A GENERAL VERY POWERFUL AND EASY ALL PURPOSE PROTECTION SPELL AND TALISMAN
Other than casting a Ritual Circle which is protective in and of itself, detailed on my page, "Casting, Working Within and Banishing a Ritual Circle" there are Protection Spells, Charms, Talismans and the like to keep the user protected while not stationary in a specific area. Certain Protection Spells and items for warding off, banishing, binding and dispelling malign forces of an Earthly physical nature, psychic attack, spells cast against you, malign Otherworldly forces and protection from illness, disorders and disease will be detailed herein. In many cases simply wearing a pentacle is protective enough. Although, the wearer may wish to annoint the pentacle with a protection oil detailed in my recipies section depending on how much protection one may need and from what one is protectiong ones self from. Recite this incantation while annointing:
in fidem recipere
pax ex nox
omni malum APAGE TE!
A CHARM TO TURN BACK THE SPIRITS OF THE DEAD OR ANY OTHER-WORLDLY MALIGN PRESENCE
Where the mistletoe clings to some living tree (preferably an Oak Tree), there to feed its many berries, fleshed pale and waxen as the flesh of corpses, you must go in company (for to go alone would be perilous) and wrench from their fastenings a few stems well furnished with white fruit. Carry them home, and spread them out at night up on a table covered with black cloth. Set at random in their midst five black candles, burning, and at their center, a clear glass vessel. Bring then to the table all of these: a red wine of the Medoc, a strained tincture of red carnation petals infused in alcohol, an oil of red storax, and five fragments of bone. Set them down in a row, and speak this incantation:
Flesh lacking blood
Bone lacking flesh
Spirit lacking bone
Arise and be fed
Arise to bone and flesh and blood
This night renewed by mortal food
Nevermore to thirst for mine
Nor on my living limbs to entwine
Mix in the central vessel the wine, tincture, oil, and bone, and sprinkle a little of this potion over all the sprigs of mistletoe. Then, before cockcrow, bear the vessel, and the sprigs wrapped closely in the black tablecloth, away to a burial ground, where, between two graves, the mistletoe should be laid down gently, unwrapped, and the vessel?s contents emptied over it. Pluck five of the mistletoe?s berries then, to carry home; but leave all else among the dead, there to find fit surroundings instead of where you dwell. The five berries should be preserved in a small vial of red storax oil, and kept always near at hand to calm and turn back any rash spirit who should presume to visit you thereafter.
CELTIC HOUSE PROTECTION
Burn Male Fern and the smoke will provide great protection from all forms of danger and illness! Cense the home in every room with this in a fire proof cauldron and recite this incantation to protect entire home:
Cosaint agus beannachtai n n’Deithe do talamh seo
Dibir na olc agus dona
Also, one might wish to put little mirrors in all the windows facing towards the outside, deflecting any malevolent magicks or attacks from harming you or your family.
Besom, besom long and lithe
Made from ash and willow withe
Tied with thongs of willow bark
In running stream at moonset dark.
With a pentagram indighted
As the ritual fire is lighted;
Sweep ye circle, deosil,
Sweep out evil, sweep out ill,
Make the round of the ground
Where we do the Lady's will.
Besom, besom, Lady's broom
Sweep out darkness, sweep out doom
Rid ye Lady's hallowed ground
Of demons, imps and Hell's death hound;
Then set ye down on Her green earth
By running stream or Mistress' hearth,
'Till called once more on Sabbath night
To cleans once more the dancing site.
· I understand that this chant was written by Lady Tamara of the WCC. (However, I have no evidence for this except hearsay, and the fact that the WCC appears to use it, so I may be wrong.)
· There is absolutely NO reason to think of it as traditional Gardnerian or Alexandrian. However, it's an example of the kind of thing that finds its way into a lot of BOSs, regardless of tradition. There appears to be no equivalent to this in the "standard" BOS, and some people feel a need for it, so a lot of people have added this chant to their BOS.
· I don't have a published source for it - but it's one of those things that every Witch in town seems to have a copy of.
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