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Being Gone – Spell of Bravery

It’s only been a few years or so…

How many of these posts am I going to do apologizing that I haven’t blogged in a while? I mean honestly, does it really take me that long to just come on here and write something interesting about witchcraft? Oh right, apparently it does, years in fact.

Too much work to do

Too much work to do

My life has taken quite a turn in the last year. I have over-loaded myself with work and have lost myself along the way. My entire personality has changed… stress and lack of sleep can REALLY mess with you. I pretty much demanded a vacation from all of my jobs..yes that’s jobs, plural. That is how crazy I am, I believe I have 4. I’m a graphic designer/photographer so it’s difficult to nail down what I consider a “job” when I just freelance a lot. The money is good, but is it really worth it? Now that I’m on vacation, I’m realizing…not really. I enjoy my work, don’t get me wrong…but I’m so inside my head, I need that time to work through my issues. If I do not have this time, I’m not so much fun to be around. My co-workers found that out. Woops. So what does this have to do with the craft? I realized that this life I have right now, I asked for… I used magick for years to get me to the spot I’m in right now. I’m so thankful and truly am happy to be where I am, but as Rumpelstiltskin always says in Once Upon a Time “Magick always comes with a price.” The cost was not having the time to spend learning more and using the craft. I’ve done a few things here and there with surprising success. Hopefully I’ll dedicate more blogs on these items. I’ve grown a lot over the years and rely heavily on my instincts, it has served me well and is always my advice when people come to me for help.

I really need to refocus my life, and part of that will be dedicating more time to this blog. I like writing and enjoy the interaction with all of you. This blog used to get fairly good traction, so hopefully I can get back to it. My Latin is still not grammatically correct, but I plan on doing more with it soon. Which brings me to an interesting memory. When I was younger, it had to be like 13 or so, I did a spell to help one of my friends be brave enough to tell his father something. I can’t remember at all what he wanted to tell him, but I wanted to help. We made a large bonfire and I did something interesting. Granted I had NO idea, just went on instinct. This has no research to back it up, but it worked nearly instantly. I can’t remember the words, but I’m going to wing it and hope that it will work the same with a bit of Latin for an extra kick.

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Spell of Bravery

Ingredients:

Recently walked on grass

Large Fire

A bit of the person’s hair

The Spell:

Take a bit of grass that the person has just walked on and then grab a piece of their hair. Hold the two items together in your hand and stare into the fire, use the warmth to charge them. Make sure you and the person are close to the flames. Throw the items in the fire and say this spell.

Flames of strength make him/her see

And grant the gift of bravery

Fortem
(four-tem)

The flame should instantly send the energy into the person.

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The person I cast the spell on had no idea what I was doing, and that may be the key to this spell. I was making a joke like “I need a piece of your hair” and I remember just grabbing it. He didn’t hear me say the words into the fire either. It was a big fire and we were on opposite sides. After the spell I asked him if he was going to tell his father, whatever he was afraid to before, and he pretty much changed his mind and was going to. I was shocked how quickly the spell worked to be honest. It’s a little cheesy, but hey, whatever works right? Try it out and let me know!

It’s time for me to end this blog, I’ll be back… I don’t know when, but I will. As always…

sweet serenity,

Derek….

Hey Witches

So I was thinking, well…that’s all I seem to do. I consistently cast spells on myself to help me get what I want/need but…they never seem to work. Every spell I write for someone else, or cast for someone always works. Has this happened to anyone else? It just confuses me. If I truly NEED something it seems to work, my protection spells seem to be extremely strong (thank goodness) – I also remember when I was young, I was riding my bike way too far away from home and I was so tired I called for help, for a “kind stranger” to give me a lift. Not even a few minutes later my friend had asked his older friend with a truck to come pick me up. This was before everyone had a cell phone so it shocked me that they knew exactly where I was. That was the turning point for me when I knew I had a gift.

