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Old 07-27-10   #1
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Default Blood Magick - Various Methods Of Using Blood In Practice

Since so many consider blood magicís to be dark or bad I decided to place this idea here.

The usage of blood in magical rites and spells has been known for many years. The reasons, usageís and amounts pretty much variable depending upon the person using it and the reason for usage. Yet I would like to ponder a few things and get some opinions on them.

Ones own blood (regardless of gender) is supposed to increase the potency of ones spells. It may be a small dab to something far larger in amount utilized. The reasons being ones own life force is contributed to the spell work being performed. It additionally brings a closer connection to the ritual / spell being created and released.

Yet that makes me wonder about the notion of menstrual blood versus blood drain from the body. Blood drain being seen as blood obtained via lancet, open wound, lesion, etc type penetrations of the skin.

Menstrual blood would contain the eggs or substance of life from a woman's body. In many ways a blood that would seem to hold a much higher life force potential but also hold the darker facet of death magicís if one considers the egg to be dead and purged from the body.

Yet the menstrual blood also indicates a passage into womanhood and a step away from the purity of innocence. Hence the blood of a child is seen as being closer to the universal womb. The child unpolluted by the influences of procreation and changes to the body to allow for such interactions to be successful.

Closely associated to prepubescent blood would be the blood of birth surrounding the placenta. Such blood being seen to be strongly connected to the universal womb and source of life.

Similarly, post-menstrual blood from a woman's body not seen as strong in life force and vitality as that of the menstrual flow or prepubescent child.

The same conditions to a degree would apply to a prepubescent male, adult male and post male-menopause male with relationship to innocent blood, increased life force and decreasing life force.

So if blood usage were part of your calling would you think of any difference in blood potency or strength?

Would the influences of prepubescent / adult / postmenstrual blood make a difference to your practice?

If so, which would you utilize and why?

Is there a significant difference between the blood of males / females in regards to actually potency and life force contained within it?
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Old 07-27-10   #2
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I'm afraid I don't use blood so can't really offer an opinion although I thought the thread looked interesting in our brand new section.
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I am of no, experience or intelligence about even rituals, as i am soon going to perform one [LBRP].
But i would like to say what i feel and i think.
You are doing a ritual, manifesting energy, if you do give a ritual more symbolistic meaning of loyalty,freedom, and empowerment, as in a blood of your own body.
It is what i think equal exchange,you do give something of your own body for something that you want/need. In this case its more energy.
In the end, you are the one who is making the blood potent or not, by its usage.

About prepubescent/adult....etc i am of no experience to talk about it, nor the above but i felt saying it.

I would say about difference in blood, is the only meaning of empowerment and usage that you give ur own blood.
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Hmm. I can't see why there would be.

I can see the life energy in the blood growing weaker as someone grows older and closer to death however. I'd think that if someone worked with their life energy a lot, they'd probably have a higher concentration of it in their blood.
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So if blood usage were part of your calling would you think of any difference in blood potency or strength?
Well blood usage is not a major part of my practice but I would and have used it occasionally if a particular spell or ritual called for it; and yes potency and strength depend on the type of blood combined with the reason for using it.

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Would the influences of prepubescent / adult / postmenstrual blood make a difference to your practice?
Not to my practice in general but to the ritual or spell in question.

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If so, which would you utilize and why?
Again that all depends on the reason or intent behind what you are doing.

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Is there a significant difference between the blood of males / females in regards to actually potency and life force contained within it?
Not in regard to overall potency but certainly in regard to character. Therefore once again, the type of blood you would use would depend on your reason for using it.
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I believe blood just holds a high concentration of energy and that's why it is potent in magickal workings same as semen for men and female juices (whatever the technical term is). I don't believe menstrual blood holds any more value than normal blood though the combination of various bacteria, chemicals and things in menstrual blood might make the energy more potent but I wouldn't know. A skilled energy practitioner can easily gather the same amount of energy if not greater in a very quick amount of time from an external source which means not only a significantly smaller burden on you but also no harm to yourself.
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Perhaps drawing energy from an outside source is more efficient in the short run, but wouldn't developing your own energy to use, whether through blood or pure energy work, be more efficient in the long run? In addition, blood has an aesthetic value that can be irriplacable in certain situations, and [Speaking from exp.] the pain of cutting or pricking yourself for blood is a remarkable focusing tool.

Also, who says it has to be your blood? I'm pretty sure that a mouse or rat from the pet store would have more then enough for whatever purpose you need it for, and if they don't... Do like the Voudoun, and buy a chicken. [With option 2, you get free barbecue as an added bonus!]
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I have nothing against animal sacrifice as long as you eat it afterwards, but have never done it. I have used blood from small self-inflicted cuts for a particular purpose and it has worked, but it isn't something I do very often. (I'm a bit of a wuss about causing myself pain).
Sex is a slightly more powerful method of raising energy for a ritual and is my method of choice. There are times though in which I don't have a willing partner for this either because I am without a girlfriend or she thinks it is weird or scary. Self service is an option, but I have generally just used another method.

Hmm damn flies in the house. If any wander into my circle they get added into the spell. I have my fly swatter at hand.
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Muahaha... In death, these meager souls will serve as they never have in life... [OVerdramatization of Nacken swatting flies midritual]

Actually, that reminds me of a joke pickup line I made up. "Wanna help me practice my tantric?"
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Well, I thought it was amusing.

Anyyway, tired now, going to bed. Cya tommorrow [Or however that's spelled...]
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Perhaps drawing energy from an outside source is more efficient in the short run, but wouldn't developing your own energy to use, whether through blood or pure energy work, be more efficient in the long run?
Nope. Why would it? Look at it this way. What seems better to you: Drawing energy from an inexhaustible supply or drawing energy from an exhaustible supply? Our personal energy is the same stuff that is outside of us but it just usually just tends to be imprinted with our thoughts and desires and such but it is an exhaustible supply. Sure you can train yourself to improve your energy capacity but why do that when you can gather energy more efficiently and also a bigger amount from an external source? So in my personal opinion from my experiences with energy I don't think in the long run it would be more effective to use internal energy for spellwork. Using energy for other purposes such as martial arts for example I think it is definitely much better to use your internal energy and train that. I suppose it might technically be possible to use external energy in martial arts but I think using your internal energy will be far more efficient in the long run.

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In addition, blood has an aesthetic value that can be irriplacable in certain situations, and [Speaking from exp.] the pain of cutting or pricking yourself for blood is a remarkable focusing tool.
What aesthic value does it hold to you? I suppose the pain can be a good focusing tool if you need that sort of thing.

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Also, who says it has to be your blood? I'm pretty sure that a mouse or rat from the pet store would have more then enough for whatever purpose you need it for, and if they don't... Do like the Voudoun, and buy a chicken. [With option 2, you get free barbecue as an added bonus!]
I think using animal blood would be even more useless than using your own since animals do not hold the same amount of energy that we do, especially if your energy centres have been awakened.
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