Protection against threats

Shy Witch by Abril Andrade Griffith

Shy Witch by Abril Andrade Griffit

How to protect yourself against negative energies and outside threats can vary depending on the situation, and it often involves several different techniques to cover all bases.

Today I was contacted by someone asking how to protect themselves from a stalker.  She has a woman following her, damaging her car and giving her evil looks in the store.  I’m sharing my response here in case it can help you too.


I would suggest that you make a little protection sphere around yourself, your home, you husband, and your car. This can be done through the visualisation meditation I describe below, but can be enhanced by creating the following ‘amulet’, if you are able to acquire the ingredients. If not, just do the meditation – either way is fine.


Angelica creates a shield against harmful energy

Protection Amulet: Take a white cloth (or white paper) and wrap it around (a) Angelica Root or Angelica leaves (2) 1 Amethyst, Black Tourmaline or Black Obsidian crystal (3) a piece of paper cut out in the shape of a house, with your and your husband’s names written in brown pen – you can also draw your car on here. When you draw/write this, focus wholly on the items and persons you are protecting. Really conjure them up in your mind. Focus is imperative. Also ask the crystals and herb to protect you and yours from harm – this activates their protective energies. Wrap it up and hold it in your hands or keep it in front of you while doing the meditation.

Protection Meditation: Breathe deeply and relax into a meditative state. Invite your spirit guides and any protective spirits to join and assist you in protection. Now imagine your husband, your home, your car, and yourself, all in the room with you. Ask that they all be protected and safe. Then imagine pulling down divine, protective energy from above you – breathe in to pull it into your body, and breathe out to spread the energy into a protective sphere around you. Keep breathing, and visualise this bright ball of divine light surrounding and immersing you and your husband, house and car. Feel it burning like an impenetrable shield. Know that you will be safe; feel it in your heart. Do this for as long as you like – I’d recommend at least 10 minutes. When you’re done, thank the spirits for protecting you, and know that you have this sphere around you at all times. Any time you want, breathe deeply to ‘top it up’ and feel it strengthen around you.

Finally, one powerful trick I would suggest is that you send some love towards this person who is stalking you. She must be troubled and hurt if she is doing this sort of thing, and if you direct fear towards her, you are feeding the negative energy flow and inviting more of her into your life. But if you instead send love towards her, this high-vibe, caring energy can melt her negativity and help her heal, or at least create a shield which simply will not resonate with her energies, and she will naturally drift away from you.  Put your hand over your heart and feel compassion for this confused person, feel your loving heart and direct this love towards her.  Wish her all the best.  It will feel a bit strange at first, but it makes perfect sense.

This Healing Spell will teach you more about sending loving, healing energy to others (or yourself.)

For more protection tips & tricks, download my free ebook Essential Guide to Magickal Protection.


Wiccan tools for the beginner

Derek asks: What are some ingredients that would be most suitable for starting off?

wiccan toolsGetting started with Wicca and magick is a very exciting time.  So exciting, in fact, that many of us easily get carried away with acquiring tools and ingredients to build our very first altar.  There is nothing wrong with that, of course, but we mustn’t forget that our most important tool is our mind.  Any ingredients and accessories we use in magick are charged by our mind, and if your mind isn’t trained and sharpened, then your magick will suffer.  Tools help us enter into the right mindset and keep us focused, which is very helpful during spell casting, but they won’t do the work for us.

So, while you read and learn and practice and gather your supplies, remember that you must begin to train your mind as well.  When you acquire or make a new tool, a great exercise is to cleanse and charge it – a ritual which serves to connect you to the tool and charge it with its magickal purpose (fully explained in my ebook, The Essence of Magick).  Daily meditation will also help you focus your mind and make you more powerful each day that passes.

incenseTo your question, then – what ingredients and tools are good to start with?  I always say, go with your heart.  Each situation is unique, so think about what kind of spells you are most keen to start with.  Is it for love, abundance, well-being?  Look online and you will find lists of the purposes and correspondences of herbs, incenses and gemstones – these are relatively inexpensive and are easy to buy online if not in-store.  They can quickly be charged with your intent and used in many different rituals.  Find gemstones, incenses and herbs which correspond with what purposes you feel most drawn to at this time.

