Banishing and Cleansing Ritual  

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Point your Athame at the sky, and then at the earth.

Then pointing Athame horizontally either spin 360 or walk around the perimeter with the Athame held out in a threatening manner.

"Spirits of evil, Unfriendly beings
Unwanted guests, Be gone!
Leave us leave this place, leave this Circle,
that the Goddess and the God may enter.

Go, or be cast into the outer darkness!
Go, or be drowned in the watery abyss!
Go, or be burned in the flames!
Go, of be torn by the whirlwind!
By the power of the Mother and the Horned One
We banish you! We banish you! We banish you!"
Sprinkle the perimeter with salt and water.

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I had a question, in the ritual where its saying
"By the power of the Mother and the Horned One
We banish you! We banish you! We banish you!"

does that mean your using evil to banish?
I am looking to remove really bad energy and negativity but i only want to use pure white magic.

May 17, 2009 at 4:20 AM
~Witchy Mama~  

MM Spider742

Good question - and one that is a pet peeve of mine. There is no 'white' magic or 'black' magic - it is all simply magic. What is important is intent and visualization.

In the ritual above, saying "By the power of the Mother and the Horned One
We banish you! We banish you! We banish you!" I'm not sure where you got the evil idea from? The word banish?
As I said, it all comes down to intent and visualization. If you have good thoughts and tendencies, then while saying the chant, envision a white light surrounding you and the bad energy and negativity leaving.

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May 17, 2009 at 7:52 AM

Some may make the assumption that "the Horned One" refers to the devil, or Satan as some refer to him. However, they forget an older god, that of the hunt and that, in my opinion, is to whom they refer. "By the power of the Mother and the Horned One" calls upon the Lord and Lady as the all Mother and the god of the hunt... not the Christian 'horned one'. Herne is just such a god. Banishing also is not evil, IMO but necessary... at times. We have no problem banishing grease and germs with cleanser and Lysol, this spell just banishes energy in much the same effect.

I also agree that energy is energy. Just like electricity there is no good nor evil, however intent is entirely the key. Electricity can light a lamp and light our way, or it can cause a short in a wire and burn our house down. There are some that say 'one must know how to hex to heal' and I tend to agree... we can't do one thing without causing an effect on another. Intent is key. Banishing negativity from our space may make some folks not feel welcome (folks that, unbeknownst to us may not have our best interest at heart)... too bad, I say... I cause them no harm, mean them no harm but if they see my action as harm? Too bad... protection of MY space and MY family is MY business. An electric fence keeps folks out and livestock in... either can be shocked by not following the intent of the fence... this is one of the keys to magick.

Well, at least this witch's view... ;)

May 17, 2009 at 9:01 AM
~Witchy Mama~  

Ahh, Saff. You always have such excellent insight. Thank you!

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May 18, 2009 at 9:22 AM

Thanks Hon... been doing this stuff a while, perhaps one day I'll be really good at it. LOL 8-)

May 18, 2009 at 2:27 PM

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