Hello to all my fellow conjure folk!
My next blog, as promised, is on Banishment. In a previous blog I spoke of contacting the other side being dangerous because anything can come through the portal you open and attach itself to you. So I wanted to update with a few ways to banish evil or malevolent spirits away.
First I wanted to state a spell written in Latin to banish a spirit. Make sure to wear a protection amulet when trying any type of banishment spell. A silver pentagram, a charged tiger’s eye, or for those born under the moon, a moonstone. Stand strong, you have to show your dominance, this is your space, not theirs. Cast a protective circle around you, draw in energy and surround yourself with pure white light. Ready? Alright, here we go.
Jam tibi impero et præcipio maligne spiritus! ut confestim allata et circulo discedas, absque omni strepito, terrore, clamore et foetore, asque sine omni damno mei tam animæ quam corporis, absque omni læsione cujuscunque creaturæ vel rei; et ad locum a justissimo tibi deputatum in momento et ictu oculi abeas; et hinc proripias.
which roughly translates to..
Now I command and charge you, O evil spirit! That you immediately depart from the circle, abstaining from all noise, terror, tumult, and stench, and if you refuse I will damn you both in body and soul. And abstain from harming any creature or thing, and depart immediately to the place which justice has appointed for you. Depart from my sight and flee from here.
So now you may ask yourself…I don’t know how to speak latin, what am I going to do? There has been a debate about this over many chat rooms and forums i’ve come across. One side says Latin was the first spoken language of magick so it holds more power, others say “if you don’t know what you’re saying, how will it hold power”. Here’s my thoughts, when you speak these words, there is this vibration you feel inside you. I feel the words hold such power, but you must understand the meaning. You should not cast a spell in Latin unless you understand it completely!
I also found a screenshot of the Charmed Book of Shadows, just something fun to throw in here. The spell itself doesn’t seem to have any trace of actual witchcraft, the ingredients don’t scream out “banishment” to me, and it would be difficult to pour the mixture over the ghost’s bones, especially if you don’t know who the ghost is. You can also click the picture to see the larger version so you can physically read it. I’ve said before that I love charmed, it’s a fun escape into a fictional world of witches. I just wish it was more deep rooted in actual witchcraft. Still a good show to watch though! The only downfall is it sparked a lot of “interest” in witchcraft for all the wrong reasons, but hopefully a few of you out there who got involved with witchcraft because of charmed actually study and learn actual traditions, and not what I call “poof” magick. If only I could point and shoot…Sabrina the teenage witch anyone? …oh yea
Ok, back to a serious note. These next few items are taken from a nice book written by Gerina Dunwich called “A Witch’s Guide to Ghosts and the Supernatural“. Some really good information on spirits, conjure and banishment.
This is from a traditional Hoodoo practitioner to guard against evil spirits. It is said to carry a white or blue mojo, or charm bag filled with fennel seeds, dried beans, devil pods (these can be found at any hoodoo/voodoo dealer and online, sometimes referred to as “bat nut” or “goat head”), mistletoe, or the roots belonging to any of the following plants: angelica, devil’s shoestring, orris, or peony. It also says to keep the power strong, anoint the mojo every other day with three drops of angelica or Saint John’s Wort essential oils. Those two plants are said to ward off evil spirits in the Hoodoo tradition.
As stated before there are a few amulets to protect against evil spirits, I will list a few of them here.
The pentagram is a long standing traditional protective amulet in the witch community, these should always be kept around. Making it silver protects against malevolent spirits.
The silver cross has been dubbed one of the oldest of amulets belonging to Europe Pagans and Western Chinese cultures. The amulet was used to ward off evil spirits and demons. Christians adapted the symbol in the 4th century.
Said to be the most powerful of all the natural amulets (created by Mother Nature). One of its many powers is to protect against evil spirits. If you need a catch-all protection amulet, this would be the best of the three.
If you are interested in the pendants, each picture leads to the amazon.com link to purchase.
Black ritual salt is widely used to repel negative energy. Some say that if any person walks upon black salt you have scattered on the ground, they will feel uneasy and will want to leave the area immediately. Using the Black Salt in a spirit banish ritual would give it just a little extra oomph. Black salt is also used to remove jinxes. I have personally used it to stop gossip, it was the catalyst to banish the negative energy. Worked like a charm (ba dum chhhhhhh). I have found a lot of stores online just dye table salt black and POOF you have black salt…tsk tsk lazy witches…Black salt is made from the scrapings from the bottom of your cauldron mixed with salt. The cauldron should have some charred herbs or charcoal, maybe some iron scrapings will come off, so mixing that with salt, is what makes it black. I would hope that ritual stores make this correctly, but you really have to make sure before you purchase. Once my online store is up, I will be selling authentic black salt, I have a good amount already but I need to scrape my cauldron a little more.
Finally I wanted to end with another banishment spell. There is an old Latin saying for banishing someone, roughly translates to forbidding them from fire and water. I figured I could spin this into a spell to banish someone you do not want around you. Now, I would use this wisely. With enough power this spell could banish this person from being around you for a very long time. All you will need is some black salt, good thing I just told you about it right? I know, I’m so nice and organized. Also, if you can, it’d be good to get a picture of the person or something of theirs you can focus your energy on. Casting this spell on something like a necklace or ring they would wear would give it extra power.
Lay the item on your altar and prepare yourself for the spell. Focus all your energy on the item, and focus that person leaving you alone. Picture that person in front of you, then just walking away. Take some of the black salt and start throwing it on the item while saying:
aqua et igni interdicere homini
(ah-kwa eht eeg-knee in-tare-dee-chair-eh oh-mee-knee)
Repeat the spell as you throw more black salt onto the item. Once you feel you have charged the item enough, the spell is done. If you used a picture, burn it and throw the ashes off of your property, in flowing water would be great. If you used an item, give it back to them. Every time they are around you they should feel this urge to not be there. Let me know if someone tries this, I would love feedback.
Well everyone, this was a LONG post, so I hope you were able to get through it. Sorry it took me so long to post. I will try to think of more exciting informative blogs to post. Happy Casting!