Monday, February 13, 2012

How does Love Magick Work?



Good Morning,
I think people often wonder....Do Witches celebrate Valentine’s Day? Well of course we do!  Wearing flowing black is entirely optional. Many Witches may take a more sexy and gothic tone to their V-Day celebrations, but I promise you we are NOT all slinking around like Morticia Addams in public. At home... maybe. At the grocery store? Probably not.

Witches bake cupcakes, make and give cards, or create candy for our kids. We give little gifts to our loved ones, we send or receive flowers. Or we pick up pots of blooming tulips, hyacinths or daffodils, to celebrate the coming spring... In other words we celebrate the secular holiday, pretty much like everyone else. 

The difference is we may choose to spice up our lives with a bit of love magick. A few years ago I had the opportunity to write an empowering book for witchy women on the topic of love magick. The title was already set when I tossed my hat in the ring and let my publishing company know I was interested. So, How to Enchant a Man- came to be. Here is the book pictured below with my Rose Pentacle and a Love Spell altar all set up...

Rose Pentacle available for sale on ellendugan.com
It is to date one of my funniest, snarkiest, and bawdiest books. It is still my most controversial. Which baffles me. This little book is all about female empowerment and how to boost your confidence, your inner beauty, and invoking the goddess within. 

If I am sitting at a festival and all of my titles are on the signing table before me- guaranteed that is the book that fires people up. What I find fascinating is the women who are confident and happy, pounce on it, giggle and devour. Also, gay men LOVE it. And to that I say, “Right on!” 

However I have noticed that women who have self-esteem issues tend to shy away from the book. I have even had a few women yell at me about the topic. The men however seem to like the book, and often offer to buy it for their wives/ partners. Awww that’s sweet. While this makes for some pretty saucy, cute and suggestive verbal exchanges and laughter between the book-buying couples, it has also cause a few women to glare at me and stomp off. And they are missing the whole point. Love magick is not about putting the whammy on someone else.

What many folks do not realize is that when it come to love magick…. the secret to enchanting a man, or a woman for that matter- is simple. You have to “Enchant Yourself” FIRST. You need to put yourself in the correct frame of mind and be happy with who you are- to attract a positive and loving partner into your world. So this Valentines day, think about that. If you feel beautiful/ handsome and confident you will attract beauty and more confidence into your life. So…

Go. Enchant. Yourself.

If you want a fun, and sassy read, go pick up a copy of the book. It is available on Kindle too. For now, here is a “Finding Your Inner God/dess” Spell from my book, How to Enchant a Man, The entire ritual is found on pages 31-32. 
This spell is a pick-me-up type of spell. Designed to brigthen your aura and make you feel happier and more confident. And confidence is a beautiful thing.
Quick version; light a small vanilla scented candle- (for love and comfort) hold it in your cupped hands up at heart level, and repeat the spell verse three times.

*As the scent of vanilla wafts around,
No more self-doubt or sadness shall be found.
As this candle burns away, let my inner light shine,
I see myself for who I am: a God/dess divine!
A positive change begins on Valentines day, 
May this spell bring joy, romance and happiness my way.
*This spell is copyrighted material and may not be reproduced without the author’s permission.

Once the charm has been repeated, set the candle in a fire proof container/ holder and allow the spell-candle to burn out in a safe place. Be sure to keep an eye on the candle while it is burning.

Happy Valentine’s Day my friends. Go be enchanting, and remember that the strongest magick always comes from the heart!
Blessed be, Ellen


4 comments:

  1. And a Happy Valentines Day to you too...Only recently found your brill blog- your books are on my wish list too!
    Warm Wishes,
    Callie

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  2. Happy valentines day to you. I wasn't familiar with that particular book, but it's on my to buy list now.
    Blessings
    Betsy

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  3. this was my first book of yours! it is what got me hooked on your work and to this day, i read bits of it when i feel there is a need for a *spark* so to speak!

    love this book!

    happy belated valentine's day

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