So still, why do other spells seem to kind of go…poof? It scares me to be so open and honest on the internet, but I’ve been casting love spells on myself consistently for quite a while. I just cast one that was from a real traditional witch’s coven too. It has only been a week but I am not sure anything happened. I’m always afraid that I’m just cursed to be alone. Every time I meet someone whom I think could be a possibility, something INSTANTLY goes wrong. The very next day (I kid you not, every single time) I find out that the person was lying to me the entire time. I have dreams nearly on a nightly basis of being in a relationship, so I wake up depressed, just like I did today. So mind my terrible, dark, sad poetry every once in a while haha.

My very first love spell worked almost instantly and I’m just afraid that, I only had one shot and I messed it up. I am afraid that I pissed the spirits off when I was so greedy and ungrateful for what was given to me. I was 17, give me a little slack? Please? Ever since that relationship (to give you a timeline, I am now 30) I have had this issue… For 12 years I have been single, I have never dated anyone longer than about 5 days…is that really dating? When someone is interested in me my mind tends to block any feelings, and when I am interested in someone, they end up hurting me….every damn time. So I keep casting love spells. I just wonder if i am waiting for someone specific…or if I was waiting for someone who doesn’t exist anymore… Helping others magickally makes me feel very good so I will keep doing as such. I will always share my gift to you…but, I wish I could share it with myself from time to time.

So if anyone out there has ever had this problem, please tell me. Any guidance is appreciated. I just feel stuck. I’ve been able to help someone get pregnant, spice of their love life, bring success to their business, protect people from evil dark spirits, enact powerful curses to make someone wise up and change the horrendous, destructive path they were leading…but I can’t cast a simple love spell on me?! I’m not looking for a cosmic reward…Though the lottery numbers would be nice, spirits, you hear me? Maybe? COME ON…. I probably will add another love spell on my page with traditional aspects and a little Latin. It seems to be the most requested type of spell there is from my page. The language is infuriatingly difficult to translate, but I will try. Let me know what you guys think, I am always open for discussion.

Since this is a blog on witchcraft, I will leave you with a little magick…

Dream Lover

Ingredients:

Rose oil

Lavender

Sandalwood

Rosemary

A small thin bag/sachet

The Spell:

If you want to dream of your lover, follow this simple spell. Create a sachet with lavender, rosemary and sandalwood and place it under your pillow. Dab your pillow with a drop or two of rose oil just before bed. Close your eyes, breathe in the fragrance and think about your lover. Wave your hand back and forth across your pillow, feel the energy flow from your heart, into your palm and down into the pillow. Repeat this spell three times.

Somnium Amoris

(sohm-knee-um ah-more-ees)

When you fall asleep, he or she will appear in your dream. Do not have a lover? Do not think of anyone specific, just the idea of having someone. Your subconscious will do the rest, trust me!

Alright friends, I will end this blog here today. I hope some of you got something out of it, and I look forward to talking with you….as always…

sweet serenity,

Derek….

Latin Protection Chant

protection pentagramLatin Protection Chant

I wanted to make a quick and easy protection chant if you needed a small boost to your defenses. This spell uses your guiding spirit as a psychic shield and would be used in specific instances. This spell will not last and should not be abused.

Ingredients:

White Candle
Saltpeter
Salt

The Spell:

While the candle is in front of you, light it and say

Spiritus Ducentia Protego Me
(spee-ree-two-s | due-ken-tea-ah | pro-teg-oh | meh)

Once the candle is lit, sprinkle your salt and saltpeter mixture over the flame and say three times

Protego Me
(pro-teg-oh | meh)

Visualize your guardian spirit surrounding you with energy shielding you from harm then blow out the candle. You can use this same candle anytime you need a boost, just repeat the spell. I have created a video to go along with this spell to show you how it’s done.

Let me know what you think and if it helps you. Also if you like the video feel free to tell me in the comments here or on Youtube! Talk to you soon everyone.

**Edit**

It has been said to me that I used the wrong form of Protect. Since I call the guardian spirit to protect, the Latin word “protegito” would be the proper form. It does make a lot of sense, since “protego” would be if you were protecting yourself, which could also work as you can just channel the guardian’s power. Either switch your focus, or switch the word!

sweet serenity,
Derek….

