7/04/92 Protection Spells
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FIERY WALL OF PROTECTION
A classic formula, the Fiery Wall is very useful as a powder or an oil. Its ingredients are incredibly potent: frankincense, myrrh, dragon’s blood, and salt. Ideally, you can grind these four together to create a powder that can be used in creating magical protective boundaries or use as incense to ward an area- don’t waste your rock salt! You can also add it to oil to create something with which to anoint doors, people, talismans, or candles. If you’re going to bless it, consecrate it to MICHAEL.
- Certain plants provide fierce protection when planted in the home or around it in the garden. Certain evil and malevolent forces can’t exist in the presence of these plants:
Still more plants protect the home and its occupants against spiritual and magical danger:
- Mugwort and Saint John’s Wort
Plant them in combination for enhanced power. Other popular protective plants include: angelica, clover, dill, elder, flax, gardenia, garlic, holly, juniper, nettles, oregano, rosemary, rowan, southernwood, and thyme.
You can also protect your home or space by planting protective trees. These include ash, bay laurel, birch, cedar, ceiba, hawthorn, hazel, iroko, juniper, oak, olive, and rowan. Arrange them in a circle or create a boundary with them. Fill in that boundary with shade-loving protective botanicals.
One of the most common ways of protecting a home is by creating a door guardian: some kind of art or figure, picked herbs (as in a hex bag), or living plants. Gargoyles and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!
Gargoyles: the most common kind of protective statue. In the presence of evil, their spirits break free of their stone bonds to do battle. The power of stone and water! Place them at your most vulnerable points and face the gargoyles appropriately, guarding against danger. Gargoyles are happy whether alone or in groups, so you can never have too many. You can also never put them in the wrong place.
Tigers: fierce sworn enemies of evil spirits. But not inside! Their ferocious nature invites disharmony. The tiger must be looking away from the home searching for danger. Homes in the west have had a similar tradition in the form of lion head door knockers. Anyone knocking on your door has to put his hand into a lion’s mouth! Bears: protection, home, might, and power. Use the spirit of the bear as you would the gargoyle, tiger, lion, or other ferocious protective spirit. Really, you can use the protective spirit that to you is the most ferocious and powerful. (Personally, I’m partial to dragons. But choose what you wish, Amanda.) Be sure to research the traditional way of working with the spirit image, however, since they might have particulars about them.