Merry we meet  -  Merry we meet  -  Merry we meet

 

Welcome to

Controverscial.Com

 

                   

 

Shielding

 (Occult and Psychic Protection)

Written and compiled by George Knowles

When using magick or performing ritual it is common practice to first create sacred space in the form of a Magick Circle (see Circle Casting).  The objective of creating this magick circle is to protect the practitioner from forces or energies that he or she might raise, effectively shielding them from unwanted or intrusive outside influences.  This magick circle or “shield” is constructed of personal power, which is raised, felt and visualized as a sphere of energy circling above, below and all around the circle area.  But what about the times you are not working within a protected circle? 

Many people drawn to the Craft of the Wise are natural Psychics, Mediums and Empaths, people who are highly tuned to the energies and supernatural forces that surround us.  During our every day lives we are constantly bombarded by varying levels of vibrating energy, most times positive but sometimes negative.  Sensitive people in tune with these energies often find it difficult to switch off their natural abilities, and as a result, frequently suffer from what are commonly known as “Psychic Attacks”. 

Psychic Attacks often occur during times of great stress and trauma, like those caused by natural disasters, multiple accidents and the consequences of War.  At such times sensitive people pick up the accumulated emotions of those involved, which can cause them Psychic overload resulting in deep distress or other debilitating effects including headaches, fatigue and confusion.  Another form of Psychic Attack occurs in the work place, where for whatever reason; dominant unscrupulous people target their lesser co-workers, which can lead to nervousness, loss of self-confidence and sudden changes in behaviour.  Perhaps the most dangerous form of Psychic Attack are those conjured up from within the “Magick” community.  Launched with malicious intent against specific individuals, the seriousness of these attacks cannot be understated for they can cause nightmares, irrational fear or sudden unexplained illnesses. 

So how can we protect ourselves from such attacks

Ceremonial magicians and other high-end Occultists spend years in training to perfect complicated rituals and create powerful talismanic charms to protect themselves from attack, but for the ordinary person without such training, there are numerous basic measures one can take, such like the Circle Casting operation above, but designed specifically to protect the individual.  However, it takes time and effort to create an effective Shield, but once in place, in addition to providing the more obvious Psychic and Magickal protection, a shield will help to maintain your emotional balance and physical well-being.

There are of course many and varied methods used to create a shield, so here I shall outline just one method, which can be adapted to suit most situations.  Once created your shield should be strengthened daily and never “turned off”, for lets face it, if you have to wait to launch your shield in response to an attack, it will already be too late to be effective, but left in place and properly maintained it is likely to be so much stronger.

The Aura Shield

The Aura is a force or energy that surrounds all people and all things (objects).  It can be discerned by some people as a brightly shimmering or glowing light, but only to those people of unusual psychic sensitivity.”

Everyone has a natural Aura, but most people don’t know it is there and have never consciously used it.  By developing your Aura, it can be used as a filter to shield you from unwanted influences and vibrating emotions emitted from developing situations or people around you.

To begin developing your Aura Shield, find a quiet place where you can sit alone without distractions.  Ground and center, and expel any pent up negativity caused by your daily travails.  When you are sitting comfortably and feeling suitably at peace, visualize your Aura and feel it pulsating and spinning around you as a thick layer of energy.  Once you can visualise it, extend it slowly out and away from your body and see it filling your personal space (usually about three feet all around, above and below you).  Visualize the light blocking all unwanted intrusions and negative influences, while absorbing anything positive you may need to receive.  Hold the vision in place as long as you can without tiring, then release it and repeat the exercise.

When you can hold your Shield in place indefinitely without consciously thinking about it, you should begin to experiment, move it out away from the body or draw it closer until you feel comfortable with its protection.  A word of caution however, it is important to keep your shield as close to your body as possible, particularly when out in the work place or other congested area where you are likely to be in close contact with other people.  If your shield is too far out and a stranger walks up close to you, they will be inside your protection and who knows if they are friend or foe?

