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By Gillian Kemp

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The Love Magic Book
By Gillian Kemp
ISBN: 0316399477
Genre: Inspirational & Self-Help

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Chapter Excerpt from: The Love Magic Book , by Gillian Kemp

Attracting Love

It is natural to love another person. Love is both ecstatic happiness and deep despair, both sweet and bitter. Your mind may advise you not to love a worthless or unfaithful person, but the heart will continue to love because it cannot accept reason. When wishing for a new relationship, be wise. When you first fall in love, you see a fantasy of the person because you do not know the real him or her. You imagine that you know this person, but you don't see the flaws, because only his or her best side is being shown to you. Remember that in each relationship you risk losing your heart to love. Here are spells and potions to attract your heart's desire.

To meet
your intended

Place two pink candles in candleholders and arrange them next to each other, a foot apart. One candle represents you and the other symbolizes your sweetheart. Tie a knot of red ribbon, cord, or string loosely around the candleholders. On the next day, untie the ribbon, move the candleholders closer, and tie them together again. Light both candles and let them burn for a while, then snuff them out. Do this for three, five, seven, or nine days until the candleholders are touching on the last day. Sit with the candles while they burn on the final day, then snuff them out. Untie the ribbon and keep it among your personal possessions for protection as a love amulet.

To aim and fire
cupid's arrow

Take a red candle, as red represents life and passion. The light in the flame symbolizes the good power in a person. With a pin, inscribe the name of the one you love around the top of the candle. Pierce the inscription with a new pin, pressing it through the wick so the pin tip emerges on the opposite side of the candle. As you press the pin into the wax, say: "Through your name to the wick, I aim for your heart with this candle I prick." Place the candle in a holder and position the pin tip so that it faces the direction in which your lover lives. Light the candle and sit with it while sending love to your desired. When the flame has burned through the name and pin, snuff out the candle. The candle can be relit at another time, but should be buried with the pin once it is too small to light.

To attract
a new romance

Cast this spell on a night when the new moon is a crescent in the sky. Place a pink rose and a red rose in a narrow-stemmed vase. At a few minutes before midnight, sprinkle three drops of rose oil into the vase's water. Within fourteen days, a new person will enter your life. If you like this person, place the roses in a clean, white envelope. Sleep with the envelope under your pillow and speak the name of your intended three times before going to sleep. You will draw your desired to you.

To beckon
a heart to yours

On a Friday night, write your intended's name in red ink on nine small pieces of red paper to ignite passion. Wrap a pinch of dried mint in each piece of paper or smear each piece with mint oil. Throw one of the packets into a hearth or bonfire and speak your lover's name repeatedly until the packet has burned away. Do the same with the remaining eight sachets, and as each one burns, your love will grow closer.

To receive
a telephone call
or e-mail

Take a whole nutmeg and wrap it in a red ribbon while saying: "[Name of person], you will contact me." Light a white candle for purity and place the wrapped nutmeg in front of the candle as it burns for an hour. The nutmeg represents your lover's brain; the ribbon represents your desires. The ribbon will transfer your wish to the one you long for and will prompt him or her to get in touch with you. Snuff out the candle and keep the nutmeg in its wrapping by your telephone or computer. The one you desire should call or e-mail within seven days. To encourage more contact, write your love interest's name in cursive writing in a semicircular shape, using green ink on blue paper. Join your own name with the name of the one you desire, continuing the semicircle until it is a complete circle. Repeat the writing seven times on top of the original lettering. Sprinkle a few drops of lavender oil onto the paper and rub the oil over the paper. (Mercury, the planet that governs communication, also rules lavender.) Place the piece of paper under your computer or telephone. As the scent fades, rub more lavender oil onto the piece of paper bearing your names to continue the contact with your desired one.

at your door

To draw your sweetheart to visit your home, write his or her name on a small piece of paper on the night of a new moon. Fold the piece of paper in half to conceal the name, and write your name on the outside. Fold the paper in half again and sprinkle the outside with three drops of rose oil to attract love. Place the piece of paper under the doormat. The one you desire is likely to arrive within the twenty-eight-day moon cycle, just before a full moon. Do not let impatience deter you from keeping the piece of paper in place.

