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Uncrossing and Magickal Defense   8 comments

Uncrossing is magickal self-defense. When your spells go awry, when spirits move in where they shouldn’t, when another witch casts curses against you or when you just feel that things are not right, uncrossing is the first and best step to fixing the problems. In many cases it may be all you need. In more intense situations, it might be followed or preceded by more targeted magickal work.

Simply put, uncrossing is a cleansing (and an exorcism) that washes away negative influences from yourself and your home. You cannot have someone else do this work for you, but you will find this is not a complex process to follow. It is intended for *anyone* to perform, even if they have no experience in the magickal arts.
What follows is a fairly standard Uncrossing, with a few added tricks I’ve picked up over the years:

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Step One – Look for Curses, Tricks, Talismans, etc.

If you have reason to believe a curse has been cast against you, the first thing you should do is search for a magickal object hidden somewhere on your property. (This will be more relevant in some parts of the world than in others.)  There *may* be something buried or hidden – most likely near or directly under where you must walk past every day – such as under the doorstep or front pathway.  If you can find such an object- like a bottle full of nails, cloves of garlic nailed together, etc- immediately dig it up, dismantle it, burn what can be burned, then toss the ashes (and/or anything that couldn’t be burned) into a body of running water.

Step Two – What You Will Need

Whether or not you find such an object, you must then “uncross” yourself – that is, remove the curse. This will involve an herbal ritual bath and a house cleansing.  Here is what you will need to gather together:

-Nine sacred herbs: vervain, fennel, lavender, sage, valerian, mint, basil, rosemary and hyssop.

-Spring Water and Salt (or Holy Water obtained from a Church).

-A White Candle.

-Olive Oil.

-Frankincense or “Church” Incense.

-A white towel and white clothing.

- Over the Herbs, Candle, Incense, Olive Oil and Salt: recite the Lord’s Prayer (or a prayer appropriate to your faith – Wiccans can use the Charge of the Goddess, etc). Then recite your own prayer asking for these materials to be blessed and sanctified and all hindrances and evil spirits be expelled from them. (Note – if you have obtained Holy Water from a church, you do not need the Salt.)

Step Three – The Bath

The bath is very important to this process!  It will wash away any negative influences that have attached themselves to you, and purify you so that the remaining steps are possible.

- Take the nine herbs, grind them up and boil or brew them like a tea.  Strain out the plant material.

- Then, at dawn on a Sunday, run a tub of warm water, cast in some of the Salt or Holy Water and pour in a portion of the brewed herbal “tea.” (Make sure you don’t use up all of these things, as you will need more later.) Then light the candle and incense.

-Enter the bath and pour the bath water over your head several times, making sure your entire body is covered, while reciting the following Psalms at least three times each:

If a curse has been cast against you or enemies are attacking you: 

Psalms 51 (“Have mercy upon me, O God…”) and 37 (“Do not fret because of evildoers…”).

Or Psalms 101 (“I will sing of your love and justice…”) and 68 (“May God arise, may His enemies be scattered…”).

Or Psalms 35 (“Plead my cause, O Lord, with them that strive with me… “), 55 (“Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication.”) and 109 (“Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise.”).

For general uncrossing: 

Psalm 5 (“Give ear to my words, O Lord…”)

Or Psalm 51 (“Have mercy upon me, O God…”)

Or Psalm 40 (“I waited patiently for the Lord…”)

Or Psalm 10 (“Why standest thou afar off, O Lord?”).

If the problem is due to an unwanted spirit, choose three of the following: 

Psalm 5 (“Give ear to my words, O Lord…”) 

Psalm 10  (“Why standest thou afar off, O Lord?”)

Psalm 15 (“Lord, who shall abide in thy Tabernacle?”)

Psalm 19 (“The heavens declare the glory of God”)

Psalm 29 (“Give unto the Lord, O ye Mighty”)

Psalm 40 (“I waited patiently for the Lord”)

Psalm 66 (“make a joyful noise unto God”)

Psalm 68 (“Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered”)

Psalms 101 (“I will sing of mercy and judgement”), and/or 144-145 (“Blessed be the Lord my strength”, “I will extoll Thee, my God”).

-Leave the bath, use the burning incense to perfume your entire body.  Do not dry off with a towel, allowing yourself to air-dry instead.

-Though this is not necessary, some of you may find this egg-cleansing technique useful.  You can do it before the bath to see what is stuck to you, and/or you can do it after the bath to see if anything is still stuck to you.

Step Four – Cleanse and Seal Your Home

-First, simply give the place a good scrubbing, from top to bottom, just like spring cleaning. (Including throwing out old and unused things, etc.)

Important!:  The floors must all be washed:  Add the left-over “herb tea” and some ammonia to the water in the mop bucket, then wash the floors starting from the back of the house and moving toward the front, ending with the front doorstep. (For carpeted areas, put some of the floor wash into a spray bottle.  Lightly spray over the carpet and brush with a broom.) 

In the end the house should be bright and cheery, with open windows, fresh air and sunlight.

-Then put on the white clothing and light more of the incense.

-If you blessed Salt previously, cast some of that into fresh spring water and recite your chosen prayer of blessing over the salted water.  If you obtained Holy Water from a church, you do not need to add salt or pray over it.

