We live in a world that’s becoming increasingly stressful, and it’s all too easy to seek solace in what are mainly unhealthy Life choices. Alcohol, drugs, whether prescription or “recreational”, food, smoking … The list goes on and on.

While no-one would ever say it’s easy to rid yourself of addictions (well, some do, but they’re usually the born again non-smokers or teetotalers, who can never understand how others are held in the vice-like grip of addiction), there are things you can use to help yourself get into a better place to try and defeat whatever has its hold on you.

I recently spoke with a lady whose partner was addicted to a “recreational” drug. This is what I advised her to do:

A whole lot of the energy behind a working comes from YOUR intent, so as you’ve taken it into your own hands and carried it out on your own, I would say that you couldn’t have done it any better! That really IS the biggie here, that you put a whole lot of intent into your conjure, and the multiverse will magnify it for you.

On the matter of your husbands meth addiction, there are workings you can do, but you have to bear in mind that however strong your intents are on this one, unless he is willing to change, you’re not likely to have a huge amount of success. He really needs to want to change, and then your workings will increase his positive actions. .

If you want to give it a try, this is what I would recommend. Ideally, you’ll need to get hold of some medication which contains pseudophrenine, which is a component of meth. You can get hold of this in sudafed 12 hour pressure/pain, sudafed triple action, or Aleve-D Sinus and Cold. You can get them from the pharmacy counter, but will probably have to ask for it as it is now recognized as containing the meth ingredient.

What you’re going to do is to crush a tablet and add it to some water. If you’re lucky enough to have collected some snow water, that would be ideal – just use as little water as you need, because then you have some stored away still if you need it later.

If you have access to some of his hair (like maybe getting some from his hairbrush?), or nail clippings, add those in too. Next, write his name on something as natural as you can find, an unbleached coffee filter paper is good. Also write your intent for him. Make sure that you pour all of that intent into it as you write it. Fold the paper as small as you can, folding away from you, as it’s something you want to send on its way.

Place your bits and pieces into an ice cube tray and freeze it. When it has frozen, take the cube out and wrap it in a pieces of aluminum foil, with the shiny side inwards, so it’s reflecting all of the power back into the ice cube. Then just keep that stored in your freezer.

As an extra to run alongside this working, you could also use a little candle magick. Use a blue candle, which is the color for fighting addictions, and dress it with some begone oil. If you didn’t see this on the post I wrote for Doc recently, it really is the easiest thing to make. Just take a little carrier oil (I would use jojoba, as being a wax, it doesn’t go bad as quickly as other oils), and add in a few red chilli pepper flakes. Give it a good shake and it’s ready to go. It’s better if you can leave it to steep for a few days, so the power of the chilli gets into the oil.

Dress the candle going from the base towards the wick, again it’s something you want to get rid of, so you anoint it away from you. I would burn it for an hour or so every evening, and while you do it, call on whatever powers you believe in to help him in his fight against the addiction. Make sure that you have a clear mind and some quiet time to do this, so that you can concentrate solely on what you’re trying to achieve.

So that is one method that you can make use of – and simply adjust it to whatever your addiction is. At present, I’m trying to rid myself of the evil nicotine addiction by having placed some cigarette rolling papers, a couple of filters and even one hideous stinky cigarette butt into an ice cube, so I’ll keep you updated on how that one works out.

Another method that you can try is again based on sympathetic or “natural” magick. For this one, you will need:

  • 1 black candle
  • 1 white candle
  • Begone Oil
  • Piece of paper
  • Dove’s Blood Ink or a red pen
  • Lock of hair and or fingernail clippings

It’s best to carry out this working in the three nights prior to the New Moon, but if you need to do this working urgently, any time between the Full Moon and the New Moon is fine.

Again, if you are carrying out this working for someone else, it is always best to ensure that they are aware of your intentions and wish to change their behavior. It is very rarely that unbinding spells (which is basically what an addiction breaking spell is a variation of) work without the willingness of the person you are trying to help, no matter how good or strong your intentions are.

So, to get on with this one – take your piece of paper, and write your intention on it as if it has already come to pass. Something along the lines of “I am free of my addiction to cigarettes and nicotine” or “I no longer have uncontrollable cravings for unhealthy foods”.

If you are doing this for a third person, you simply substitute their name, so maybe “Paul Joseph Roberts is sober and free of the desire for alcohol”

Take your paper, and tear it into seven, nine, eleven or thirteen pieces. Crumple each piece into a ball.The way to decide how many pieces you need to tear it into is gauged by how deep-seated the addiction is. For lesser examples, seven or nine is fine, but for a longer standing addiction, it would be better to go for the full thirteen.

Dress your candles with the Begone Oil, light them and place the crumpled papers by the black candle. As you do so, visualize your desired outcome, and burn the piece of paper closest to the black candle. When it is done, move the black candle slightly away from the white candle. Also, collect the ashes and keep them safely.

Repeat this working for as many nights as it takes to burn all of your pieces of paper, at which point the candles will be some distance apart. Re-place the candles if necessary, but remember to dress them again if you need to do this.

Gather together the nail clippings or lock of hair in a separate piece of paper, but keep them close to the candles.

When you have reached the end of the working, gather together all of the remains of your spell work (ashes and candle wax), and dispose of them. For older addictions, maybe bury them so that they are literally out of sight. For more recent addictions, or maybe for works of self-improvement, maybe cast them to the winds or into running waters.

Beating an addiction may well take a whole lunar cycle or longer, but now that as the moon waxes and wanes, your addiction is being brought to the surface and is being cast away, and its hold is being blown away by the winds.

So that’s a couple of methods that you can try. Let me know if you decide to give them a try, and if you have any other suggestions, just in case my frozen cigarette butt doesn’t remove the temptation!

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