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Practicing Witchcraft: What You Should Know About Blood Magic

Updated on August 10, 2017
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Sage has been a Witch for 25 years. As a teacher and writer, she enjoys writing informative articles to teach others the Craft of the Wise.

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.

A Little Goes a Long Way

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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      metasintactic 41 hours ago

      blood is a type of "taglock" commonly used in "contagious magic". it works like a physical address which links an object or ritual act back to the source of the blood. for instance if you create a poppet of yourself upon which to perform healing magic, you might dress it with your blood (or stuff with hair, nail clippings, etc) in order to link the poppet to yourself. the same can be done with lamens, or other magical or divination tools. this is commonly done with a lamen of protection for instance, by using the blood to inscribe whatever sigla are particular to the lamen, which is then empowered by the spirits which the sigla represent.

      another use for blood is as a compensatory offering, such as when harvesting the limb of a tree or plant for magical or medicinal use. in this way it works both as a contagious address back to the person making the offering (a sort of guarantee of good faith), as well as a small practical offering of fertiliser to help the plant replenish any nutrients it might need to regrow said limb.

      finally it can be used as a way of consolidating the bond with a familiar animal. you can present a piece of food stuff with your blood on it, to the animal. if the animal voluntarily consumes the blood, then it will help consolidate a spiritual bond between you and the familiar animal. this however will only work if you have a genuine connection with the animal to start with.

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      Tiana 4 days ago

      This was very helpful

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      Tim Begg 6 days ago

      Night Wolf - All I can say is 'Well said!'

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      Jenn Bois 7 days ago

      I am very new to blood magic and believe it to be very powerful. I want to use it to help break an addiction. Last week my nephew committed suicide. It was devastating to our family. He had been battling drug addiction for 6 years. His brother and only other child to their parents, has been battling addiction for 8 years and is going back to rehab. He has asked us for any help we can offer him. I need to know how to use blood magic to help him.

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      psychedelicwitch3 7 days ago

      "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)."

      Can you provide some examples of what you mean by this?

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      Night wolf 7 days ago

      A Christian: Jesus said to his disciples, "all these things and more you shall do."

      You call it Mircles from your God, We call it Magick from ours. "A rose by any other name still smell sweet."

      In the end, all paths lead to the creator(s). All will find those that created them; save the fool going in circles; accusing everyone of being wrong and that they are right.

      It is in your own bible that it states to love your neighbor as you love yourself. A true Christian would seek to understand and to love, not to hate and accuse. I know many a Christians who would be insulted by your words.

      You have chosen hatred, and fear of the unknown, over love and understanding.

      You say you are a Christian, than as your bible states, You are not Our JUDGE. That RIGHT belongs to the creator alone.

      I humbly suggest that you pray to your God for understanding and guidance and to remove this seemingly deep seeded hate from your heart.

      As for myself, I will pray to my gods and goddesses, that love would grow in your heart, and understanding in your mind.

      May the gods and goddesses bless you even as you stumble in the dark.

      So mote it be.

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      Egyptian Adept 7 days ago

      I find it funny that "a christian" would come here to try and state how their beliefs somehow affect everyone else - kind of like a magic spell, no? Isn't that exactly what they are claiming is against their god and therefore evil?

      By the way, "a christian" you should probably be aware that your "Satan" doesn't exist in my pantheon of gods and goddesses and as kind and loving as they are to me and my friends and beloved family, they are in their own way vengeful and protective, so you should be very careful in tossing around your beliefs as threats, lest you want the fury of the natural world on you.

      My gods don't need to send you to an underworld, or "hell" in order to punish you.

      Back on topic now - Thank you for this lovely and informative post about Blood Magic. There are old accounts that blood was used to invoke the Egyptian gods and someday I may actually use your advice and reference this blog, should I need to use something as powerful as my own essence.

      Thank you again.

      Ankh udja seneb.

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      Orla 8 days ago

      Hi,can you help me out some with blood spells?i want to learn some.

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      9 days ago

      im more of a evil wizard i just like stuff like that im not like a wizard that would summon demons or turn to satiny.

