bond?)

      A long time ago, one of our local HPsses went on the radio and somehow ended up talking about using menstrual blood in spells. Sadly, it became a PR nightmare. I'm glad you have the courage to address such a controversial topic in a calm, reasoned manner.

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      Winter 18 months ago

      Good article. I agree blood magic is for dire situations, but then again, I only use magic at all when I feel I really really need to, and sometimes not even then. My reasons being that I am one insignificant human on one minisucle planet in some corner of of a galaxy that's part of a universe that is humongous beyond human comprehension. Even though they usually do, what reason does the universe, or the gods have to help me?

      Also why do with magic what one, with hard work, can accomplish anyway? I mean, I know it helps me, but I save my spiritual energy to assist others.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 18 months ago

      Hi Melissa, thanks for your comments. I'm glad you found the topic interesting. I agree, the topic isn't given enough attention.

      I couldn't actually find any instances where I used 'its' as a possessive pronoun; in every use of 'it's' in the article, it's meant to be a contraction of 'it is', hence the apostrophe. But I'll take another look when I get a chance. I'm a writer by trade, but admittedly not the best editor in the world.

      Thanks, ~Sage

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 18 months ago

      It's okay, lol.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 18 months ago

      Thanks so much elspeth, I appreciate your comment. ~Sage

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 18 months ago

      Thanks for the info, ShatteredHarmony. I don't know where people come up with it as I am not a medical professional, nor am I diagnosing anyone with anything. Some health experts have come up with it, such as here:

      ", the human body is not well adapted for digesting blood. Small quantities may be harmless; however, anyone who consumes blood regularly runs a risk of hemochromatosis (excessive iron content in the blood), which results in iron deposits forming in internal organs, damaging them. Blood consumption from other individuals can also result in contracting blood-borne diseases such as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C." http://www.emaxhealth.com/11306/doctors-report-rea...

      Another warning is found here: http://www.livescience.com/15899-drinking-blood-sa...

      I double-checked with the National Institute of Health, and they don't go into blood drinking but they do list there are 2 types of Haemochromatosis: primary (genetic) and secondary (from other causes).

      But, as you can see, this is not a health article, nor is it meant to be. But thanks for your concern. I still don't recommend blood drinking.

      ~Sage

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 18 months ago

      Hi Ben; thanks for your comments. You make some good points.

      See the other post where I pointed out links to blood drinking being linked to haemochromatosis. I'll leave people actually interested in consuming blood to consult medical experts, as that is not the purpose of this article.

      Thanks! ~Sage

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 18 months ago

      Hi Aaron; thank you for commenting.

      In the 2000s, the supreme court ruled that laws couldn't be made against animal sacrifice. But that didn't make animal sacrifice wide-spread legal, either. State laws and local ordinances vary, but in most cases there are strict regulations that require permits-- both for sanitary and animal cruelty concerns. It's not something people are simply free to engage in because they feel spiritually inclined.

      Thanks for your comments and clarification! ~Sage

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 18 months ago

      Thanks for your comments, Lionhrod!

      I have addressed the heamachromatosis issue in other comments. I would hope anyone who is considering consuming human or animal blood would do their own exhaustive research on the topic, but I can only say I don't personally recommend it, and the article is not intended to deal with using blood in that specific manner.

      Thanks for sharing your experience-- I don't blame you for declining cakes laced with blood. It's true, any bond like that can go both ways.

      Thanks for sharing! ~Sage

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 18 months ago

      Hi Winter;

      Thanks for commenting and for sharing your perspective. I appreciate it~ Sage

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      Kaitlyn 18 months ago

      Thank you so much for this article! I have been very curious about blood magic for quite some time! I have been studying and practicing witchcraft for a long time, and I needed something more personal to cast a powerful protection spell. I will take all safety measures in account, as well as the consequences. I understand how powerful and dangerous this may be, and I appreciate your article!

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      Goth 18 months ago

      I've tried normal spells but they don't work

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 17 months ago

      Thank you Kaitlyn, and I'm glad the article was useful to you. Experience is key; blood magic isn't recommended for beginners, but for those like you with a long time of experience it's just another useful thing to learn to employ. Thanks for commenting, and best wishes in your endeavors.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 17 months ago

      Hi Goth; what do you mean by 'normal spells'... if you mean spells you found in books or on the internet, well, the problem is (as I say in my articles), spells don't really have power on their own. The power is in the person casting... and power only comes with knowledge and experience. Beginning Witches should start with study, not spells. There's a lot to learn before you'd be ready to successfully cast spells. I recommend reading everything you can for the first few months (many times over, actually, and taking lots of notes). Also spend a lot of time mentally disciplining yourself through a daily meditation regime. Hope that helps!

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      Jean DAndrea 16 months ago from Victoria, Australia

      Excellent article, WiccanSage - enjoyed reading it.