Next you can customise your shield to suit your own circumstances, try changing its colour (Blue, Black and Red are the 3 strongest colours for protection, while White is the color of spiritual purity and is good for most all psychic and magickal purposes), or visualise the structure of the shield made from different reflective substances, such as crystals or metal.  You could also make the outside surface of the Shield shiny like a mirror, thus able to deflect away negative influences.  Remember there is no right or wrong way to building a shield, as each is unique to the individual. 

Once you have mastered the basic Shield, you can try something more complex, like adding a second Shield around the first, but spinning in the opposite direction.  This second Shield should be constructed and coloured differently to the first, and the gap between the two filled with something spongy or jelly-like (or even Fire, or Water), something that will absorb anything negative breeching your first Shield.  Rotating the Shields in opposite directions will also effectively block anything passing through the first Shield.  

The key to effective Shielding is to do it daily, and in time, with practice, the more effective it will become.  Left in place your shield will take on a life of its own and eventually act like psychic thermometer

Sources:

http://www.examiner.com/occult-paranormal-in-los-angeles/empathy-and-shielding

http://www.manannan.net/occult/protection-basic.html

http://www.psychicpulse.com/psychic-shield-offers-great-psychic-protection/

Plus others too many to mention

Best wishes and Blessed Be 

 

Site Contents - Links to all Pages

 

Home Page

 

A Universal Message:

 

Let there be peace in the world  -   Where have all the flowers gone?

 

About me:

My Personal PageMy Place in England / My Family Tree (Ancestry)

 

Wicca & Witchcraft

 

Wicca/Witchcraft /  What is Wicca What is Magick

 

Traditional Writings:

 

The Wiccan Rede Charge of the Goddess Charge of the God  /  The Three-Fold Law (includes The Law of Power and The Four Powers of the Magus) /  The Witches Chant The Witches Creed Descent of the Goddess Drawing Down the Moon The Great Rite Invocation Invocation of the Horned GodThe 13 Principles of Wiccan Belief /  The Witches Rede of Chivalry A Pledge to Pagan Spirituality

 

Correspondence Tables:

 

IncenseCandlesColours Magickal Days Stones and Gems Elements and Elementals

 

Traditions:

 

Traditions Part 1  -  Alexandrian Wicca /  Aquarian Tabernacle Church (ATC) /  Ár Ndraíocht Féin (ADF) /  Blue Star Wicca /  British Traditional (Druidic Witchcraft) /  Celtic Wicca /  Ceremonial Magic /  Chaos Magic /  Church and School of Wicca /  Circle Sanctuary /  Covenant of the Goddess (COG) /  Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPS) /  Cyber Wicca /  Dianic Wicca /  Eclectic Wicca /  Feri Wicca /

 

Traditions Part 2 Gardnerian Wicca /  Georgian Tradition /  Henge of Keltria /  Hereditary Witchcraft /  Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn (H.O.G.D.) /  Kitchen Witch (Hedge Witch) /  Minoan Brotherhood and Minoan Sisterhood Tradition /  Nordic Paganism /  Pagan Federation /  Pectic-Wita /  Seax-Wica /  Shamanism /  Solitary /  Strega /  Sylvan Tradition /  Vodoun or Voodoo /  Witches League of Public Awareness (WLPA) /

 

Other things of interest:

 

Gods and Goddesses (Greek Mythology) /  Esbats & Full Moons Links to Personal Friends & Resources Wicca/Witchcraft Resources What's a spell? Circle Casting and Sacred Space  Pentagram - Pentacle Marks of a Witch The Witches Power The Witches Hat An esoteric guide to visiting London SatanismPow-wowThe Unitarian Universalist Association /  Numerology:  Part 1  Part 2  /  Part 3A history of the Malleus Maleficarum:  includes:  Pope Innocent VIII  /  The papal Bull  /   The Malleus Maleficarum  /  An extract from the Malleus Maleficarum  /  The letter of approbation  /  Johann Nider’s Formicarius  /  Jacob Sprenger  /  Heinrich Kramer  /  Stefano Infessura  /  Montague Summers  /  The Waldenses  /  The Albigenses  /  The Hussites /  The Native American Sun DanceShielding (Occult and Psychic Protection)  The History of ThanksgivingAuras  - Part 1 and Part 2 /

