Thursday, May 19, 2016

Thank You Capital Metro and Thank You St. Anthony

I don't do magick for myself enough and I know it. I make all these potions for Natural Magick Shop and don't use them often enough! I need gentle reminders, and yesterday I got it. I had just gotten off the bus and was walking home and realized I had left my purse on the Capital Metro bus!! Drat! Yesss, and it has my passport and 5 debit and credit cards, eek! 

On the walk home I called Capital Metro's lost and found and started the muggle process of trying to recover my purse. The lady on the end of the line was very helpful and she contacted a dispatcher who would contact the bus driver, and I would meet the same bus and driver two hours later, and if the purse had not been stolen, and if the driver did find it, I could reclaim it at the same bus stop.

Great! But there was a dozen or more things that could go wrong, there might be weak links in the chain of communication. I had done everything within my Muggle powers to fix it. Time to do some magick, right? But it didn't even cross my mind!

Then, nothing more to do, I checked my email and opened a message from a maybe customer, who was asking for a spell or any magick to find her lost cat. I told her to do all the normal mundane things, like neighborhood fliers and contacting the shelters, etc., but after that I did have a Spell to Recover Lost or Stolen Possessions. It never made it to the Spell Kits page of my website, mainly because it doesn't use many things that I make. I found it in my files, and attached the file to my email, wishing the customer luck finding her kitty. Then it dawned on me - I should just do this spell for my ownself! and I told the customer thanks for the reminder. 

I got out my wand, the mirror, the candles and the magnet and got to work. When pondering what deity or spirit guide I should invoke, I did a Safari search right there in circle and found that St. Anthony is the Patron Saint of Lost Possessions, and there was a prayer for him in this capacity.

Having done the spell, I walked down to the bus stop to meet the bus at the appointed time, making sure to get there a good 20 minutes early. When the time bus! I waited, nothing else to do, and having put my confidence in St. Anthony.

Checking the bus schedule, it turned out that the Lost and Found clerk had given me a wrong time. No bus was scheduled for that stop at that time. I waited 18 more minutes til the next scheduled bus, and got on. It was indeed the same bus driver, and he had my purse! The several people on the bus cheered with me and praised Capital Metro.

Now, I do hope you will join me in a prayer to St. Anthony that my customer, my inspiration, will have just as much luck finding BoyCat. We are rooting for you, Carly!

Okay, here is the spell. It's a little bit disorganized, so I will re-work it eventually. There are two chants, I used both of them. I did the first one three times at the beginning and three times at the end of the working, and the second chant in the middle:


Bound and Binding
Binding Bound
See the Sight
Hear the Sound
What was lost now is found
Bound and Binding
Binding Bound

Mirror Orange candle Black candle Small Magnet
Usual ritual requirements, such as incense, quarter candles, and athame.
First create the Circle and invoke the Elemental Guardians.
Raise a cone of power by chanting and drumming, or racing around the circle.
Then light a Black candle (for solving mysteries, and drawing away the negativeness of the loss), then the Orange candle (for luck and precious objects).
Visualize the lost objects in the mirror as already being found.
Place the magnet between the two candles and stroke it towards you as you recite this rhyme:
"Once obscured but now in sight
By the wavering flame of this dark light,
Grant to me my [lost item(s)] in sight.
By the power of this orange flame,
Give me luck to find the same.
In this mirror my [lost item(s)] I see
And this magnet draws them to me."

Substitute the name of whatever you have lost or stolen for [lost item(s)] Say this three times.
Close the circle, but leave the candles burning with the magnet between them
until the candles burn down.

Cedar Stevens May 2016

1 comment:

  1. Awesome story. You have a nice shop, looking forward to doing biz with you! Thanks for spell to St. Anthony.