Signs Of Psychic Attack
First of all, how can you tell that you are under attack? How can you discover who is attacking you, and most of all, how can you defend yourself?
Not all magical attacks are intentional. In fact, the “evil eye” which appears in many different cultures, can be cast completely unintentionally, and without a spell, just by using the sheer force of envy, hatred, or ill-wishing.
Another magical attack can come from people I like to call “energy vampires,” who feed on other people’s positive energy, literally sucking the life force out of them.
Maybe you know someone like this—you can recognize an energy vampire because you always feel tired and drained after talking to them, you feel like they take and take without giving back, and they always seem to be radiating negative energy.
The best thing to do if you come in contact with an energy vampire is to stay away. Simply have as little to do with that person as possible.
And then there are the intentional attacks—someone who is performing a spell or other magic in order to take revenge or otherwise cause you harm. In this situation, drastic defensive measures must be taken.
How can you identify an attack? Well, you may begin to notice things “going wrong” or you may have a string of what you’d call “bad luck.” But don’t be so quick to write it off as bad luck, because a number of unfortunate incidents in a row could be a sign of magical assault. If you are getting the feeling that everything in your life is going wrong these days, it is definitely time to suspect magical attack as the cause.
And the sooner you do this, the better. Because if you leave the problem alone, things will go from bad to worse. Don’t let it go on! Take defensive action as soon as things start “going wrong” for no reason.
Another sign of potential attack is mental disturbance, like vivid nightmares that keep coming back, a feeling of oppressive anxiety, or being confused, disoriented, and forgetful for no apparent reason. You may also just have a “bad feeling,” you may feel like you are being followed, or that there is a shadow hanging over you. Don’t dismiss these signs and say, “I must be going crazy!”
Take them seriously. It can’t hurt to do a protective spell, and it can actually do a lot of good.
A side note: The mental signs listed above are also signs of a psychological disorder, such as depression, schizophrenia, anxiety and ADD. Magic is NOT a substitute for proper treatment and therapy, so if you suspect that you have any of these things, do a protective spell, AND see your doctor.
There can also be physical symptoms of an attack. Headaches and fatigue are the most common. If you are having headaches and fatigue and cannot discover the cause, first see your doctor, and then consider your magical defenses.
You can also sense an attack based on the reaction of the plants and animals around you. Finding more snakes, spiders, and other pests in your yard or home is a suspicious sign.
Magical attacks will almost always affect plants and animals first. And actually, many Wiccans set up an “early warning system” by keeping a plant or two in the house. At the first sign of an attack, the plants will suffer first. Your house plants can actually be very effective “guard dogs” against dark forces, so make sure you water them!
Now, experiencing one or two of these signs can often have a perfectly logical explanation. Everyone gets headaches once in a while, after all, and depending on the season, bugs and spiders may infest your house. Same thing goes for bad dreams, or even a string of bad luck.
So don’t be too quick to attribute these things to the work of dark forces. But do keep your eyes open and be aware. I generally find that you will get a “feeling” when the signs cross the line from normal bad luck to “suspicious.” Stay aware, and stay vigilant, and you should be able to tell a real attack from plain old bad luck.
So how do you protect yourself if you are experiencing any of the signs of attack? Well, the best offense is a good defense. That means doing regular protection and banishing rituals, like the ones I will share with you here.