Used by many cultures for many years as a banishing. It is believed that salt “holds” and “catches” negativity, so should be replaced regularly if placing in rooms or corners for this purpose.
The kind you buy in the grocery store, the counterpart to salt. Pepper was mixed with salt for exorcisms to dispel the powers of evil, cast out demons, bothersome spirits and was a strong banisher. Many cultures use salt and pepper together to drive away negative spirits. Also used in African-American hoodoo, voodoo and European cultures for the same purpose.
A type of crystal. Tiger’s Eye can be easily found at any new age shop or occult shop, and is fairly cheap. Many wear tiger’s eye for protection.
Many cultures would cover their mirrors whenever a relative died due to the belief that spirits could enter the home through mirrors. Cover your mirrors with cloth or blankets so that the spirits have a more difficult time getting to you until you are strong enough to deal with them on your own. I have never tried this though, but it’s worth a shot.
The Lord’s Prayer:
It is said that the vibration of The Lord’s Prayer when said in Latin will drive away demons. I haven’t personally tried it, but many occultists (and Catholics) swear by it. Here is a video on how to say The Lord’s Prayer in Latin: click here
Use Catholic medallions/amulets of the saints. For example St. Michael, Virgin Mary, or Jesus. You can wear it around your neck, and can also place one medallion on each window sill throughout the house or room. Have a priest bless the medals first.
Wear a Virgin Mary scapular that has been blessed by a priest.
Wear a rosary that has been blessed with holy water from a priest.
Ask your priest to have a mass said for you.
Some African-American Hoodoo folk-magic practitioners, and several other cultures around the world (ie. Scottish), recite the 23rd Psalm as they mop or scrub their floors with salt and pepper mixed with other spiritual herbs in the mop water. They then throw the dirty water out the front door, or, out at the nearest intersection or crossroads and throw it to the east (some cultures throw it to the west, which is the direction of passing). Then, they come straight back inside without talking to anyone and burn incense in every room. Then they place a pinch of salt in all four corners of each room. This is a very popular method with many different cultures. A “crossroads” is where two roads cross at (or about) right angles (aka. “the forks of the road”).
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.”
When bathing in the shower or bathtub, visualize your spirit/aura being cleansed. This might sound odd, but it really does work for many. I know of one psychic medium who has been doing this instinctively and it helps him immensely. For some, even just being by water will help, especially watching it flow. Perhaps it has something to do with the negative ions in flowing water. But water has for centuries been used by just about every culture as a spiritual healer. Humans were conducting baptisms with water even way before Christianity or Jesus came into existence. That is how old this practice is. Bathing with water to ritually or symbolically cleanse the soul/spirit is possibly one of the oldest rituals to man. Water that has been blessed by a priest or clergy is especially effective if you believe in its power. Also, water left outside in the sun to soak up the sun’s rays for a few hours is “solar water” and is also potent in cleansing your spirit.
Go Out Into Nature:
Let the sun beam down on you, smell the flowers, feel the breeze, listen to the birds.. Let all your five senses be enveloped in nature. This will help you get back to the “now” — which in turn will help unlatch anything attached to you. You will need more help then this, of course, but don’t skip this very important step! Then when you get back home take another shower to help cleanse. Then smudge yourself.
Let In The Light:
I cannot stress this enough: If depressive or negative spirits are drawn to you than living in a house with the shades constantly pulled shut will put you at risk of being brought down with them. If your blinds and curtains are shut, then go right now and open all your windows to let the sunlight in! And than place fresh flowers (either store bought or from your yard) into the room and place them everywhere throughout your house. The flowers don’t even have to be in vases, just place them on top of your tables, counters, dressers, beds, etc… Open the curtains and blinds as wide as you can — or better yet remove them from the windows altogether if it’s been dark in there for a long time. Open all the windows, along with your front and back doors to let the breeze flow through your house to cleanse it. Let nature and the sunlight in to cleanse your home. Then put on “happy music” and crank it up to help positive vibrations bounce around throughout your house. I can’t tell you how often I have walked into a depressed house that is dark like this and found the family in a depressed state and with a serious infestation of troublesome spirits harassing them. Let in the light.
Keep Your House Clean And Tidy:
Being raised myself with the old Gaelic traditions and beliefs, it has been drilled into me that the dark nasty types of fairies (ie. goblins) love to congregate in a messy dirty house. Keep your house clean and tidy to help avoid attracting nasty entities into your house. I am not saying that demons/goblins won’t enter clean houses, but many cultures believe that filth attracts filth. I know, I can hear you laughing at my belief in fairies, but the nasty ones (ie, goblins) are, to me, those demons most speak of. Fairies are just nature spirits — not the Tinkerbell fairies, those were invented by Disney. Although some fairies can be of that type. But whether you call them fairies, demons, fallen angels, nature spirits.. its all the same just different words used by different cultures. You say tomato, I say tomatto. NOTE: For more about fairies, click here.
UPDATE: when you have finished reading this entire article, I have added a part two of this article here: “Help For The Haunted — Reclaim Your Space”.
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