To receive a visit
or invitation

Cloves are a love attraction. Take a small orange and a lemon, and stud both with cloves. The orange represents your lover and the lemon symbolizes you. Whenever you wish for a visit or an invitation to your lover's home, place the orange and lemon side by side on a windowsill or in a corner of your home that points in the direction of his or her house. If a relationship ends amicably, bury the orange or lemon side by side. If you wish to break the spell and sever communication either temporarily or permanently, bury them apart.

To beckon love

At sunrise or on rising, anoint a red candle with rose oil. With your fingertips, stroke the oil from the top of the candle—representing the North Pole—down to the center. Then stroke the oil upward from the base—representing the South Pole—up to the center. Light the candle and let it burn for an hour. Relight the candle daily until it has melted away in your presence on the last day. Like sunshine, love will arrive in your life.

Two halves
make a whole

Cut a coconut in half, leaving milk in both halves. Place a floating candle in both shells—one candle to represent you and the other to symbolize the one you love. If you need more liquid, fill the shells with water. Let the candles burn until they extinguish naturally. Your other half will sail in soon.

To attract
loving desire

On a Friday night, take a rose and trim the stem to about one inch long. Pierce the stem with a pin so that the pin tip emerges on the opposite side. Fill a screw-top jar with water and drop the rose in. For seven consecutive nights, light a pink candle and place the jar containing the rose beside it, snuffing out the candle just before you go to sleep. On the final night, remove the rose from the jar, place it in a dish of water, and snuff out the candle. When the rose fades, scatter the petals into the wind. Love should arrive within twenty-eight days from when you commence your spell.

To enchant your
first kiss

To enchant the one you love, wear a sprig of mint close to your heart. When you kiss for the first time, hold your lover's left hand in your left hand and make a wish. The charm of linking left hands even for one moment leads two hearts to feel and merge as one. You will know that your charm has worked if your lover's left hand moves close to his or her heart during or after kissing you

Three wishes

To make your first wish, place two roses of any color in a vase of water and position a pink candle on either side. Light both candles and move them closer and closer toward the roses. Each time you move the burning candles closer to the roses, drop a small pinch of ground mace into the flames and speak your wish aloud. Snuff out the candles when they cannot be moved any closer to the roses. When the roses fade days later, place the blooms or petals in a piece of paper (upon which you have written the name of the one you desire). Fold the paper to contain the rose and love's essence. Keep the charm under your pillow or close to your heart, and you will keep your lover's heart close to the sentiments of yours. Make your second wish by using another pink candle. Pink is the color of romance. Leaving space at the candle base so that it can still fit into the holder, inscribe your wish lengthwise from the wick to the base, using a pin. Place the candle in the holder and light it. Close your eyes and make a love wish. Sit with the candle while it burns through the inscription, then snuff the candle out. To make your third wish, take a pebble and hold it cupped in your hands. Close your eyes, and without allowing any other thought to intrude, impart your wish from your mind into the stone. Dwell on what it is that you desire to accomplish. Place the pebble in a clean thread handkerchief or silk scarf. Later pass the stone into the hands of the one you wish to obey your command. By taking the stone, the person will subconsciously embrace the thought, and your wish will be his or her command.

Bewitching potion

Into a glass of water placed in moonlight, sprinkle a large pinch each of fennel seeds, powdered nutmeg, grated ginger, dried or fresh thyme, and dried or fresh basil. Leave the concoction to steep overnight. Strain the brew into a clean glass bottle. When dabbed on your lover's clothes, a few drops of the potion will bewitch your love.

Passion potion

Light a pink candle anointed with vervain oil and frankincense oil. Pour equal amounts of orange blossom water, rose water, and violet water into a glass perfume bottle. Replace the lid and shake the bottle in front of the flame. Hold the bottle, looking into the potion, and envision your ideal partner. Snuff the candle out. When dabbed on your pulse points, the potion will attract passion.

Excerpted from The Love Magic Book , by Gillian Kemp . Copyright (c) 2003 by Gillian Kemp . Reprinted by permission of Little, Brown and Company, New York, NY. All rights reserved.

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