Spells for Work

I’ve increasingly noticed that people have a laser-like focus when looking for spells. They need more money, they look for a prosperity spell, they want to find love, they look for a love spell. Whilst it makes sense that if you have a particular need you perform a particular spell there are limitations to being too literal.

I work in a job which supports people on a holistic level, taking into account how health and mental wellbeing interact with any number of social and material factors. The same is true of almost every situation where magic may be employed as a solution. You may need money but you need to consider what you have to work with in order to manifest it in your life. For example, if need a quick cash injection and you have a job which operates a bonus system you are better off working to secure that. If you need a more permanent increase in income then casting for a new job will probably be a better.





Spell 1 – Jar for a Raise or Bonus

This spell is longitudinal, meaning that it is a rolling spell performed month to month which then can be additionally activated when your boss starts considering who is going to get a bonus or how much of a raise everyone will be getting. Obviously, if your bonus is linked to targets there is a need to actually do the work but this spell should tip you as a candidate most deserving.

  • Small jar
  • A small screw
  • Petition paper
  • Selection of dried herbs (cloves, basil, mint and bay leaves are perfect) and rice for luck and career
  • Coins (silver and above)
  • Green Candle

Constructing Jar

On the last day of the Waxing Moon gather your materials. On a piece of paper write down your target statement fold it three times towards you and place it at the bottom of the jar with a couple of coins sat on top to act as a weight.  Carefully push the screw through the lip so the point is on the outside of the jar. Screw the candle down onto it to create a secure mount for the candle.

Activating and Using Jar

What you will say during the activation and use of the jar will largely be dependent on the nature of your target statement, in fact, it should be directly related to your target statement. Beyond that, you can ritualise the jar in any way you want. If you want to invoke deities you can do so, if you want to use sigils on the candle and jar you can. Whatever you decide to do use the methods you are familiar with.

The basic spell process is to empower the herbs and rice according to your purpose and add them to your jar. As this is a longitudinal spell you only initially want a thin layer, enough to cover the paper and coins.

Seal up the jar and seal it up. Light the candle and reaffirm your target statement whilst visualising life with that statement realised. You are energising the jar with this intent and outcome. Another way to display this would be to develop a chant appropriate to your purpose.

Repeat this process every full moon and at times related to your target statement occurs (like bonus time) by adding more rice and herbs each time.

Ending or Refreshing Jar

Keep repeating the process from now until the point your desire is realised. Once your outcome is manifest you will need to dispose of the remains respectfully. If you go with a very long-sighted statement which may not have a clearly defined ending; such as “I will have enough money to live a pleasant and comfortable life” you may not feel there is a clear defined outcome to mark. In this case, allow the jar to fill up after which you will dispose of it and start a new one.




Spell 2 – Spell for a New Job or Career

Most of the Career and job spells I am familiar with relies on you anointing your job application or covering letter with oils and herbs to increase the likelihood of being the successful candidate.

Putting aside the fact that I’ve always found sending off oily or smelly documents off to a perspective employer a little weird the process is not relevant to a digital age where everything is done online and by email so I’ve used a variation of the spell for both work, and the occasional communication with the tax and benefits office.

  • A covering letter or copy of the application form
  • Stamped Self Addressed Envelope
  • Candle (preferably green)
  • Power Oil(Can be substituted by Clove Oil or my lucky 9 Herb Charm blend)
  • Heatproof Dish

Every time you are sending a job application, or start a particular campaign of applications/CV drops or enquiry letters print of an extra copy of the application form and write up a self-addressed envelope. If you can’t print the form write a letter addressed to the Universe, or other appropriate powers that be, explaining why you are the best potential candidates and deserve the job/s you are applying for. If you are sending out lots of applications to a range of job types keep the letter general, being more specific if you are being narrow in the scope of the job you are looking for. No one but you will read this so you can be as real about yourself and your need for work as you can.

In either event, prominently write a target statement either at the top of the form or in place of your signature. Keep it short and to the point such as ‘new and successful career’. You might even want to create a sigil from it and use that in place of a signature/statement.

Now it’s time to empower everything. You can do this any way you prefer bit I suggest putting the paperwork under a green candle, lighting it and visualising the process of getting called for an interview, having a really successful meeting, being offered the job and going on to be successful in the role. This will work particularly if you have a career path in mind. If you are more focused on getting into employment, and less concerned about what the job is you may want to keep the visualisation general or use a different method of empowering the letter. For work relating to benefits write about what difference a decision in your favour would mean to you.

