Witches Bottle

Continuing with the theme of Protection,from last weeks show, The witch bottle is a magical tool that has been reported in use for centuries. In early times, the bottle was designed as a way to protect oneself from malicious witchcraft and sorcery. In particular, around the time of Samhain, homeowners might create a witch bottle to keep evil spirits from entering the home on Hallow’s Eve. The witch bottle was usually made of pottery or glass, and included sharp objects such as pins and bent nails. It typically contained urine as well, belonging to the homeowner, as a magical link to the property and family within. In 2009, an intact witch bottle was found in Greenwich, England, and experts have dated it back to around the seventeenth century.

 

Around the Samhain season, you may want to do a little bit of protective magic yourself, and create a witch bottle of your own. The general idea of the witch bottle is to not only protect yourself, but send back the negative energy to whoever or whatever is sending it your way. You’ll need the following items:

A small glass jar with lid/ Sharp, rusty items like nails, razor blades, bent pins/ Sea salt/ Red string or ribbon/ A black candle. Fill the jar about halfway with the sharp, rusty items. These were used to deflect bad luck and ill fortune away from the jar. Add the salt, which is used for purification, and finally, the red string or ribbon, which was believed to bring protection. When the jar is halfway filled, there are a couple of different things you can do, depending on whether or not you’re easily repulsed. One option is to fill the remainder of the jar with your own urine – this identifies the bottle as belonging to you. However, if the idea makes you a bit squeamish, there are other ways you can complete the process. Instead of urine, use a bit of wine. You may wish to consecrate the wine first before using it in this manner. In some magical traditions, the practitioner might choose to spit in the wine after it’s in the jar because — much like the urine — this is a way of marking the jar as your territory. Cap the jar, and make sure it’s sealed tightly (particularly if you used urine – you don’t want any accidental spillage), and seal it with wax from the black candle. Black is considered handy for banishing negativity. If you’re having trouble finding black candles, you may want to use white instead, and imagine a white ring of protection surrounding your witch bottle. Also, in candle magick, white is typically considered a universal substitute for any other color candle.

 

Now – where to stash your bottle? There are two schools of thought on this, and you can decide which one works best for you. One group swears that the bottle needs to be hidden somewhere in the home – under a doorstep, up in a chimney, behind a cabinet, whatever — because that way, any negative magick aimed at the house will always go straight to the witch bottle, avoiding the people in the home. The other philosophy is that the bottle needs to be buried as far away from the house as possible, so that any negative magic sent towards you will never reach your home in the first place. Whichever one you choose, be sure that you’re leaving your bottle in a place where it will remain undisturbed permanently.

 

A very close friend of ours D.N. provided us with a Witch’s Bottle spell as well. His goes like this: Witch’s Bottle: Ingredients: Glass jar with metal lid, Sea Salt, 3 bent rusty nails (coffin nails: the old way of doing this), Broken glass, Razor blades, Screws, 1 egg, Frankincense, Sage, Basil, Lavender, Yarrow, Cumin, Clove, Cedar, Myrrh, Garlic, Rosemary, Calamus Root, Belladonna Root, Hemlock Root, Black duct tape and Thread 

 

How to Make the Witches’ Bottle: Purify and consecrate your jar and lid. Then pass over the flame of the red candle. Keep your intentions firm in your mind. Remember, it is the will of the witch that works the magic. Place 3 scoops (I use my athame blade for this) of salt in the jar. Saying: “Oh spirit of salt, purify my home and bring in strength and stability.” Place the three nails, razor blades, broken glass and screws in the jar. Saying:” Oh spirit of iron, ground out any negativity directed toward my home

and those that dwell within and let it return threefold to the sender.  Dark

Goddess Hecate, impose your wrath on those who attempt to harm me and my home, let them feel the pain of a thousand daggers and be cursed with misfortune and regret for eternity”. Call the spirit of each herb. Meditate on the herb and its powers. Burn a bit on the charcoal. Chant the herb’s power as you place it in the jar. For example: “Frankincense lend me your protection from the psychic planes.” When you have done each and every herb…yes, all of them in the same way. Remember this is a ritualized spell and the point is to focus your will and power. Once you have done this, place the egg in the jar. You don’t have to

break it. Saying: “Oh spirit of egg, fill this charm with life and spirit.” Now take the thread. The best thread to use for this is thread you have saved, just bits and snips of thread.  Some people will say red thread, but I say whatever color you have is fine. Put the thread in your receiving hand and roll it around with your power hand. Saying: “Twist and turn all evil away. Twist and turn all harm from me. Thread be tangle some. Thread trip up whoever would harm us.”

