Protection from Authorities

This is a spell to protect you from harmful authority figures.

This could be a police or military force, but it may also be landlords, teachers, employers, or even parents. Anyone who has control over you in some way. Sometimes the people that are meant to protect us are exactly the thing we need protection from. This spell is intended to do just that.

What you’ll need:

  • Eggshells
  • Fennel seeds
  • Rosemary
  • Clover
  • Comfrey
  • Bay laurel
  • Mugwort
  • Burdock
  • Betony
  • Oak leaf
  • Dark blue or black candle
  • Fire-proof dish
  • Protection dressing oils (optional)

 

Combine the eggshells with the herbs and grind all of them into relatively the same size. Place them in a fireproof dish.

Dress the candle. Light the candle and say,

"Where I venture, danger lurks 
In the dark and in the light, 
I am safe from all harm 
Those with power over me 
Cannot see me 
Cannot know me 
Will not catch me. 
I am safe from all harm."

Sprinkle a bit of the herbal mixture over the flame but be careful not to start any fires. 

Pour some wax into the fireproof dish over the herbal mixture and slowly roll into a ball when it’s not too hot to touch. Add more wax as needed to secure all the herbal mixture in the ball. 

Set aside and let cool entirely. Carry it with you to avoid authority figures.

Notes:

  • To dry eggshells properly, you need to boil the eggs to a hard boil state. Peel the eggshell from the hard-boiled egg and then the membrane from the eggshells. You want the shells by themselves. This can be a painstaking process, but it’s worth it as you only need a little bit for most spell work.
  • A thick ceramic or glass baking dish is good for this spell. You could also use a silicon mold, especially one in the shape of an oak leaf, bear, or boar.
  • The wax ball can be a bit sticky and will break apart in heat – especially body heat. You can protect this by tucking it in a cloth bag or even plastic bag.


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Eloquent Charm Spell

When you need to be eloquent, charming, and fine with your speech, this spell is your helping hand.

Excellent for times where you need to make a public speech, have a job interview, important presentation, or any time where your words will make or break what happens next.

What you’ll need:

  • Indian crepe myrtle flowers (lagerstroemia indica)
  • Cream colored rose (any kind)
  • Ylang-ylang essential oil (cananga odorata)
  • Fennel
  • Cardamom
  • Sugar
  • Agate, especially blue lace or sardonyx
  • Sun water
  • Yellow paper and black marker
  • Cloth bag, preferably yellow

Gather up all of your ingredients and prep or cleanse them accordingly.

Draw in an arrow on the yellow paper. Anoint it with a drop of ylang-ylang essential oil and a drop of sun water. Let dry.

Place the flowers, herbs, sugar, agate, and the dried paper in the cloth bag. As you add each item, say,

"With you, I am charming and eloquent.
People heard my words and listen to me."

When done, hold the bag between both hands and blow into it, saying,

"My breath carries my power and words,
My meaning and intent comes across to all who hear them clearly."

Close the bag and press a kiss to the knit tying it close.

"My words are heard, 
My eloquence is clear for all who can see and hear."

Carry the bag with you. Before you go out to make your speech, press the bag to your throat, breath across it and/or press a kiss to it saying,

"I am eloquent. Hear my words."

Notes:

  • You may swap in yellow jasmine flowers to replace the Indian crepe myrtle or ylang-ylang
  • If you have access to ylang-ylang flowers, use that instead of the essential oil and omit the step with the essential oil.
  • You may wish to enchant the cloth bag so it isn’t noticeable, but that’s up to you.
  • Instead of a cloth bag, you can easily swap this for a locket necklace or spell bottle.


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A Charm to Escape an Enemy

This is a spell to escape any kind of enemy. A stalker, attacker, bully, or worse are prime examples. This is excellent for people to carry who do a lot of solo traveling, but it was originally designed to help someone get away in a dangerous situation – a warzone or avoid someone who would be violent towards you.

What you’ll need:

  • Juniper
  • Nettle
  • Clove
  • Vervain
  • Bay laurel
  • Celadine
  • Wormwood
  • Mullein
  • Cloth bag

Gather together the herbs and place them in a cloth bag. Close up the bag and shake it before holding it close to your heart and say the following,

"I escape all harm 
Enemies will not know me 
Enemies will not stop me 
Enemies will not stand in my way 
I pass by all who mean to harm 
Led to a place of safety and calm"

Carry the charm bag with you everywhere until you are free from your enemy. Pass it on to someone who might need it or bury it in your yard for protection.

Notes:

  • The cloth bag can be any color, but protective colors are a good idea. Black or gray are good choices.
  • You can roll the herbs in a warm bit of wax rather than use a cloth bag. This is an especially good idea when you have a candle leftover from a protection spell.
  • You can make this charm for other people by swapping out the “I” with “them” or appropriate pronouns. If you’re making it for an unknown person, use “the carrier of this charm”.


