Preventative: encourages good luck and diminishes bad luck, attracting good fortune and benevolent spirits. A core concept of any spiritual practice, requiring regular attention.
Purification: the removal of harmful/stagnant energies, a kind of magical hygiene meant to prevent the attraction or attachment of all forms of negative energy.
Warding: A kind of spiritual alarm system that is “set” and “tripped” when activated by undesirable forces and individuals. Can be programmed to detect specific persons, entities or forces or to act as a general sentry. These semi-conscious programmed energy forms can be created to serve a specific function, to last indefinitely or to dissipate after a predetermined period of time.
Boundaries: They are part of all healthy relationships, both physical and ethereal. Boundaries keep us from feeling vulnerable, and give us dominion over our environments. Developing healthy boundaries in our relationships, both physical and spiritual makes both parties aware of the terms of the relationship, keeping toxic people and spirits at bay.
Physical Boundaries: are tangible parameters where protection is cast around a specific person, place or object. They take the form of protective circles, a continuous marking of a boundary or multiple points that when connected create geometric shapes.
Psychic Boundaries: Strengthening the aura and energy centers, while keeping them clear of blockages is like strengthening the immune system to protect the body from disease. This can be achieved by regular cleansing, energy work and shielding.
Divine, Spiritual and Magical Protection:
By petitioning protective deities, guardian spirits and familiars to actively patrol and protect a person, place or object, protection can be bestowed in return for regular offerings and requests for the entity’s intervention. By gaining the protection of a spirit with greater power than the one sent against you, the offending spirit can be commanded to cease and desist. Hierarchical spirits or those of a contrasting influence can be set against one another, although this requires greater offerings.
A focal point such as an altar, spirit house or statue serve as an anchor for the entity in a particular area. These spirits can also be tied to the land itself, particular objects or organic matter such as wood or bones. These objects are the physical representations of the spirit in question, and are treated with reverence. This is a type of magical agreement that is continually renewed via ritual offerings.
The witch or magician’s own spiritual power may be employed in this way through visualization and willpower to place a protective aura around a person, place or object. The will of the caster is catalyzed through concentration and ritual, usually some physical representation of the spell such as an object or talisman bearing symbols of protection serving as the focal point.
These forms of protection actively seek out the perpetrator when harm is coming from a specific source, whether known or unknown. Hexing and cursing can also be considered a form of protection, utilized to neutralize the threat or distract them by creating strife and discord.
The more aggressive forms of protection magic are considered taboo by some practitioners that follow the maxim of “harm none.” However, there are some situations that call for such drastic measures.
Deflection/Return to Sender: similar in nature, deflection spells are preventative in the sense that they bounce back negative forces directed at the practitioner before they can hit their target. Return to Sender spells are done in retaliation to spells that have already been cast.
They combine defensive measures with offensive maneuvers. When harmful energy, intent, spells or spirits are detected they are returned to their source and sealed with the originator.
Mirror boxes, witch bottles, and witch balls are some of the protective objects kept in or near the home for the effect of protecting from harm and returning it to the sender.
Also used in times when protection is needed, a more assertive protection measure.
Binding is used to restrict the actions of would-be perpetrators before additional harm can be done by themselves. Binding can also be used to protect others, and even protect people from themselves. Through a physical binding with cord, nailing or tying down sympathetic magic is enacted which cuts the target off from their energy, and prevents them from manifesting harm.
Banishing is the forcible removal of harmful forces and malevolent energy or entities, which can then be sealed with the sender or neutralized in some fashion. Banishing requires the will of the practitioner, who is free of fear and doubt.
There are different levels of banishing depending on the level of severity. Simple banishing rituals may be performed on a regular basis to remove any unwanted energies as part of one’s regular devotional practice. By banishing what does not benefit us, we make room for what does.
Presented by: Coby Michael Ward of Poisoner’s Apothecary, at Fae’s Cabinet, Fort Wayne, IN. February 23, 2019
What is a Magic Ward? Ward is a Magical Shield, created from a Caster to himself/herself or any other person, animal, plant, or object to accompany and protect against any attack. The Ward draws its power from the Caster.