      Although I'm aware of blood magic, I've only had reason to use it on one occasion - it certainly is a powerful spell. On that occasion, it worked really well.

      Like you, I wouldn't recommend it to someone just starting out in the Craft.

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      Alyssa 16 months ago

      Hi. I'm a beginner in the world of Magik and seeing this article while researching was very interesting to read. However, I need help increasing my skills and knowledge on the subject of Magik and spells in general. I definitely trust your advice and insight and would like to know if you have any tips or suggestions for me.

      Thanks so much!

      —Aly

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      afpilotgirl 15 months ago

      *sigh* A woman does NOT bleed when her hymen breaks b/c there is NO SUCH THING as a hymen! If a woman bleeds it's due to an inexperienced or careless (or both) partner, or a partner that's too large and he didn't let her adjust (again, inexperienced and/or careless).

      This false and archaic believe is what lets men chase virgins and treat virginity as a prize to be won, when in reality it's nothing more than the difference between ignorance and experience. Please stop perpetuating sexist stereotypes.

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      Joe Moore 14 months ago

      Thank you for writing this article! I have been very interested in blood magik, but was not sure of the should and shouldn'ts,

      Afpilotgirl, I don't know where you got your information about the hymen but its wrong. The heyman is a very thin membrane that protects the female organs. Any biology class should have taught you that. All of the medical classes in college that I have taken also confirms that there is such a thing. Please educate yourself before making such a statement. This article couldn't have come at a better time for me since I am having surgery Thursday. I think I will try it the night before. As to this article? Very well written and researched. You were spot on. Thank you so much for your research and your knowledge.

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      Samnation 14 months ago

      Same old Pagan practices - cutting yourselves like the priests of Baal always have.

      Soon you will be passing your children through the fire to Molech - no wait.... Thats planned parenthood in a nutshell.

      You serve a dark master, who masquerades as an angel of Light, and his ministers as ministers of righteousness-

      Woe unto you who call evil good, you will have your reward.

      "Vengeance is mine saith the LORD, I will repay."

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      Jean DAndrea 14 months ago from Victoria, Australia

      Samnation, Your comments are showing your ignorance of the Craft. Perhaps you should do some research into the beliefs and practices before expressing your opinion. Modern Paganism is not evil, nor do Pagans worship the devil.

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      Samnation 14 months ago

      Well Snakesmum, how would you define evil?

      Surely any Pantheistic belief system such as Wicca, must accept that dualism is inherant?

      ie light cannot exist without darkness, good without evil, as above so below, etc.

      the 'forces' are inexorably bound, even interdependant, ie the yin yang - light contains darkness and vice versa.

      Essentially what you are advocating is a subjective belief system in which there is no absolute truth.

      Therefore no right and no wrong.

      "Do as thou wilt, shall be the whole of the law. " to quote the "beast666' Alister Crowley.

      Now 'white' witches will add the caveat ', as long as you are 'not hurting anybody ' - but now you have to define 'harm'.

      As this article has already shown, hexs are 'justified' in 'self defence' (the violent family member).

      This reminds me of Harry Potter.

      Jesus Christ said that "a little leaven, leaveneth the whole lump".

      "And who ever commiteth sin, is the servent of sin"

      So already the line is being blurred, it gets fuzzy, where do you really draw that line if evil is inherantly good?

      Like Darth Vader.

      What is evil? and how can it really be wrong if there is no judgement?

      History teaches us that power corrupts, and the more power, the bigger the temptation.

      There is a good reason why Jesus Christ advocates the death penalty for witchcraft and sorcery.

      Are you suggesting Jesus is a lier?

      I contend you are decieved thinking that the 'Craft' can be used for good, please reconsider and read the numerous testimonies of former witches who were delivered from bondage to Satan by the Lord Jesus Christ.

      http://m.christianpost.com/news/the-power-of-testi...

      Christ can deliver you from your sins, and he can give you things that you cannot imagine in your wildest imaginings, why risk that for cheap parlour tricks now?

      I will prey for you, and the lost Wiccan sheep, at least those who are not already reprobate.

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      Jean DAndrea 14 months ago from Victoria, Australia

      Yes, there is dualism, in everything, even Christianity. Did Jesus actually advocate death for anyone? What happened to "Turn the other cheek"?

      For a good explanation of Wiccan beliefs, check out the following site.

      http://www.religioustolerance.org/wic_beli.htm

      Yes, I do believe the Craft can be used for good, as any form of power can be used for both good and evil - there is duality again.

      As Satan is a Christian/Abrahamic religions concept, Pagans of any kind do not believe in him, let along worship him or submit to him in bondage.

      Prey, btw, is spelt incorrectly. It should be pray, but anyway, I thank you for your prayers, even if I disagree with your motives.