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      Jozarah Ango 11 days ago

      Here, here!

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      Beth Ristic 11 days ago

      christian: are you saying that should someone use blood magic that 3 to 4 generations are cursed through no actions of their own? i'm pretty sure according to your bible that is astoundingly inaccurate. you sound over zealous, and a little scary. its unfortunate that you see it your duty to judge others in the name of your god. i don't think what you preach is anything i want to know anything about. live and let live, if you believe what you say than so be it, but leave others beliefs up to them. i hope this is not deemed an inappropriate comment, but i'm quite upset.

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      Tim Begg 12 days ago

      I would like to respond to 'A Christian' by just saying this: If your 'God' is so loving and almighty, why does he not see the good in those outside of the so-called 'Christian Church'? Surely it is the intention that counts and not the means. By your own words, you show yourself to betray your 'God'. Did Jesus not command his disciples to love, even their own enemies? It strikes me to be more than a little unloving to want to see others burn in that place you call 'Hell' just because they believe differently to you - is it not?

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      Jozarah Ango 12 days ago

      A christian: why are you even on this site? If your here just to criticise other people's beliefs then I suggest you leave before someone decides to turn you into a newt.

      And why do you think that criticising our beliefs will not send you to "hell". I'm sure Jesus would be ashamed of you.

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      A christian 2 weeks ago

      Any power coming out of blood relating magic is from Satan, therefore it will end up evil, no mather your intentions. Any power that is not from God is from Satan. But the real problem here is the price. NOT ONLY WILL GOD CURSE YOU, its a free ticket to hell, also your curse from god will pass 3 or 4 generation unless you break it with the blood of Jesus Christ. Seek Jesus and repent. Meaning you ask jesus of forgivness of the sin and stop doing it. Stop bealieving the lies, stop escusing this. I mean, this power just proves that god exist. Seek Gods power instead is by far more powerful. You can change nations. Even though its harder to learn and master, there are no short cuts there, also only good will come out of it. Jesus will fill you with a peace only he can offer. And its all free. Ignoring this means that you will spend an eternity in hell. Whant more prof? Go to youtube seek a video about people going to hell, if you see the video and fell a fear in your heart let that be a warning. Remember that Jesus loves you, and he die for you. In witchcraft language, he became a sacrifices for ours sins. GOD LOVES YOU don't throw his love down the drain. You have your warning, in hell you have no excuse now.

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      Makaylah 3 weeks ago

      This may sound dumb but, would the locator spell from "the vampire diaries" work? Or something like that? It's where, say your sister is missing and you need to find her, you would take your blood and put it on a map, say a chant, etc.

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      JF 3 weeks ago

      I want to use my own blood as a spell for money. What are the incantations.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 3 weeks ago

      Hi Questions; I would say in general, blood is used for the binding, not the breaking, because by its nature, giving your blood to something binds you to it. To break binds can be a tedious process, but is best done in meditation and/or ritual... use something to symbolize the bond (a string or cord). Or you can go into a trance and work on in chakra by chakra and unbind them.

      Good luck!

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 3 weeks ago

      Hi Warlockblood; I would say adding more blood to this is probably a bad idea. what your girlfriend wants to do is go is go into a trance, go through her chakras/explore her aura, and envision herself cutting/untying any bonds. Until she gets that done, a little trick I like to use is writing the problem on a piece of paper and throwing it in the freezer, to 'freeze' the effects until I can undo them. GL!

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      Dee 3 weeks ago

      I'm have been told that his woman is using witchcraft to do a break up spell in my marriage and to control my husband! What should I do?

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      Ronnie 4 weeks ago

      Sage,

      I don't know if i am going crazy or not. When i was 15. I met a man that introduced me to the darker side of wicca. I practiced for a year or so. I have then since become a catholic but i find myself being drawn back to then but not for the darker side but for the good. I am 1/4 cherokee and find myself believing in both but more toward nature based. Can you please help me understand why after all these years i an still being drawn. It's been 28 years. I am fighting in myself. Please help.