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Horn and Stone Healing Spell

This healing spell is useful for illnesses and diseases but can be tricky to procure the ingredients. While seeking medical attention when feeling ill is always recommended, sometimes you need just a little boost in healing.

What you’ll need:

  • Bezoar or a regular garden or roadside rock
  • Powdered horn or piece of cattle bone
  • Iron
  • Rosemary
  • Basil
  • Coffee
  • Peppermint  and/or feverfew if feverish or cayenne pepper / paprika and cinnamon if chilled.
  • Bowl, dish, or disposable cloth

Get your dish, bowl, or disposable cloth. Sprinkle the herbs and coffee at the bottom of the dish. Place in the iron.

Now pick up your bezoar or garden rock. Holding it over the dish, sprinkle the powdered horn over bezoar / rock. If you’re using a cattle bone, just pass the bone over, around, and under the bezoar / rock. While doing this, think of how this rock will be able to heal and absorb the illnesses or diseases it comes into contact with. Think of the illness or disease leaving the patient and going into the rock. Imagine that when this happens the rock will get full, heavy, and cold.

When you’re happy with your envisioning, place the bezoar / rock in bed with the patient. Usually under the pillow works but in between layers of a blanket would be good too. You could also hang it on the headboard or leave it on a bedside table very close to the patient. The most ideal way is to have the patient wear the stone but that’s not always possible or safe. Don’t put it under the patient. The bezoar / rock should be on the same level as the patient.

Place the dish of herbs, iron, and powdered horn / cattle bone under the patient’s bed. It should rest directly under the patient while they sleep but if that’s not possible, place it by the end of the bed. Leave it uncovered.

Change out the herbs and coffee as needed but don’t forget to add in the iron or the powdered horn / cattle bone.

Once the patient has started to recovered, you can remove the bezoar / rock and powdered horn or cattle bone. You can keep both to cast the spell again at a later date but eventually both will become too saturated with magic or illness and must be disposed of. To do this, take both far away to a crossroads, graveyard, or abandoned place and bury it.

You can keep the herbs under the bed until the patient has completely recovered. The herbs should be burned or buried in a different place than the bezoar / rock and powdered horn / cattle bone but similarly at a crossroad far away from the patient.

Notes:

  • This spell calls for a lot of hard to find ingredients. Substitutes are probably the way to go for most people here. Picking up a rock from beside the road, a died piece of bone from a steak, and a low-grade nail would work well in place of the above ingredients.
  • This spell is unique in that you can absolutely keep the bezoar / rock or powdered horn / cattle bone and use them as ritual healing tools. You would just need to deeply cleanse the illnesses and diseases from them. I don’t recommend this unless you’re really sure of your cleansing abilities.
  • The herbs and coffee can be used to divine the cause of the illness, the likelihood of the patient’s recovery, the details of the patient’s illness or recovery, and the patient’s immediate future. You can do this by lightly shaking the dish and looking for patterns and symbols, not unlike tea reading.
  • The iron piece can be kept and carried by the patient to guard against relapses.

Originally posted on March 5, 2016.


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Shoelace Luck Spell

This is an easy and subtle luck spell that is great for all occasions. It’s not intended to be a mega powerful spell (it can be though!) but something more low-key that works on a daily basis.

What you need:

  • Shoelaces of your favorite shoes
  • Basil
  • Violet flowers
  • Cinquefoil
  • Clover
  • Bachelor’s button
  • Cornflower
  • Burdock
  • Full Moon water
  • Sun water

Boil equal parts Sun water and Full Moon water together.

Infuse the basil, violet flowers, cinquefoil, clover, bachelor’s buttons, cornflowers, and burdock for a full day and night.

Strain and keep the liquid.

Pull your shoelaces from your shoes and soak the shoelaces in the liquid for at least seven minutes. You can

Pull out of shoelaces, squeeze out excess liquid and let dry completely. Re-lace your shoes with your enchanted shoelaces.

Recast the spell if the shoes get really soaked or you wash the shoes.

Notes:

  • Be wary! The infused water may stain your shoelaces so test the material first on a small patch of the shoelace.
  • Dry the herbal ingredients to ground for luck powder to use at your discretion. Or toss or compost the herbs if that doesn’t suit your needs.


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Your Enemy’s Funeral Curse

This is a fairly extreme spell, but these are extreme times.

The idea for this spell isn’t new – similar versions exist in many places – but I was reminded of it from Judika Illes’ Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells. In the text, Illes says you could be holding a memorial service for your enemy’s success or happiness. It certainly could be used that way. It’s better suited, in my opinion, for someone who has committed great acts of horror against you and yours – a tyrant, a rapist, a murderer, etc. Either way, this isn’t a spell for small grievances.

