Paving the Way for Love & Protection

Witch’s Bottles


(Front) Left: Paving the way for Love Right: Protection

 Bottle #1
Paving the Way for Love

There are so many inspiring magickal tools out there to draw love to you, but I’ve not seen anything created to Pave-the-Way for love.  In order to draw pure genuine love to you, you may need to do some cleansing and clearing of negative energy and negative issues that are baggage from previous relationships or awkward romantic encounters.  This could include something as severe as physical or emotional abuse, as well as irreconcilable differences, or non-compatibility issues.  It all leaves us steeped in a froth of negative energy that needs to be cleared before a new and healthy romantic connection can be made.
Bottle #1, Paving the Way for Love, is the perfect magickal tool for your altar or night-stand.  Hold it, burn a candle beside it, whatever you feel compelled to do to draw negative energies out of your body and away from your spirit.  Center on peace and joy, soul connections, positive energy, and beautiful expectations to draw successful fulfilling Love into your life.
Bottle #2
Bottle #2, Protection, is created to protect you by each of the four directions, to protect you by the four elements, to protect you from anyone wishing you harm, to protect you physically, mentally, spiritually, to protect you and your body, as well as to protect your space, wherever you might place this bottle.  Bottle #2 is also created to protect you from yourself, because often we are our own worst enemy, held back by low-self esteem, fear, uncertainty, or the opinions of other people.
Bottle #2, Protection, is created to protect you from all outward threats, as well as any personal demons.  This bottle works hard for you.  It guards, holds, and contains all the negative energies that try to harm you.  So give this bottle a cleansing bath by placing it in the light of the full moon on a monthly, or bi-monthly basis.


Note:  My witch’s bottles are unique, each one created especially in the moment for their particular intentions.  There will be similarities to each creation, as well as differences.  Each bottle contains a scroll with magickal written intentions, as well as Sea Salt and a variety of herbs and other items.
The recipe for each individual bottle will depend upon my feelings and instincts while creating it, what type of flowers and herbs are growing in my garden, what bottled herbs I have in my magickal cupboard, as well as ideas that come to me for small items geared to the magick at hand.
This is part of the fun of hand-crafted items…enjoy!
Witch's Bottles 2

Witch’s Bottles for Money & Protection

Witch’s Bottles can be found at The Witch’s Corner ~

“Mama Protection” ~ Let’s Make a Personal Property Protection Poppet (video!)

You will find Poppets @ The Witch’s Corner by following this link ~

The herbs & ingredients used for our spell today:

1.  Graveyard Dirt ~ for protection, spiritual protection, protection from the power of “sacred ground”.  We are also calling in spirits, using cemetery dirt from the grave of family members, law enforcement officials, or someone else who would offer you up protection in either realm.

2.  Fennel Seed ~ for general protection, it also deflects negative energy sent your way, whether this be through negative thoughts and “bad wishing”, envy, jealousy, greed, etc.

3.  Slippery Elm ~ protects against false accusations, false testimony, gossip, and lies.

If you make your own poppet, you could add soil from your own ground, snips of hair from the people living there (or a snippet of their clothing), hair from the pets as well, leaves and flower petals from the gardens, etc.  The list is endless, fueled only by your own magickal imagination.

If you would like to purchase this very special edition of a Protection Poppet (Mama Protection), email me at: and write “Mama Protection” in the subject line.


Mama Protection

How do you deal with hexes, curses, & negativity?

I get asked this question all the time, whether through emails or, as in this case, a comment left at my website.  This individual had some very good points and this is a typical situation.  The answer is really much more simple than you’d think:

The Question:

I have been browsing around the internet for a place to inquire about a specific problem I have, and I am hoping you can answer my questions. I married a woman who is a wiccan (I guess that’s what you’d call her) back in 2006. We did get divorced in 2011 but that unfortunately has not ended my problem. She has been casting curses upon me nonstop (she admitted to doing so multiple times) and now she’s saying she isn’t but nothing has changed. Basically, since I’ve known her I’ve been unable to hold down a job, my health has been affected, everything is always falling apart for me (it’s much more complex than that but that’s just a summary). Now as I said, she admitted to being responsible for all of this just 2 years ago and now she’s saying it’s not her, but everything’s still the same. What am I to do at this point? I have asked her what she wants, what I can do to make peace with her, etc., but nothing has worked. Like when you’re dealing with a witch that just hates you and wants you to suffer no matter what, what can be done? Thanks for your time.

