Magical spells are launched out into the spiritual world where they hit their intended targets like projectiles, manifesting what you desire into the physical world. In many ways, the degree of success you have with a spell is dependent on how good your targeting device is. Are you using a finely tuned scope to shoot your spell, or are you shooting blindly into a dark room hoping to hit something? The way we target magic is through the use of personal concerns.
What are Personal Concerns
Personal concerns are any object that is tied to a person's energy and physical body. The item can be something that person used, or with which they came into close contact, or it can be something from their actual physical body. The rule of thumb is that the closer the object is to the person, the more effectively the magic will hit them.
Here are some examples of personal concerns from the most powerful to the least powerful:
- Blood, semen, vaginal fluids
- Nail clippings, hair, foot scrapings
- Sweat, feces, tears, mucus, urine
- Soiled items of clothing
- A person's foot track
- A used item (cigarette butt, utensil, toothpick)
- Writing sample
- Person's name
As you can see, many of these personal concerns are kind of gross to think of, because they are so very personal in nature. But it is the extremely personal nature of those items that ties them so closely to a person's energy and their physical body. For this reason, you want the most personal item you can get on a person that is appropriate for the spell.
The Importance of Personal Concerns in Magic
All too often, I have clients approach me for magic, and they are unable (or more frequently unwilling) to make the effort to get something very personally tied to their intended target. They are afraid of getting caught or they think they can just hit someone magically from the comfort of their living room. The simple truth is that the effort and sacrifice you make to try to get the most personally-connected item is part of the energy that goes into the magic, and you simply aren't going to get as fast or as good results only using a person's name, as you would if you had, say, their used bloody band-aid.
What is an Appropriate Type of Personal Concern for My Spell?
In many ways, the kind of personal concern you want to try to get should mirror the intended goal of your spell. If you want to shut up someone's gossiping mouth, then something that touched their mouth would be best - like a used napkin, a used fork or cigarette butt. If you want to tie up someone's nature, then getting a sample of their sexual fluids is what you should try to do. If you intend to hot foot someone out of your life, then you want to target the feet either by using their foot track, or a used sock or shoe. Use your imagination - you can get very clever with personal concerns and using them in magic.
Ideas for Collecting Personal Concerns
Invariably, the discussion around how to collect personal concerns comes up as part of any rootworking session. Here are some ideas for how you can collect the personal concerns of your target.
Sexual Fluids/Menstrual Blood: Have sex with the person until they climax, but do not bring yourself to orgasm - you don't want your nature tied up in theirs. If it is a man, you can simply collect his semen from a used condom, or you can get him to ejaculate on his stomach or yours, then wipe it up with a cloth or tissue and save the collected sample. For a woman, you can bring her climax through oral sex, and when she climaxes, just wipe her down with a cloth. As an alternative, you could always collect a used sanitary napkin or tampon if she deposits one in a trash can to capture her menstrual blood
Hair: One of the easiest things to do is find a used hairbrush and just pull a few strands out of it. If it is a man, he probably sheds some body hair in the shower or the tub - check the bar of soap or any body loofahs. You can easily collect hair on coworkers by taking a long piece of transparent tape and patting it on the back of their chair at their desk - make sure to hit the space between the back of the chair and the seat as it tends to collect there.
Used items: Stick around and see if you can grab a cigarette butt when they are done smoking. Or if you are having a meal with them, use paper napkins and collect it when you clear the table as a favor. People often spit out gum in trash cans where it is easily retrieved.
Handwriting samples: You can always ask someone to write down their number for you, or their email address. Make sure they sign their name on the paper as well so that you can remember whose information it is - thus also capturing their signature.
Photographs: Facebook and MySpace are excellent resources for getting a person's photograph. Some rootworkers don't think a digital image is as effective as an actual photograph, but if you understand the science behind both, you understand that the differences are negligible and for all intents and purposes they are both equally effective. Worst comes to worst, you can snap a picture of someone with a cell phone.
Name: Make sure to have a person's full name when doing work with a rootworker. You want their middle name as well as their first and last names.
Now that you are properly armed with the best ways to get personal concerns, you can get out their and snatch up everything you need to hit your intended targets and hit them HARD!