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      Anonymous 11 months ago

      I have a question. I found two of my items placed in a can that I did not place them in. It was a belly dancing belt and a pendulum in a can full of nails and screws. When I took them out they were rusted and when I took out my pendulum I had a vision of it dipped in blood. There are signs of my husband being an emotional slave to this woman he was married to previously and she is not giving up. Somehow I was able to start breaking the curses but when she got ahold of one of his shirts it is beginning anew again. How can I stop it? I have a feeling they have been using the dark side of blood magic for a long time.

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      10 months ago

      I drank and let myself be drank from last year by a man who is quite into vampirism claims to be a direct descendant of lord Byron and worships Lillith and performs spell casting under the seal of the seventh star (Alister crowleys cult) each time I was quite intoxicated but I've always admired the vampires of Anne rice stories and tv shows from a very young age I had a fascination with vampires so he drew me in by curiosity and I'd drank and crossed blood with others before but he told me if you drink from me 3 times and I from you we'll be forever bonded and you will need blood in a desperate way as I do to drink regularly ... I poo pooed the idea thinking ha! You have no power over me I'll do as I please and these rules don't apply to me but I wonder what others think of such claims of grandiose ? Am I forever tied to this sneaky person or am I tied to everyone I've shared blood with no matter how many times we've drunk from each other or held out blood against each other's open wounds ? I really hope not, or I hope there's a way to undo it or Block certain people from being attached to me . I'd be grateful for your advice or opinions or knowledge . Thankyou .

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      Ridichone 10 months ago

      I love how the article is like:

      "I don't use blood magic for [anything that would serve as an undeniable indicator blood magic is bullshit], I only use it for [large complicated issues that I can make excuses for when the blood magic doesn't do diddly-squat]"

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      Hoodoo 10 months ago

      According to the Army, blood is food. Don't drink another person's blood. It is dangerous. Drinking the blood of Christ is safe.

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      BlackMagickWoman 10 months ago

      I use blood in magick when ever I need to or other forms of DNA it makes spells more powerful

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      Suizou 9 months ago

      I look forward to using this tool, obtaining blood is nothing for me. I have T1D which requires lancing many times per day, every day, 365 days a year.

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      sree 9 months ago

      Nice article

      But may I ask can we just add a drop of blood to any one of the element spell and we can control it better???

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      Tima 9 months ago

      Hello! This is a very interesting article. I'm a beginner as well. I'm drawn to this article out of curiosity and an experience I had. What I would like to know is can a blood bond be made with a partner who is menstruating and having intercourse without protection? A detailed explanation would be appreciated.

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      themummywitch@gmail.com 8 months ago

      I really liked this article. Can you suggest some books on Blood Magic that I might be able to get my hands on?

      I have done some blood magic workings and would like to have a better understanding so I may do more and more advanced workings.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 8 months ago

      afpilotgirl, you will have to take that up with medical books that define what a hymen is and say women have one.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 8 months ago

      Samnation, I believe in free speech, so in good faith I've approved your post. But I'll ask you to bring your proselytizing elsewhere. If you have questions or comments, please keep them on topic.

      You are entitled to your beliefs; I don't happen to agree with them at all, but you should follow what you believe. I'll follow what I believe to be true. I don't go to your websites to preach, please allow me the same courtesy.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 8 months ago

      Hi Anonymous, I'm sorry I didn't get back for a while as I've been busy working & teaching, and hubpages fell kind of low on the priority scale for a bit. Have you considered an uncrossing ritual? If your husband is open to it, it can very much release him from any workings anyone might have been doing on him.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 8 months ago

      Hi V2; personally I don't believe anything can force you to continue to be tied to someone if you choose not to be tied to them. A ritual 'breaking' of your bonds (perhaps using cutting a red cord as a symbol) and a cleansing should be able to help you sever that connection. Most of the time what keeps us connected is our belief that we are, it feeds the energy of that connection.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 8 months ago

      Depends on the spell, sree. I do believe that in many general causes, blood magic is kind of overkill... taking a machete to a job when a simple steak knife would have done well enough.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 8 months ago

      Hi Tima; not exactly sure what you're asking for. People can make bonds whether menstruating or not, whether using blood or not. They can also break bonds. I'm not real clear on what you're looking for.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 8 months ago

      Ridichohne, not sure where you read that part; you seem to be making some assumptions about me and my belief and experiences. Whether it involves blood or not, magic is not a 100%, nor do I expect it (or anything else) in life to be. My dishwasher is old and only works about 75% of the time; but it's still overall a useful tool to have in my kitchen. So frankly I don't even understand what you're complaining about.

      If you think magic is bullshit, though, it seems that being here is just a colossal waste of your time, isn't it?