-Then walk around the entire house- sprinkling the water and perfuming each and every room, every corner, every nook, every dark place. While you do this, recite Psalms 90 (“Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place…”) and 91 (“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High…”) over and over.

-When that is done, take the blessed olive oil. Dipping your finger into it, seal every door and window in the house – marking with the oil above and on either side of the doorway or window. As you do this, think of the passover in Egypt (when the first-born of the Jews were spared from the Plague of Death) and recite the Lord’s prayer (or your chosen prayer of blessing) over and over.

NOTE – How Often?

You might perform the ritual bath and house cleansing once for small purposes, or more often for more intense situations. You can do this three days in a row, or seven, or nine, or twelve or thirteen days in a row. (The full spring-cleaning of your house should only need done on the first day. A lighter cleaning can be done each day afterward, including the floor washing of course!)

This will either entirely remove, or drastically weaken, any magick being used against you or spirits that may be attached to you or your home. If your problem is merely an evil spirit that is harassing you, then this may well solve the problem. However, if there really is a witch casting curses against you, then further steps will have to be taken to put a stop to it.

Here is my favorite mirror-spell for putting a stop to evil magick.

Here is my favorite egg-defense spell to “divert” evil magick sent your way.

In LVX
Aaron

Posted November 16, 2010 by kheph777 in hoodoo / witchcraft, magick

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The Solomonic Bath   5 comments

When I need to perform a serious ritual bathing, I tend to use the bath from the Key of Solomon. To do it right, you should have the Water Sprinkler made of the nine herbs: vervain, fennel, lavender, sage, valerian, mint, garden-basil, rosemary, and hyssop. Plus of course you’ll need some Holy Water to use it with. Finally, you need some salt. (I also like to burn consecrated incense during the bath, though the Key doesn’t mention it.)

For the first part of the bath, you can either run a tub of warm water, or just turn on the shower.

Disrobe while reciting the following Psalms: 14 or 53, 27, 54 or 69, 81, 105

Then recite this exorcism over the tub of water. (Or if you use the shower, place your hand on the shower head while you exorcise.)

“I exorcise thee, O creature of Water, by him who hath created thee and gathered thee together into one place so that the dry land appeared, that thou uncover all the deceits of the enemy, and that thou cast out from thee all the impurities and uncleannesses of the spirits of the World of Phantasm, so they may harm me not, through the virtue of God almighty who liveth and reigneth unto the ages of the ages. Amen.”

Finally enter the bath and wash yourself while intoning the following names two or three times:

“MERTALIA, MUSALIA, DOPHALIA, ONEMALIA, ZITANSEIA, GOLDAPHAIRA, DEDULSAIRA, GHEVIALAIRA, GHEMINAIRA, GEGROPHEIRA, CEDAHI, GILTHAR, GODIEB, EZOIIL, MUSIL, GRASSIL, TAMEN, PUERI, GODU, HUZNOTH, ASTACHOTH, TZABAOTH, ADONAI, AGLA, ON, EL, TETRAGRAMMATON, SHEMA, ARESION, ANAPHAXETON, SEGILATON, PRIMEUMATON”

When you are perfectly clean, exit the bath (draining the water if necessary) and use the Water Sprinkler to splash yourself with Holy Water. (If you don’t have the sprinkler, then use your fingers.) While you do this, say:

“Purge me, O Lord, with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.”

Now you get dressed – but you’ll be disrobing again soon enough. Therefore, I just throw on a robe or towel at this point.  Then repeat these Psalms: 102, 51, 4, 30, 119:91, 114, 126 and 139

Finally we’ve reached the second part of the bath- which is really a kind of baptism. Fill the tub again with warm water.  If you only have a shower, then fill a pot with hot water and set it in the shower stall.  Then recite the following prayer over the water:

“EL strong and wonderful, I bless thee, I adore thee, I glorify thee, I invoke thee, I render thee thanks from this bath, so that this water may be able to cast from me all impurity and concupiscence of heart, through thee, O holy Adonai; and may I accomplish all things through thee who livest and reignest unto the ages of the ages. Amen.”

Then recite the following exorcism/benediction over the salt:

“The blessing of the Father Almighty be upon this creature of salt, and let all malignity and hindrance be cast forth hencefrom, and let all good enter herein, for without thee man cannot live, wherefore I bless thee and invoke thee, that thou mayest aid me.”

Finally, recite Psalm 103 over the salt.

Cast the salt into the water. (Some manuscripts of the Key say to cast in consecrated spices as well, but none of them mention which herbs. If you wish to use herbs here, I would suggest the nine herbs used in the Water Sprinkler. You can brew them up just as for a Hoodoo bath, and pour the resulting “tea” into the water with the salt.)

Now disrobe once more while intoning these names:

“IMANEL, ARNAMON, IMATO, MEMEON, RECTACON, MUOBOII, PALTELLON, DECAION, YAMENTON, YARON, TATONON, VAPHORON, GARDON, EXISTON, ZAGVERON, MOMERTON, ZARMESITON, TILEION, TIXMION”

Enter the bath once again, recite Psalms 104 and 81 and pour the water over your head several times.

Once done, exit the bath and dry off with a white towel and put on clean white garments.

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I also have another bath that follows a more Hoodoo-style pattern, which I give to anyone who comes to me for magickal help (uncrossing, etc). I’ll post that one here later.

LVX
Aaron

Posted November 16, 2010 by kheph777 in grimoires, magick

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