Clarity on love magick
By: Proxymoron Oct 31, 2014
Post # 1
Disclaimer: I have only studied pagan arts (mostly wicca) for about 6 months. So, I was feeling kind of alone about a month or two ago, and decided that a harmless "opportunity" (Showing more opportunities to meet someone special, I know it sounds really dumb and novice) would be the solution to my problems.about 13-15 days later nothing happened and I went to this summer camp for a week. By this point I had put some disbelief into wicca and actually forgot about it and the spell until recently, which I will get into later (also I have a pretty low self-esteem so the fear of being outcast for being pagan was another factor). At camp I found out that this beautiful girl that used to date someone, was single... so I started liking her, and she liked me back. And then after camp we dated and I felt like I truly loved her and it felt like the first time in any of my relationships. So then one day out of the blue she starts becoming flakey, saying that maybe we should break up and we ended up "mutually" splitting apart although neither of us wanted to. Then, quite recently (still in recovery from the break up) I was thinking about where I used to do rites and then it hit me when that random thought sparked: "Oh my god, the spell..." and then I looked into my writing and saw this as some anomaly and that's the story of how I figured out that Magick DOES undoubtedly fuel my existence, and also that love Magick is dangerous. My question though is, Why was a spell that only brought opportunities do this, and is this morally wrong. And finally, what do you guys think/ believe, I know this was a hard story to swallow but I'd love any input.
Re: Clarity on love magick
By: Eissy / Knowledgeable Oct 31, 2014
Post # 3
First of all, personal experience is a good thing and you should never let someone invalidate it unless you're claiming to break physical laws of science. Because you are not, I feel you've got a good start.
Figuring out whether or not love spells are morally wrong will ultimately be up to you, but let's take a look at them obectively for a moment. On one hand, you have the more popular view that they create fake love. On the other hand, you have people that use it to help open up opportunities (as you have), as well as to spice up an existing relationship, or call someone to you with certain traits. Different people will view them differently. The belief that they are morally wrong stems from casting a love spell on a specific person to make them fall in love with you. However, these people tend to forget that there's more to love magic than that. The belief that they are morally right stems from consenting partners who want to try something new and from people who really just want to find someone, so the target of the love spell is themself and not another person. Beyond these views, they're going to be less universal than this already not entirely universal examination.
Personally, I think that casting a love spell on oneself is fine because I have no moral obligations against that. I don't actually do love spells because it's really just not my scene, but I think you shouldn't beat yourself up for something like this.
I would like you to keep in mind that when you cast a spell, the outcome is what matters, not whether or not your spell directly influenced it. You're still young, so you shouldn't have to worry about being tied down right away. Be free to explore who you are first. =)