Anoint the signature with your oils/herbs whilst reaffirming your statement of intent. Fold the letter towards you and then seal it in the SAE.  

*make sure it goes in the right envelope!*

Drop the letter in the post and wait for it to do the round trip. When it arrives in the post open it and repeat the visualisation/empowerment process and burn it, disposing of the ashes on either on the wind or in running water.


The timing of all of this should fit around the process of sending things out so if there are deadlines obviously prioritise them. The most appropriate days would be Sunday (Sun – success and career) and Thursday (Mercury – important communication). If you can’t manage the day then align the timing products the work with the appropriate planetary hour.

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Pagan Parenting – 8 years and above

As the ED is just entering into this age range so here I intend to stop the journey and start with some forward thinking. Both in behaviour and attitude she is trying pushing hard to be considered a preteen so this is having an impact on what we do and when.

ED has reached a stage where she is very familiar with the possibilities of the Craft but she is also aware of the importance of practical action being employed alongside magical. Magic and spells are never the first solutions to be considered when she has a problem or something she wants to achieve and I always get her to share with me her practical solutions before I ask her to tell me what kind of spell and components she things may be relevant to the situation being discussed. We rarely perform a spell but getting her to think in these terms is a step towards it.

I’ve also spent a lot of time and energy on stressing the importance of responsibility and honesty around one’s actions. Whether is is in relation to hurting someone or taking somethig without permission we have tried to instill in both girls that not taking responsibility for ones actions is sometimes the biggest crime of all.




Reading Materials

I am a hoarder, especially when it comes to books. I’ve been hoarding books for the Girls for years, decades in some cases. Anything that is light on text, strong on images which give information on the basic principles of Witchcraft was put to one side for future reference. We’re not talking high quality, and in some cases the book has been kept deliberately to try and lure them into some of the same fallacies that I fell into, with the intention being that I will be able to dig them out a bit faster than I managed myself.

  • Spellweaving – A Book of Spells and Practical Magic Sally Morningstar
  • Moon Wisdom – Lunar Magic and Natural Mysteries Sally Morningstar
  • Making Spells and Charms – A Practical Guide to Simple Spellweaving Sally Morningstar
  • White Witching- The Good Magic-Maker’s Guide to Spellweaving Mariano Kalfors
  • The Illustrated Guide to Witchcraft – the Secrets of Wicca and Paganism Revealed Tony and Aileen Grist

These books were kept because they were image heavy, text light but the text was actually imparting something of worth. Many were published in the late 90’s early 00’s and in some ways, they are better than newer books on the market. Despite some of the titles containing my classic triggers, they are actually rather fun books which so far ED has enjoyed leafing through. The next selection of books are a little more weighty in content and although she has them they aren’t things that she is actively reading.

  • Practical Magic – A Book of Transformations, Spells & Mind Magic Marion Green
  • The Ultimate Encyclopaedia of Spells Michael Johnstone
  • Spells for a Teenage Witch Marina Baker




The Dark Side

The first time ED came to me asking if she should curse someone I wasn’t overly surprised. She was aware that I had performed curses and some of the circumstances surrounding them, mainly because my shopping habits change when I’m cursing, but she was also aware of what it took to get me to that point. I rolled out the first question I alway ask myself when deciding to curse – was she willing to be responsible for whatever came as a result of her magical work?

To give her some well-deserved props though she really thought about it, with her final decision was that a couple of unkind words wasn’t really worth it and it needed to be much more serious. She also got bonus points for having a pretty good curse in mind as well. She wanted to name a penny for the bully, preferably a tarnished one which was “as dirty as their words” and put it in her shoe so she could walk about on it all day.

She may be a little young to be thinking about curses but fortunately, she is old enough to be able to rationalise when to curse and when not to. Plus, her idea is a great play on the sympathetic practice of the Egyptian Pharaohs of painting their enemies on the underside of their saddles so they could literally and symbolically tread on their enemies so she’s also clearly got some sense about the practical applications of magic as well.


Where Now?

My Girls are still very young, far younger than I was when I first started to practice with any degree of seriousness. Although every question and request is an informal teaching opportunity it still feels too early to start anything formal or structured. We will still be attending open events when we can (which is rare) and there will always be the background fuzz of ‘my mummy is a witch’ so formal can wait until they are old enough, or indeed ready, to make that start.

