Beginners Blood Magick Do’s & Don’ts

blood magick

Blood is the most powerful ingredient in any magick spell.

Blood Sorcery is about discovery of one’s own power, one’s own sophistication and ability, and one’s servitude to the self. Experiment is vital to the Blood Sorcerer. This is the personal exploration of the Left Hand Path.

Using Blood in Magick

Blood Sorcery can be embraced and performed by anyone with a passion for all things visceral and an innate need for more than one has. It is not for the timid. Not only because one must injure oneself to participate, but because one must make an agreement that the work at hand is an issue of Blood and Magnetism in one form or another and all responsibility lies with the doer.

One must also be willing to accept that Blood Magick is completely self-gratifying as all of your successes will feed your starved ego, and that is a very good thing for the person that you are. This joy in the capability of the self is vital and self-feeding. It is, in my opinion, the only path to fulfillment. If needing, desiring and ultimately achieving company, lovers, children, wealth, acclaim, suc­cesses of all types makes one a stronger person, then you will become entirely self-sufficient, never having to rely on public services for support.

Blood Magick Do’s

I use blood in my magic in almost every spell:

  • I dress candles

  • In mojo bags

  • on voodoo dolls

  • In potions I make

  • On sigils

  • On my spell papers (petition papers)

  • On my Book of Shadows, and other personal objects

  • On my Altar Tools

*Especially when I am using hoodoo or voodoo methods in spell casting, I use more interesting ingredients, such as parts of animals’ bodies; an individual’s possessions; and bodily fluids, especially menstrual blood, urine and semen.


Keep your blood in the fridge, and make sure it is labeled


  • You only need a drop or two.

  • If you have collected your period blood, make sure you keep it in the fridge and label it with what it is, and the date it was collected.  This is especially important if you are using blood in potions to give to other people

  • You can add a drop or two in your lovers food or drink to keep them trapped to you and your will! This is actually an old Italian folk magick trick that has been passed down through to many various other magick traditions.


Collecting Blood

  • As you only need a few drops:

    • Use a pin to prick the top of your finger.Sometimes if you squeeze the top of your finger first, you’ll pump the blood to the surface and much easier

    • You can buy diabetic needles to make this easier and less painful. You can buy them in chemists or online.

  • Collect period blood anyway you like – it depends on the blood flow. If its fast, then just scoop some up with a glass jar, then label the jar and store it in the fridge for later use. Sometimes you can use a lunapad to collect heaps of blood, then just pour it in the glass jar for storage in the fridge.

  • If you collect the blood in a container, you can spread the blood over the slide of the container before putting the container in the fridge. When the blood dries, it will turn into “blood” flakes, which I like to put inside of various spells, including mojo bags and poppets.

*To anyone reading this post, I don’t believe beginners should cut themselves in any other way. Don’t use a knife. Only when you know why you need to give more, should you ever give more – and that is not for this level of magick. Infact, most left hand path practitioners will go a lifetime without needing to offer more than a few drops.

Using a Blood Offering to a Demon Spirit

Offer blood to your demon sigils and candles, as an offering for them to help you with your spell casting. Each demon has different likes and dislikes, but you can’t go wrong with pleasing a helpful demon, if you give a drop or two of your blood as a sign of commitment to the cause!

Using a Blood Offering to a Hoodoo/Voodoo Spirit

As an example, I will talk about the importance of knowing the spirit to which you are asking for help, and offering your own life force. When I am working Hoodoo Spells, I will often work with Ogun (Ogoun)

Ogun is the chief of the warriors, the God of War, blood, and iron, similar to the spirit of Ares in Greek mythology. He is the patron of civilization and technology. Ogun is responsible for tools of progress like farming equipment and surgeon’s knives, and commands the leaders of society, such as policeman, doctors, and the military. As such, he is mighty, powerful, and triumphal; yet, he can also be dangerous and destructive. It is Ogun who is said to have led and given power to the slaves for the Haitian Revolution of 1804. He is called upon now to help people obtain a government more responsive to their needs. In addition, he is often called upon to bring work to the unemployed.

Ogun gives strength through prophecy and magic. He is associated with locomotives, and offerings are often made to him at railroad tracks. A favorite offering to Ogun is three railroad ties. In Candomble, he is associated with St. George, the dragon slayer; in Lukumi, Santería, and Palo Mayombe, he is syncretized with St. Peter; in Voodoo, St Joseph. Ogun is one of the husbands of Erzulie and is a husband of Oshun and Oyá in Yoruba mythology.