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      warlockblood 4 weeks ago

      Hi all just a quick question my girlfriend has asked for my help over a spell she was involved in against her will a old boyfriend got her to prick her finger and he toke some drops onto some paper, the spell was done at midnight and he placed salt round the house they lived in. I am reluctant to use any spells with my blood to help, can some one help with an explanation so I can proceed thanks

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      La 4 weeks ago

      Hello

      I have never casted a spell before I only read about it on the internet. I am HIV positive and have been living with it for 4 years &I talked with one spiritual healer online who assured me that he can heal me by casting a blood spell and we will be doing everything online as he is too far from where I stay. He asked me to get some materials as he will also use some stuff and guide me through how to use mine. What I want to know is whether it is possible for spell of blood to heal HIV

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 6 weeks ago

      Hi Octavia; The first thing you can do is write on paper 'blood bonds between (your name) and (his name)', and put it in the freezer in a cup of water. I use this to put an immediate hold on any bonds/contracts/vows/connections I have that are undesired.

      Then you have to work on breaking it... an uncrossing ritual could help, which is basically a series of cleansing baths, usually followed up by candle magic; but instead of candle magic, I'd follow it up by a chakra cleansing meditation (particularly on your sacral chakra). If you want you can do the candle magic part too, though (wouldn't hurt). Just don't skip on the bath part or the chakra meditation part. You can find all sorts of uncrossing rituals online, choose one you feel would work best for you.

      There are guided chakra-cleansing meds on like YouTube if you do a search., just cleanse each one, but esp. pay attention to the sacral chakra in your case due to menstrual blood being the source of the connection.

      After you've broken the connection permanently, you can remove the block of ice from your freezer. Smash it up (my subconscious likes the symbolism of this, lol) or let it melt-- just toss it away outside.

      That should really sever any possible ties, past present or future, with this guy, even if he were to still for some reason have or use your blood.

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      Octavia 6 weeks ago

      I have been selling my menstrual blood, to a person I met online. He never really goes into detail about what he dies with it. He just laughs and one straw or two.

      The money he gives me has supplemented my income. So I haven't tripped about the power that my blood possesses.

      I had a bit of a spat with this drunk lady who hangs around him. He sent me an email saying that he wanted me out of his life. Surprisingly I was okay with it and actually relieved. My reply was brief. He quickly recanted his email. But I think its best we part.

      I would like to know what should I do to seperate the link that my blood has created between "D" and myself.

      It's been a interesting journey. Thank you for your article.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 7 weeks ago

      Ah, wow. So much really depends. You don't need blood for spells. Even so, it's not easy to undo bindings in general.

      - What was your specific goal?

      - how did you go about it?

      - If you were young, and had not really understood what you were doing, are you sure it even worked?

      - how has it affected you?

      - have you tried general cleansings, etc.?

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      questions 7 weeks ago

      I made a binding spell many years ago without blood. i also made a spell to defend the power i dispelled with one's greatest horror. i want to break it now. I was young and tied the binding spell to the moon. can i break it with a blood spell?

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 8 weeks ago

      Here; books; other people; experimenting; etc.

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      Anon 8 weeks ago

      Where does one even learn magic?

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 8 weeks ago

      Hi there Dennis; definitely great that you've taken your time to research and learn. It can take some practice until you get a 'feel' for it. I'm not exactly sure what you've learned so far, but you might want to start with something simple like a herbal petition, simple candle spell or sigil.

      Here's a good resource for you, and really knowing this is far more important than what candle color you use, or what herb you choose, or where you get your spell from, etc: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoWo1xJ_jKc

      Hope that helps!

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      Dennis Riggs 8 weeks ago

      I am new to practicing, well I have not cast yet. I want to but don't know how to get started. I have been Wiccan for 6 years 2 months 1 week, and I feel it is time to experience casting for the first time.

      The woman that introduced me to this way of life has told me to research before I cast and I have been for 3 months. I would like to know if there is any advice that anyone can share with me, to help me on my path of knowledge. Please no one that is going to criticize me for my belief I know the scripture I grew up in a baptist church.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 8 weeks ago

      Hi there; magic is in you, me, everyone, plants, animals, the planet, the universe. It's all around. It's like a natural resource. All of us have ancestors who used magic if we go back far enough because it was once more common.

