Lesser Ritual of The Pentagram
One of the most basic and useful ceremonial rituals of magick is called the banishing ritual, or lesser ritual of the pentagram. The banishing ritual is helpful in psychic protection and healing because it forms a protective barrier against evil forces. The psychic barrier it creates can be made to permit entry of desired (constructive) forces and the exclusion of negative ones.
The banishing ritual is an essential first step in almost any formal full magick ceremony. The ritual requires that you use a ceremonial knife, and to “draw” the pentagram in the air above your head.Also, you will be chanting (‘vibrating’) Eh-Ei-He.
Holding your magical weapon extend your arm out straight in front of you. In this ritual you will use the full sweep of your arm to draw the pentagram in the air. Follow the description below by beginning at the lower left and sweeping your magical weapon up toward the right, etc. as shown. Do not bend your arm at the wrist or elbow. While you do this, visualize the lines and eventually the star as vibrant white, floating in the space before you. You are projecting energy to do this, and the result will be a gleaming 5-pointed star floating in the air. Visualize this as vividly as you can. Now you will energize it further by piercing the center of it with your magical weapon and vibrating “Eh-Ei-He”.
One of the primary uses of this ritual is to ward off psychic attack — that is, when another is attempting to harm you, cause sickness, accidents, bad dreams or to force you to do something against your will.
The Witches Magick for May 9th – Strega Herb Jar
Strega Herb Jar
A strega herb jar is a jar, with herbs inside, designed to provide protection for you and your home (or those who live in it.)
Items You Will Need:
A ‘Strega Herb Jar’ is a jar of selected herbs designed to ensure protection over you, your home and those who take residence in it. Depending on the herbs selected, it can also look like an attractive form of ornament and can leave a nice scent.
The Strega Herb Jar has been traced to Italy, as ‘Strega’ is Italian for ‘witch.’ Stregheria is a system of Witchcraft with Italian roots, and the term itself is an archaic word in the Italian language that translates into the English word Witchcraft.
Now, place a small amount of each herb into the jar (you may wish to do so in layers for more ornamental effect). Once you have filled the jar with herbs up to the top, you may desire to add your gemstone of choice. Don’t fret if you do not wish to add a gemstone, this step is optional.
Also, you may want to call upon a deity of your choice, and ask them for their attention and blessing. This can be done in the form of a simple prayer.
Pop the cork in the top of the jar, sealing it. Before setting the jar down on a window or shelf of your choice, shake it slightly. From time to time, shake the jar and let the aroma of the cork remind you that you are protected.
*You may use a substitute for any herb shown in the list, for another herb that is said to have protective or cleansing properties.
*A Strega Herb Jar can also be used for the purpose of attracting good luck.
SPELL TO DEFLECT EVIL
Creek stones and an Earthen bowl of water are used in this ritual. Its purpose is to deflect negativity.
Fill the bowl nearly full of creek stones, then fill the bowl with water. Then chant:
Bowl of reflection stones of protection
may the reason of my harm feel the power of this charm
Sisters three come work for me
bowl detect stones deflect and water reflect
peace and harmony now come to me as I will
So Mote It Be!
Change the water once a week and renew the chant. Throw the old water on your doorstep.
The sisters of the Wyrrd are incorporated here. The bowl stands for the first sister, she of the past; the stones stand for the present and the second sister; the third action, that of reflection, is for the sister of the future.
The Witches Magick for Monday, May 5th – Casting A Fire Cricle
This spell utilizes the powerful protection of fire.
Items You Will Need:
Fire proof container
Piece of Paper and Pencil
Set up the 8 candles in a circle. One to the North, one to the North East and so on. Make the circle about a foot in diameter. Light the candles. Rip the paper into 9 pieces. Write your name on the first piece of paper. Place it in the center of the circle of candles. On the next 8 write “harm”. Place each of the 8 by the candle on the outside of the circle. Now start at the top candle and take up the piece of paper that says “harm” on it. Catch it on fire and quickly put it in the fire proof container while saying this:
“Fire burns and fire turns all evil and harm away from me.”
Repeat this for each of the remaining 8 pieces of papers that say “harm” on them. When all papers have been burned, look at your name and say this three times with confidence:
“Fires power and fires might
Protects me every day and night.”
Allow the candles to burn down to nothing and extinguish themselves. By the way, you can use birthday candles or smaller candles so the process will be quicker if you wish. (NOTE: Use only fireproof candle holders.) You now have a Fire Circle of protection around you!
FOR DRIVING AWAY EVIL
Demons and evil spirits could be forced to leave a person alone if the following spell was written on parchment or paper which was to be kept close at hand at all times.
THE BOOMERANG SPELL
Reverse any negativity or hex being sent your way. Annoint a purple candle with Rosemary oil. On a piece of white paper write the following in black ink…
“All blocks are now removed.”
Fold the paper three times. Light the candle and burn the paper in a bowl, ashtray or any fireproof dish. Invoke the power of fire and it’s elemental spirits. Repeat three times:
“Firedrakes and Salamanders,
Aid me in my quest,
Protect me from all evil forms,
Turn back the negativity being sent.
After repeating it three times, say:
“So mote it be.”
PRYING EYES SPELL
Next time you lose an eyelash, don’t just brush it away, save it. You’ll also need a length of string of a natural material. Silk is the best, but cotton or wool will also work just fine. (Yarn will do, but no acrylics.)
Cut the string to the length of the span of your hand. Perform whatever cleansing and grounding rituals you think are appropriate before spell work. Place the eyelash on the string and tie a tight knot around the lash, chanting:
“Bind the eyes of all that see. Secrets here but no harm be.”
Wrap the string around the doorknob of the room you wish to protect and secure well. As long as you don’t do anything blatantly and obviously pagan, anyone who might accidentally see your magic gear will not realize its significance.
A PARTING SPELL
This is a spell I came up with, very short. It is meant for a parting, when someone is leaving you for any length of time and you wish them safely there and back. I do this when my family or friends travel long distances. While touching or thinking of the person speak these words.
“From this hour until your return,
this candle of hope I will let burn.
My lord and lady, watch over you.
Keep you safe, from harms view.
From now until you return to me.
This is my will, so mote it be.”
The other variation of this spell is the same words only each night before I sleep I light a gold and silver candle and let it burn for three minutes as I speak the spell. I usually do this if those I am doing this for are going to be gone for a long period of time.