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Author Topic: Do you guys really think love spells work?  (Read 83442 times)
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« Reply #10: June 03, 2011, 02:59:37 pm »

This is a discussion, not a request. I want to know if you guys truly believe in love spells. I sort of on the fence with this. I've seen love spells that simply bring "romance" in your life, and that I can wrap my mind around. Then there's love spells that focus around a particular person. That, I have a harder time grasping, only because we all know that we can't bend another's will with magic.

There's a big difference between shouldn't and can't.

I definitely believe it's possible to shape and adjust someone's will, interest, desire, and actions for them. I just think it's both unethical and generally a really stupid decision anyway. (both because there's a lot more ways it can go wrong, and because you can't be sure that the person in question is really going to be the right partner for you.)

(Also, people are susceptible to varying degrees to that kind of working: I think it's definitely possible to affect the majority of people outside of their will, but that it takes a combination of skill, practice, and strong desire to do it. Most people don't have that, so it's more likely to flop. On the other hand, it's much much easier to affect yourself, and it's a lot more reliable, because you have a lot more information about yourself.)

So, stories...

Never have done a love spell that affects someone, because I learned from my teachers' mistakes. Two of them had, at various points, done specific love spells. In one case (from someone who had other ethics issues, it turned out), it was a specific targetted spell, and it ended up with the other person obsessing about him to an incredible degree (stalking behavior, that kind of thing.) That's a pretty common response from other conversations I've had about the topic.

The other one (someone much more ethical) has done workings that have a specific idea of a target (qualities, characteristics, limits, etc), but aren't fixing on a particular known individual. (He ended up doing this for two people - himself, and another trad member. In both cases, they met people they've been with for 5+ years shortly thereafter: the relationships both started in ways that have a lot of coincidences involved to make them work. Both relationships have involved a lot of work and compromise, but are generally pretty awesome.)

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