Hello Readers!

Today’s blog is about inspiration. I recently started writing a book and needed a quick break, so I came here to blog about what I’m doing. Magick ALWAYS inspires me. Everything I do has magick behind it, being helping people, writing, or just living life. Does magick inspire you at all? If so tell me how! Whenever I write stories I will always have some mystical aspect to it. I want my characters to feel real in unreal situations. Is it possible…scientifically possible to control fire with just a look from your eye? Well a few people out there will say yes, and damn it, i’d like to see that, but no, I don’t believe it is. Also, those out there who claim that can, can you teach me? haha ANYWAY.

I feel the more we put magick or witchcraft out into the world, it will be more accepted. If not accepted than at least tolerated. No one should be treated less than because of a faith they have, especially one that doesn’t conflict with everyday life. We aren’t some lunatic religious group telling people that if you let gay people get married then next people will want to marry a goat. You know, i kind of doubt that would happen, but hey, if that is your argument so be it.

What I do is not let people ruin my specific faith in the energies around us. I wouldn’t feel the way I do, or dream the way I do if what I believe was wrong. There is a power inside me, a power I use often. I’m in touch with the energies that surround me and am slowly learning how to use them properly. I believe the best way to get inspiration is to use the elements. Your strongest would be of course the element in which you were born under. As a child of water, listening to the ocean always inspires me. Don’t live next to an ocean or body of water? I understand! Well kind of, i’ve always lived next to lakes, ponds or now the ocean. I will say this, I know it sounds weird, but I get inspiration also in the shower. I let the water devour my being and let my mind wander. Standing there naked as the stream of water flows down my head covering my body, ideas quickly flock to my brain. Have an artistic block? Take a shower, let the water cleanse and break that block. Even if you aren’t born under the water sign, trust me, it works.

Next is fire. I love a good bonfire, always gets the juices flowing. This is great for a gathering, a meeting of a coven, or just plain fun. Grab your sacred herbs to burn. A good inspiration attracting mixture is anise seed, bay leaves and orange zest (ground orange rind). As they burn, you will feel the energy flow into you. Staring into the fire can also induce a meditative trance and let you see things that normally may not be seen, which will also inspire you. You don’t have to do this at a bonfire of course, you can use a candle. I suggest an orange candle, but a white one will work just fine. You can burn the herbs as incense while staring into the flame of the candle. This is sure to spark whatever creative flow you need.

Earth is an amazing grounding element that you can use to tap into the energies of the earth. Using a grounding ritual is always best. If you can’t do it outside, that is fine, everything is connected. It will just take more focus. The best way is to sit outside and dig your hands directly into the ground, calming yourself and focusing on the energies within flowing through you. Become one with the earth. If you are inside, light a brown candle to help you focus. place your hands on the floor and again, tap into the earth energies from beneath you. It doesn’t matter what floor you may be on, i’m on the second and have done this. Feel your hands reach through the floor into the ground below. Meditate on this energy gaining exercise and you should be inspired in no time. Another fun way is to dig your hands into dirt, I’m sure you have a houseplant somewhere. Just reach in and feel the energy from the plant and the dirt itself. Be one with nature.

Finally we have Air. Go outside, feel the gentle breeze flow into you, let it engulf you in its wonder. Open a window, and sit next to it, breathe in the air deeply and embrace it’s power. What if there isn’t any wind? Get a fan! Best way to get air is to make it. Let the soft hum of a fan lull you into a meditative trance as the air takes over your body. The element of Air is one of the best for drawing inspiration. Those born under the element of Air are usually stuck in their own minds, it’s always flowing freely. Embrace that, let every single thought run through your mind. Piece them together, let your mind take you on the journey. If there is wind, and you have a dying dandelion, blow the seeds from the dandelion and as you watch them float away, ask the winds to bring you inspiration.