 

Charge the charm by using a free-form chant to send energy into the bottle. If you are not comfortable making a chant up, I would suggest “Aradia, Artemis, Hecate, Aphrodite, Brigit, Zeus” Let your energy build and then place it in the jar through your hands or your athame or your wand. When you feel it is ready, place your hair, nail clipping, semen or menstrual blood, and fill the jar with urine, and place the lid on clockwise (Deosil), sealing it with black duct tape. Bring your Circle down. Bury the bottle 12″ deep outside the door most often used for entering your home.

 

If a woman is preparing her bottle, she might also want to get some menstrual blood into it. It should then be buried in the ground, at least twelve inches deep, in an isolated spot where it can remain undisturbed. If you live in a city, then it will be worth a trip out of town to find some remote spot to bury it.

 

 

We also did find a few other Protection Spells, But you will need to make them your own words as always:

 

From the website: frans-free-spells.blogspot.com/A Reflective Spell for Beating the Bullies. She writes: Much as I like to try and see the good in people as much as is possible, it is a sad fact that not everyone you know brings enhancement to your life. They may have reasons for their issues, ranging from low self esteem to personal ambition but this does not mean that you have to accept their destructive, bullying ways. You have a right to feel good about yourself.She continues with: I’m aware that some people want to try curses when they feel bullied or upset. There are a couple of reasons why this is not a good idea. First, it will make you feel bad afterwards – if you act like your enemy you become your enemy so try to always be true to yourself and resist the temptation to get nasty. Another is the Wiccan 3-fold law. This states that all energies projected will come back to you but 3 times as powerful so much nicer to make it an act of kindness. But you should defend yourself as you would defend a friend in a similar predicament. The best way to go about this is to send their negativity back to them rather than unleashing some of your own.

 

Free Protection Spells Vol. 1 found online has another PROTECTION SPELL 
you will need: white candle, protection incense, photo of your loved ones 
Light the incense. Place the candle on top of your photo(s) and light it. 
Envision a protective white light surrounding your loved ones and say: 
“O Goddess, protect my loved ones every day, as they sleep and as they play. 
Help them to always smile bright, and keep them safe in your loving light. 
Protect them from harm and from all they fear. For they are the ones that I hold dear. I thank the Goddess for helping me. I trust in Her aid So mote it be!” 
Let the candle and incense burn down.

 

You can also use a A SPELL TO BIND BULLIES. You Need: 3 black candles black thread one black pen a piece of paper an empty glass jar. This spell will not hurt your bully; it will just make them leave you alone. Do this spell at midnight on a Saturday of a waning moon (a period of time between a full moon and a new moon, the light is decreasing. The opposite is the waxing moon, when the moon is moving from a new moon to a full).  Set the candles in a big triangle shape, big enough so that you can sit in the middle. Light the candles. Write the bully’s name on the paper, and draw an “X” over it. Fold it three times. Say: “I bind you (say their name), so that you cannot hurt me anymore, both physically, and emotionally. Get out of my life, leave me alone. I bind you (say name) I bind you.”  Then tie the thread around the folded paper, and pop it in the jar. Screw on the lid. Snuff out the candles (never, NEVER blow out candles after a spell, it pushes the magick away). The next day, bury the jar off you property, or you can hide it in a closet where it will not be found. If the black candles you used are small enough, you can put them in the jar (do this at the end of the spell, not after you have screwed the lid on). If not, burn them later until there is nothing left of them.

 

CANDLE SPELL TO STOP HARASSMENT. Timing: During the waning moon. Use a brown candle (an image candle, if you can) to represent the person who is harassing you. Write the person’s name on the front and back of the candle. 
On a small piece of parchment paper, write: ‘From now on, (name) will say nothing but sweet words about me and to me. By the power of Arcadia, so mote it is!’ Put a drop of honey in the middle of the paper and roll it into a ball. 
Heat a knife, pin or your ashamed, make a gash in the candle (in its mouth, if it’s an image candle) and stuff the paper ball into it. Let the candle burn a little while every night for an odd number of nights, to a maximum of nine nights. Throw the remnants into flowing water, but save some candle drippings or ash to sprinkle in the path of your oppressor.

 

SPELL FOR PROTECTION. Sit or stand before any fire. Look into the flames (or flame if using a candle). Visualize the fire bathing you with glowing, protective light. The fire creates a flaming, shimmering sphere around you. If you wish, say the following words: “Craft the spell in the fire; Craft it well; Weave it higher.  Weave it now of shining flame; none shall come to hurt or maim. None shall pass this fiery wall; none shall pass No, none at all.” Repeat this every day if needed.

