Banishing Techniques

Best done at a waning or new moon – used to get rid of negative energies or spirits

Tools needed: Athame, Broomstick, Candles, Cords, Gobi Dirt, Incense, Mirrors, Spells, Salt, Sistrum, Wand, Water, Xua, etc (this list is not exhaustive)

Athame – Black handled blunt knife used for invoking positive energies in a circle and for protection.

Broomstick – Use this to ritually sweep ones sacred space before a working

Candles – Black candles are the best to use in banishing magic

Cords – Used to ritually bind something or someone from causing harm.

Gobi Dirt – This is soil from a Graveyard. Sprinkle some on the floor and sweep up with a dustpan or a broomstick

Incense – Use this to create sacred space, to cleanse and to purify an area or object

Mirror of Hathor – a Mirror that has one side scoured the other is clear. Look into the clear side, whilst reflecting back negative energies on the scoured side (or you could use a double sided or folded make up mirror).

Scrying Mirror – this is a mirror that has been blackened and is used to scry spirits or future events, as well as reflect back negativity. You could make your own by blackening an ordinary mirror with black paint (or use a piece of obsidian).

Sistrum – This is an Egyptian rattle. Walk around each room shaking this as you go, I call this the ‘shake and vac’. Said to dispel any negativity

Salt – Use to create a circle of protection or sprinkle around doors to keep evil out

Saltwater – Go round each room sprinkling this on the floor. Salt and Water are also used in aspersing sacred spaces, as they cleanse.

Spells – there are various ones here, some of the Romany and Spells from Charmed may be useful. Or you could make up your own. Remember a spell is a rhyming rune consisting of at least four lines

Wand – Used for directing the art of magic and zapping anything negative.

Water – Water helps to psychically break any link and cleanse. Sometimes it is good to have well water.

Xua – This is Solara’s technique for getting rid of negative energies by using a sweeping motion with your arms upwards to the nearest exit