I hope this blog inspired you. Don’t forget to comment and leave feedback! Talk to you soon everyone! Terra – Aeris – Ignis – Aqua – Elementa ego vocare!

sweet serenity,

Derek….

A Spell of Healing

Brightest Blessings My Readers

I hope you have enjoyed my writings added to my poetry section. I’m trying to keep this blog updated and interesting. Today’s blog is about a Healing Spell I recently created. A friend of mine has been very sick so I wanted to help him out. Unfortunately he doesn’t believe in magick and didn’t feel comfortable with me trying to use it to help him out. If any of you try it, I would love feedback.

Healing spells are used to speed up the healing process and should never replace medical care. I designed this spell to pull the sickness out of the person and into the ground to be cleansed. You ready? I am! haha here we go

Healing Spell

Ingredients

Hematite Stone

[Potion]
2pts eucalyptus
2pts sage
1pts garlic
3ps chamomile
1pts vervain
1pts carnation

 

The Spell:

Have the person drink the potion you create from the ingredients. Take the hematite stone and place it on their chest. Visualize the dark sickness pulling out of the body and into the stone and call upon Hecate

 

Dea Hecate! Audire verba! Adiuvare me panaces!

(Day-ya Hay-kah-tay! Awe-deer-eh Vere-bah! Awe-dee-ou-var-ray May Pah-nah-kess!)

 

After casting the spell, look deep into their eyes and push the sickness into their chest, and then into the stone. Slowly pull the stone away from their chest and feel the dark sickness emerging from the body being pulled by the stone. Picture the stone as having a hand reaching into their body and pulling the sickness into it.

Once you feel the sickness go into the stone, bury it in the earth for 7 days. The sickness will be taken by the earth and the stone will be cleansed.

 

After the 7 days you can then reuse the stone as needed. The sickness will be flowed from the body, into the stone, then into the earth. I hope this spell will help anyone who reads it. I love feedback. If anyone uses this spell, please let me know. Happy Healing…

 

 

sweet serenity,

Derek….

Hey Witches!

Ok, so you made it past valentine’s day… Thank the Gods. I had a pretty good day, I spent it with someone I care very much for, unfortunately this person can never truly love me (equipment difference issues). BUT IT’S OK!! ..mostly. Anyway… in lieu of valentine’s day…the love-liest day of the year, I’m going to give a couple new love spells. These are different though. Sometimes I like to think if I were a witch of the past, what kind of spells would I create.

Thinking back in the old ways when there weren’t rules or consequences, people used their resources to the fullest, sometimes with no remorse whatsoever. I will say again that these spells aren’t meant to actually be cast, I’m sure someone still will…but please… I don’t condone control spells. I don’t feel you should force love, it won’t feel right. This is for pure educational and entertainment purposes! I took these from my soon (hopefully soon) to be released digital grimoire, or printed grimoire…oh who the hell knows. This will be in the Darker Spells section.

Be mine love potion

So this is my version of a Love Potion for control magick. Obviously this potion is designed to turn a lover to you, no matter how they feel. I don’t believe in this sort of magick…I know I’ve said this too many times, but I want to make sure that…well I think it’s wrong. Is it possible? yes, but it shouldn’t be used. Every powerful spell like this needs a catalyst, something to bind the energies together. This is why I used witch’s fingernails. The fingernail would hold the same mystic energy the witch does, so even if you aren’t a witch, you could get the nails of one to use in the potion and still be able to use it. Everyone has magick within them, it’s all about learning how to use it.

Next we have one of the darkest spells I’ve ever written. I pictured myself as an old witch living in a hut in the woods, and a desperate person came to me, begging me for a love spell to bewitch the person they desire. I caution them against it as it isn’t true love that will come of it…but they don’t care and throw money on the table.

I go to the back of the room to a bird cage and gently remove one of the pure white doves. Holding it in my arms I wave my hand over it’s head and say a prayer. From my belt i slowly slide out my ritual knife and quickly jab it directly into the bird’s heart. I take it over to a vial and drain the blood into it. Grabbing my quill I dip it into the blood, I write down the incantation for my client to speak.

