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3 Nights of Hell Candle Spell

This spell will inflict serious pain and sores on thine enemy for a period of 3 strange days. After which the spell is lifted he is made well again.Take a black candle and place a picture of thine enemy in front of you and tilt the candle so the wax drips upon the would be victim in the picture. Visualize the wax burning sores into the body of thine enemy. While doing so, recite the following 3 times…

“As I do this candle spell Bring thine enemy 3 nights of hell Candle black, black as night Bring him pains of flesh tonight! lesions on his skin will grow Afflict him with a painful blow Sores and pain afflict him now for 3 nights he’ll wonder how Dukes of darkness, Kings of hell Smite thine enemy, bring him hell when 3 nights of pain have past Make him well, well at last”.

After sitting and thinking about the sores that will infflict your enemy and the pain he will suffer you may then extinguish the candle. When 3 nights have past tear up the photo and say the following…

“When 3 nights of pain endured, I lift this curse rest assured Darkness leave him, go away, the curse is lifted now, today!

Modern Witches

- Nervous witches collecting rainwater in mason jars and purifying it for non visibility spells. Dousing their wrists and necks and behind their ears to prevent unwanted attention.

- Witches brewing tea and coffee and leaving it to sit for days so that the spirits in their homes will be pleased.

- Twenty year old witches squinting at their scrawled runes in a composition notebook in a cramped apartment as they study for exams.

- Witches arming themselves with non-lethal hexes and curses when they have to walk at night in the city because you can never be too careful.

- Witches adopting their black cats from shelters, and maybe several other cats that aren’t black as well.

- Witches creating fairy lights of floating candles that sometimes drip wax on the floor but will refuse to burn the witch’s dwelling.

- Familiars doubling as therapy pets and service dogs.

Health and Healing Spell

You will need:
- cleansed water, moon water or rain water
- clear quartz
- blue candle, green candle and black candle
- 4 white tea lights
- sage
- thyme
- basil
- saffron

1. arrange your candles in a circle with the three coloured candles at the apex
2. iight your candles in a clockwise rotation
3. add your dry ingredients to your pot (or cauldron if you a fancy witch)
4. add the cleansed/moon/rain water
5. place the clear quartz next to the pot, but still within the circle of candles
6. Drip some of the wax from each of the coloured candles into the pot
7. blow out all candles and finish the spell

  • (Okay, what is that sketchy place Sherlock meets Mary? I assume he borrowed it from Mycroft, right? It went like this)
  • Sherlock: Hey, I need to hang out with John’s assassin wife somewhere suitably atmospheric.
  • Mycroft: What about your fake house?
  • Sherlock: Ugh, I’ve already used it, I can’t repeat the same dramatic meeting place. I’d like something with, like, candles and random dripping noises, you know?
  • Mycroft: I do know. In fact, I have just the place. But don’t make a mess of it, okay? I hate having to send Anthea to clean up after your messes. And the candles are in VERY STRATEGIC places to achieve the MOODIEST lighting, DO NOT MOVE THEM UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
  • (Mycroft. My love. : :cuddles him::)
things to consider before living with a witch
  • weird smells
  • rocks everywhere
  • weird stains
  • weird candle drips
  • “why do we have so much salt?”
  • jars. everywhere.
  • what are those symbols and why are they painted all over the place?
  • dried plants
  • probably ants
  • Too Much Incense

Using a book light has made nocturnal spell casting outdoors a lot easier. No more flashlight. No more nearly dripping candle wax onto the grimoire. No more nearly lighting it and/or myself on fire in an effort to read whatever I failed to memorize. No more lighting extra candles just for light then hoping the neighbors don’t notice. This is what I call practical magic! 


Incense (if incense isn’t an option you can do without), a white, grey or black candle, water (preferably from a storm or rain), salt, a bowl/small jar

Optional to make the spell stronger: Chili powder, ginger, snake skin, blood, jasmine, pictures of a storm.

(Optional) carve lightning bolts into your candles

Light your candles and focus on a clear sky turning grey

Light the incense and focus an winds blowing

Pour your rain water in the bowl and focus on it the water falling from the sky.

Take your salt and put three pinches into the water and picture the salt being the ocean water sweep up by a storm.

Hoover your hand over the water and picture that same grey sky, picture lighting and thunder. Picture the rain all falling down at once.

Take your candle and drip wax into your bowl, the wax should float on top, alow the wax to build up and focus on the clouds building up. As you do so say “this is the clouds that cover our skys” three times (or until you feel like its enough)

Take your incense and blow the smoke into the bowl and say “this is the wind that blows on our land” three times. Picture wind blowing as hard as you can, (you can picture a tornado if you’d like)

Sprinkle more rain water on top of the wax and say “this is the rain that falls from our sky and coats our crops” as many times as you feel like.