      It's not unusual to feel lost; it's overwhelming, it's s different view of life than we're taught in this day and age and there is much to learn. One step at a time. Keep reading, start a meditation regime, it will all start coming together for you in time.

      Thanks for commenting :o)

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      Lilith 8 weeks ago

      Hello, I really liked your article, thank you for sharing it.

      My question is, I am very interested in knowing where I come from, I mean is there magick in me, do I come from ancestors that had something to do with the mystic? I thought using my own blood in a spell, ritual or petition magick I could find out and from there start learing who I am and what I can do with my magick ( If there's any on me) since I've always feel so attracted to the unknown, just that I don't like the feeling of being lost . Please if you have any good suggestion that would be great!.

      Thanks and well met!

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 2 months ago

      Hi Curious;

      First I would say that was a scary experience when you were a child... but have you considered that a woman screaming could have been mental illness or something before jumping to demons as a conclusion? Because I think it's easy to fall into the trap of jumping at shadows if we assume everything had some sinister evil entity behind it. It's life and some stuff just happens.

      As for your personal experiences, I'm not involved enough to really examine the situation and help you get to the bottom of it. Like I said, I like to think rationally, not just supernaturally, and consider ALL the possibilities.

      One of them being of course that dark entities are haunting you; but another one being that there could be something more natural going on, like someone who suffers from a sleep disorder who has been intilled with fears about various supernatural dangers and a lot of family drama that made an impression on a young impressionable subconscious mind.

      Don't get me wrong, I believe paranormal things exist, but I also believe it's quite easy for humans to sometimes misinterpret normal experiences as paranormal. And probably most of us have a mix of both, and the best favor we can do for ourselves is be open minded to all the possible options.

      One thing you can do is an uncrossing ritual (google them; there's tons; find one that works for you). Uncrossing rituals are basically purification baths with candle magic. They help break any hold of negative entities, curses, etc. Then do some purification of the home (salt water, smudging, etc.).

      Doing these things, if the root of your problems are in anything dark having a hold on you, will break the hold and give you a moment of clarity. And if the problem was something else, like something physical or psychological, the uncrossing wouldn't hurt at all.

      You have a lot of serious issues you're grappling with, I suggest keep up working with doctors, and find a local reputable spiritual healer/etc. to help work with you, starting with a good reading to try and assess the nature of the problems. I wish you the best of luck, wish I could do more.