 

Sabbats and Festivals:

 

The Sabbats in History and Mythology /  Samhain (October 31st)  /  Yule (December 21st)  /  Imbolc (February 2nd)  /  Ostara (March 21st)  /  Beltane (April 30th)  /  Litha (June 21st)  /  Lammas/Lughnasadh (August 1st)  /  Mabon (September 21st)

 

Rituals contributed by Crone:

 

Samhain / Yule Imbolc Ostara /  Beltane Litha Lammas Mabon

 

Tools:

 

Tools of a Witch  /  The Besom (Broom) /  Poppets and DollsPendulums / Cauldron Magick Mirror Gazing

 

Animals:

 

Animals in Witchcraft (The Witches Familiar) /  AntelopeBatsCrow Fox Frog and Toads Goat / HoneybeeKangarooLion OwlPhoenix Rabbits and HaresRaven Robin RedbreastSheep Spider SquirrelSwansWild Boar Wolf /  Serpent /  Pig /  Stag /  Horse /  Mouse /  Cat

 

Trees:

 

In Worship of Trees - Myths, Lore and the Celtic Tree Calendar.  For descriptions and correspondences of the thirteen sacred trees of Wicca/Witchcraft see the following:  Birch /  Rowan / Ash /  Alder /  Willow Hawthorn /  Oak /  Holly /  Hazel /  Vine /  Ivy /  Reed /  Elder

 

Sacred Sites:

 

Mystical Sacred Sites  -  Stonehenge /  Glastonbury Tor /  Malta - The Hypogeum of Hal Saflieni /  Avebury /  Cerne Abbas - The Chalk Giant /  Ireland - Newgrange /

 

Rocks and Stones:

 

Stones - History, Myths and Lore

 

Articles contributed by Patricia Jean Martin:

 

Apophyllite  / Amber Amethyst Aquamarine Aragonite Aventurine Black Tourmaline Bloodstone Calcite Carnelian Celestite Citrine Chrysanthemum StoneDiamond  /  Emerald / Fluorite Garnet /  Hematite Herkimer Diamond Labradorite Lapis Lazuli Malachite Moonstone Obsidian Opal Pyrite Quartz (Rock Crystal) Rose Quartz Ruby Selenite Seraphinite  /  Silver and GoldSmoky QuartzSodalite Sunstone ThundereggTree AgateZebra Marble

 

Wisdom and Inspiration:

 

Knowledge vs Wisdom by Ardriana Cahill I Talk to the TreesAwakening The Witch in YouA Tale of the Woods I have a Dream by Martin Luther King /

 

Articles and Stories about Witchcraft:

 

Murdered by Witchcraft The Fairy Witch of Clonmel A Battleship, U-boat, and a Witch The Troll-Tear (A story for Children) /  Goody Hawkins - The Wise Goodwife /  The Story of Jack-O-Lantern The Murder of the Hammersmith Ghost Josephine Gray (The Infamous Black Widow) /  The Two Brothers - Light and Dark

 

Old Masters of Academia:

 

Pliny the ElderHesiodPythagoras

 

 

Biographies

 

Witches, Pagans and other associated People

(Ancient, Past and Present)

 

Remembered at Samhain

(Departed Pagan Pioneers, Founders, Elders and Others)

 

