Love Drawing Potion

Items needed: One glass sauce pan, dove’s blood ink,
a small paint brush, sweet red wine, a metal tea ball,
one cup honey, and the following herbs: 3 fresh mint
leaves, 7 rosebud petals, 1 pinch orange zest (orange
peel), 1 pinch coriander, and 1 pinch basil.
Put the herbs into the tea ball and set aside. On the outside of the glass pan, write the name of the person you
desire seven times. On the inside of the pan, inscribe the
symbol for Venus.
Fill the pan with two cups of spring water. Bring the water
to a boil, insert the tea ball, turn off the heat, and allow the brew to steep for 10 minutes. Remove the tea ball and add
the honey. Bring the liquid back to a boil and then reduce to
a simmer. When the liquid has turned into a thick, yellow
syrup, turn off the heat and allow it to cool. Pour the syrup
into a bottle and label. Add several drops of the syrup to the
wine, juice, or food you plan to serve your loved one.
If you are feeling brave, invite your loved one to join
you in a candlelight supper. Arrange a centerpiece of red,
white, and gold heart shaped candles anointed with
love-drawing oil, and small vases of pink rose buds.
Burn love-drawing incense and wear your most alluring outfit.

Potion

You just can’t help associating glowing cauldrons and
magickal potions with Witchcraft. Cartoons, movies, and fairy
tales are filled with enchanting sorceresses whispering over
steaming philters of fascination. One drink, and you are forever under her spell. Or, in a less favorable light, there is
always a haggard old crone bending over her bubbling brew of noxious goo, intended to bring instant death to the beautiful princess.
From the Holy Bible to Shakespeare’s Macbeth, we find
Witches and their magick potions healing the sick and dealing out death to the enemy. According to some ancient
grimoires, with the right magickal potion you can become
invisible, fly on a broomstick, be forever young and beautiful, or turn your neighbor into a toad. (I like that one, and
I’m sorry to say that it isn’t available at this time. In fact,
it may be that the powers of our ancestors have been slightly
exaggerated.)
The American Heritage Dictionary defines the word
potion as “a dose or drink, especially a liquid drink or poison.” Basically potions are nothing more than herbs steeped
in water for medicinal purposes. However, there are those
occasions when a love potion is called for to rekindle a dying
flame. A word of advice: Always be careful when making a
potion. Follow the recipe exactly, and don’t get creative. There
are some areas of magick that need to be approached with
caution, and this is one of them