The spirit of someone you knew dearly is trying to guide you in this aspect. In a dark room light a single candle and focus upon its light. Listen carefully with your heart and you will know what to do.
These Gnostic amulets were held in high esteem for their supposed magical properties. They were made of bronze, sometimes gilt, and covered with inscriptions and curious occult signs. The Gnostics were mystic sects which flourished in the second century A.D., in the Eastern provinces of the Roman Empire. The nails were carried as charms for protection from all evil influences, also to guard the living from the lemurs, the ghosts of the unhappy dead. Nails with inscriptions were frequently buried with the body to prevent any haunting by the spirit.
Set the nail on the stone and with the hammer strike it 3 times at each stroke say thus;
Clavus Ferreus Malleus Ferreus Ferrum rufulum Ferrum Nobilis
Score the stone thrice across with the nail’s point, then take the stone away and quickly bury it in the earth far from your house. The nail should afterwards be carried with you as a charm agains evil.
TO DRIVE AWAY EVIL
Take an iron nail – rusty and old. On a dark night – moonless and cloudy, set upon
a smallish flat stone. With an iron hammer strike it thrice. At each stroke say:
Score the stone three times across with the nail’s point, then take the stone and
bury it far from the house. Carry the nail with you always as a charm.