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      RaevyneStormborne 8 months ago

      Thank-you for writing on such a taboo subject. I thoroughly enjoyed the article. I have not used blood in my work yet but have always been open to the idea, I knew I just needed more time and the appropriate need to arise. I appreciate all of your articles. Blessed Be!

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      Bloop 8 months ago

      Kinda surprised you didn't talk about using moon blood in rituals! No poking necessary, freely given every month and it's great for healing/fertility rituals cuz of the stem cells it contains. I use it for consecrating ritual tools, mix it with wine for offerings to gods who are into that, seal pledges and sigils with it, anoint candles... Moon blood is pretty all purpose

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      Illkufe 8 months ago

      Good contribution

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      Greybeard 8 months ago

      Somehow every meaningful task seems to require blood sacrifice, from cutting firewood to car repair to home construction, as most any mechanic knows well.

      When I was younger my GFs often used menstrual blood for blood magic. That can be a lot more fun than other blood, especially when mixed with semen can become very powerful creation magic.

      I have attended a couple of wedding rites where the couple wanted to include blood magic in their vows. None of the weddings lasted a year. I wouldn't recommend it.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 8 months ago

      Thanks bloop for your input. I did mention women who menstruate can use it, but not all of my readers are menstruating women (many are men, many are women who are already in menopause) so I did not focus on it.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 8 months ago

      Greybeard thanks for your comments; it's definitely something people need to really think about if/when they plan on using it and having a good reason for it.

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      Heartbroken 7 months ago

      As a beginner, most of what I learned was from books and online articles .

      Apparently I made a huge mistake by making two mistakes , the first I am not sure if it was a real spell, since my ex loved to have sex during my period and drink from me. Spell or not, what could be the consequences for this ? The second one is that after our first break up, I made a reversal spell guided by a wicca ex friend, and when he came back to me I was so afraid of loosing him again, knowing he loved me but emotionally disabilities and insecurities that made him crazy in live one day, and hiding on the other ( bipolar ). So I did a spell found online , and put on his favorite drink, which happened to be red, a few drops of my menstrual blood. The spell asked for a chant before and the importance of keeping it a secret from him. He drank ed willingly not knowing it. So. After he proposed and moved in with me, but slowly he was more and more distant and one day he was frustrated because he did not have his meds. He lost control of his emotions, yelled at me and disappeared. Almost a year and I never saw or talked to him again, as he changed address, phone number, blocked me on Facebook...I never understood why he just disappeared without even having a talk. I still love him and hurt every day. I know I did wrong in trusting the online spell , but what do I do now ? He is still avoiding me, and I know he really loved me. Please help.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 6 months ago

      Hi Heartbroken,

      Your ex is the one most at risk by drinking menstrual blood; health-wise, that is, but it sounds like that risk has passed. But magically, it's considered a form of you giving your power to him. What he does with it, I can't know. If you feel it's not a concern, then I wouldn't worry about it... it shall fade in time. If you are concerned, you can ritually sever this connection-- such as using a red ribbon or string between something that symbolizes you and something that symbolizes him. Link the red cord to the power in your menstrual blood, and cut it.

      I'm sorry about the loss-- unfortunately love spells are never 100% guaranteed and can muck things up pretty badly because they don't actually solve the problems a couple has; they just intensify obsessive feelings. It's better to let someone go than to attempt to emotionally enslave them (sounds like he deliberately attempted to escape this situation, whether he knew it consciously or not, his subconscious picked up that something was wrong).

      You may not want to hear my opinion, but I have to be honest: you don't need a spell to get him back. You need a spell to heal yourself and move on. Just because you love someone, or he loves you, doesn't mean it's a healthy, beneficial relationship. When we cling to someone who doesn't want us, or when we cling to an unhealthy relationship, it's usually a sign that we need to work on an area and undo emotional blocks, heal, bring balance, etc. It is not really that we can't live without them; it's that we are stunted somewhere with what this person represented to us.

      Doing the ritual, severing the connection, will likely help ease your pain. You might want to try a spell such as I've listed here: javascript:hpLoadLink('path', '/religion-philosoph...

      You may not agree, but that's my opinion on such matters. Ultimately what you do will be up to you. I wish you luck!

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      Tim Begg 6 months ago from South Africa

      This is a very useful article because it explains how 'Blood Magic' can be used constructively, as well as showing that - as with all magic - there is an element of danger when it is abused. Personally, I would use the part of the Rede 'Harming None' as a criteria. Firstly, its not what one does, but how and why that really makes the difference. If you harm another being in your ritual, or if your ritual is intended to do harm to another being, then it is indeed wrong. But using one's own blood, or a blood substitute is not necessarily bad.

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      colin stroud 6 months ago

      You said blood is associated with Death. This is true . But also with life (Birth

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      gandolf (visual wizard 6 months ago

      um quench a dagger in blood for a soul binding. does this count as blood magic?