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      Curious 2 months ago

      Hi Sage, this query is slightly off topic but I am wondering how do I know if I have some sort of dark entity attached to me? At the age of around 8yrs old we were at a Christian bible study, there was a bunch of kids running around when suddenly a woman screamed & had to be restrained as it seemed something had possessed her. I was scared like the other kids & was hurried off to another room while the adults prayed louder as the woman screamed louder until it seemed she quietened down. I wasn't born christian, Buddhist actually with a very spiritual grandma who used to look after me & pray to her idol quan ying ma with me by her side, so I'm thinking she must have dedicated me to her idols care from birth. At the age of 4, my parents migrated to another country, denounced their religion & started going to church, we experienced that strange night with the screaming woman & no longer go to church. Since then I've had several strange incidents throughout like waking up with a huge pressure on my chest with my mouth seemingly glued shut hearing loud chanting noises of a woman & children in my ears & fully able to see my grandma sleeping next to me when I was visiting her but unable to move, then being plagued by horrible nightmares around the age of 15 to the point I was scared to sleep of being hacked with an axe by my dad & exploding fish?! Then sleeping with a catseye doughnut shaped necklace which inexplicably lept from the black chord it was on around my neck to my tummy under my shirt in the morning when the chord was still around my neck, to waking up levitating about 2ft from the ceiling sleeping under a mosquito net I awoke with my face right at the top & looked down to see my bed below, this time again loud chanting but male voice & my mouth was glued shut again. I hv noticed 2 drops of blood on the mosquito net & also at my old house on the walls. Could these be protection things or not? Also I've been told by a few ex partners who hvnt treated me the best in the past that after we broke up tht something dark & horrible would follow them for months later. I have a magnetic allure to the opposite sex & don't even do anything to encourage it, I wear tracksuits & hoodies in fact or unflattering clothes in a group of friends who are couples but still feel the anger of other women if I'm around because the guys seem to just be taken with me, I hvnt taken anyones man or have any desire to do so as am looking for my soulmate but have not been able to meet him yet. It's come to the extent that although I was friends with all the guys first in our group because my ex & I had these group of friends 10 years ago, they have all since married except for me & my ex but I keep my interactions with the guys to bare minimum to avoid conflict. I wouldn't say I'm especially beautiful or anything plus the clothes I wear so don't know but I hv had very strong sexual energy from about the age of 8 & not sure why. Men is ok but women the vibe is aweful. I am not suggestive or ever even flirt with ppl as am the clumsiest wht you see is what you get kind of person who says things as they are rather than hint at things. My mother too looks at me with rage sometimes as if my being here is torturing her. Sometimes I could be talking to dad & she would freak out cause a scene or argument to interrupt us with a drama to engage him to follow her out of the room with urgency. Today I suffer from various ailments, pain all over my body, cold all the time, 2 minor strokes which left me numb on the left side of my body on & off which CT scans confirmed were bleeding to the brain. All I wish 4 is a simple normal life, good health, relationships with those I love, good husband & kids & my dog. I am caring & loving with my time & energy always there to support & encourage friends & family in times of need but also have been suffering blow after blow of illnesses relentless one after another they just found a lump in my right breast after the strokes still waiting to find out if im ok. Need some help to get some peace please much appreciated x

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 2 months ago

      Hi Edgardo; I think you need to work on learning how to phrase and narrow your magic goals. There are a few problems with yours. First of all, never phrase it in future tense (I have brought forth, or I bring forth, rather than I intend to). Setting your goals in the future keep them out of reach.

      Second, it's not a good idea to use metaphors like 'heaven on earth'. You need to describe intents specifically

      Third, you're trying to do something for the whole world, that's kind of a lofty goal. When you try to change too many things at once, the energy gets scattered and ends up fizzling out.

      Everyone doesn't have the same idea of 'heaven' and everyone can't benefit from the same things. For example, what you consider heaven may be what someone else considers misery. Again, this is the fastest way to fizzle out your spell.

      You can certainly put blood across your intent if you want, but it's your intent here that needs work. Good luck!

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      Edgardo 2 months ago

      Hi

      What do you thing about blood over intent. I am just on my way and this showed up to me and makes sense, your opinion would be helpful to understand a little more this subject.

      I would write "I intend to brig forth heaven on earth for the benefit of all..."

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 2 months ago

      Yep, definitely harder to undo something when you've used blood in it. Power boost. Thanks!

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      Malice 2 months ago

      I use blood magic to seal rituals that i do not want to be broken. also it gives a much more intimate meaning to the ritual. Blood should be used only in cases of permanent banishing or in situations that are irrevocably sealed.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 3 months ago

      Big difference really between blood magic and ritual sacrifices, as you pointed out, and ritual sacrifices are exceedingly rare these days, and not part of my own religion so I can really only speak on them based on research, not from experience. I've never actually been part of or witnessed a live animal sacrifice, in Wicca in particular it would normally be shunned.

      Sacrifices of animals usually would be for one of two reasons, as far as I could tell: it's a sacrifice to a deity (in which case, the sacrifice would be chosen accordingly; a pig farmer might sacrifice one of his livestock animals to a God at the harvest, or if there's a God associated with pigs in some way a pig might be appropriate). Or, in spellcasting, the pig's fear/pain/blood would be used for energy for something that has a dark purpose. There's symbolism behind every animal, so a pig might be chosen for what it symbolizes. It could be chosen as an offering to some deity or being to help with the deed, or it could simply be what's available to provide that energy.

      As to why would a group drink each other's blood-- aside from the fact that they're a bunch of teens who have seen too many horror movies? Sharing blood could be done to bond a group, or for members to give up power to it, or give personal power up to a leader. Very dark and dangerous stuff, really, and a poor choice to achieve those aims (there are better ways that don't carry the negative aspects).