Other easy and useful things are candles (look at colour correspondences online or in my ebook), a cup for holding sacred water or to drink any magickal brews, sea salt for cleansing and protection, and a notebook from which you can create your first Book of Shadows.  You can carve your own wand out of a branch.  Until you find an athame that suits you, you can use your arm to direct energy.

This will give you a good place to start, without costing you too much.  Gather information where you can, meditate, spend time in nature connecting to Mother Earth, and most importantly, play and have fun, and follow your intuition – s/he knows best!

Until next time,


Why spells backfire

Bea has cast a spell which seems to have backfired on her. She lost a tenant and created a protection jar for the house and future tenant which was meant to absorb negativity and protect the house.  But after the casting, things went downhill, and Bea lost her other tenant and ended up in financial and legal troubles. 

Bea says: “While I chanted the spell I thought about all the negative energy, guilt, etc… and asked for this jar to suck up the bad and lower energies from the past and protect from any future and keep away people with bad energies. MY QUESTION: Did I do something wrong?”

Hi Bea,

When you cast, in order to attract the best results, you should think only about what you want, not what you don’t want.  I understand the theory behind asking the jar to suck up the negative energies, but it sounds like you focused too much on the bad stuff, with fear and worry about the future.  For that kind of spell I would instead suggest that you create a ‘positive energy jar’ or ‘light jar’, which you charge with positivity, joy, good fortune and such.  You could put in it any items that to you represent good fortune, and also gemstones and/or orgonite that promote a happy home, a stable income, etc.  Also colours – the colour blue is good for a peaceful home; green is for a good income, for example.casting spells

While charging it, you focus solely on what kind of tenant you want (i.e. no thoughts towards what you don’t want, or anything bad that has already happened), how you want to feel when you have that tenant living in the house, how good it feels to have enough money, and so on. This visualisation will also help further if it carries on in your mind also after you’ve cast the spell – i.e. whenever you think about the house, remind yourself of that happy image and the feelings you had during the visualisation.

You might want to try it again, if you are able to dig up the jar and start over.  Don’t worry about the spell you cast before or any negativity that would come of it, because your mind is incredibly powerful and can fundamentally affect your life, so just start shifting your focus straightaway towards positive things, any little thing that has actually worked out; anything you can feel thankful for.  And create a good fortune jar if you want to speed things along.

Blessed Be,




But… What IS Magick?

Anonymous asks: “What is magic? Is it like a supernatural force that permeates the world?”

I receive this question a lot, naturally – magick is a big mystery, and each experience of it is individual and unique.

It is a big question, and one I can only answer from my own perspective, based on my own experiences and all that I have learned throughout my life.

Many of us who practice the Craft choose to spell magick with a k at the end, so as to separate it from illusion magic.  Our term “magick” refers to ancient knowledge of nature and the inner workings of the Universe.  As I explain in-depth in my book, The Essence of Magick, what lies beneath this physical existence is an intricate web of energy which binds us all together, and connects everything in the Universe.  This has previously not been accepted by traditional science, but today scientists are reaching the same conclusions as those found by spiritual seekers from all over the world throughout the ages.  Quantum physics reveal the shape-shifting qualities of particles, and how they behave differently when observed.  There is a growing theory suggesting that the Universe may be a sort of hologram, conjured up by consciousness and energy.

Humans have five senses with which to make sense of the world and create an orderly, linear experience of life.  On the surface we appear disconnected, limited and small, but in actuality we are divine beings having a human experience, all interconnected and constantly interacting with and affecting each other (even when not physically close).  All that you do affects others, and all that others do affects you – therein lies karma, and the advice of the Wiccan Rede; “What ye send forth comes back to thee.”

Magick is the practice of learning to tune into and alter these energies, to see beyond the physical forms and limitations and realise that we are limitless beings with every possible opportunity at our fingertips, if we only we know how to tap into these innate powers of ours.  When we practice magick we learn that our mind is the greatest tool we will ever have, and that by using it to consciously affect and direct energy, we can fundamentally transform our lives.

Until next time,


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