Forever Love Spell page by Derek Tovar

I wonder if spells like these would still be cast to this day. I sure hope not. This to me seems like one of those spells that would take a powerful witch to break, and it would take such greed, pain and an evil heart to use such a spell… I’m actually kind of shaken that I wrote it haha. My friend wanted a scary spell for his prop book on Halloween, so I came up with this.

Let me know what you guys think!! Again, do not use these ok? please? …thank you 🙂

sweet serenity,

Derek….

Love Attraction Spell

Hey everyone!

 So I wanted to update you on the love spell I recently did. I seem to do these every year, hopeless romantic i guess. I still haven’t found the “right” one though. This time I did some research to try something new. In a book I found a simple spell to attract a lover, it involves a few herbs and a fire. I put my own twist on it, I will explain in a minute.

 Love spells are really tricky, a lot of people do them wrong. My personal belief is that love spells are meant to attract love, not force someone into something that they don’t want. I will never force magick, especially love magick, onto someone.  Would you really be happy with someone knowing it’s not real? I doubt you could get the same feeling inside, you know, that warm tingly thing…you must know what I mean, I swear I wasn’t just having a stroke….anyway..
Marie Leveau - Voodoo Queen
 Back in the day, a well known voodoo queen named Marie Leveau was the one to go to for all your love spell needs. A simple spell she used was asking her female client to bring the glove of the man she wished to bewitch. Marie would fill it with sugar and honey to sweeten him, then a dash of steel powder acting as the magickal catalyst to “seal” the deal. The woman had to then sleep with this under her bed…Not a good idea in a bug heavy area like Louisiana, but hey, if it worked!

 My Love attraction spell was quite simple as well. As stated above, it involved a fire, three herbs and a simple incantation. I wanted to amp it up a little bit though. The herbs I chose were lavender, jasmine and rosemary. These three herbs are notorious for work with love spells. The great thing about lavender is I used to use it a lot starting out, so the smell always reminds me of spells and magick.

 I wanted an extra boost of power. I developed a personal attraction potion. The purpose of its use was to aid in attracting whatever you wish, mixed with certain ingredients or objects would get the desired effect. Attraction PotionLike dressing a green candle with it, and burning that candle surrounded by skullcap and coins would attract money to the caster. I will be selling them eventually, but that comes later.

 So I poured some of my potion into the bottom of my cauldron and dropped more on the top of the candle and lit the flame. As the flame was burning I sprinkled on the herbs from above one at a time. I took my lighter and drew the flame into the herbs so they would burn with the candle.

 A lot of witches feel that spells need to be done on certain days and moon phases, I  usually don’t do this, and my spells for love haven’t exactly worked, so this time I figured to give it a shot. The spell calls for it to be cast on sunset on a friday during a waning moon. So at about 5pm I started my spell.

 I wanted to make sure I was protected so I cast a circle of salt around me, as well as wore an amulet of protection around my neck. I lit a white candle next to my cauldron as well. I sat in front of my burning flame and recited the spell.

My true love’s face i’ve yet to see
I know not what his name may be
But soon his heart will beat for me
Come hither my love, so mote it be

 I focused all my energy on picturing a lover with me, the feeling i’d get, the happiness…everything. After, I kept the candle burning, which took a lot longer than I thought it would. I kept my cauldron near the window and waited hours for it to fully burn. It seemed that it was taking a lot longer than normal, this surprised and intrigued me. I had to sleep and the candle was still burning, so I placed it by my bed (making sure nothing around it could be set on fire) and went to sleep. When I awoke I looked inside the cauldron and everything…i mean everything was burned. Not a drop of wax and the herbs were black ash. I took this as a good sign. Never have I had a candle burn 100%.

 So far nothing has happened, but I keep dreaming about having a lover. I will keep everyone posted, but for now nothing has changed. If anyone wants to try this spell, make sure to let me know how it turns out!! I will keep posting experiences and spells and just random things to keep it interesting. See You soon 🙂

sweet serenity,

Derek…