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      Jackie 6 months ago

      I came from Ohio and live in Florida now. I am 63 I have been witch since high school. I use blood in magic when I need it to work now.i have no actual tradition. I just do what I do. With my own blood it works like magick.i have done it to protect me and mine. People are afraid of me in Ohio because of this but I have protected 3 children and myself from nasty drug dealers with this. The whole story is amazing and true. Jackie

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      Tim 6 months ago

      Okay - I'm going to jump right in and respond to'jasmine', especially the words of the so-called 'Prophet': While I agree that it would be ideal to find a lasting solution, it is not always practical. Neither is it necessarily for your own good, and sometimes not even for the good of you children. All too often couples remain together 'for the sake of the kids'. There is no attempt to actually reconcile or to settle the problems in the marriage, so there is still a great amount of animosity and resentment between them. And this has a negative impact on the children.

      I have counselled couples long enough to advise, that if there is no love between a couple, it is better for all for them to go their separate ways. Now, before people try and lynch me for saying this, let me make this straight: Divorce should always be a last resort! My parents are divorced, and we were the lucky ones because it brought the rest of my family closer together, but I have seen too many families ripped apart.

      However, having said that, I have also seen too many children whose lives have been made a misery because their parents stayed together 'for their sake', even though many of them could not bare to be in the same room. When the situation become that bad, then it is better for everyone that the couple stop playing around with other people's lives.

      Children are not stupid. They are extremely aware of tension in the house, and when mum and dad are either always at each other's throats, or there is a dark silence in the home because they are not talking to one another, this has a terrible negative affect on the children. So, while I respect the ideal, I have to say that it cannot be at all cost.

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      Andrei' 6 months ago

      I want to start my own journey in the field of practicing magic. Is there any advice you'd want to give, or a starting point you can direct me to? Your article seems very interesting.

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      rajendra khatri 6 months ago

      Hey there my name is r.k. I want to become a girl please turn me into a white sexy smooth skin girl please help me thank you

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      AlexSpell 6 months ago

      This article was very helpful and intriguing to read as I have an affinity for a blood magick. I avoided it for the longest time because of the taboo mark and held in my affinity like some dark secret. Over the last year I have been living with some fellow wiccans that have come to discover my affinity and helped me understand that its not taboo it just needs to be treated with care. In the last month I've taken it upon myself to learn more about it so I can become better acquainted and strengthen my affinity and your article has helped answer a lot of questions and has given me many ideas.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 5 months ago

      Thanks for your comments Tim; I agree, but I also respect that not everyone has adopted the Wiccan Rede. But sure, we have to think about what we're trying to do and the ethics of it before we do it. I appreciate your comment!

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 5 months ago

      Yep; I said death blood is associated with death and life. Sorry but your question seems to cut off so I'm not sure what you're asking.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 5 months ago

      Using blood in magic would be blood magic. Not really sure what soul binding is... the only time I've heard the term is in role playing games. I tend not to mess with people's souls. I don't know why you would soak a dagger; seems a little dramatic/overkill to me.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 5 months ago

      Very true Tim, I agree. Jasmine got deleted for spam but this is an excellent answer.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 5 months ago

      Andrei, hello and welcome. My advice: read read read. Throughout my Witchcraft articles I have a lot of book recommendations. I wish you well!

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 5 months ago

      Hi Raj; sorry, but it doesn't work like that in reality. Anyone who tells you it does is lying to you, so please do not let yourself get scammed.

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      Edward Jenn. 5 months ago

      I hear that a spell can be reversed or broken if uncrossing oil is used. A bath in it and aplication should work correct?

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      Malhar 5 months ago

      I've used blood magic in most of my accomplishment and it has always proved to be quick resulting.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 5 months ago

      Hi Edward Jenn.

      Uncrossing oil is definitely one tool in a Witch's arsenal to try and get rid of negativity, break curses/spells against you, etc. You can also use an uncrossing bath, and uncrossing oils after it. This is preferred. Then anoint candles with uncrossing oil-- a black candle will 'absorb' the negativity, put white candles on either side to keep it contained.

      Uncrossing rituals can be a 1-time deal (for minor things), or can be repeated daily for 3, 7, 14 or 21 days. Seven days is the norm for standard crossings but really it depends on the nature of the problem and how deeply rooted it is.

      Hope that helps!

      Sage

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      Someone 5 months ago

      Would using blood magick not permanetly weaken your power because you are using apart of yourself in the magick work?

