The Return Spell was a spell in the Book of Shadows used by the Charmed Ones in an alternate future. It allowed them to return to their own time after using the "To Move Ahead in Time" spell.


During the witch trials in 2009, which started after Phoebe Halliwell was exposed as witch and convicted for murder, Prue and Piper Halliwell planned to use this spell before their sister was to be burned to death. They found the Book of Shadows in a wall safe in Prue's office at Bucklands, and sought for the Return Spell. Piper mentioned that it was after the demon with the tusk and before the To Discourage a Lover spell. However, the spell wasn't there anymore, suggesting that their future lives had already used it once.[1]


Take us back from

A scan of the real page.


A replica from the Charmed Magazine.

whence we came
To Time and place
that are the same
Let past be present
That time regain


  • The spell can only be used once, the spell disappears as soon as the spell is cast.
  • Although the spell was said to have been used before, and therefore vanished from the Book of Shadows, it can still be seen in later shots, several times.
  • This entry as well as the "To Move Ahead in Time" entry can be seen as the background for the season 7 DVD menu, on disc 5.