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This is a pagan post.
The Use of Blood in Folklore and Magic
Blood magic is perhaps one of the most controversial things in Witchcraft and Magic for many reasons.
Because blood smells strongly of and contains Iron it was often used by some cultures as a ward from Fae, while others regularly offered sacrifices to their deities in the form of Blood and slaughtered animals. On the pother hand, Blood was often seen as dirty or impure, especially the menstrual bloods of women. In some Middle Eastern cultures, blood was considered highly impure and a Man was considered defiled if even a drop spilt on something as simple as clothing.
Some stories tell us that a woman’s menstrual blood, when mixed into the food of a lover, would case them to fall madly in love with the woman from whom the blood had came. In others the same method was used and believed to promote such things as the fertility and fidelity of the partner.
The drinking of Blood mixed with Wine was sometimes taken during Oaths and Covenants, or as a sign of friendship. In some cultures the bond forged through blood is the most sacred and strongest of bonds. To go against a Blood Bond of any sort was seen the same as breaking one of the highest of oaths.
Some cultures, at one point, believed that the woman was nothing more than the vessel for the child, and that children only inherited the father’s blood. Thus the mother’s blood was sometimes taken and mixed with milk to feed the babe, believing that, by consuming the mother’s blood, the child would also inherent something of the mother. The Etruscans believed that if one suffered from Lycanthropy, then the person could be cured of the disease through the drawing of blood from the forehead while they were in their Werewolf form.
The use of blood, at one point, was also used in “curing” things such as Leprosy and Epilepsy. Throughout several centuries and eras of human medical development, the use of “Bleeding” in several forms was also used as a curative medicine to rid people of their ailments. Dipping a cloth into blood (especially that of mice) and then burning it was said to cure someone of warts.
Others used blood from sacrifices and other things as an item for warding and protection, binding, and banishing. In other traditions, blood is seen as one of the most powerful agents for increasing the potency of one’s magic- especially if it is menstrual blood from a woman whose cycle falls upon the full or dark moons. There’s also a long list of cultures who used blood in such things as curses, hexes, and other “dark” magics, and in some areas rumors abound that blood must be offered to summon a demon.
An old world form of divination about the fate of a marriage at one point included writing (as small as possible) their name and the name of the person they were to be married to. and the full date of the wedding, on a small piece of paper the night before the wedding was to take place. It was then placed in the center of a circle drawn with blood from a finger, folded nine times, and stuffed into the stocking from their left leg. The stocking was then placed between the pillow and their heads as they slept and was said to bring them prophetic dreams about how their marriage would turn out.
A man in the grocery store line today approached me and said, “Sir, when I first saw you I was extremely attracted to you, but then I noticed that you are a boy. How… I mean, why do you dress so provocatively?”
I responded, “Well, in today’s world the majority of the straight male race view women as objects, or something that belongs to them. I dress provocatively because it attracts the attention of men in a sexual and OBJECTIVE way. However, when realized that I am actually male, they often become confused, disgusted, upset or all of the above. By inflicting this minor emotional damaged upon the ego of a man raised by twisted societal gender norms, maybe, just maybe the individual will think twice before viewing another woman with an objective attitude and sense of belonging. No woman, belongs to ANYONE. Male or female, the equality of human beings needs to be a priority. It is something worth dressing up for.”
I AM NOT KIDDING. The woman behind me, the female cashier, the old lady bagging groceries and the woman in front of me who was talking on the phone STOPPED, …. and proceeded to gasp and clap. The man shook my hand, told me to have a blessed day and then said, “excuse me ladies, I need to visit my daughter.”
…. I was shaking by the time I walked out of the store.
- Elliott Alexzander
Apparently I am reblogging everything from fancifulmelodics today. And so should all of you.
Well. You already know I’m a vengeful hurtful bitch. May as well seal the deal here.
So hey, I was taught the Heart Spell. If you wanna cast it, it’s not nice at all. It literally has no redeeming features about it- it’s simply a really messed up spell one can use to control or hurt somebody.
Manipulation of the aura is easy if you have mastered both visualization and energy manipulation. If you have not I suggest you go find lessons on those two and come back once you have.
My week is basically:
- Monday #2
- Monday #3
- Monday #4
#captain america: the first avenger#a movie where one of the men in the tragic bromance is fridged for the emtional advancement of the other#and the woman is both compitant and respected even while being the love interest#a movie where bucky barnes is the damsel in distress not peggy carter#a movie where the main character’s most important trait is his goodness of spirit#let me tell you how much i love this movie via
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