Every hunter needs a little protection against evil. Here are a few spells and a few charms and amulets I carry around with me.
You will need - A besom or other broom and an incense stick
Perform this spell on a waning moon. Starting at the highest room in your home, sweep backward through each doorway, symbolically chasing out all bad feelings. At the threshold to your home, sweep backward with a vengeance, then hold the besom/broom aloft and shake it three times into the wind, turning in a counterclockwise direction saying: Spirits fly with the wind; be banished from my way. Finish the spell by lighting the incense stick in the center of your home to sweeten the atmosphere.
You will need - Essential oil and salt, rosemary, sage, green olives, a bowl of spring water, and a long piece of white ribbon
Each person taking part should first cleanse themselves by taking a bath containing 7 drops of their favorite oil and a teaspoonful of salt. Divide the rosemary, sage, and olives into four portions, and place a portion in each corner of your home. Quietly put the spring water in a bowl, and with your fingertips, sprinkle some in all the rooms of your home. All those performing the spell should stand in a circle around the remaining spring water. Pass the ribbon in a circle around everybody, turn clockwise, and chant: You who enter, do not enter with ill feeling. I have uttered these words over the sacred herbs, placed in all corners of our home, and I have sprinkled each room with sacred water. May it not be haunted by any spirit.
You will need - Rowan twigs, a bottle of ale, and a short piece of red ribbon
Gather two or three rowan twigs. They must be approximately the correct length - around 10 in - as you must not cut them with a knife. Before taking the twigs, pour a libation of ale at the foot of the tree, to ask for it's blessing. Bind the twigs into a cross shape with the red ribbon. Place this talisman to your forehead, to your heart, and then kiss it. Carry it through all the rooms of your home, circling each one with the talisman in your outstretched hand. Walk backward through your front door, and secure the rowan above the door. For continued protection, this ritual should be repeated four times a year, on "quarter days" - March 25th, June 24th, September 29th, and December 25th. To fully appreciate it's beauty and efficacy, plant a rowan tree near your home or in a large pot placed to catch the morning sun.
You will need - A root of ginger, 3 yellow ribbons, a small wooden box
When obtaining the ginger, try to secure a root with human form. This is not as difficult as it sounds - ginger root comes in the most amazing forms. If this is not possible, carefully fashion a body shape with a little knife. Decorate the figure with yellow ribbons tied in three separate places, perhaps the wrists and waist, but not around the neck. As you tie each ribbon, kiss the knot and wish for positive luck in future outings, chanting: In all the journeys of my life, protect and keep me safe from strife. Place the figure in the wooden box, seal the lid, and keep it in a safe, dry place. Make contact with the figure before each major journey and repeat the rite completely every six months.
You will need - 2 or 3 slender hazel twigs and a strip of colored silk
The hazel twigs need to be full of sap, so that they will bend without splitting. Fashion them into the shape of the ankh. Bind the twigs together with a strip of silk in your favorite color, or perhaps choose the color associated with your birth sign. Make this charm small, as you need to keep it close to you at all times. As an alternative, commission a blacksmith or jeweler to make the amulet for you. Whichever option you choose, before you wear it, place it to your forehead, then hold it under a full moon to charge it with the moon's rays for added protection.
An object intended to bring good luck and or protection to it's owner.
Mandaic Amulet - An amulet is an object worn, typically around one's neck, to ward off evil or prevent injury.
I have one hanging in my rear view mirror, but I also carry cheap beaded extras, in case we need an emergency back up of holy water. A string of prayer beads, most commonly used in the Catholic Church. A system of set prayers is said on the beads as a devotion to the Virgin Mary.
I have a box of kosher salt in the weapons trunk, and a bag of rock salt in the trunk. I also carry a smaller bottle just in case. When used in a ring, a positive symbol of protection used against demons and evils protecting or trapping anything within it.
It can never hurt to have one of these. A representation of the cross on which Jesus was crucified, representing the goodness of Christ and God and the power of good over evil. Crosses are used to ward off vampires and demons that are associated with Satan. Much vampire lore insists that the one holding the cross must have faith if it is to work properly as a deterrent. A cross isn't usually powerful enough to kill a vampire or demon on it's own, but it can drain them of strength, burn their flesh, and keep them at a safe distance.