 

Tomorrow (Thursday)  on CJMARSRADIO.com we will be discussing “Finding your Diety” at 9pm EST. 

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Protection using Candles, Stones & Sage

As promised, last night we had a wonderful discussion about Protection live on WCJV radio. The section below is a recap of how to protect yourself using Candles, Stones & Sage. We will be posting this weekend about the popular “Witches Bottle” used as a form of protection as well. 

Witchcraft has been in existence for quite a long time. This religion/practice existed in Old England and through Europe; to worship nature and anything that is created is sacred. The followers of this religion/practice are called witches.

Witches beliefs consist of spells. Any spells that intends to harm, or control or dominate other people are very much forbidden. Spells consists of words, phrases, formula, rituals or any combination of these. There are many different spells created for different purposes. Witches all around the world are formulating rituals or spells to help them with their everyday lives, and they are generous enough to share it with other spell casters. One of the most popular spells created are called Protection Spells.

 

Protection spells are used to protect one person, either the caster or other people, or a home from the negative influences or karma of other people. These kinds of spells can be effective if one puts enough faith and intent. As you do any ritual, stick to the directions on how to do it, a small mistake can have your spell go the opposite direction and have a negative result. There are many spells and rituals that can be seen online or on any witchcraft book. But as always tailor the words to be your own.

 Candles 

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Many people use candles while casting spells. The colors of the candles depends on your intention in doing the spell, the usual color of the color of the candle that is being used for Protection Spells is black. It is believed that black candles are effective in reversing any negative thoughts and energy; it also absorbs any chaos and conceals confusions around you. This is the reason why black candles are preferred in performing the spell. Salt is another variable in these type of spells, salt has the ability to repel and purify any negative energy. The combination of these two materials in doing these spell is important so that casting the spell of protection will be effective. In doing a spell full attention and focus is needed so that you can build the connection between you and the person or place to the spell. Your intention for this matter should be pure and positive; this should not be used in any harmful way that can affect your karma. Candles can be found on our website at: http://blessedbegarden.com/Candles/

 

Another major type of dark negative energy that can be sent to others is through negative thinking, anger, wishing harm to others, jealousy, animosity, seeking revenge, vindictiveness, or other forms of thought that are based in anger, rage and fear. These are called thought forms and they can be lodged in a person’s body or various layers of their auras causing a wide range of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual difficulties.

 

Smudging

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Smudging with white sage is an ancient custom of North American Indians who have used and continue to use this method for clearing unwanted energies. It’s important to clear yourself each day and to clear your home and car at least once a week as a normal maintenance procedure. Today most people are exposed to many negative energies in their workplaces, in stores, restaurants, and almost anywhere they go. Anyone can pick up negative energies by just walking around.

People who work in close quarters with others, and this includes teachers, nurses, physicians, therapists, factory workers, energy workers, office workers etc., need to smudge and clear daily. Some of the negative energy carried in one person’s aura can easily flip into your own aura, eventually causing illness. Daily smudging is a powerful clearing tool to use on yourself and your office to keep your energy field clear of “accidental” energy transfers.  Smudging Supplies can be found on our website at: http://blessedbegarden.com/Incense-and-Incense-Burners/Smuding/ 

To smudge just do the following. Take a bowl about 4 or 5 inches in diameter and place a few inches of sand to cover the bottom of the bowl and to protect the bowl from heat. Place a few leaves of white sage on the sand and light the ends or edges of the leaves. Once the leaf is flaming well, blow out the flame and leave the leaf to smoke. This smoke is what is called smudging. Pass the smoke over your head and all around you a number of times. If you are smudging your home, close all the windows and doors and pass the bowl with leaves smoking around each room, into corners, up to ceiling corners, and into closets and cupboards. Leave the doors and windows closed for a few hours. This smudging can dissolve or eliminate many negative and dark energies, entities and spirits from your home.

 

Stones

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Black (ob·sid·i·an) Obsidian , Black (tour·ma·line )Tourmaline or (py·rite) Pyrite Spray and Essences is great to use. You can make a spray by taking two teaspoons of the Choming Concentrate of either Black Tourmaline, Black Obsidian or Pyrite and mixing it with one cup of water. Then carefully spray your aura, or your home or office with this spray. This works in the same manner as the smudging, by dissolving or eliminating dark energies, spirits, or entities. These sprays are powerful protectors. 