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Tea and Biscuits

Last one for awhile, I promise.

I’ve been foraging again, or at least the kids have. This time I sent them out ahead of the lawnmower gathering up dandelion flowers before they fell a foul of the blades. This is pretty much the only time we gather dandelion flowers given they are so critical to biodiversity. This has been driven home some what by this weekend’s warm weather and the various butterflies that have been attracted to the garden.

So far this year I have seen a Speckled Wood butterfly and what may be a Small Blue butterfly. Normally we only really see Red Admirals later in the season so this has been a real treat.

Butterflies are one of the most popular spiritual insects around, and their meaning and associations are rather pertinent meaning to me and my family at this time. As well as being associated with freedom and transformation, something that is very much a theme with our domestic lives at the moment, they often are taken to represent the souls of loved ones recently departed and the immortality that comes through the ttransformative rebirth of the soul after death.

A loved one has recently passed over after a short illness whigh was as much to do with age as any health condition. One of my personal believes about death is that the soul rests between leaving the body and joining the Ancestors. This is not a purgatory, limbo or a place of place of punishment, it is simply a place where the soul is allowed to heal and recuperate before moving onwards. The time spent may vary from soul to soul, and some may take a very long time to move one, but it is nice to think that she has already moved on in her journey and this signaled in the appearance of the butterfly.

This lady was an avid baker and gardener and this was at the forefront of my mind when I chose my recipies for today. Dandelion Flower Biscuits and Dandelion Tea.

I did tweak the recipe slightly, using a full cup of dandelion flowers and golden syrup instead of honey. One reason for this was I couldn’t find my vanilla essence anywhere but the flavour of the golden syrup made up for it. The resultant biscuits was sweet but the liget taste of the flowers was still very evident. Most of the family enjoyed them, though I don’t think they were sweet enough for the YD and her young sweet tooth. She settled for a chocolate flake nest bun made the day before with her aunt.

Dandelion Tea couldn’t be simpler. You will need about 8 mid-sized flower heads per mug. Pour freshly boiled water over the flowers and leave to brew for up to 5mins. You can strain the tea before drinking, but the flowers are a nice garnish. If you like your tea sweet flavour with honey.

Spring is my second favourite time of year for foraging but the resilence of dandelion, and their long growing season, means that these sweet treats can be enjoyed all year around.

Dandelion’s Rule

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Flower Madness

Seen as though my head is a little out of the game this week I thought I would give you a sneak peak at some of my crochet inspirations at the moment. I’ve been slacking in the blog department simply because I have been wanting (trying) to get my current work in progress to a point where it is a) finished and b) I can write up the pattern. It will be appearing on the blog as my Nth Degree Blanket Pattern so watch this space.


One of my greatest sources of inspiration when it comes to crochet is definitely Lucy of Attic24 . Not only is she from God’s own county like me she has an eye for colour that I hope and aspire to and in addition to winning a number of awards and being published she is one of the faces and minds behind the highly popular Yarndale expo which takes place in Skipton each September. If you haven’t heard of Attic24 and you love and live crochet I highly recommend her blog and all the wonderful (free) patterns she has listed there.

I could go on fangirling, needless to say, I am a big fan and thanks to the creepy world of Facebook I am able to follow her exploits and it is always exciting when waiting on her next colour pallet or pattern to hit the blog.


Hydrangea Inspirations

Hydrangea Inspirations (c)Attic24

Most recently she has been building up to the Hydrangea Striped Blanket and Friday was a big squee moment when both the Ta-dah moment and pattern hit her blog and the colour pack appeared in her online shop over at Wool Wearhouse. I so snapped one up on the first day.


When I’ve finished the Nth Degree Blanket I am all over this beautiful blanket.


I’ve also been taking a leaf out of Lucy’s playbook in finding my own inspiration in flowers. I recently bought myself a bunch of roses in all my favourite shades and I have been inspired to make my own crochet roses to keep indefinitely. Ravelry is a bottomless source of crochet inspiration and on this occasion, I have gone with the designer Sandra Åhlberg’s Roses pattern.


I will have to update the blog again later but I am looking forward to making myself a dozen roses to beautify my room.


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Spring Foraging

The Equinox has past and it is time to get foraging for those yummy spring greens.

As you can see, out favourite foraging patch is in full swing. Storm Doris brought down a number of trees in the area but the growing season hasn’t been too badly effected. I am being extra careful with how much we gather this year, and from where.

