Day 268: Practice, A Mirror Protection

Roderick offers this spell to practice “if you’ve got the heebie-jeebies and the prickling hairs on the back of your neck seem like little antennas picking up unfriendly vibes.”

The spell ingredients assembled on the window sill above my altar.

The spell ingredients assembled on the window sill above my altar.

What You’ll Need:

  • A round mirror (at least 5 inches in diameter)
  • A dark blue candle of any size/shape (this color is good for dispelling evil)
  • Salt
  • A bowl of water steeped with the herb hyssop

Cast your circle as usual.  Bless the candle by holding it between the palms of your hands while saying:

Blessed be this creature of magic.
May it be purified and consecrated
To bring me magical aid.

Light the candle and set it in a holder.  Set the candle and the holder on top of the reflective surface of the mirror.  Dab your fingers into the bowl of hyssop water and rub this into each of your chakra points.  Sprinkle the remaining hyssop water around your sacred space.

Hold the mirror in your left hand and the candle in your right.  Stand at the eastern perimeter of your circle.  Turn the mirror’s reflective surface so that it faces the east–away from you and the circle.  Hold the candle in front of the reflective surface so that the mirror reflects the light away from you.  Slowly moonwalk deosil three times around the circle without making a sound.  During your first circumambulation, imagine that the perimeter of the circle becomes itself a reflective surface, a mirror that deflects unwanted energies.  During the second circumambulation, imagine that your body becomes a mirror that deflects unwanted energies.  On the third lap, imagine that your home becomes a mirror that deflects unwanted energies.

Now return to your central altar and set down the candle.  Pour salt over the reflective surface of the mirror until it is completely covered.  Hold your hands over the salted mirror and say thrice:

Creature of earth, you take away
This curs’ed evil sent my way!

Pour the salt into an empty dish, making sure not to spill a single grain.  Close your circle as usual.  Take the salt far from your dwelling and bury it.  The negative vibes should vanish.

I’ve got to hand it to Roderick:  this is one of the top 5 spells I’ve ever done.  This was definitely about as “me” as magic gets:  very simple, but very rich in symbolic meaning.  I definitely felt immersed in this spell and powerful.  Honestly, I didn’t really feel much negative energy coming my way before I did the spell, but I’d be very surprised if I notice anything now!

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