“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” –Rumi
What can be said about love that has not already been said before. It is a transcendent state of being that raises up the soul as it is entwined passionately with the soul of another. It comes in all varying shades from platonic love, to brotherly love, to deep erotic love. Sometimes it is an enduring fire that burns for years until we pass on, and sometimes it flashes briefly like a shooting star, lighting up the dark, but is gone all too soon. No matter the form or shade of love, it always leaves us transformed. Its sting is keen and its nectar intoxicating. Love can uplift into powerful mystical states of clarity, or descend into the fog of madness.
So powerful is love, that there is not a single magical tradition or system in the world that does not address love and how to attain it.
In Quimbanda, one may say that the message of one our primary spirits, Pomba Gira is one of love. She teaches the mysteries of love; the beautiful and liberating as well as the dark and enslaving. The arsenal of the Quimbandiero’s sorcery and macumba is filled with many means of drawing love, kindling passion, returning old flames, and even binding possessively what should be free. But one of the most effective magics to draw love is that which starts with the intent to find true love. For true love is defined by what the heart yearns for and needs. While some define true love as only the type discussed in movies and books, the reality is that its true definition comes from the heart that seeks it.
For some true love will be a passing night in passionate ecstacy and for others a deep and abiding rapport that lasts a lifetime. Who is to judge which is better?
An easy way to open the path for true love to come is this powerful amaci or bath used in Quimbanda. This powerful love spell is simple and straight-forward, but greatly effective whether you are seeking a new lover, trying to rekindle the flames of an old love, or drawing someone specific.
What you’ll need is :
Fresh Red and White Roses
Your Favorite Perfume
Place these ingredients in a pot of hot water and allow to boil. Boil the Roses, Cloves and Cinammon first while adding a dollop of honey at the end. Allow to cool and sprinkle a little Cachaça and three sprays of your favorite perfume.
While you are adding each ingredient focus strongly on your desire for true love however you define it. Next take off your clothes and stand in your tub. Pour this over your body as your pray from your heart that your true love be brought to you. If it is a specific person see them coming to you and loving you, or see your future lover coming to you.
You can also pour this into the tub with water and let yourself soak. Both ways work in this particular bath, though standing tends towards the traditional.
Once you’ve done this, step out and let yourself air dry. You can gather the raw materials left over from the bath and leave by a tree or bush in front of your house.
Now, the key to this work is that after you take the bath, you must go out with an open heart, trusting the spirits to bring to you what you truly need. If you keep your heart and mind open, love will find its way to you. This bath can be repeated over a number of days: 3, 7 until effects are realized.
Tata Alufa` Mavambo Ngobodi Nzila