This year have made Wild Garlic Salt, which can be used in all sorts of ways but particularly in this lovely tear and share Wild Garlic Bread recipe. It was as yummy as it looks. This wild garlic salt can be substituted in any recipe that calls for garlic salt (like the stuff you buy in the supermarket) and in its own right as a marinade. I am also planning to infuse wild garlic in olive oil which will be frozen to use as pre seasoned cooking shots.

I was also somewhat fortunate to find myself some floof. I’m not sure what else to call it.

Walking home with the kids we came across a quantity of animal molt. It is either dog or rabbit, but either way it was perfect for spinning in the grease. I picked out the big peices of dirt by hand and was able to get the rest of the loose by carding it with my little hand carding paddles. I didn’t wash it, because spinning in the grease is a lovely experience, despite how it sounds, and as you can see I got a good half spindle from it.

I have no real end plan for this. I did contemplate using it as a single for weaving but I am not decided. The other thought in mind is that I could ply it and make a little charm pouch. We shall see.

However you decide to participate in nature’s bounty, enjoy.

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I’ll Second That – Witchcraft is Not Safe

I am blessed to be connected with some very interesting and connected people through social media and every now and again they throw up interesting blog posts which make me think. The most recent has been http://seohelrune.net/witchcraft-not-safe/ which got me thinking about my own practices, experiences and the experiences of people I know. The post focuses on the author’s experiences at a burial mound late one night and although their experience is not my own I am in almost total alliance with their sentiment.



Working in Nature

When you work out in nature you are going to attract attention. Gone are the days when the lines between the spirits of the land and the ancestors were just on the boundary of your settlement. The background noise of modern life drowns out so much that when we come face to face the underside of the spirit world it is very unnerving and many feel unprepared when that connection occurs.

My own experiences of working in the great outdoors are limited, so much so that in planning this blog I had to approach a friend for her experience so that I had something relevant to relate. There are a number of reasons for this but the main one is that I realise just how easy it is to attract the attention of something Other and often I have the two witchlets in tow. Visiting ancient sites and monuments in daylight and conducting limited ritual activities above ground always feel much safer, certainly, I have only ever felt that the attention we have garnered has been light interest and anything which may have followed us was left at the location if not the door of our house thanks to my wards.

The most unnerving experience I have ever had was as a teenager when I and a group of friends went down to the beach late at night and performed a small spell. We garnered attention that night, and we were all left frightened to one degree or another. Now, almost 20 years on, it is hard to distinguish between what was interaction with spirits, be they of the dead or the land, and what was in our imagination so it doesn’t really serve in this context. As such I will relate the experience of my friend, who we will call A.

A was camping with a number of friends out in a local woodland, with the intention of carrying out a ritual to celebrate the turning of the Wheel.  After the ritual, she and a couple of others left the area where they were actually camping and wandered off to commune with nature more directly for a time. They had sensed they had been watched during their working and wanted to experience something more directly. As they walked they felt the urge to sing, not anything in particular, just vocalising in a melodic way which fed off each other, increasing in volume and tempo as they went. The more they sang, the more they were aware of the sense of being watched, by many presences which were drawing ever closer. The situation began to feel very intense and suddenly worried that they didn’t really know what was being drawn towards them the ended their singing and hurried back to their tents and turned in for the night. A tells me that she was very aware of every single movement taking place outside the walls of her tent, movement which seemed to be something other than local wildlife. Her friends reported a number of experiences after turning in which left them all with the sense that they had been noticed and investigated and when they left they did so with a strong sense of relief.

Their experience was certainly no way as intense as that relayed in seohelrune’s blog however it does nibble at the edges. The spirits wakened by A and her friends were clearly more curious than angry, and there were no reports of attempted possessions, but it goes part way to show that it doesn’t take much to stir some interest.


Protection In Nature

So what can we do when working in nature to protect ourselves? The most obvious method would be to work within a cast circle. A circle can be used to keep out anything you don’t want in your working area but it doesn’t stop you drawing attention and once you step outside the circle you are fair game.

We’re on their turf so we don’t have the opportunity to call on home defence and have to carry everything with us. There are any number of talismanic protection charms and methods which can be employed to protect oneself out and about. Such things can be small and hidden about the person but should only really be supporting your own personal protective skills. Making sure that you enter the space well grounded, having used visualisation to form protection, ensuring that everyone working with you has similar understandings and protections etc will all help in keeping yourself safe.