I carry a flask of it at all times. You can also carry a jug. If you don't make your own, I don't suggest going to a church and "filling up". Get a cheap little bottle from the church store and fill up that way. If someone catches you filling up a flask in church, well, I don't wanna know. In the catholic church, holy water is "water blessed by the priest with solemn prayer, to beg God's blessing on those who use it and protection from the powers of darkness."
Making your own -
Exorciso te creaturam salis, per Deum vivum + per Deum + verum + per Deum sanctum + per Deum qui te per Elizeum prophetam in aquam mitti jussit, ut sanaretur sterilitas aque, ut efficiaris sal exorcisatus in salutem credentium, ut sis omnibus te sumentibus sanitas anime & corporisc, & effugiat at qcue discedat ab eo cloca, qui aspersus fuerit omnis phantasia & nequitia, vei versutia diabolicte fraudis, omnisq; spiritus immundus, adjuratus per eum, qui venturus est judicare vivos & mortuos, & sceculum per ignem, amen. Oremus:
Immensam clementiam tuam, omnipotens ceterre Deus, humiliter imploramus, ut hanc creaturam salis, quam in usum generis humani tribuisti, bene + dicere & sancti + ficare tua pietate digneris, ut sit omnibus sumentibus salus mentis & corporis, ut quicquid ex eo tactum fuerit, vel respersum, careat omni immundicia, omniq; impugnatione spiritualis nequitice, per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum filium tuum, qui tecum vivit & regnat in unitate spiritus sancti, Deus per omnia scecula sceculorum, Amen.
2. Address the following to the water
Exorciso te creaturam aqua in nomine + patris + & Jesu Christi filii ejus Domini nostri, ad effugardam omnem potestatem inimici, & ipsum inimicum eradicare & explantare valeas, cum angelis suis apostatis, per virtutem ejusdem Domini nostri Jesu Christi, qui venturus est judicare vivos & mortuos, & sceculum per ignem, Amen. Oremus:
Deus, qui ad salutem humani generis maxima qua que sacramenta in aquarum substantia condidisti, adesto propitius invocationibus nostris, & elemento huic multimodis purificationibus prceparato, virtutem tuce bene + didionis infunde, ut creatura tua mysteriis tuis serviens, ad abigendos dcemones, morbosq; pellendos, divine gratice sumat effectum, ut quicquid in domibus, vel in locis fidelium hcec unda resperserit, careat omni immundicia, liberetur a noxa, non illic resideat spiritus pestilens, non aura corrumpens, discedant omnes insidice latentis inimici, & si quid est, quod aut incolumitati habitantium invidet aut quieti, aspersione hujus aque effugiat, ut salubritas per invocationem sancti tui nominis expetita ab omnibus sit impugnationibus defensa, per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum filium tuum, qui tecum vivit & regnat, in unitate spiritus sancti Deus per omnia secula seculorum, Amen.
3. Say the following as you sprinkle salt into the water, moving your hand in the shape of a cross. Have also heard that you can consecrate with a rosary or cross, or other sacred object
Commixtio salis & aqua pariter fiat, in nomine patris, & filii, & spiritu two, Oremus: Deus invicte virtutis author, & insuperabilis imperii rex, ac semper magnificus triumphator, qui adverse dominationis vires reprimis, qui inimici rugientis sevitiam superas, qui hostiles nequitias potens expugnas; te Domine trementes & supplices deprecamur ac petimus, ut hane creaturam salis & aque aspicias, benignus illustres, pietatis tue rore sacti fices, ubicunq; fuerit aspersa, per invocationem sancti tui nominis, omnis infestatio immuni spiritus abjiciatur, terrorq; venenosi serpentis procul pellatur, & presentia sancti spiritus nobis misericordiam tuam poscentibus ubiq; adesse dignetur, per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christumfilium tuum, qui tecum vivit & regnat in unitate spiritus sancti Deus per omnia secula seculorum, Amen.
In a pinch, you can skip from the "exorciso te right to the per Dominum nostrum Jesum."