      Also great blog

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      Tim Begg 5 months ago from South Africa

      If I may venture an opinion in response to 'Someone': Firstly, one doesn't need to use a large amount of blood to perform blood magick. I mean it's not as if you are going to fill a cup or anything like that. Secondly, every time someone does any form of working, for it to succeed takes a certain amount of energy from the one doing it. As long as you ground properly, and take sufficient rest, the energy - or in this case the blood - will be replenished.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 5 months ago

      Hi Someone; depends on your definition of 'power' or what kind of power you think Witches have. From my perspective, 'power' is merely the ability we gain through education and effort, and the energy we borrow from ourselves and all around us. This energy is not finite, IMO, it is constantly circulating. If I use a drop of blood in a spell, yes, I am expending that energy. But then I rest, ground and replenish my energy and move on.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 5 months ago

      Thank you Tim; I basically said the same thing before reading your response. Well put.

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      Sasha 5 months ago

      I've always found myself drawn to blood, in all its symbolism and magickal potential. I was thinking to start with, painting some of my stronger sigils in blood. There are things in my life I need to put strong work toward, namely self-healing and self-protection (with conventional medicine as well of course). Would blood lend itself well to sigil magick for someone who finds themself connected to both?

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      Monique 5 months ago

      While I'm stitching (I like to practice 'stitchcraft' :P), if I happen to prick my finger on the needles (which happens a lot, I'm quite clumsy), I'll often touch the tiny bit of blood into a part of the work that I've yet to cover while focusing on the intention of the work. I feel it really brings out the power of it; if the work drew blood, then I give it back to the work. Is this what they all meant when they said 'blood sweat and tears'? :)

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 5 months ago

      Sasha definitely; but like I mention in the article, it's quite powerful, so hone your skills and think through what you're doing. Blood is not inherently 'evil' and you seeing the potential is a big +++ if using it in your working; however, you don't want to use a sledge hammer to crack a walnut, know what I mean?

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 5 months ago

      Monique, good point, and very possibly!

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      Dewittewolf 5 months ago

      Blood Magic binds you to the entity that gives you its power/ability..the spells strength is only as strong as the person(and their blood line)..You are basically binding you spiritual self to this entity until it has taken what it wants..Leaving the person that performed the ritual with very little payoff(chances are anyone doing this is already weak..willed, emotionally, mentally, physically, and genetically), and paying a price that is beyond regrettable. Stick to dark magick, it will only cost you your soul when you are dead, but it wont be bound to any entity...DWW/TK

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 5 months ago

      Thanks for your input Dewittewolf; the idea of dark/light magic being different things, or magic costing you your soul is not a concept that jives very well with my personal world view; but most spells I cast aren't on other people.

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      flofoshow 4 months ago

      I am curious about blood magic and my mind been pondering the subject for a long time now. I've always wanted to try blood magic but is afraid of the outcome or the unkown. My question is what is your recommendation for using blood magic?

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 4 months ago

      Hi Flo; that is pretty much what the article is about-- when I recommend it be used, how it be used, precautions to take, etc. Not sure I can add anything to what I haven't said above.

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      Anonymous 3 months ago

      No religion has told to practice witchcraft.Practicing witchcraft is another act of weakness that you cannot live your true self or you are going against gods wish or will of nature.short term uses but definitely long term disaster. Such practices is again a sin that shall effect all the third to fourth generations of a family and henceforth.God bless such people.

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      Rafael Lando 3 months ago

      I actually came here because a modification of a game (when you search Blood Magic on Google,it appears a Minecraft mod)

      But the idea of the mod was so creative I thought in search about it. Many thoughts about it came to mind,much like fiction (yeah, Avatar)

      Your article made the magic interesting. Well,it doesn't actually teachs step-by-step and it's kinda vague,but it does makes it look interesting.

      Great article!

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      Appalonia 3 months ago

      It does give a spell a certain kick. As with all elements used in spells or rituals, the only thing that makes it evil, is how it is used. You may think that using it in a negative manner is OK when it seems justified only by you. What I mean here is maybe you want to hurt someone who has hurt you, and justifying it in your own way does not make it OK. White magic and dark magic is never OK if you are using it in a way to hurt others. Anytime you send something out to another person without asking them can cause you to suffer dire consequences. White magic is all about using natural forces to help heal and make things better. It never requires energy payment. Dark forces used in any way demands payment because the energy used to fuel a spell that way does not exist. Do dark magic without payment and it will take payment from you overtime, and drain your life force. For 3 months in my youth I was victim to this force. It was draining me to the point that I could not even stand straight up without passing out. I looked like a skeleton. Blood magic used responsibly can definitely fuel any spell. I had made a small vile of blood consisting of a dear friends blood and mine. We had a great bond. When our friendship ended, she really threw some nasty stuff my way. I used the vile to not only fend her off, but to attain a powerful personized spell of protection against her. That is the only way I would ever use another's blood. Remember, karma does not favor those who commit negative acts. It will throw back at you exactly what you put out. Love is the greatest power that will always defeat evil

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      mr shadows 3 months ago

