Their name is not all spirits are drawn to. As a matter of fact much like humans they tend to have a preference for just about everything. If you’re like me you frankly wish their taste would run a long side yours. Am I right? Well that’s usually not the case.
For instance my favorite goddess is Hecate. Her favorite colors just happen to be Black and Orange. Now just like any good witch I’m all down with black. But orange, not so much. Her Favorite animal is the bitch and I’m more of a cat girl.
The fact is when you’re calling on a spirit, elemental or god, your preferences are irrelevant. Theirs, however, are not. Some research is a good idea here. Of course if you researched to find out who is the one to call you have probably already come across it.
- Color – The use candles, altar cloths, clothes, or any other item that are the color which is sacred to your entity.
- Stones – The use of stones and gems that are holy to them is good.
- Animals – What animal is sacred to your spirit? Use either the animal or a representation of it.
- Place – Does your goddess like the cross roads? How about a secluded beach or a cave? Doing your ritual in a place sacred to them can help to draw them to you.
- Attitude – Is your god a solemn god? Does your deity want to be worshiped? Does she love to dance and party? How about sex?
As you research you will find all you need to know about who they are, what they like and what they want. During your spell or ritual presenting them with things they love will help to gain their attention and put them in the mood to help.
Once you know who you want to call collect things sacred to them for your altar. Don’t forget to leave room to do the working. Concerning color, it’s my opinion that color should be reserved for representing the desire or need. I feel as though trying to mix the two can be chaotic and may disturb your focus. This is just my opinion, though, do as you will.
As with color and objects and what not, Spirits have favorite scents. So burning an incense or herb that is sacred to them is a wise thing to do and can greatly assist in manifesting their presence and energy in your place of working. Careful though as some spirits love herbs that, when burned can be poisonous
Blood? What ? I know. Just the word brings up all kinds of negative pictures in the mind’s eye. The propaganda about witches down through the years has scared the human psyche concerning one of the most precious and powerful lures to the gods we have.
Let’s face it spirits, elementals and gods a like love the stuff. This is because blood is life. It not only carries the food and oxygen your body requires, but also the very blueprints out bodies need to reproduce cells and rebuild the parts of out body that have experienced ware and tare.
Even El Shaddai loves Blood. For centuries the Jews murdered billions of animals at their sacrifices which happened at many times through the year. Finally he sacrificed his own son. His people eat his flesh and drink his blood to this day.
The Jewish/Christian god isn’t the only one who likes the blood. Ritual blood sacrifice to the gods has been found in many cultures around the globe throughout time. There are many others.
Relax. You don’t have to sacrifice a virgin, a baby or even an animal. No, the best blood to use in your magic is your own, and it usually doesn’t need to be more than a drop or two.
Next week we’ll talk more about how to use the tools I’ve mentioned. We’ll talk in depth about color, scent and the use of blood. I bet you just can’t wait.