Now take your candle and put it out in the bowl (by wetting the wick) listen to the sizzle and say “this is the thunder and lightning that will grace our sky”

Focus every drop of energy you can squeeze out leaving your body and entering the bowl.  

When the spell is done toss the water outside, you can keep the wax for future storm spells if you’d like but you can toss it too.

This is a potent ass spell, you should feel really drained and tired afterwards. Personally whenever I do this spell I spend the rest of the day passed the fuck out. 


@jara257 was going on about object heads the other day and, as usual, managed to drag me into liking them, haha~ Aaaand I got genuinely inspired. So I wanted to doodle some that I got the idea to do.

Cat ear headphones, a candle (that drips like a scarf?), a melty candy planet, and a lava lamp that bubbles in facial expressions.

Cunning Celt's Simple Binding Spell

You will need:
- An image of the target (photograph or poppet)
- A length of red ribbon
- A white candle

Light the candle and hold the image in your hands, focusing on the target and why they must be bound, what behaviours you wish to bind. Chant:

“I bind you now
From doing harm.
May you be kind,
May you be calm.”

Take the ribbon and wrap it around the image, chanting the incantation over and over as you go. You want the image to be completely wrapped in the ribbon, with nothing but red ribbon visible. When the image is completely wrapped, let wax from the candle drip onto it, securing the ribbon in place, still chanting, then extinguish the candle. Keep the charm in a safe place.

Breaking a Curse

Suspect you’ve been cursed?  Follow these steps to break it.


  • 1 brown bag
  • 1 black string.
    • You must knot it nine times
  • 1 small square of black cloth about the size of your hand.
  • 1 tablespoon of curry
  • 1 tablespoon of dill
  • 1 tablespoon powdered ginger
  • 1 black candle
  • 1 piece of parchment paper
  • black ink pen

Once you have collected these things, write the full name of the person who you think has cursed you on the parchment paper. Place the paper in the center of the bag. Add the herbs one after another until you have covered the slip of paper.

Now, light the candle and drip 10 drops of wax over the paper and herbs.

Concentrate on the person who has cursed you and whisper their name aloud three times as you tie the bag shut with the knotted string.

Now take the bag and bury it on the property of the person who cursed you. Leave the bag buried there until the moon waxes again.

When you dig up the bag, burn it completely up.

Source :
A Book Of Magic Spells And Hexes by Douglas Hensley




  1. you carry stars in your pockets like you have stretched the universe tight around your soul. when i fall, they spill out of your pockets as you try to help me up and i spend years in my head trying to make constellations until my eyes hurt. when i close them, you are still there.
  2. your touch is as soft as the feathers on my back; i sit on the bathroom counter and daydream even though it’s night. you tape the gaps in my wings, and i try to ignore the way your fingers burn. 
  3. you kiss me like you have forever and a day and i only have a few hours. i am a dripping candle and you the sun, so bright i can hardly bear to look at you, but you kiss me again and i forget every warning my father told me.  
  4. there is no happily ever after; there is only you, with fire in your veins and hands dusted with the ashes of what is left of me.
Making You Dog Your Familiar

You will need:

  • A sharp pin cleaned with some rubbing alcohol
  • Your dog’s favorite dinner food
  • A clear crystal
  • Rosemary
  • A white candle
  • Matches

Do this on a full moon. The moon should be in view through a window or you can do this outside. Walk around your area with your clear crystal. As you circle about sprinkle rosemary and say three times:

Apos pantos kakodaimonos.*

Be gone all negative spirits, powers, and feelings.

By the mother of the mountain

And mother of the sea,

Mother of animals,

So mote it be.

Now sit face-to-face with your dog, and be silent. Lean your forehead against your dog’s forehead and open your mind and heart with love and caring. Silently ask your dog if it wants to enter into the sacred part of the familiar. Commune.

If all seems well, take the pin and prick your left thumb. use the pin to write your dog’s name on the candle. Drip three drops of blood into the dog food, saying:

By Crone and Mother and Maid,

By star wolf, moon wolf, sun wolf red,

The pact is given and laid.

By the heart and the head.

Kyon, Kyon, Kyon**

Take up the rosemary and burn it, waving smoke over you and your dog as you no chant:

(Your dog’s name) and i are one.

Our minds, our hearts are one.

Our bodies are one.

Give your dog its food, if it readily eats, your pet is now your familiar. If not, it is not yet time. When finished, repeat the communing and then end as you will… Maybe with a howl?

* Translation (Greek): “Apos pantos kakodaimonos” = Be gone all deamons
** Translation (Old Greek) “Kyon” = Dog

- “The Book of Dog Magic: Spells, Charms, & Tales,” by Sophia and Denny Sargent