At Sunday’s Welcoming Circle, we began with a basic list of protection magic and went from there. Here are some of the ideas that were shared:
Protection Incense Blends
Protection Incense (David Taliesin)
1 part Hyssop
1 part Rosemary
Protection for magical and visualization work inside the circle.
Protection Incense #5 (Scott Cunningham)
4 parts Frankincense 1/2 part Mugwort
3 parts Myrrh 1/2 part Yarrow
2 parts Juniper berries 1/2 part St. John’s Wort
1 part Rosemary 1/2 part Angelica
1/2 part Avens 1/2 part Basil
Burn for both physical and psychic protection while visualizing.
Protection Incense (Catherine Yronwode)
Mugwort – strong protective herb
Althaea (Marsh mallow)
resins such as Frankincense, Myrrh, Copal or Benzoin.
To bring forth benevolent and protective spirits.
Simple Protection Oil [David Taliesin)
7-9 drops of Hyssop Essential Oil
1/4 cup olive oi
Dragon’s Blood Oil (Laurie Cabot)
1 ounce almond oil
1 teaspoon of powdered dragon’s blood resin
Dragon’s blood oil is used for protection, empowerment, and really any majickal intention. Dragon’s blood helps you collect your thoughts and will, and catalyzes all majick. You can use just a drop in any spell, or put it on yourself and your tools before doing any majick.
Protection Mojo Bags
A list of things that can be used:
Herbs—Basil, Bay Leaf, Cedar Leaf Tips, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Clove, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Hyssop, Juniper Berries, Rosemary, Rue, Sage, Sandalwood, Vervain, Wood Betony, Wormwood
Resins—Frankincense, Copal, Dragon’s Blood
Stones—Black Kyanite, Carnelian, Chrysoprase, Malachite, Obsidian, Quartz crystal
Color—Black, Purple, Red
The Light of the Divine surrounds us
The Love of the Divine enfolds us
The Power of the Divine protects us
The Presence of the Divine watches over us
Wherever we are, the Divine is. All is well.
Shielding is also important. See my post of Grounding and Shielding @ http://www.sabbatsandsabbaths.com
Native American Protection Symbol
Native American Indians were a deeply spiritual people and they communicated their history, thoughts, ideas and dreams from generation to generation through symbols. Native American symbols are generally geometric portrayals of celestial bodies, natural phenomena and animal designs. The Protection symbol is depicted as two arrows within a circle. The weapons were symbols of the major form of defense for the American Native Indian and the circle was another powerful symbol. A circle around another Native American symbol signifies family ties, closeness & protection. The circle has no break and cannot be broken. The black center circle depicts the air symbol which represents life.
As I know it, native American spiritually is really closed culture. Please don’t advocate for the appropriation of native spirituality
One of my early mentors was Cherokee and he never told me I couldn’t share what he had taught me. I understand your conviction to refrain from incorporating Native practices into your spiritual path, and respect that, but it’s not a conflict for me personally.
Hey, a lot of native practice is closed culture. It’s not ok to advocate for the appropriation of native spirituality
The info I posted is public to my knowledge and is not “closed culture.” In my personal practice I use a little Native American spirituality but do so with immense respect and reverence. For me, it’s no different that using Celtic or Norse or Middle Eastern magic. We all borrow from many cultures who have adapted and drawn inspiration for other cultures as well. For example, I’m of German ancestry but have always felt drawn to Brigid. Blessings!