I have also gotten this as a holy water blessing as well:
Exorcizo te, creatura aquæ, in nomine Dei Patris omnipotentis, et in nomine Jesu Christi, Filii ejus Domini nostri, et in virtute Spiritus Sancti: ut fias aqua exorcizata ad effugandam omnem potestatem inimici, et ipsum inimicum eradicare et explantare valeas cum angelis suis apostaticis, per virtutem ejusdem Domini nostri Jesu Christ: qui venturus est judicare vivos et mortuos et sæculum per ignem.
Deus, qui ad salutem humani generis maxima quæque sacramenta in aquarum substantia condidisti: adesto propitius invocationibus nostris, et elemento huic, multimodis purificationibus præparato, virtutem tuæ benedictionis infunde; ut creatura tua, mysteriis tuis serviens, ad abigendos dæmones morbosque pellendos divinæ gratiæ sumat effectum; ut quidquid in domibus vel in locis fidelium hæc unda resperserit careat omni immunditia, liberetur a noxa. Non illic resideat spiritus pestilens, non aura corrumpens: discedant omnes insidiæ latentis inimici; et si quid est quod aut incolumitati habitantium invidet aut quieti, aspersione hujus aquæ effugiat: ut salubritas, per invocationem sancti tui nominis expetita, ab omnibus sit impugnationibus defensa. Per Dominum, amen.
The most common symbol of Neo-Pagan Witchcraft, it has nevertheless been denigrated by movie and publishing industries that try to connect it with Satanism and other malevolent practices, However, like the Roman Cross or Crucifix, it is only when the symbol is INVERTED that it alludes to negativity. In its usual upright position (one point uppermost), the pentagram is an ancient symbol of protection from evil. Also called 'the endless knot' (in its interlaced form), the pentagram was often displayed on doors, windows, and hearths of houses throughout pre-Christian Europe. It can be traced back to Egyptian and Sumerian cultures, and has even been found on Native American medicine tools. Sometimes confused with the Star of David, or hexagram (a six-pointed star emblematic of Judaism), the pentagram is sometimes called the Star of Solomon, especially by ceremonial magicians.
One of the official books of the Roman Rite. The Rituale Romanum was first published in the 17th century under Pope Paul V and was left untouched until two minor revisions were added in 1952. The Rituale Romanum is the only formal exorcism rite sanctioned by the Roman Catholic Church.
A modern term for a small cloth bag people carry for good luck or to ward off evil. It usually contains a mixture of one or more of the following: herbs, oils, stones, bones, hair, nails, or other personal items. In New Orleans, the traditional headquarters of American Voodoo, many people carry gris-gris bags for protection but they can also be used to cause someone bad luck.
In theory, if ghosts do exist and if they do use electromagnetic energy to manifest, then hypothetically one could use a conductor of electricity, such as iron, to drain or ground out the energy from the spirit. Therefore, touching a grounded, iron object to the spirit itself would drain all the usable energy from that spirit. Based on this theory, many cemeteries are enclosed by iron fencing to keep the spirits in. Also, it has been said that an iron horseshoe placed at your front door will bring good luck by keeping evil spirits out.
The arrangement of five units in the pattern corresponding to the five-spot on dice, playing cards, or dominoes. A quincunx is often used in Hoodoo as a sort of "artificial crossroad" and can be created inside a room in the house. The quincunx or five-spot is generally used for sealing and fixing spells in place.
Saint Michael the Archangel, Defend us in battle
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the Devil
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray
And do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host,
By the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits
Who wander through the world for the ruin of souls.
"In the name of Jesus Christ, I command all human spirits to be bound to
the confines of the cemetery. I command all inhuman spirits to go where Jesus
Christ tells you to go, for it is He who commands you." Amen
This blessing is intentionally devoid of any religious affiliation, as it is our view that each individual must, at such times, draw upon his/her own faith or source of inner strength.
Upon entering the site of a paranormal investigation, particularly where a hostile entity has manifested, it is advisable for the participants of the investigation to initiate a protective, "psychic shield."
One brief method of doing this is to have the participants gather in a circle, perhaps touching hands, while one of them intones the following blessing, or words to this effect:
"As we enter this place where impressions of the past are trapped and associations linger, let us do so with the assurance that we are guarded by the Power which proceeds from forthright and peaceful intent. We envision a white radiance encircling us, fortifying us and protecting us from any harm or distraction in our purpose this day."