A Spell to Win Love
When a wizard, a worshipper of
Diana, one who worships the Moon, desires the love of a woman, he can change
her into the form of a dog, when she, forgetting who she is, and all things
besides, will at once come to his house, and there, when by him, take on
again her natural form and remain with him. And when it is time for her to
depart, she will again become a dog and go home, where she will turn into
a girl. And she will remember nothing of what has taken place, or at least
but little or mere fragments, which will seem as a confused dream. And she
will take the form of a dog because Diana has ever a dog by her side.
And this is the spell to be repeated
by him who would bring a love to his home.
(The beginning of this spell seems to be merely a prose introduction explaining
the nature of the ceremony)
Today is Friday, and I wish to rise very early, not having been able to sleep
all night, having seen a very beautiful girl, the daughter of a rich lord,
whom I dare not hope to win. Were she poor, I could gain her with money;
but as she is rich, I have no hope to do so. Therefore will I conjure Diana
to aid me.
|Diana, beautiful Diana!
Who art indeed as good as beautiful,
By all the worship I have given thee,
And all the joy of love which thou hast known,
I do implore thee to aid me in my love!
What thou wilt 'tis true
Thou canst ever do:
And if the grace I seek thou'lt grant to me,
Then call, I pray, they daughter Aradia,
And send her to the bedside of the girl,
And give that girl the likeness of a dog,
And make her then come to me
in my room,
But when she once has entered it, I pray
That she may reassume her human form,
As beautiful as e'er she was before,
And may I then make love to her until
Our souls with joy are fully satisfied.
Then by the aid of the great Fairy Queen
And of her daughter, fair Aradia,
May she be turned into a dog again,
And then to human form as once before!
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