The Wards are one of the most essential Magical Spells one must practice as it serves numerous valuable purposes. The procedure is simple yes can also be complicated depending on the “experience level” of the Caster.
Magic Wards can be created using the energy of any Element: Fire, Earth, Water or Air.
The Most popular Magic Wards though, are the ones made from Earth as they are more stable yet this solely depends on the Caster's affiliation to each Element.
Many Casters prefer the aggression of Fire, or the cold dark depths of Water or the swiftness of the Air. I have met many Casters in my life and I have seen all kinds of Wards – and believe me the most powerful Ward I have ever seen was the one our Witch created by fog; therefore, I will try to explain the Magic Wards of Each Element so you can choose your favorite.
A Ward can be placed on a person, animal, plant, or object. Moreover, the Magic Ward can transcend time and be placed to a Future Self or Past Self. The Possibilities are endless and as you evolve through your Magical Journey you will appreciate their importance and how useful they can actually be.
The very first step for creating a Ward is Grounding. You cannot cast a Magic Ward when you are anxious or disorientated. This is something VERY IMPORTANT you have to know. The fact that an experienced Caster can cast a Ward while he/she is under psychic or magic attack means that the Caster have mastered the technique of grounding even when under attack.
So, step one… Grounding.
Step two… choose the Element of your Ward. Here you will find 4 examples. Master these techniques and you will see miracles.
Earth Ward: A Ward Solid as Stone.
Take a small crystal which you have never used and you have already consecrated from all negativity (by using holy water, water of Jericho etc.…). This crystal can be a Quartz, Obsidian or other. Check here the lis... Once you are grounded take the crystal in your hand and while inhaling become one with the Crystal's energy. Connect with it, and by connecting with the Crystal, you know you are connecting with the Element of Earth. Feel Safe, Centered, one with the Whole Planet. Now it is time to create your Ward. Visualized (for example) a solid thick Wall, impenetrable, guarding you (or whatever you feel needs to be guarded). Keep visualizing for a couple of minutes and repeat the same visualization for 3 days or nights – do it the same time of day.
Fire Ward: Let you Passion burn your troubles
Once you are grounded take a red candle and light it up. Breathe lightly and know that while breathing you inhale the Fire's power in you. You become one with the bright passionate flame. Show respect to the element and feel invigorated, feel passionate and inspired. Feel enthusiasm in your blood. Your blood is shining in you. Now it is time to make your ward. visualize that you create one bright fire-ball every time you are exhaling. Keep on visualizing until you feel you have created a powerful fire force. “Send” fire ball to who or what needs its power.
Keep visualizing for a couple of minutes and repeat the same visualization for 3 days or nights – do it the same time of day.
Air Ward: The Winds will set you free
Once you are grounded focus on your breathing. Take few minutes realizing the importance of air in you. Inhale the Element of Air and become one with it. Feel free, feel connected with all, feel ready to travel anywhere. Now it is time to make your ward. visualize that you create a hurricane with every exhaling. Keep on visualizing on your fierce hurricane which can take away anything you do not want to. Send the hurricane to what needs protection. Keep visualizing for a couple of minutes and repeat the same visualization for 3 days or nights – do it the same time of day.
Water Ward: Let the Tides Wash away your troubles
Once you are grounded take a bowl of water a place your index finger in it. realize the temperature of the water. Realize it smoothness and coolness. Take few minutes “playing” with the water, raising small waves, making swirls and “carving” sacred symbols on the surface. Feel like a child again. Feel emotional but not vulnerable. Feel playful but not foolish. Feel connected with your hidden self. Now it’s time to make your ward. visualize that you create a powerful Tidal Wave ready to drift apart anything that may attack you. Water is now your ally. Send the tidal wave wherever needed. Keep visualization for a couple of minutes and repeat the same visualization for 3 days or nights – do it the same time of day.
Another great one, thanks!