Protection Magic

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
Star Anise
Althaea (Marsh mallow)
resins such as Frankincense, Myrrh, Copal or Benzoin.

To bring forth benevolent and protective spirits.

Protection Oil

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

Talismans—Your choice

Protection Prayer

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 @

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.


About David Taliesin

My name is David Taliesin. I'm an writer, teacher and retreat leader who explores the connections between Christian and Pagan Spirituality. E-mail me with any personal comments you'd like to share and I will do my best to answer them. You can also contact me through my Facebook page
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4 Responses to Protection Magic

  1. cythereancutie says:

    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.


  2. cythereancutie says:

    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!


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