Taglocks are objects that are used to connect your magick to a person, or entity. These taglocks are most commonly heard of in curses, but can also be used in other forms of magick. They are used to make your spell more powerful by giving them a direct connection to what you would like them to effect. It is a lot like building a bridge for your spell the crossover from you to your target. This connection comes from the magickal law of contagion which states that, if something has contact with something else it will continue to have contact with it even after they are separated. The taglock can be anything the person has come in contact with, but is more commonly a piece of the person such as hair, nails, spit, dandruff, pee, blood, sexual fluid, etc… Once you have that you have a direct connection to the person. You can pretty much use that taglock in any type of spell with positive, or even negative intentions. If your taglock is not a piece of the person it will still work good in spell work, but it will be weaker, due to the fact that a piece of the person’s body has been with them, and in their energies for a longer period of time, and is far more connected to the person. Which will build a very strong connection that will be harder to break. Taglocks that are not a piece of the body can actually be cleansed of the energy of that person, so that it cannot be used as a taglock. This can be done through any cleansing method. It works, because the item is not innately your energy, and can be returned to “factory default”, but where a piece of your body is your energy, there would be no way to separate your energy from your energy, and not have it still work as a taglock.
Since taglocks by their very nature are just magickal links there are some other magickal links I’d like to talk about, such as the magickal link in names. The magical link in names is a powerful one, and can be used throughout multiple different types of magick to target, connect, and force will upon certain entities that you see fit. This can be done, because names hold a certain energy that is very similar to the entity who holds the name, and because of the similarity it forms a link allowing these two to be forever connected together. A more personal name will mean a stronger connection to the entity. This is why most practitioners do not give out their real names very willingly, because it can be used as a taglock to get to them. Another way to form a magickal link besides the use of a name is to use a picture, or similar representation of the person, or entity. This picture, or representation will also embody the energies of the entity, or person in it, forming another magical link that can be used to connect, or target the person, or entity. This way of targeting works off more of the magickal law of similarity, and forms an even stronger connection when the representation is more similar to the target it is trying to connect with. Also you really don’t even need a physical representation, or photo you could actually envisioned them in your mind, and use that as your magickal link. There are probably a lot more magical links that could be formed in many different ways, but I have covered the ones that are primarily used all the time in magickal working. Taglocks, and other forms of magickal links can be incredibly helpful in magick whenever you’re trying to connect, or target somebody. It is very important to learn, and understand ways to use, and adapt this into your practice, so that you can use this in the future to better your magickal working.