My Answer:

Magickally speaking, Chris, there are spells to throw back negative energy sent your way through hexes and curses. Mundanely speaking, you’re still dealing with energy, the nasty energy of people’s negative thoughts and wishes– this is something you can also shield yourself from and rise above. I’ve dealt with plenty of people who weren’t witches (and a couple who at least think they are), who have treated me badly…aside from actual spells to break their negative magick, it helps to put life (and these people) in perspective– in the end, they are not important, their ill-wishes and negative feelings can only impact you *If You Let It*…in layman’s terms– you have the ability to tell them to fuck off (whether you do so literally to their face, or you do so figuratively in your own mind.)……and that’s about all I have to say about this 😛


You’ll find  more information on protection/defensive magick at these links:

Protection Magick the Gray Witch Way, click  Here

The following spells can be found in my book, “The Gray Witch’s Grimoire”  :
hex; bind; binding negative behavior; return to sender; divide and conquer; bind me not; reverse the curse; breaking another witch’s spell

Mojo bags for protection & retribution can be found in my book, “Tarot: A Witch’s Journey”  :
(pages 226 and 235)

A Unique Lesson in Spite

I’m going to post a very personal story today, going public with a very unique experience.  It involves a neighbor lady whom I’ve lived a couple doors down from for over 14 years.  This woman and I have never  ‘neighbored’.  For some reason, which I cannot fathom, she has chosen to dislike us…the ‘us’ being myself, my six children, and my husband– I was divorced and remarried during the course of my time in this neighborhood.  The only  conversation I’ve had with “M.M.” was when we had an issue with her son breaking off a limb from one of our trees. During the course of this entire discussion, this woman insisted on continuously referring to my new husband as “the gentleman who lives at your house”.  Her children and mine, just for the record, have also never friended each other.  Her son did take me back one day, when I was in the front yard, with an unexpected question:  “My mom wants to know why you don’t have a real job.”— I’ve been a stay-at-home homeschooling mother for about 20 years now, whereas this woman is very career oriented.  I gather that she doesn’t approve of my lifestyle.

Anyway, this pretty much sets the stage and gives some explanation for 14 years of aloofness, glaring stares, and really inexcusable behavior that me and my family have put up with.

Flash forward to the present time:

“M. M.” ordered a pizza from Papa Murphy’s Pizza here in town.  A girl named Katlyn took her order over the phone.  This woman arrives at Papa Murphy’s to pick up her pizzas.  The order slip had been lost, thus her order was not ready.  Another employee, my 17 year old daughter, took things in hand and made up this lady’s pizzas.  “M. M.” had to wait about 15 minutes.

When my daughter went to work the next day, the manager called her into the office.  “I think this is about you,” he said. The company had received a very negative reveiw about the lost order the night before, with very derogatory things said about my daughter– who is a new employee at this shop.  My daughter went on to explain the situation between our families, and she described this woman’s behavior to the manager.

The scenario became even more interesting when the manager discovered that this woman’s 17 year old daughter, “P. M.”,  had left a negative reveiew some time before about another Papa Murphy’s employee– a young woman who just happened to be dating “P. M.’s” old boyfriend, and with whom “P. M.” had an altercation. 

I find it incredible that the women in this family would use a business reveiw board as a means of satisfying a personal vendetta.  I’m not as surprised at her daughter’s backstabbing, because it sounds like a petty immature teenage thing to do, especially when a boy was the topic.  I am, however, very taken aback that a supposedly mature business woman would take out her angst on a seventeen year old girl who did nothing but make up her pizzas.  It has sinced dawned on me that this was not only an attack on my daughter; it was the passive/aggessive action of a very insecure person.  My grandmother would call it a ‘mean streak’.

I was mulling over this incident in my mind as I was working on my second book– a book of magick for the gray witch– and I came up with a delicious little spell to use when “Spite” rears it’s ugly head.  I included this spell in my December newsletter, and I’m going to share it with you as well.  If you find yourself the victim of people with a spiteful mean ugly mentality, don’t give up, cast this spell instead.

Little does this woman know that she was my inspiration!  It’s good to be a witch. 🙂

To Spite Your Face

One of the most frustrating foes to deal with is a person who is jealous and spiteful. This spell will deal with their energy, while most importantly, it will protect you from the fallout of their actions and their spitefulness.

Items needed:

1. A cauldron with a nice little pile of burning herbs (slippery elm and sage would be nice, but sage will do), creating a respectable sized flame– you might want to use a small charcoal tablet also, just to keep things going

2. A black votive candle

3. A photo of the target– if this is not available, their signature or a name paper will have to do

4. A red flannel bag

5. Three blossoms from a thorny plant, preferably a thistle; or three thorns– which are just as effective

Carve the target’s name on the black spell candle, and sit it on your altar, near your cauldron. Light it– with glee and delight, knowing that you are lighting a flame beneath your enemy’s ass.

You will take their photo and, with the focused emotions you feel at this person and their actions, you will mark it, slash it, spit on it, stomp on it…or do something else even more dastardly to it, all the while maintaining the focus and intent of your actions. It’s imperative that you do not loose sight of your intentions.

Burn this image in your cauldron, amidst the herbs and flames.

When the fire has burned down, the black candle has burned itself out and everything has cooled down– except your emotions and will– deposit the ashes and remnants of the spell into the red flannel bag.

Then add the three blossoms or thorns to the bag, one at a time.

With the first blossom/thorn, say:

“The first I add to freeze your speech.”

With the second blossom/thorn, say:

“The second I add to halt your reach.”

With the third blossom/thorn, say:

“The third I add to spite your face,

That you may wallow in disgrace.”


Keep this bag in a safe and secret place, allowing the magic time to mature and ripen, that the target will feel the full effects.

This spell is an excerpt  from:

“The Gray Witch’s Grimoire”

by Amythyst Raine

© Amythyst Raine 2010