My version of this spell is a bit more elaborate, but secular. Many versions of this spell are religious in nature. If you belong to a specific religion, feel free to bring your funerary rites into it – invoke the god or gods as needed.

It’s literally your enemy’s funeral.

What you’ll need:

  • White candles
  • Funerary incense
  • Piece of paper and pen
  • Photo of the target
  • War water or war oil (optional)
  • Hexing dressing oil or water (optional, see notes)
  • Funerary dressing oil or water (optional, see notes).

If you’re dressing your candles, do so with both funerary and hexing materials.

Set up an altar as you would for funerary rites or a memorial service. If you’re religious, go through all of the effort for a proper memorial service or funerary rite, as much as you are able. If you’re non-religious or casting this in a secular manner, then create an altar by setting up a funerary or memorial altar. A simple example is given in the image below.

Write your target’s name on a piece of paper and place it under each candle. You can alternative carve the target’s name in the candle but if you do this, you must burn the candles all the way through until there is no more wick to burn.

Draw an X over the target in the photograph and place it where you can see it during the spell.

Now, recite a eulogy for your target. Alternatively, you may say a memorial or funerary prayer. If nothing comes to mind, then say something like the following. How harsh or kind you are is up to you.

“I wasn’t fond of [Target’s name] and I’m glad they’re dead.” or “Today, we see the end of [Target’s name]’s success and happiness.” or “[Target’s name] was well-hated and feared. The world is better off without them.” or “[Target’s name] deserved worse than what they got, but death is a close second.” or “[Target’s name] is dead and the world is better off without them.”

When the candles burn down, burn the photo, the pieces of paper, and the candle remnants down as much as possible. Toss whatever remains in the trash.

Notes:

  • Omit the funerary incense if you can’t use smoke. Funerary aromatherapy can be subbed in. If it’s the fragrances that’s the issue, simply omit it all together.
  • War water is an infused water with bits of iron (broken iron nails, iron knives, etc) used for sending hexing, repelling hexes, or repelling negative energy. For some, how you use it depicts it’s usage. For others, the way it’s made will depict the usage.
  • War oil, of course, is the same thing as war water, just made with oil instead.
  • Dressing the candle refers to spreading water, oil, herbs, or whatever else on the outside or sometimes the top of the candle to add power to the candle. Make sure to use common sense when dressing your candle. Don’t put oil or water or dried herbs near the flames. Keep fire safety in mind!
  • Hexing dressing oil is simply an oil infused with hexing or malevolently intended herbs. Hexing water is the same thing as the oil, except with water.
  • Funerary dressing oil is an oil infused with plants associated with funerary rites, often prayed over. The water is the same thing. Holy water could be used for this spell… but it depends on your perspective.
  • Plants for hexes, rage, or hatred include: cactus, fennel, parsley, bird of paradise, juniper, basil, peony, chamomile, rhododendron, cypress, hemlock, apple, oleanders, mistletoe, and literally any poison. Be careful when making this oil and selecting ingredients, especially the poisons. Know what you’re doing.
  • Plants for funerary purposes: thyme, calla lily, elm, lavender, leaf of god, marigolds, willow, pansy, cypress


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Weapon Carrier’s Protection Spell

This spell is to protect the carrier of the weapon, not the weapon itself, but the spell is placed on the weapon. Wile this spell is intended to enchant a weapon used to protect your home and homeland, it can be used by hunters, police officers, soldiers, or other people who wield weapons.

What you’ll need:

  • Three jars or bottles, with lids
  • The weapon you wish to enchant
  • Sanitized athame or blood drawing method

With your jars or bottles in hand, go to three different water sources closest to your home or the area you protect. These could be lakes, park ponds, streams, rivers, the ocean, etc. It can also be rainwater! You can also think man-produced water sources, such as tap water, swimming pool, park fountains, etc. 

Once you have your water, dip a clean white cloth into each of the waters and wipe it across the weapon, essentially washing it. While doing this, concentrate on protecting the carrier of the weapon and the area you wish to protect. So if you’re the one who wields the weapon and you’re protecting your home, make sure to envision yourself being protected by the weapon from all harm. You can chant or speak your wishes aloud, if you prefer that method of enchantment. 

Once the weapon has been enchanted and bathed, place a drop of blood on the weapon and say,

“With my blood, I empower this weapon,

The wielder of this weapon is protect from all harm,

The land protected will guard and protect their own.

With my blood, this spell is sealed.”

Wipe the blood off and safely store the weapon until needed.

Notes:

If you have a sacred or magical number that is more relevant to you, collect a sample of water from that number of water sources. 

The weapon’s protection will work best if kept in the same area the waters were collected in. However, that won’t stop the protection from working at all. It’ll work fine without being in that area – or carried by the enchanter themselves.