      Hello,One month ago I did blood over intent and I approached to it with fear and doubt and I have burned the paper.Since I've burned the paper I've experinced weird strange symptoms,strong pressure in my head,suicidal thoughts,lack of apetite and wanst able to sleep.Then one guy helped me,one guy who i met on youtube.He was exorcise me and then told me to repeat blood over intent again and i did it and everything went back to normal.But again I wasnt very comfortable and I was remove the copy of my video (blood over intent) from you tube and strange symptoms came back to me but not as strong as forst time because I had paper in safe place.Then I was very desperate and I went to the priest.Then we have started to pray snd he held his arm on my head and praying and terrible pain shown up in my head and chest,like im gonna die.And after that i felt better but he suggested me to burn the paper again and I knew this was bad idea but as I said I wasnt informed enough and I accepted.And when the mass finished we burned the paper and I was thinking everything is gonna ok again.But this time strange symptoms came back and I was coughing blood and Im in hospital now,I cant breath although I have a one lung disease since Im born but its not because of that.So Im wondering,I dont know if you are familiar with these subjects.Now I have some kind of super knowledge,I can see everything but I also need help.Im trying to meditate and do hypnosis but some strange symptoms are still here.For example I took cannabis oil and suddenly it doesnt have any effect on me,after this magic that I did cannabis dont work on me (how to explain this).Is something happens with my dna or blood cells I dont know but I need help.I had made a blood over intent the third time but it is only get worse because I wasnt resolve the subcouncious blockages first.Blood over intent is very powerful,Im not saying it is bad but its not something to play with.Whats your advice,do you believe in magic because i can tell you itd very real and I dont know how to return myself in life.Can meditation resolve everything or isnt enough?Im aware that we are biological computers and thats all happens in out heads but I've never experinced something similar to this.I feel terrible.Much love.

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      Mr Smith 3 months ago

      Thank you for a great artical that clears up misconceptions whist involing common sence.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 3 months ago

      Hi; I'm afraid I'm a little confused, how do you send blood over the internet? As far as meditation goes, I wouldn't say it resolves everything, but without knowing it nothing is likely to get resolved. It's a basic skill. I would recommend get your symptoms checked first at a doctor (sometimes we just get ill), and beyond that you might want to try and uncrossing ritual. Good luck!

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      Tim Begg 3 months ago

      I would like to respond to 'Anonymous' (three weeks ago). Firstly, it is absolutely false to say that no religion requires their followers to practice witchcraft. Although it does not say this in so many words, all religious practices require some form of ritual or rite, either as part of worship or petition.

      Directly related to the topic of 'Blood Magic', one could interpret the sacrificial system laid down in the Old Testament in the same way. After all, blood was still used to cleanse and purify the people. The High Priest would take the animals and slaughter them, from pigeons to bulls, on the altar - supposedly in the presence of Jehovah - on a regular basis.

      Personally, I think that we are talking semantics here. Every religion demands ritual practices. As far as it being a 'sin' is concerned, well that is according to your religion. Your God has declared that all other forms of ritual or rite is forbidden. But I consider it arrogant to cast everyone else into the same mold. You practice your religion your way, and those who differ should have the right to do so according to their traditions.

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      mr shadows 3 months ago

      Thank you Mackenzie.I've been to doctor its not an medical issue.Go check blood over intent subject..When you uploaded it on the internet (ethernet) then it is faster manifesting because internet is counsciousness..I dont know if there is any possible way to resolve this,I tried so many things...

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 3 months ago

      You sound like you have serious problems you are dealing with Mr. Shadows, and I don't want to make any assumptions based on a couple of posts. You sound like you need to work with someone a little more in depth than what I can do for you here. I wish you the best of luck!

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      Jon 3 months ago

      I had a dream last night about me exchanging something in order to stay free from my anxiety disorder and depression. Was googling it and now i came across this article. Do you really think that i can cure my anxiety and depression through the blood magic?

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      siaon 3 months ago

      I need to harness my natural abilities. i cannot control my curses. i can only remove them once i know ive caused them and its exhausting. having these gifts is apart of me. id like to know where to start.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 2 months ago

      Hi Siaon; mental discipline is key, and meditation is the best way to achieve it. It's got to be consistent, and ongoing. Best of luck!

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 2 months ago

      Hi Jon;

      Thanks for the great question! I don't believe magic is a 'cure' for illnesses; if there is one thing I try to get through in my teachings is that magic is a a tool in life for everything but a miracle cure for nothing; it cannot poof one's problems away. It can be a means of learning to cope/treat/manage.

      I also suffer from anxiety, so I am a bit sympathetic to your problem. Mine is due to a neurotransmitter deficiency (genetic chemical imbalance) which I keep managed by multiple means. I don't like chemicals like SSRI, but I've tried them; I have found amino acid therapy (natural, vitamins) to be a better course for me. I also got counseling briefly to help, and basically that helped me to get my life in order in a more preventative way (I used to be very disorganized and make bad choices, which, naturally, brought on more anxiety. Turning that around helped). Meditation and mindfulness techniques became very helpful in dealing with them and frankly if I could only treat/manage it in one way, that would be the way I choose.