      Drinking blood would make little sense though, if the goal was to curse another person (unless they managed to maintain and drink the target's blood), and would probably be a sign of inexperience/'seen too many horror movies' syndrome than any real magical working. Again, not something I've ever personally been part of/witnessed/really heard of seriously going on, though there are always kooks who love shock value and are willing to take things to such extremes.

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      Tara 3 months ago

      It may sound a bit odd but I was wondering if you knew anything about specifically pig magic,as in why would a pig be sacrificed compared to another animal. I understand that pig magic is not necessarily blood magic,my other question is why would a group drink each other's blood during a mass hexing of an individual? Is it just to unify their Magick​ or the curse or is there more to it than that? Thank you

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 3 months ago

      Hi there Gemini; I personally wouldn't use blood magic on a divination tool in general without specific reason, though I've known of people to use blood (usually females/menstrual blood) to consecrate their tools. I haven't worked with dowsing rods, but pendulum is also dowsing and I work with those frequently (in fact, pendulums and tarot cards are my preferred divination tools for general use, though on some occasions I also practice scrying).

      I would say if you're not having luck with a specific pendulum, it might be a good idea to start from the beginning. Cleans it (strip it of all past associations/energies), consecrate it, charge/program it (determine the 'ground rules' of its behavior, either by asking it to show you 'yes' or 'no', etc. or by showing it which way you prefer).

      You also might want to keep it on you for a while, sleep with it, etc. to attune it to your own energy; another helpful idea is to get straight in your head where you want the info to come from (collective unconscious? Higher self? Spirit guide? etc.) before each session.

      Not knowing what you have/haven't tried, or your process, etc. it can be hard to determine the problem, but I did write about it here if you're interested: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/Pendulum-Wi...

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      Gemini Skye 3 months ago

      I don't know if you still answer questions or not, but I have one. Can you use blood magic on a pendulum to make it work better? I have two and they never seem to be right. I have also used dousting rods in the past and those never worked either. I suppose I should ask if these things even work to begin with. Anyway, I would appreciate your input! :)

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 3 months ago

      Many people burn petitions; it would be perfectly fine, burning in itself won't cause anything negative to happen.

      When doing spells in general, even petitions, it's my opinion that it's best to focus on one goal at a time; not that you can't have several magical workings going at once (you can). But I would cast a separate spell for each, ideally on separate days, and keep specifically focused on a goal.

      This video I made explaining why keeping the mind focused is important might help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoWo1xJ_jKc&fe...

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      The Black Sun 3 months ago

      Hi, thanks for article is plain of good informations.

      I have a question if I make a magical petition and put my blood on it, can i burn it after?

      I don't know why, but i feel that this is what i should do after 3 days..burn the petition. What effect is gone have on it?

      If you can give me some answears, i would be grateful. Thanks a lot and have a beautiful day

      Ps. Can i have more wishes on that petition?

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      hi 4 months ago

      hi want to try it

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      Michael John Collins 4 months ago

      thank you for this very informative description of blood magic. I have been a practicing Witch for about 7 years now. i have not used blood magic except once a long time ago but i didn't know what i was doing but non got hurt. And being a diabetic i have the tools i need to use in when only necessary. I understand it should never be used lightly. thank you once again.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 4 months ago

      Beautiful healing story Midnight Carnival, sorry about your dad (mine died of cancer too). I doubt the incidents were related; sometimes it's just time to go and no magic in the world is going to stop it.

      The thing with blood is that it can be toxic; and you don't have to take my word for it, you can look it up in medical research journals and websites. People can drink small amounts occasionally and will probably suffer no ill effects, but occasionally (esp. with larger amounts), something can go terribly wrong and IMO it's not worth the risk. At any rate, I want people to be aware of the risks if they're reading my articles.

      Letting someone drink your blood is giving away your power, though, so it's not something I generally recommend even if it were physically safe.

      Thanks for sharing your story.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 4 months ago

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      mr shadows 4 months ago

      Mackenzie Sage Wright can you give me your mail?

