A jinx is a spell cast to deliberately harm another person.
I haven’t used them yet in any of my stories, but I have an idea for the historical suspense that I’m plotting in the background while I write my paranormal series.
The internet is an amazing place to do research! There are a number of modern witches, and many others, posting spells with instructions to do just about anything using magic.
The one thing they all agree on is that the main problem with any kind of jinx, hex, voodoo or curse spells of course, is that the bad luck, the sickness or the harm, has to be internalised before it can be cast – and there’s a huge risk to the person who is casting the jinx spell.
While researching jinxes for this blog post, I’ve come up with one I want to use in my Daughter of Ravenswood series… I just need to work out how to fit it in!
Here’s what I’m thinking – a graveyard at midnight, after rainfall so the ground is nice and soggy. Sheer cloth, preferably an item of clothing the victim used to wear, wrapped around hair or nail clippings from the victim. The victim’s name, written in large letters on a single piece of paper steeped in Hemlock. A witch kneeling at the edge of a grave, digging a hole, placing the bundle into the grave while muttering the person’s name and visualizing their descent into madness and death as the bundle quickly rots in the moist ground.
And then, to prevent the harm from backfiring: a hot shower, the clothes worn at the graveside burnt, the witch pulling in positive energy and forcing out all the negativity that was used to create and cast the harmful spell.
Would it work?
I may need to work on it still 😀
Please send your suggestions for consideration in a future scene!