Alright I know many of you new witches, and curious glamour/dabblers. Are really interested in the occult and want to try out these, so called spirit boards or oujia boards. But something very many of you do not know, is how to prevent the spirits you try to contact from either harming you or actually managing to return to the other side. Where they BELONG!
Now I know not all of you who read this are familiar with magick, so therefore the first circle will be made for those of christian belief. The Second circle will be for beginners of the crafts.
When doing your first try at a seance or similar always be a group, and please have the common sense of reading about the pros and cons firstly before even attempting?
Protective circle One: What you need:
A a small group of friends or similar. Dried Basil or St. Joseph's herb. A lighter or matches. A small flameproof bowl or similar consistence that can take some heat.
Progressing to the main part: Place the St. Joseph's herb in the bowl, place it in the middle of your group or "circle".
1: The one who has the most knowledge of seances should alight the St. Joseph's herb with either a match or a lighter. Allow the fire to ignite itself along the small amount of the herb, then gently blow it out and allow the smoke to encircle you all. And you repeat these words. In the name of the Father, the son and the Holy ghost, we ask for protection during our task. Lord our father allow the lost spirit to return to it's realm when we are done. Protect us from harm, by this smoke of St. Joseph's herb grants us your blessings.
2: You have now reached the second stage of your seance. This is when you are about to call upon the spirit or ghost if you will. Choose your words carefully and show respect towards said spirit. Agree before hand who is going to ask the spirit, you can start with simple questions such as: Are you among us? Please give us a sign if you are? These questions are simple to ask, and either one of you should be able to feel a prickling on their back or similar movements on furniture.
after you have asked and possibly gained the answers you need. You will go over to part three
3: In the name of the father, the son and the holy ghost, we ask you to kindly return to your realm. St. Joseph's herb will slowly close the door we opened and. Our gracious Lord will now will give you a safe journey.
After this you all might feel suddenly tired or drained i recommend eating or drinking something to regain your energy. The first times are very exhausting for beginners.
Protective circle Two:
This kind of circle can be used alone or in a group, I will be aiming to this circle for those in their beginning of stages of the craft teachings. Not that similar to the one above mind you. This circle can also be used to ward your home against harmful beings. If you have not found an altar or god/goddess, no need to worry i will be using the elements as an example in this one.
You will need: Four candles of these colors; Green (Earth - North) Yellow (Air -East) Red (Fire - South) Blue (Water - West). A small table. Matches or a Lighter. The herbs to be used in this protective ritual/circle is; Sage and Basil. A suitable bowl that is heat resistant.
Now a few helpful suggestions to keep focus upon your current ritual/circle. Allow calm music to play as you continue with the ritual, television is advised to be off.
1: Start with placing your tools meaning your items of needs properly, in following order, candles on the table, matches or lighter ready, herbs placed in front or in the middle of the candles. The Bowl should already have the added pinches of dried basil and sage within. If you are going to place the candles in a circle of sorts I highly recommend that you take their appropriate directions in consideration. Or If you want simply line the candles up after each other.
2: About time to alight the candles and your herbs with your chosen matches or lighter. As you say these words: Elements I ask for guidance and help, to protect my home. Grounding Earth give me strong wards to repel harmful spirits, Air breathe life into the protections I wish to bestow my home, Fire breathe and burn those who dare cause my family harm. Gentle Water heal and cleanse these wards and the negativities attached. This is what I kindly ask of your service. So mote it be.
3: After you have done this you slowly start to thank the elements out of respect for helping you, during your ritual/circle casting. The strength of this kind of ward might last two - three months tops for a beginner. Also remember to eat or drink something after the ritual, Trust me even the beginning rituals can be very draining.
Now remember these are simply suggestions, you are allowed to make your own changes for personal flair and improvement.
Maybe i'll write up the warding ritual i did a few months back that sort of protected me from waking up. from the small earthquake that happened during the night.
Bright blessings and good luck with your rituals/circles.