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Banishing Spells

I feel the need to mention, protection spells may be a more desirable choice, to banishing and binding.

Banishing Spell

To be performed during the waning moon. The purpose of this spell is to rid yourself of negative influences. If you feel someone is exerting negative energy, you can banish that energy with a spell similar to this one.

Tools needed:

heatproof container or cauldron

black or white candle

basil or garlic (for uncrossing, protection)

paper, and a black pen

Cast the circle Invoke the Gods and Goddesses that you usually call upon to assist you Statement of Purpose: I am here to banish negative influences from my life. Right now, (name) is exerting an extremely negative force upon me. I ask for the God and Goddess to assist me in banishing these forces and eliminating his/her destructiveness.

Consecrate the cauldron as follows: Sprinkle with salt water and recite "In the name of the Lord and Lady, I charge you to serve me within this circle. I clear you of all former influences and energies that you may be fit for the workings of magick again." Do the same with the candle. On a piece of paper, write the full name of the person to be banished. Roll it up and tie it with a black string. Sprinkle with salt water and recite: "Thou creature of paper, by paper made by paper changed. Thou art not paper, but negative influences in (name). So mote it be!" Light the black candle. Burn the paper in the candle, visualizing all negative power over you vanishing in the flames and rising out of your world with the smoke. Sprinkle basil and garlic over the flames and recite: "Blazing force of cleansing fire, help me in this rite. By air and earth, water and fire, so be you bound with this rite! Your power takes flight Sky and sea, keep harm from me. Cord go round, power be bound, your negativity will no longer come my way. From henceforth, your power over me is banished. So mote it be!" Let the paper burn itself out while you visualize a healthy, positive relationship with the person. Cakes and ale (eating bread or drinking wine or juice to restore energy spent during ritual). Thank the God and Goddess. Release the circle.

Banishing Spell

(to be done on the dark of the moon) Ingredients: paper, pen and ink, two mirrors, black thread, candles (black or white), salt water; myrrh oil mixed with comfrey, hemp, dwale (deadly nightshade), thyme, mullein, or any three of these herbs.

Procedure: Write or draw on the paper what you would banish. Charge it with the full force of your repulsion. Anoint with oil, then with salt water, in the form of a waning moon. Fold the paper and place between two mirrors, with the reflecting sides facing IN. Bind them securely together with black thread or yarn and drip candle wax around the edges to seal. While you do this, envision the energy which emanates from the object of your spell being bounced back on itself, unable to pass the barriers you have set up around it. Say...

" Your eyes are shut, your cord is cut, go back to the Mother with Death as your lover. So mote it be."

Take the spell to a place where it will not be disturbed and bury it, saying...

"By night your eyes are blinded, by clay your ears are stopped, by earth your mouth is sealed, by rock your limbs are bound; Thus I lay you down to rest, still and silent in the ground. As I do will, so mote it be."

When you have finished the burial, kneel on the ground and say...

"By all the power of three times three, may this spell harm no other nor return to me As I do will, so mote it be."


One of the most basic and useful ceremonial rituals of magick is called the *banishing ritual*, or lesser ritual of the pentagram. A pentagram (or pentacle) is a five-pointed star with the point up. The banishing ritual is helpful in psychic protection and healing since it forms a protective barrier against malevolent forces. The psychic barrier it creates can be made to permit entry of desired (constructive) forces and the exclusion of negative ones. Thus, the banishing ritual is an essential first step in almost any formal full magick ceremony.

The ritual requires that you use a magical implement or "weapon", such as a ceremonial knife, wand, or simply point your index finger, to "draw" the pentagram in the air at each of the cardinal points (four directions). Also, you will be chanting ('vibrating') some Hebrew names of God.

Holding your magical weapon and facing east, 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 east; 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 (speaking slowly in a slightly lower than normal pitch, remember) "Yod-He-Vau-He".


Approximate points on a round clock face --

1. Begin at 7:30 position.

2. Point to 12 oclock position.

3. Point to 4:30 position.

4. Point to 10:30 position.

5. Point to 2:30 position.

6. Return to 7:30 position.

Then turn slowly to the next cardinal point in sequence, and as you do so, with your arm still extended in front of you, visualize a white line connecting around to the cardinal point. Trace a similar pentagram with the appropriate words and following the same procedure:

South -- Adonai Tzaboath

West -- Eh-Ei-He

North -- Agla.

Now complete the white line drawn back to the center of the eastern pentagram. Note that the cardinal points must be followed in a clockwise order, and the pentagram must be drawn in the manner illustrated; to do otherwise would change the function of the ritual. The result of all this should be a large bright white pentagram visualized hanging in mid-air at each of the four directions, all tied together by a bright white line. You could now, for example, visualize the pentagrams moving out to the circumference of your home, thereby protecting all within.

There is also a somewhat simplified version of this ritual in which the pentagram is traced only once overhead and then is energized with one of the four names, such as "Eh-Ei-He". Oftentimes the simplified version is sufficient, but naturally the effect of the full version is more complete. One of the primary uses of this ritual is to ward off psychic attack -- that is, when another is (consciously or unconsciously) attempting to harm you, cause sickness, accidents, bad dreams, emotional upset, or to force you to do something against your will. Fortunately this doesn't happen very often. The world of the magician is fairly safe for the pure of heart. Psychic attack usually depends upon vulnerabilities. If you are not vulnerable you are safe. Thus unificaition with the true will is the greatest protection possible. And the use of the banishing ritual is never hurtful. You can even use it to hold off negative aspects of yourself.

Other forms of protection sometimes helpful (depending upon one's egregore/model) are recitation of the 'Lord's Prayer', the 23rd, and 91st Psalms.