      But being a Witch, in addition, I have performed magic to help me continue to manage it. I have not found the need to use blood magic for that particular purpose but health & wellness spells in general, spells for peace of mind, etc. have been beneficial to boost my efforts.

      Hope that helps, please let me know if I can do anything else.

      ~Sage

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      Midnight Carnival 2 months ago

      When I was younger I used to invite freaky goth girls to drink my blood, I didn't think much of it because I was a virgin and unlikely to give them any of the illnesses more commonly shared via bodily fluids. I had major intimacy issues and this was the only way I could stand to interface with someone else's lips.

      I don't fully believe you that it is toxic or some of my friends would be dead long ago.

      Anyway, my friend's daughter heard that she had stage 4 ovarian cancer and was on her way out, she had a young son and this was horrible news. I got her a bracelet which I covered with my blood, later I sucked the cancer out of her (I take a lot of bad thing from people who don't want them, including malignant spirits) and took it into myself.

      Well, I got cancer but a less serious form and was able to recover completely apart from the scars... my mother got a life-threatening form of cancer and also recovered completely and my dad died of cancer a short while afterwards. You can put that down to me being silly and misusing my magic or to too much sun and my dad chain-smoking for 40 years... it's up to you. Anyway, my friend's daughter made a "miraculous" recovery and doctors couldn't even find signs that she had, had cancer as badly as test for a few weeks before, scans, etc revealed.

      Unlikely to do that again, effective though.

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      Sparcey 2 months ago

      This was very interesting. I don't practice witchcraft or anything like that myself but i have always taken a great interest in everything magical and supernatural. I would definitely like to read more of your articles.

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      anno 2 months ago

      I found 2 drops of blood on the stairs leading to my front door and a square with smears on 2 side by side corners does anyone know what the spell might be for?

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      Lycia_Minor 6 weeks ago

      I accidentally preformed a spell. In a passionate rage at my mother and her boyfriend, whom I think is perfect for her, for fighting. My nose started to bleed so I took my blood and started to draw signs and runes of my own creation ( believe me, it's not just something I thought of the top of my head, my magic is organized and original. I even have my own language. Been prefecting it for years) I smeared their initials on the upper corners with mine at the bottom, in my language of corse. I woke up the next morning, her boyfriend who left the day befor was back and my mom and him got along as if it never happened.

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      Ina 4 weeks ago

      Is a guy...who cut his finger and write my name on his bath floor..." i love you Ina" and draw a heart !

      At first..i tough he's psihopat but is past 3 months and i cant recognize my self ! Im madlly in love of him and mostly im on pain , i dont know if...is that i saw what he did.., i just know i have milion reasons go away and i cant...:(

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      Nix Nox 3 weeks ago

      Is it possible to inadvertently use blood magick without the spelling of blood? If so, would it be possible for us to communicate in a more private and secure fashion (i.e. email).

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      ChanceFrohschamer 2 weeks ago

      So a friend of mine got into blood magic and she is a beginner and she is saying that she has four supernatural beings in her, now since my mom is Wiccan I know that if you don't use some kind of protection it comes back ten fold. I don't know what she did but it frightens me a tad that she just got into it and is already messing with blood magic not thinking of the danger it can bring especially when you just pick up a spell and use it, I know from experience that can go horribly wrong. I was really hoping I can get some suggestions on what I should do?

      Any idea's I appreciate everything I can get thanks fam.

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      Dags 10 days ago

      Technically any and all magic is a tool and a weapon just like fire it can kill or save it depends on the person using it and their intentions

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      Angie 4 days ago

      Who can I talk to about what happen to me and my lovee after we drank each other blood

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      Sad&Heartbroken 3 days ago

      I really want to get back with my ex boyfriend who broke up with me 4 months ago. I tired but he doesn't want to talk to me and see me anymore. Is there any simple magic with blood I can perform my own that would make him come back to me and rekindle the relationship with me? I really love him very much and want to have a second chance with him. If this time it doesn't work out between us then I'll leave this for good. I'm badly heartbroken and very much in pain. Could you please help me? I would be grateful to you forever.

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      Sad&Heartbroken 9 hours ago

      Dear Mackenzie Sage Wright - I messaged you reg my problems few days ago and I really would love to get some help from you reg casting blood magic by myself to make my ex come back to me soon and rekindle the relationship with me. As he stopped communicating with me and stopped seeing me, the magic needs to be performed remotely. I dont have any of his personal stuff with me unfortunately that could be used for the magic. I'm really going through deep pain and I'm desperate to get help to bring him back to me. Would you be able to please help me soon reg my problems please?

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