moondance wrote: OK I know love spells per say are wrong if you do them on a particular peron - but what are your thoughts on love spells for particular qualities? Eg if you were to do a love spell to bring a love (no specific person) into ones life who will be caring, loyal, kind etc .......
When you meet someone that you're attracted to, do you flirt with them? Do you try to make yourself more attractive to them by wearing certain clothes, making sure your hair, makeup, whatever looks nice, or maybe just telling them directly that you dig them?
Other than the means used, how is that different from casting a spell? It's using the means available to you to attract the attention and hopefully,the affections of a particular person.
people talk about imposing on someone's free will...but seriously, nearly everythign you do in some way or other, imposes somehow on someone else's free will. For example...I work in technical support. if someone calls up and tells me they want a replacement unit, and they don't want to pay for it and they're out of warranty, I have to tell them no. Well, I just imposed on their free will there, now didn't I.
There's also the question of never knowing if the person is really attracted to you, or if it's just the spell. Do you really think that if someone doesn't truly like you, that lighting a candle and tossing some rose petals around is going to keep them with you against their will? They always have a choice. (And seriously, if there exists someone so weak-willed that they would stay with you against their will because of that...would you really want to be with them anyway?)
I don't particularly advocate love spells (I don't particularly advocate spells in general, but that's just me.) but I think that if you're willing to achieve a certain ends through non-magical means, it makes no sense to be unwilling to use magical means as well. (conversely, if you're not willing to do it non-magically, you shouldn't be willing to do it magically either)
It's just another way of getting from point a to point b.