According to legend, Ogun is a son of Yemaja (Yemayá) and Orungan. In all his incarnations Ogun is a fiery and martial spirit. He can be very aggressively masculine, but can rule the head of female, or effeminate male initiates to whom he takes a liking. He is also linked with blood, and is for this reason often called upon to heal diseases of the blood. However, because Ogun enjoys blood offerings, it is considered inadvisable to petition Ogun with a bleeding wound or while menstruating.

Blood Magick Don’ts

  • You would never use menstrual blood the same way that you would use a drop of blood from your finger. The blood from your period is strictly for love spells and the like, NOT hexing or cursing

  • Keep blood in the fridge, Don’t leave it out for bacteria to make the blood toxic to drink or use in spells that are to be consumed by the victim.

  • Don’t go crazy and be cutting yourself. It is unnecessary and does not achieve a better result in any way.

  • Don’t be using the blood of animals or things in which you were not involved with the death. EG. Don’t use the blood of road kill!

*Blood sacrifice is still practiced in Haiti and Africa, as well as in parts of the United States by some practitioners of Santeria and other variant religions of African origin. There are a couple of reasons for this. One reason for animal sacrifice is economic. Hunger and poverty prevail in Haiti and parts of Africa and when an animal is sacrificed in a ritual, it is afterwards consumed by the community. Thus, the ritual also serves the purpose of building connectedness between members of the community through the power of the ritual. Another reason for blood sacrifice is the belief that the Voodoo initiate can increase their power to invoke the spirits or the dead by tasting the blood of the sacrificed animal.

Folk law blood uses

There are so many uses for blood according to folk law. Here are but a few:

  • If a woman can get a little of your blood on a piece of cloth and tie it up in a bag and wear it on her leg, she will run you crazy in nine days.

  • To make someone love you, take the blood out of a live pigeon and some of your blood and write your beau’s name and your name with that blood on your arm or forehead, crossing the writing of the names, and he will always love you.

  • If a woman wants her husband to stay away from other woman, she can do so by putting a little of her blood in his coffee, and he will never quit her.

  • If you want to keep your beau or husband, take two drops of blood out of your arm and put it in his coffee, and they will love you forever

  • Let a woman write her sweetheart’s name with some of her menstrual blood, and he will fall in love with her.

  • Make vegetable soup and put something red in it, like tomatoes, and a few drops of your blood, and it will make a man love you forever

  • Take nine drops of your menstrual blood and put into something your husband eats or drinks, preferably in his coffee, and he will never leave you.

  • The red-tinted waters of the sacred well of Kali in India are said to represent the menstrual blood of the goddess and people make pilgrimages there to drink this precious fluid.

Blood in Love Magick

Absolutely no love spell a woman can use on a man will top using blood, in my experience. Menstrual blood, vaginal fluid, semen, urine (that is, something from your genital region) into the loved one’s food or drink, and those in which you add such fluids to a personal scent or dressing oil and wear it on your body to captivate those whose attentions you desire.

Example of Using Blood in a Love Ritual Spell

The BWC Love Maintenance Spell

This pair of mojo bags will ensure continued sexual attraction during absences; be made by one person and given to the other as a gift, but i far prefer the of making its creation a ritual for two partners as described below:




  • Place the Lodestones together, name them for each of you, feed them with Magnetic Sand to set them working, and anoint them with any dressing oil that relates to faithful love, like Love Me Oil.
  • If you are traveling apart, use Safe Travel Oil mixed with Return To Me Oil.
  • For extra power, anoint the stones with your conjoined semen and menstrual blood as you both say prayers for the continuation of your love over long distances.
  • After the stones have been dressed, gently separate them, keeping as much Magnetic Sand on them as possible, and place one in each bag with the hair from the person named.
  • Tie the bags shut and each of you give the other your bag.


  • Each of you will keep the other’s named stone and hair while you are apart. They will draw you back together again.
  • When the two of you are reunited, complete the ritual by taking the Lodestones out and reuniting them.
  • Dress them with Stay With Me Oil and with your bodily fluids, then feed them with more Magnetic Sand.
  • Thereafter keep the Lodestones together in a bowl or box on your altar or under your bed, or you may bury them together in the earth in your back yard.


I hope this gives you some ideas on what you can do with blood in magick. It is now up to you to do more research and find out what works best for you.

 Source: Black Witch Coven

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