The issue then becomes one of relative strength and confidence. If you encounter a spirit or entity which is stronger than you and your personal wards you are then in a whole world of potential trouble. This is one reason why I would say never work outdoors, and particularly away from your own property, on your own without being fully familiar with the location. If you have worked there before and have a positive relationship with the genius loci then you are in a much better position, though there is no guarantee that you won’t one day be caught off guard. At the very least check out the area in daylight and make sure you are comfortable with it before going ahead.

I don’t want to put someone off working outdoors. A sensible precaution, confidence in your own abilities and a willingness to push your abilities and boundaries are the watchwords of the Witch. I agree with the sentiment of seohelrune that if you aren’t scared or having that “this s**t just got real!” moment you aren’t doing it right.

In the situation presented by seohelrune there was a very near possession and at that point, you are reliant on the people around you but, assuming that the worst possibility is that something may follow you home there are something you can do to protect you and yours.



At Home

Seohelrune and I disagree somewhat when it comes to what it takes to deal with spirits you encounter within the home. I differentiate between those spirits that are resident in your home, belonging either to the property or are associated with a particular object, and those which have made their way in by piggy backing in on your or other family members.

The first group are resident and belonging, in some instances more so that you as the living occupant of the home. So long as relations are cordial there is no need to take any action and thought should be given to not aggravating them if at all possible. Where that isn’t possible these spirits need to be addressed using a particular set of tools and skills and things that may be useful in dealing with the second group will not be relevant here.

For example; wards will not help. The spirits are already present and active and it is impossible to keep something out when they are already in. Other suggestions such as LARP will have some effect but to effectively deal with residents you need to bring out very heavy guns and perform full blown, household banishing’s/exorcism which may even need to be repeated a number of times to ensure that the spirit is fully routed out or compelled to cross over. At that point, it is an exercise in making sure that something can’t return. Full and regularly laid wards, hunting out objects that may have been connected to the spirit and ensuring they get special attention or even removed from the property. There are no short cuts in dealing with this first groups.

In the case of those spirits which may follow you home they are less well connected to the location it is somewhat easier to expel them if dealt with quickly, and frankly, can be stopped at the door if you have sufficient and effective wards. There are many different types of wards which can be employed, too many to go into here today. One good book on the subject is Protection and Reversal Magick by Jason Miller (link).

But dealing with something that gets in can be very simple, particularly if you are faced with a simply curious spirit who wants to know what goes on at your place. What you don’t want is for them to decide they like it at your house and you want to make it as uncomfortable for them as possible and this is where I think this is where Seohelrune and I disagree. I find the whole banging of pots and wide-ranging swear language routine very effective for dealing with transient spirits. These spirits have no vested interest in sticking around and it is very easy to dislodge them. That being said, it is a sliding scale. If a spirit isn’t addressed quickly or is particularly aggressive bagging a few pots will not be effective and you need to step up the game.


By Invitation Only

There is a third group of spirits, those which you summon. Witchcraft often works with the invocation of spirits, are drawn to use spiritual tools such as Ouija boards and other practices which are necromantic in origin. Again, I don’t want to put people off. I have had some very good, and “this s**ts real” experiences with these practices. My first, and so far only, experience of the goetic spirits shook my 15-year-old self to the core and convinced me that the Spirits of the Key were not only real but were something I shouldn’t be messing around with. Fortunately, beyond being shaken by the presence I got off lightly. The work was completed and I have had no trouble since and you would think I would have been raring to go again but at the time I decided to leave well enough alone. I was working alone, with no guidance and I realised I wasn’t working with the best material (though I *wish* I could remember the name of the book!) and decided not to go down that route again. Now there are a lot better resources available should I choose to explore it again but as it is I am happy working with my Goddess, my beloved ancestors and the spirits of the land around me. I just tap into interesting podcasts and writings on the subject now and again.

Saying that working with ancestors spirits is not a failsafe option either. Fail to keep your end of a bargain and you will likely start to experience the repercussions, offer them something they don’t like (or like a little too much) and you will know about it. My ancestor pool is by necessity small until such time as I can research my family tree, although there are some that, based on my current knowledge, I really keep to work with. I just want to avoid offering alcohol to anyone who may have had a history of alcohol addiction…

When working with spirits the number one rule is “never summon what you cannot banish” because by inviting them into your space you are walking them past your wards. Things can get out of hand when spirits go their own way unsupervised. As I said to someone recently in an open group – If you don’t know how to banish spirits as part of summoning, or at all, you are not ready to summon spirits. If you do have this knowledge/these skills then have at ye!



