I don't know what to call it to be honest Because there's not that mush information about the subject for people who don't know what it is ... It's something like... let's talk about love okay so I get the photo of the person I want to love me . I print out the photo of the person I then put it under my pillow and I sleep on the pillow that the photo is under and the next day or something the person will think about me the whole day. another example if theres a person I don't like cause there telling gossip I print there photo out I then grab a knife or anything sharp and I cut their mouths on the photo . If anybody knows any books or website or anything really that talks about this subject please let me know thank you .
Re: Image magick By: Misanthropy Moderator / Knowledgeable
Post # 4 Jul 19, 2016
Some of what you describe here somewhat reminds me of sympathetic magic. The example you gave of using the picture and knife to, in a way, silence and/or scratch out the person's mouth to stifle gossip.
Sympathetic magic, also known as Imitative magic, is a type of magic in which the ritual or actions performed imitates the real actions or results that you wish to bring about. Forms of this magic include: often include candle magic and poppets.
All this being said, you could do much the same with pictures. Essentially, using them as the focal point and acting upon them in a way that represents how you want the spell to act/what you want the results to be, so to speak.
If you want to silence someone spreading gossip (we'll use one of the examples you gave), you could focus the ritual act around blacking out their mouth in the picture or binding it with thread, while focusing on the act putting a stop to their slanderous ways.
I'll also place here an example of sympathetic candle/healing magic to give you another idea on how you might go about doing such workings.
In this type of magic, candles can represent one of four things: people, things, emotions or influences. The candle is influenced or focused upon by the caster to influence or change one of the previously listed items.
The following list of candle colors can be used when working magic involving emotions or influences.
White: Protection, purification, peace, truth, and sincerity.
Scorpio, Oct 23-Nov 21, Primary: Brown, Secondary: Black.
Sagittarius, Nov 22-Dec 21, Primary: Gold, Secondary: Red
Capricorn, Dec 22-Jan 19, Primary: Red, Secondary: Brown.
The candle for a specific individual can either be their primary candle color or both the primary and secondary colors. If you don't know the individual's zodiac sign or date of birth you can use a white candle instead.
The candle that represents the practitioner or the individual that the spell is being performed for is called the "Petitioner candle." This candle is anointed with oil and then lit. A chant or verse is usually said while lighting the candle in order to set the candle's intended purpose, which is also visualized while saying the chant or verse. The candle can then be left to burn out.
An example of this would be candle magic to help speed the healing of an ill loved one. Light the Petitioner candle and name the intended individual in your verse or chant. You can then light a red candle for health and black candle curing of illness. Set the Petitioner candle in between the red and black candles. Continue to say your chant and as you do, slowly move the red candle toward the Petitioner candle to represent the individual increasing in good health. At the same time, move the black candle away from the Petitioner candle to represent the illness diminishing. Once finished you can either snuff out the candles or allow them to burn out on their own.
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