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« Topic Start: June 27, 2007, 08:20:01 am »

I am a collector of intellectual strangeness, and one sub-directory of my collection is Weird Spells.  I've got things ranging from crucifying a frog to make it give you occult information to putting a fish in an intimate place to attract a lover (and then feeding it to that lover).  There are weirder ones out there, and ickier ones, mostly from the middle ages I think.  I have one that involves using the eyeballs of a cat (or the gel thereof) to make your scrying mirror true.

So, any other collectors out there?  What are your weirdest, wildest, and ickiest spells?  And have you actually tried any of them?

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« Reply #1: June 27, 2007, 09:14:11 am »

I am a collector of intellectual strangeness, and one sub-directory of my collection is Weird Spells.  I've got things ranging from crucifying a frog to make it give you occult information to putting a fish in an intimate place to attract a lover (and then feeding it to that lover).  There are weirder ones out there, and ickier ones, mostly from the middle ages I think.  I have one that involves using the eyeballs of a cat (or the gel thereof) to make your scrying mirror true.

So, any other collectors out there?  What are your weirdest, wildest, and ickiest spells?  And have you actually tried any of them?

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LOL Call me strange, but that is interesting, in an odd sense of the word.  Grin  Where did you find this information?  I love reading odd, little known information.  Unfortunately I don't have anything to share with you.   Undecided  Sorry.
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« Reply #2: June 27, 2007, 09:19:16 am »

LOL Call me strange, but that is interesting, in an odd sense of the word.  Grin  Where did you find this information?  I love reading odd, little known information.  Unfortunately I don't have anything to share with you.   Undecided  Sorry.

The frog one is from Crowley, but I can't remember which Liber.  It had to do with making a familiar.

The fish one is from Catja.  Or possibly Fausta, in relation to lust spells.  It came up on the old board.

I can't remember where the eyeballs one is from.  I have the method written out, but not the provenance.

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« Reply #3: June 28, 2007, 06:43:50 pm »

The frog one is from Crowley, but I can't remember which Liber.  It had to do with making a familiar.

"The Cross of a Frog" is Liber LXX.  I remember coming across the idea somewhere (don't remember where, though) that it's a joke.  On reading it again, it definitely seems like (biting) satire.  (Lon Milo DuQuette mentions that it was a "passion play" performed before eating frog legs while camping.)
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« Reply #4: June 28, 2007, 07:19:02 pm »

"The Cross of a Frog" is Liber LXX.  I remember coming across the idea somewhere (don't remember where, though) that it's a joke.  On reading it again, it definitely seems like (biting) satire.  (Lon Milo DuQuette mentions that it was a "passion play" performed before eating frog legs while camping.)

I think there might be that kind of explanation for a few of these.  Seeing how far you can push the credulous, shocking the shockable, that kind of thing.  I've even invented a few like that when people have pushed me too far (I am 'out' in my community and get some extremely odd and insistent people contacting me.)

Some of the strange ones do have traceable reasoning of sorts behind them, though.  (magical or mundane)   I'm thinking mainly of the lust spells I've heard that can be considered to come back around to pheromones when the oddities are examined, or various 'powers' spells that make use of bits of animals/people/beings perceived to have those powers themselves.

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« Reply #5: June 28, 2007, 07:24:33 pm »


Some of the strange ones do have traceable reasoning of sorts behind them, though.  (magical or mundane)   I'm thinking mainly of the lust spells I've heard that can be considered to come back around to pheromones when the oddities are examined, or various 'powers' spells that make use of bits of animals/people/beings perceived to have those powers themselves.

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Yup.  That fish spell is really just an elaboration of the basic women's folk magic lust spell, which is to work a bit of menstrual blood or vaginal fluid into your beloved's food, which boils down to pheromones.   
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« Reply #6: June 28, 2007, 09:43:55 pm »

I think there might be that kind of explanation for a few of these.  Seeing how far you can push the credulous, shocking the shockable, that kind of thing.  I've even invented a few like that when people have pushed me too far.
<chortle> Me too.  I try to restrain myself, knowing it can have far-reaching consequences, but, darn it, some people's minds just have "toy!" written all over them.