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 4 months ago

      Hi Chance; If your friend is choosing to dismiss common sense and warnings and engage in risky behavior, I'm afraid there really is nothing you can do. Same thing with someone who wants to do drugs, or commit crimes, or commit suicide or something-- friends and loved ones can really only stand by and helplessly watch. It's got to be the individual's decision to not want to do it anymore.

      She's going to have to learn from her own mistakes. You can tell her how you feel and encourage her to do research so she learns more and hopefully catches a clue, but you can't really stop anyone from exercising their free will.

      Since your mom is Wiccan, maybe she'll listen to her. Ask your mom if she'll talk to her or lend her a book or something.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 4 months ago

      I Sad & Hearbroken; It seems to me that what you really need to help you, what would really be best for you, is not going to be what you want to hear.

      You need spells to ease your pain, break your ties to your ex and move on. That's what you need more than anything, because he is clearly sending you the message that he doesn't want to be with you, at least right now, for whatever his reason is.

      Sure you can try to do magic to force him back; this will be hard (even with blood magic) because his will is resisting yours. But let's say you manage to get him back-- it's not going to really change what the problem was that made him want to leave. It's just keep you both caged up with that problem remaining between you. It's not going to make him happy; in fact he is likely to become very resentful and frustrated that he's obsessed with you and drawn to you, despite the fact that he wants to get away from you. This is what usually actually happens when manipulative love magic tries to force someone against his will.

      If you succeed, you will not have an equal, loving partner working with you on nurturing a happy relationship and future; you will have an emotional slave who begrudgingly sticks around because he has no other choice, and he'll be miserable; and he'll let you know he's miserable, and you will soon realize that this is not what you wanted at all. But then, the deed is done and it's hard to undo. Major baggage...

      Letting go right now would be the healthiest thing for both you and him. That doesn't mean your paths won't ever cross again, but trying to force someone to live under your thumb just does not give you much of a happily ever after. You need time and distance, too, to think about why this did not work out naturally; you're too deep in your emotions right now to see if this is really the right relationship for you. And obviously right now he needs his space, and you trying to take that away from him, even magically, is not going to endear you to him.

      I wish you much luck and hope you take my advice; it might be hard now but I promise, it'll get better.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 4 months ago

      Your best bet is to do a 7 or 13 day uncrossing ritual, there are many, many of them on the internet and in books and they're a bit long to go into here. Basically it's a bath + a candle magic ritual performed every day between midnight & sunrise (planetary hour of Jupiter, ideally, or the Sun). If you really want to send it back (rather than just break it), use a double candle, these candles have a color halfway (pick red if the curse is destroying your love life, blue for health, green for finances, etc) and the other half is black.

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      Christine murringer 4 months ago

      I need to destroy a spell curse off my body that a Hispanic person casted on me with a blood spell to be hooked to my body I would kindly appreciate the curse to be destroyed and sent back sender

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      Sad&Heartbroken 5 months 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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      Sad&Heartbroken 5 months 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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      Angie 5 months ago

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

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      Dags 5 months 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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      ChanceFrohschamer 5 months 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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      Nix Nox 5 months 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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      Ina 6 months 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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      Lycia_Minor 6 months 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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      anno 7 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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      Sparcey 7 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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      Midnight Carnival 7 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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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 7 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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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 7 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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      siaon 8 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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      Jon 8 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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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 8 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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      mr shadows 8 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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      Tim Begg 8 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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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 8 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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      Mr Smith 8 months ago

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

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      mr shadows 8 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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      Appalonia 8 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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      Rafael Lando 8 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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      Anonymous 8 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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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 9 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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      flofoshow 9 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 10 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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      Dewittewolf 10 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 10 months ago

      Monique, good point, and very possibly!

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 10 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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      Monique 10 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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      Sasha 10 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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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 10 months ago

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

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 10 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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      Tim Begg 10 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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      Someone 10 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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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 10 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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      Malhar 10 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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      Edward Jenn. 11 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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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 11 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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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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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      AlexSpell 11 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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      rajendra khatri 11 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