Black Obsidian Pyramid For Your Home: http://blessedbegarden.com/25-30mm-Black-Obsidian-pyramid.html 

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Black Obsidian and pyrite are just as powerful as black tourmaline but are more porous and allow good and loving energies to flow both ways, while protecting and keeping all negative energies away. Black Tourmaline tens to keep everything away. Mahogany and Rainbow Obsidian are powerful in eliminating negative energies caused by jealousy. The Black and Mahogany Obsidian, the Black Tourmaline, and the Pyrite, can be very effective in clearing out negative energies lodged in bodies and auras. But the degree of clearing they can affect will depend on the type and strength of energy that has entered a body, aura, home, or office.

 These stones are powerful protection to use just by carrying them in your hand or pocket. If you are going to be in environments where there is much tension, conflict, anger, manipulation or control, it’s a good idea to keep one of these stones in your pocket. Remember that if you keep it in your right hand or pocket, you are releasing and helping to release negative and dark energies. If you keep it in your left pocket you are drawing in energy to help you eliminate negative and dark energies. Anything held on the left side draws energy and anything on the right side releases energy. If you carry these stones daily, they need to clear of negative energies they have absorbed. This can be done by placing them under incense smoke. Then you would place them in a window sill or outside under the moonlight overnight so that the stones can be re-energized. This is essential for the stone to continue working effectively. Some people suggest putting stones into salt water for cleansing

 

One of the most complex but most effective methods used to help clear yourself, your home, friends or pets is through the following meditative Spiritual Clearing of Intent.  It is imperative as a first step that you call in special protection for yourself.  Please do not try this clearing unless you are accustomed to working with intelligent energies from other dimensions and know how to protect yourself. If you try to clear someone with entities or spirits in their body or aura and do not protect yourself properly, the entities and spirits are almost guaranteed to flip into your body and aura and then you have the problem as well as the other person.

 

 To clear yourself or someone else with intent, seat yourself in a very comfortable chair and close your eyes. Please ensure that you are coming from a place of love for all energies, including the negative psychic energies, when conducting this clearing. Once you are fully relaxed, connect with the intelligent energies of other dimensions and ask for protection from the Universe so that whatever is being cleared cannot find you or go into others.  Then establish a cone of white light with another dimension so that the negative energies, entities, spirits that are being cleared can follow this lighted cone up into the Universe/deities/spirits. Then ask the Universe/deities/spirits to remove all negative energies, entities and spirits using the name of the person being cleared and ask the angels of the Universe/deities/spirits to move this darkness up into the cone of light so they cannot harm anyone or anything else on this earth. Hold this thought and cone of light for a few minutes.  After a number of minutes thank the Universe/deities/spirits for its help and close down the cone of light. The critical factor with this clearing is the ability to connect with the energies of other dimensions. I estimate that only a few energy workers have the real ability to truly connect with intelligent energies of other dimensions to conduct this Spiritual Clearing of Intent. The Spiritual Clearing of Intent will not eliminate the psychic invaders if other dimensional intelligent energies are not connected with since they do the work. The energy worker is simply the instrument of connection.

 

The following is a summary list of things you can do to protect yourself from negative attack:

  • Clear your aura with white sage or Tibetan incense on a daily basis.
  • Regularly spray your home with Black Tourmaline, Black Obsidian or Pyrite Essence Spray
  • Keep a loving and caring attitude towards others
  • Keep yourself grounded with cords to the center of Earth or stones to keep you grounded. Amber, Hematite and Zincite Essences and gemstones are powerful for grounding.
  • Include time for prayer and meditation on a daily basis.
  • In your daily spiritual practices, include positive personal affirmations for your overall comfort and safety.
  • On a regular basis, ask an Energy Worker to clear all attachments, markings, or negative rays that have become attached to you. Also ask this person to ensure your chakras are operating at optimum efficiency.
  • If you are able to connect with energies of other dimensions, clear yourself of all negative energies, entities, spirits, attachments, markings and negative rays using the Spiritual Clearing of Intent.
  • When required to spend time with individuals who are in conflict, make a practice of keeping a black obsidian, black tourmaline or pyrite gemstones in your right hand pocket. Be certain to cleanse and re-energize the stones.
  • Practice deep breathing exercises when you become fearful and anxious.
  • When in doubt, call an Energy Worker to work with you to help you clear negative and dark energies and spells.

Have a blessed day! 

Krista & Andrea

Your Everyday Witches