Witchcraft is not Safe

The problem is that when Witchcraft is “safe” it becomes a shallow and stagnant pool which frankly is no true reflection of the Craft at all. It is filled with posers and the passive aggressive who have never pushed themselves to experience that “oh s**t” moment, preferring to play around with their candles and crystals. Now, there is nothing wrong with candles and crystals, but there is so much more depth to Witchcraft that simply limiting yourself to these experiences is simply not enough.

You need to get down and dirty, or bloody, and really finding your connection with spirit, be they of the land, ancestor, gods or de(a)mons. Witchcraft is not a fast track path to spiritual enlightenment, nor is it a place of total acceptance. The phrase “Love and Light” is better placed in a spiritualist context where it is the most over-used and passive aggressive phrase out there on forums and groups. As one clairvoyant I used to know would say “Love and Light dearie, now f**k off”. A lot of people come looking for some kind of brother/sisterhood similar to that they experienced in a former religion or as a replacement for a lack in their lives. I do feel sorry for some but kinship comes through blood and choice, not some shared religious pick on the Facebook profile set up. I will call people on presuming to add me to their kin list whether it is through attempted coercion, presumption or sloppy language, much to their distress because to do so shatters their illusion that the Craft is somewhere where everyone is accepted without question or challenge. These sorts of challenges are very necessary given the fact that as a group we can enable a lot of very unhealthy and destructive beliefs and behaviours.

But as a practice Witchcraft was never intended to be a “safe”. It is meant to be done in the dead of night where the only sound it a bitch-dog howling to the moon; it should cause the hairs on the back of your neck and freeze the marrow in your bones and it should be a process through which the job gets done. Pushing the boundaries of what is possible is part of the process so staying in a “safe place” is not an option for growth.

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Hekatean Cord Cutting Visualisation

In my Hekatean Binding Spell  I made reference to a visualisation technique called ‘Cutting the Cord’. This technique is popular for severing ties with a person (or group of people) but is also useful for breaking away from bad habits,  addiction and generally anything that you wish to make a clean break with on both a physical and metaphysical level.

The visualisation is a signal to yourself and the universe that your association with the subject has come to an end. As it is not a spell in of itself it is not making a change in the world around you but empowering you to do it yourself. As such you must exercise willpower, or discretion depending on your subject and situation, in order to avoid becoming re-entangled again in the future.

You don’t need any physical objects for this kind of visualisation, however, if you would like to make it a bit more of a ritual I suggest gathering the following items

  • A representation of the subject – preferably a picture. If you are dealing with an addiction a picture is a strongly advised as having the substance or associated paraphernalia present may lead to a relapse.
  • A knife or scissors
  • Matches and a Heatproof bowl.
  • Hekatean Cutting The Cords


Settle yourselves into a comfortable position in a temperate room. Body temperature often drops during meditation so you want to avoid getting cold. It doesn’t matter if you are sitting up or lying down but avoid a position in which you may fall asleep last.
Decide on how you will word your request for aid in advance, particularly if you are compleating this visualisation as part of a ritual. Your more passive request for aid will need to match the active statement of intent. For example ‘aid me in overcome my addiction’ should be rendered as ‘I have overcome my addiction’.
This meditation should take no more than 10 minutes and I recommend using a meditation track (without words) of this length which incorporates a callback. I personally prefer drums but use whatever works for you.


You can download the Cutting Cords Medititation in pdf form here nut for now, here is a road map of the steps involved.

  1. Prepare for meditation in your usual way.
  2. Enter visualisation
  3. Approach Hekate and ask for aid
  4. Body scanners and cut cords.
  5. With torch sever cords and wounds.
  6. Draw energy and blessing
  7. Thank Hekate
  8. Exit meditation

Ritual Element

If you are using this meditation as a ritual in its own right you will perform the ritual actions after completing the meditation.
Take up your picture and cutting implementation and make your statement of intent regarding the subject of your ritual. It should be an actualised statement, meaning that it assumes compleat success for the ritual; for example “(name) is cut out of my life for now and ever more”.
Now cut up the image into as many pieces as you want and put them into the heatproof container. Light them up and watch them burn, recalling both the resolve and strength you felt during your meditation.

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