The “Love Rosary,” or the “Ama Me Beads”


With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we get all this talk about love and hearts and flowers and chocolate and … oh who am I lying to? I hate these Hallmark holidays!

This is the part where I’m supposed to tell you that St. Valentine was a priest martyred in the second century, or that the Roman Martyrology celebrates two saints named Valentine on February 14 (one a priest and one a bishop), or try to debunk any connection between Valentine’s Day and Lupercalia. Nope, I’d rather talk about something else anyway.

Thanks to our secular culture, Valentine’s Day has a strong association with love, romance, and all that jazz. So to celebrate that part of our shared western culture, I’d like to talk about a Christian “Love Spell” taking the place of a type of rosary chaplet. In fact, it’s a chaplet I created 17 years ago and shows how we can take formulae from High Magical rites and translate them into something more “folksy.”

What I’m talking about is something I call the “Ama Me Beads,” which consist of seven “weeks” – sets of seven beads – and incorporate prayers from a rite I titled the “Ama Me” and composed 27 years ago.


The beads are actually green. The lighting was terrible.

The beads are green as green is the color of Venus. Each set of beads is preceded by one lone bead, and the whole exercise is an invocation of the Archangel Anaël. Here’s how it’s used:

1a. On the Crucifix, say Psalm 69 (70 in Protestant versions), the Deus in adjutorium meum intende.

  1. Be pleased, O God, to deliver me; * O LORD, make haste to help me.
  2. Let those who seek my life be ashamed and altogether dismayed; * let those who take pleasure in my misfortune draw back and be disgraced.
  3. Let those who say to me “Aha!” and gloat over me turn back, * because they are ashamed.
  4. Let all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; * let those who love your salvation say for ever, “Great is the LORD!”
  5. But as for me, I am poor and needy; * come to me speedily, O God.
  6. You are my helper and my deliverer; * O LORD, do not tarry.

1b. Still on the Crucifix, say the Our Father (do not use the “Protestant Ending”):

Our Father, Who art in heaven
Hallowed be Thy Name;
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.

2. From here you move up to the first bead, the one that’s hanging there all by it’s lonesome (on a regular Rosary this would be an “Our Father” bead). On this bead you say the Invocatio Nominis Domini:

Almighty God, in the Name of Jesus Christ Thine only-begotten Son I beseech Thee, to grant me the power to command all spirits, good or evil, without unintentionally causing harm to myself or to anybody else. Through our same Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, forever and ever. Amen.

3. Then on each of the beads we say the “Archangel Anaël” invocation from the Ama Me Ritual:

Archangel Anaël, angel of love, by the name of Yahveh I call thee, into the heart of (name); to fill the (name)’s mind with the image of (other name)’s face, to fill the heart of (name) with intimate passions for (other name).  Now and forever.  Amen.

4. After each “week” or set of seven beads, pause and say the Prayer of Thanksgiving from the Ama Me:

Lord of Hosts, I give thanks for sending thine archangel into the heart of (name) to be filled with passion for (other name). In Jesus’ name. Amen.

5. Then move to the next set of seven beads, beginning with the Invocatio. After the last set, return to the Crucifix and say the Our Father:

Our Father, Who art in heaven
Hallowed be Thy Name;
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

This time, close the prayer with the “Protestant Ending,” while you make the Sign of the Cross:

For thine is the kingdom,
and the power,
and the glory,
forever and ever.

During the exercise, you should visualize your goal as though it’s already been completed, or at least in the process of Anaël being sent to the intended person and succeeding at the task at hand. This exercise is customizable, and can be used to target an “ideal mate” or “ideal partner” instead of a specific person. Given the morality behind “love spells” is often considered questionable at best or a “display of one’s personal weakness” at worst, working in this method would be seen as more acceptable than targeting a specific person who didn’t already have the slightest attraction to you.

Having experimented with this method for awhile, I can say that it works in an “incremental” way. If used toward someone who hates you, it can render them at least willing to talk to you. If the person is uninterested in you, it may manifest in her or him paying you a little more attention. And so on and so on up the scale of attraction. If you’re socially awkward, this can be used in conjunction with working on your social skills and expanding your Sphere of Availability. This means there’s a lot of room for versatility in this little exercise, and the limits of what you can do with it are literally up to your imagination.

I plan on releasing sets of these beads for sale in the future, along with different chaplets specifically geared toward health, money, protection, legal matters, and various other issues. Your interest in this post will determine when or whether this happens, and I look forward to hearing your ideas and suggestions.

The complete “Ama Me” ritual is found in Ritual Magic for Conservative Christians.

To improve your with with the “regular” Rosary, see How to Pray the Rosary and Get Results.

About Agostino

Originally from Queens, N.Y., and having grown up in Dayton, OH, Agostino Taumaturgo is a unique figure. He is the product of the unlikely combination of coming from a Traditional Roman Catholic background and a spirituality-friendly home. It was in this home that Agostino first learned the basics of meditation, prayer, and spiritual working. In time Agostino completed his theology studies and was ordained to the priesthood and was later consecrated a bishop. He has since left the Traditional movement and brings this knowledge to the “outside world” through his teaching and writing, discussing spiritual issues and practical matters through the lens of traditional Christian theology.
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