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Protection Cloaking Spell

This is a quick spell that can be used by anyone who needs protection right now.  This verbal spell is more for people who need to hide or not be seen. It can be placed on a building or group of people, you just need to spend more energy to make it so.

Obviously, if you’re in some sort of danger, immediately remove yourself from that situation and get help. You should always back up your magic with practical actions too, if possible.

What to do:

Gather your energy around you and let it cover you entirely in one smooth swath. Like throwing a blanket over your head to cover your entire body. The energy should settle a bit heavy and warm over your body, but your results may vary. You may feel a bit sleepy or drained but push through to finish the spell.

As the energy settles, say,

“I am protected from all harm,

I am safe here.

I am unseen by all who may hurt me.

I am hidden from all harm.”

Notes:

Make sure you are using practical and mundane methods of keeping safe!


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Ring of Abundance

Yes, this sounds like something from a DnD game or video game, but you’re going to actually make a real magic ring of abundance. A ring with a lot of historical occult meaning behind it, once you start looking at the aspects of the ring.

Because of the nature of the spell, you’ll spend more time seeking out the right ring for this spell than you will casting the spell. I will say that these rings are not expensive (as rings go) and are easy enough to locate with the power of the internet.

Check the notes after the spell!

What you need:

  • A gold, copper, or brass ring set or inlaid with aventurine or peridot
  • Brass bell

Acquire a gold ring set with aventurine or peridot. Copper or brass can be alternatively used.

Cleanse the ring using a brass bell. Then set the ring in a sunny window for a few hours to charge the ring with sunlight.

Once charged and ready, sit with the ring and let your energy flow into the ring. When you feel like you’ve pass on enough energy, say the following while focusing on positive thoughts of abundance.

"Ring of mine
You bring abundance to me
Ring of mine
You bring wealth and financial gain
You bring luck to everything
Ring of mine
You bring health and wellness
You bring success and joy
Ring of mine
You are abundance
And you bring endless abundance to me
So long as I wear thee."


Make sure to take the time to really infuse energy into the ring. You want to make sure that you’re increasing and drawing luck, financial wealth, happiness, success, good health, and all around abundance to you. Repeat the chant as often as you want and/or need to.

You should wear your enchanted ring on your dominate hand’s middle finger. However, any finger should do so long as you feel completely comfortable and empowered wearing it there.

Notes:

  • The brass bells are great if you have them but you can also just use the sound of a brass bell. Use the power of the internet to your advantage.
  • They do make solid aventurine rings. They are an excellent alternative to having one made of metal.
  • Ideally, the ring should be made of gold. Copper is a very close second choice while brass is a solid third choice.
  • Peridot is recognized as the gemstone name (and coloring) of olivine (also known as chrysolite). They are the same stone. However, in Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic, he comments on a debate over whether that’s true and separates them into two different stones. That book was published in 1988. My copy comes from 2000 and still has Peridot and Olivine separated. Everywhere else (other books and the internet) consider them the same thing. I’ll leave this debate to you rock nerds, but I’ve used both and they feel identical to me.
  • My lightning fast google search revealed thousands of results for aventurine rings, with many of them set in gold metal. They average about $50 USD, with a electroplated versions going as low as $25. I even found a handful of vintage aventurine rings.
  • Peridot gold rings are more expensive, according to my google searches at about $80 USD and often hundreds of dollars more because it’s the August birthstone. However, there’s quite a lot more variation founds in peridot rings versus aventurine rings, so you may wish to buy a peridot if only to get something unique and meaningful to you.


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How to Make Snowman Poppets

Rhode Island, where I live, was hit wit a blizzard a week or so back. It dumped more than a foot of snow on us and everyone had a Saturday off but that was that. Except for having to dig ourselves out that Sunday.

I actually like shoveling snow. It gives me a chance to just put music on and do something mindless with my body. It’s good exercise. It’s a form of meditation. It’s also good alone-time because who the hell is going to bother someone who’s shoveling snow?

The snow from this blizzard is perfect for snowmen. It’s fluffy but packs well. Then, because it’s the natural evolution of thought for me, I thought “snowmen poppets”.

What is a snowman poppet? It’s a snowman that you imbue with magic like you would a poppet.

Ideally, given the nature of snow, you’ll pick a spell to cast with the poppet that will fade away in time. A temporary protection or a healing spell is common. Success and wealth spells are also great choices here, especially for businesses, because snowmen can be seen an observed. Like magical advertising.

To make one, you need to make a snowman. Dress them with clothing from the target of your spell. Burying a bit of the target’s hair, fingernail clippings, or a photo of them in the snow is also a great way to link up to the poppet. Once your poppet is made, stand in front of your poppet and work your spell. Ta-da! All done!

It’s pretty simple, but I think it’s a clever way of doing hiding magic and could be a lot of fun with kids.

What do you think? Is your next snowman destined to be a poppet?