forgetting

A Spell for Forgetting

Sometimes there are things we would much rather just forget, or at least put them out of our mind for a bit. Here’s a little spell to help with that.

Materials Needed:

  • Incense (Dragon’s blood is particularly good, or anything with an intense scent)
  • Incense holder to collect the ashes 
  • Basil, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Lavender,  Myrrh, Sage, any combination of herbs for cleansing and purification or self acceptance or banishing. (Optional, and use any, all, or none of these listed. This part is completely up to you)
  • Sea Salt or Black Salt (for banishing/purifying the thought you want to forget)

Steps:

  1. Burn the incense all the way down. Think of what you are trying to forget while you inhale the scent and watch the smoke drift about. Focus on this memory. Imagine parts of the memory falling away or being destroyed as the ashes fall onto the incense holder.
  2. Once you have this collection of ashes, in a small bowl or mortar combine the ash with whatever herbs you decide to use and salt. Mix or ground until well combined.
  3. Step outside with the bowl of ash herbs and salt, and pour it into your hand. This is what is left of your memory. Blow the ashes away, and in doing so, imagine the ashes taking that memory with them as they scatter to the wind. 
Spells to Forget, Let Go, Move On

Updated: March 30th, 2016

There isn’t really any spell that can help you forget completely - you will not permanently erase your memories - but there are spells that can help you accept and move on, and make things easier to handle or deal with.

Please note, there is likely not much these spells will do if you are not actively trying to move on in your own way - you have to do some of your own actions to ensure that you are indeed moving on, and doing what you can to forget and let go. Magic should not be relied on solely to solve one’s problems.



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Everyone always says that the first thing you’ll forget is the sound of their voice, but that.is.a.lie. Because when it’s so early in the morning that the sun is just beginning to grace the day with its presence and my thoughts so loud that i can’t breath it’s your voice that’s haunting me. The way you said my name is causing the tears to fall from my eyes because it’s all I can hear anymore. I wish I could forget how your voice sounded when it was 4am and I couldn’t sleep. I just wish I could forget you and everything you left behind.
—  4am
Small fact: Our skin cells replace themselves entirely once every two to four weeks, while the collection of cells that make up the heart can take over twenty years. This is why the body forgets how it felt to hold a person, long before it forgets how to love them.
—  Beau Taplin // Skin Cells