How to Cast a Love Spell at Home

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Love spells are used for many reasons: to find a new love or draw a current love closer, to bring back a lost love, find a soul mate, fix a lover’s quarrel or even enhance a long-term relationship. Love spells are a form of red magic and can be gentle or powerful; they may simply suggest or flat out coerce. The degree of intensity may differ, but the ultimate goal remains the same for the spell caster. The idea of using some sort of magic to make someone fall in love with you may seem ridiculous, but there are many who consider red magic the most dangerous of all because, when properly cast, love spells have the ability to interfere with a person’s free will. With that in mind, the instructions below will guide you through the process of casting a simple love spell designed to bring love into your life from a specific person, all while causing them no harm.

1 Find a comfortable

Find a comfortable, quiet place. Bring your spell materials here and take a seat. Meditate in this spot for at least 20 minutes. Repeat this every day for 3 days. This is where you will cast your spell.

2 Build a small altar

Build a small altar in your spell casting area and cover it with a red cloth. Decorate it with things that are important to you in your love life. Continue to meditate, positioned so the altar is in clear view, until a Friday night with a full moon or new moon arrives.

3 Draw a bath

Draw a bath and add ½ cup of sea salt to the water. While you are pouring the salt in, say “Negativity wash away. I will be renewed today. So much love will come my way. Those I want will choose to stay.” Light 3 white candles near the tub and bathe, focusing on how beautiful you are. Wash your entire body. If you don’t have a bathtub, wrap the salt in a cloth and bathe with it. When you are finished with the bath, dress yourself all in white.

4 And place it

Light vanilla incense and place it by the window closest to the spell casting area. Take a handful of white rose petals and sprinkle them around the altar. Take a thorn from a white rose bush and carve the following words into a white pillar candle three times, “All my love. Come to me.”

Position the candle with the message in the center of the altar and fashion a heart shape from red ribbon around it. Light the candle. While the candle burns, think of your intended. Imagine your "target" standing before you in all his naked glory. If you have no specific person in mind, think about what you want in a partner. You must watch the candle the entire time it is burning.

As the candle nears the end of its wick, say the following: “By the posts upon my bed I am the one who turns your head By my loins and by my thighs I am the one who draws your eyes My candle burning bright and true Think of me as I think of you I cause you to look at me Enchanted by all that you see So mote it be”

Collect the wax when the candle burns out. Wrap up all the items on the altar in a red cloth and place the bundle somewhere safe. This spell will bring to you all the love the person you have in mind has to give you, which may end up being more or less than you wished for, but in no way will it interfere with the person's ability to choose. Accept this gift with grace and good humor.

Lisa Parris is a writer and former features editor of "The Caldwell County News." Her work has also appeared in the "Journal of Comparative Parasitology," "The Monterey County Herald" and "The Richmond Daily News." In 2012, Parris was honored with awards from the Missouri Press Association for best feature story, best feature series and best humor series.