I know this thread is very old but lol I personally have not had good experiences with Toni from SS. I even ordered her blood magick work and never received them or anything. (Lol this was back in January this year and I got my money back). Funnily enough I noticed she posted in the past week about a "new website" and I decided to check just because, and it wasn't working.
I was interested in her blood work at the time since I have past experience of doing blood magick already but anyway -
Now as for the question - I have done blood magick before and I still do - sometimes. I do agree though, I normally only ever do blood work when it seems serious to me... but it also can be a very good way to strongly enhance spells and rituals (and can be used as offering like above person said). The last time I did blood work was very recently last month, to help bind toxic and abusive people away from my ex and a friend.
This is just personally what I think in regards to my own work and craft, but I only do it sparingly and it's not something I'd do willy nilly. If it's to enhance the strength of my magick or tools then it's sometimes what I use but I normally do not use it at all in regards to other people because blood is obviously powerful.
In the past when I was a lot more naive and idiotic, I will admit I used menstrual blood and even just plain blood in a LOT of love spells, and it did break the person's free will for awhile. I don't know of anyone who has done this before because well... I have a taste of what the result is like and it freaked me out back then. Not in a good way. I spent months panicking basically. Not knowing what I was doing obviously spelled for trouble. I know what effect this has so, since then I've learned from it immensely, it's affected my karma negatively... I went through a lot. I stopped then and there after being lectured by an experienced witch I personally knew and my own ex had to help me (she's more of a very experienced bruja within a brujeria bloodline lol...it was not easy for her). Was very disappointed in myself. And I knew from that moment on I am very capable of doing certain things to people if I really wanted, but it's been years and I've quit that. So... that's my honest experiences so far, both good and bad.
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