Do Love Moorings Work? What Does Science Say?

The Moorings of love Are spells whose basic function is to influence the feelings, thoughts, emotions and moods of another person so that she falls in love with who has bewitched her.

Love moorings differ from other types of love spells in that they are performed by couples who are going through a breakup process or who have recently split up.

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In this sense, it can be said that the moorings of love seek to recover the lost love and"tie"the desired person so that it does not go away. Therefore, your goal is to recover a lost partner.

Origin and practice of love moorings

These love spells are mainly made in the Caribbean and Latin America and are common practices among members of the Caribbean religions, such as Santeria and Voodoo. Because of this, it is said that the moorings of love and the spells of love in general come from the African cultures.

However, within the Neo - African traditions, moorings of love are not well seen, since they are considered black magic because of their selfish nature and attract the person against their will.

How long does it take for a love mooring spell to work?

According to Santeria traditions and voodoo, love moorings take between two days and a few weeks to effect the"tied"person.

Other traditions, such as Wicca, assert that if the spell has not proved to be effective after the passage of a lunar period (a month), the enchantment must be made again.

In other religions, the simple casting of the spell can take more than one day; For example, one of the procedures involves having a candle lit for seven days for the spell to work.

In turn, there are other factors that could influence the effectiveness of a mooring spell, such as the abilities of the person doing it and the experience that this person has casting spells.

It is common to believe that if the mooring is done by a sorcerer or a witch, the effects of the enchantment could be greater since they are cognizant of a certain amount of rituals that help them to"focus the energy"on the mooring act .

It is noteworthy that even advocates of the effectiveness of love moorings accept that these do not always work. For example, a mooring will fail if the craving is not strong enough.

The moorings of love and science

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As with any other ritual, moorings of love have defenders and detractors. Both groups use scientific bases to prove their point. Both perspectives are presented below.

Defenders of love moorings

Proponents of the moorings of love, who claim that these spells actually work, point out that these enchantments are possible thanks to the activation of a sixth sense present in all human beings but developed by very few.

According to proponents, moorings of love are based on positive and magnetic energies related to telepathy (understood as the ability of the human mind to communicate through means other than the five senses).

Love spells are supposed to create a psychokinetic bridge that aims to influence a person and their emotions, so that he feels attracted again by the subject who executes the enchantment.

In 1931 Upton Sinclair, an American journalist, made the first experiment in the field of telepathy, taking his wife, Mary Craig Sinclair, as his object of investigation.

The study consisted of having Mrs. Mary Craig Sinclair reproduce 290 images that had been drawn by him.

Thus, the experiment yielded the following data: 65 of the images had been successfully duplicated, 155 were partially replicated and 70 of them had not been reproduced at all. The results were published in his book"Mental Radio".

This is the"scientific"argument of greater strength that supports the possibility that love bonds are effective. However, when William McDougall , An American psychologist, performed the same experiment on Mrs. Mary Craig Sinclair, the results were disappointing, which discredits Sinclair.

Detractors of love moorings

Do Love Moorings Work?  What Does Science Say?

Critics of these spells point out that love is a chemical reaction that occurs in the brain. The human brain manages the experiences through neuroelectric and neurochemical processes, including love.

In fact, scientifically, the feeling of being in love is the means through which nature takes care that human beings continue to exist.

Love is a mechanism developed by humans to promote long-lasting relationships that allow couples to have sufficient stability to have children and ensure their safety (Jim Al-Khalili, 2012).

In reality, the chemical process of falling in love has little or nothing to do with magic. Studies in the area have shown that 55% of this process depends on people's body language.

Thus, 38% depends on the tone of voice and the speed with which it is spoken and 7% depends on what is said; And, in the first instance, this process depends on the hormones present in the human body.

Helen Fisher, of Rutgers University (located in the United States of America), points out that"love"is divided into three stages: lust, attraction and commitment.

Stages of love

Triangular theory of love

First stage: Lust

At this stage, the sensation of infatuation begins, which is generated by sex hormones, both male (testosterone) and female (estrogen).

Second stage: The attraction

At this stage, three neurotransmitters influence: adrenaline, dopamine and serotonin.

  • Adrenalin : It is a hormone and a neurotransmitter secreted by the adrenal glands. This hormone can increase blood pressure, heart rate and breathing. Due to the secretion of this neurotransmitter people feel nervous and excited when they fall in love.
  • Dopamine : This neurotransmitter stimulates desire and pleasure. This hormone is secreted during situations that are pleasant, making people want to repeat these situations to be rewarded with the sensation of pleasure that dopamine produces.
  • Serotonin : This hormone and neurotransmitter maintains the balance in the mood of the people; Its secretion contributes in happiness while the deficit of this generates depression.

Third stage: The commitment

This stage refers to the bond that holds the pairs together. Oxytocin is believed to be the major hormone involved in the third stage.

Oxytocin, known as Love hormone , Is a hormone produced by the hypothalamus and secreted by the pituitary gland. This hormone controls human behavior and, in the same way, influences the development of social relationships. Similarly, oxytocin strengthens the bond that is created between a partner.

Steps to love a person

Psychologists Arthur Arun of York and Robert Epstein, founder of the Cambride Center for Behavioral Studies, point out that there are indeed ways to love a person. Professor Arun proposes three steps to fall in love:

1 - Find a person, which can be love at first sight .

2 - Telling secrets from their lives for half an hour.

3 - Finally, look into each other's eyes without speaking for four minutes.

Professor Arun's study found that most people were attracted to the newly-discovered couple; Even, two of his objects of study were married.

For his part, Epstein proposes to stand at a distance of two meters from the person in question and approach a little every ten seconds until they are as close as possible without touching. However, the methods of these two doctors only worked in strangers, unlike the moorings of love that seek to recover the lost partner.

In conclusion, moorings of love are based on superstitious traditions and there is no evidence of its effectiveness. These spells could be compared to placebos, which are inefficient treatments used in some experiments.

It has been proven that placebos work in some cases, especially when the patient does not know that he is receiving a false treatment.

Similarly, a love tie could give a person the confidence to recover their partner; However, this does not mean that moorings work.


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