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« Reply #7: June 28, 2007, 09:50:06 pm »

<chortle> Me too.  I try to restrain myself, knowing it can have far-reaching consequences, but, darn it, some people's minds just have "toy!" written all over them.

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« Reply #8: July 03, 2007, 09:47:37 pm »

I am a collector of intellectual strangeness, and one sub-directory of my collection is Weird Spells.  I've got things ranging from crucifying a frog to make it give you occult information to putting a fish in an intimate place to attract a lover (and then feeding it to that lover).  There are weirder ones out there, and ickier ones, mostly from the middle ages I think.  I have one that involves using the eyeballs of a cat (or the gel thereof) to make your scrying mirror true.

So, any other collectors out there?  What are your weirdest, wildest, and ickiest spells?  And have you actually tried any of them?

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This is more humorous than anything but i do recall some weird *spell* type thing in a children's book I had when i was little. I don't remember what the *incantation* was but i do recall it required you to stand on a coffee table with a broom between your legs. If you said the incantation and jumped, you'd fly. I tried this on many occassions when i was younger. I guess there was always a little bit of witch in me even then,lol.

I also think that this was based on some factual information, as I have a spell somewhere to enable a witch to fly. Of course, it's true purpose is to aid in astral travel but most non-witches aren't aware that flying doesn't mean in the literal physical body sense.

Thought i'd share that. Bright Blessings.
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« Reply #9: July 05, 2007, 11:30:49 pm »

If you said the incantation and jumped, you'd fly. I tried this on many occassions when i was younger. I guess there was always a little bit of witch in me even then,lol.

My partner and i were talking about the whole Witch on a broom stick sterotype and he said to me that they use to put 'herbs' on the stick then 'ride' it (mind you with no underwear on!!) and the female tissues would absorb the chemicals hence making them see things....has anybody heard this theroy?


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« Reply #10: July 06, 2007, 12:19:20 am »

My partner and i were talking about the whole Witch on a broom stick sterotype and he said to me that they use to put 'herbs' on the stick then 'ride' it (mind you with no underwear on!!) and the female tissues would absorb the chemicals hence making them see things....has anybody heard this theroy?


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I think he's talking about 'flying ointment'.  Applying it to the broomstick wasn't the only way to absorb it, but the salacious aspect makes it a common tale.

You can find recipes in books and on the net, usually involving various psycho-active herbs steeped in carriers like 'the fat of an unbaptized baby'.  Some of the recipes, even without the baby fat, are downright dangerous if anyone actually made them into an ointment.  Hallucinations are only one of the effects.

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« Reply #11: July 06, 2007, 12:48:19 am »

You can find recipes in books and on the net, usually involving various psycho-active herbs steeped in carriers like 'the fat of an unbaptized baby'.  Some of the recipes, even without the baby fat, are downright dangerous if anyone actually made them into an ointment.  Hallucinations are only one of the effects.


Do you know of any websites? PM them to me if you want

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Do you know of any websites? PM them to me if you want

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None that I can think of offhand.  It's just one of those things that you run across sometimes when doing research.

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« Reply #13: July 06, 2007, 04:14:05 am »

I am a collector of intellectual strangeness, and one sub-directory of my collection is Weird Spells.  I've got things ranging from crucifying a frog to make it give you occult information to putting a fish in an intimate place to attract a lover (and then feeding it to that lover).  There are weirder ones out there, and ickier ones, mostly from the middle ages I think.  I have one that involves using the eyeballs of a cat (or the gel thereof) to make your scrying mirror true.

So, any other collectors out there?  What are your weirdest, wildest, and ickiest spells?  And have you actually tried any of them?

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Um, I read one that involved either boiling a cat then eating it.. or putting it in the microwave.

Needless to say, when I read it out to my friends, the cat beside me instantly took off.

I found it funny. XD
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« Reply #14: July 06, 2007, 08:56:15 am »

Do you know of any websites? PM them to me if you want

Googling "flying ointment recipe" listed a few sites in the top ten with one or more of the historically known recipes.
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