Abramelin the Mage /  Agrippa Aidan A KellyAlbertus Magnus - “Albert the Great” Aleister Crowley - “The Great Beast” /  Alex Sanders - “King of the Witches” /  Alison Harlow /  Amber KAnna FranklinAnodea JudithAnton Szandor LaVey /  Arnold CrowtherArthur Edward Waite /  Austin Osman Spare /  Biddy Early /  Bridget Cleary - The Fairy Witch of Clonmel /  Carl " Llewellyn" Weschcke Cecil Hugh WilliamsonCharles Godfrey Leland /   Charles WaltonChristina Oakley Harrington Damh the Bard - "Dave Smith" /  Dion Fortune /  Dolores Aschroft-Nowicki Doreen ValienteDorothy MorrisonDr. John Dee & Edward Kelly /  Dr. Leo Louis Martello /  Edward FitchEleanor Ray Bone - “Matriarch of British Witchcraft” Eliphas Levi /  Ernest Thompson Seton /  Ernest Westlake /  Fiona Horne Friedrich von Spee /  Francis Barrett /  Gavin and Yvonne Frost and the School and Church of Wicca /  Gerald B. Gardner - The father of contemporary Witchcraft /  Gwydion Pendderwen Hans HolzerHelen Duncan /   Herman Slater - Horrible Herman /  Isaac Bonewits Israel RegardieJames "Cunning" Murrell - The Master of Witches /  Janet Farrar and Gavin BoneJessie Wicker Bell - “Lady Sheba” /  Johannes Junius - "The Burgomaster of Bamberg" /  John Belham-Payne John George Hohman - "Pow-wow" /  John Gerard /  John Gordon Hargrave and the Kibbo Kith Kindred /  John Michael Greer /  John ScoreJoseph John Campbell /  Karl von Eckartshausen /  Laurie Cabot  - "the Official Witch of Salem" /  Lewis SpenceMargaret Alice MurrayMargot AdlerMarie Laveau - " the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans" /  Marion WeinsteinMatthew Hopkins - “The Witch-Finder General” /   Max Ehrmann and the "Desiderata" /  Monique WilsonMontague Summers /  Nicholas CulpeperNicholas RemyM. R. SellarsMrs. Maud Grieve - "A Modern Herbal" /  Oberon Zell-Ravenheart and Morning GloryOld Dorothy Clutterbuck /  Old George PickingillPaddy SladePamela Colman-SmithParacelsus /  Patricia CrowtherPatricia Monaghan /  Patricia “Trish” TelescoPhilip HeseltonRaymond Buckland /  Reginald Scot /  Robert CochraneRobert ‘von Ranke’ Graves and the "The White Goddess" /  Rosaleen Norton - “The Witch of Kings Cross” /  Ross Nichols and the " Order of Bards, Ovates & Druids" (OBOD) /  Rudolf SteinerSabrina Underwood - "The Ink Witch" /  Scott CunninghamSelena Fox - founder of "Circle Sanctuary" /  Silver RavenwolfSir Francis Dashwood /  Sir James George Frazer and the " The Golden Bough"S.L. MacGregor Mathers and the “Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn” /  Starhawk /  Stewart Farrar /  Sybil LeekTed Andrews The Mather Family - (includes:  Richard Mather, Increase Mather and Cotton Mather ) /   Thomas AdyT. Thorn CoyleVera ChapmanVictor & Cora Anderson and the " Feri Tradition" /  Vivianne CrowleyWalter Brown GibsonWilliam Butler YeatsZsuzsanna Budapest /  

 

 

Many of the above biographies are briefs and far from complete.  If you know about any of these individuals and can help with additional information, please contact me privately at my email address below.  Many thanks for reading  :-)

 

"FAIR USE NOTICE"

While I have taken due care and diligence to credit all sources where possible, this website may contain copyrighted material which has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner.  My use of making such material available here is done so in my efforts to advance our understanding of religious discrimination, the environmental and social justice issues etc.   If you wish to use copyrighted material from this website for purposes of your own then you must obtain permission from the relevant copyright owner yourself.

Email_Witches

My online email discussion group:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Email_Witches

 

Dove of Peace

Help send a message of peace around the world!  The Dove of Peace flies from site to site, through as many countries as possible.  It does not belong to ANY belief system.  Please help make a line around the globe by taking it with you to your site, by giving it to someone for their site, by passing it on to another continent or to the conflict areas of the world.  May trouble and strife be vanquished in it's path.

 

 

mailto:George@controverscial.com