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One of the oldest and most prized forms of mysticism is protection magic, purely for the reason that safety is paramount to all other things. But the reasons why people use these methods have changed, for example, old school mystics would form a ring of protection to ward off plagues and predators from their homes, while modern-day mystics use them to bar themselves from fake friends and fuck boys (actually, maybe they’re not all that different after all).
There’s a myriad of methods to keep us protected, but perhaps the most potent and valuable ritual is the act of forming a ring of protection to shield our space and all the people and things that reside within it from harm.
Don’t mistake this for a literal security device that will protect you from intruders, you’ll want to get an actual deadbolt and an alarm for that.
These rituals form an aura of protection that enhances other safety methods, making you feel grounded and secure.
Here, I’ve pulled together all the various tools that can be used to create a ring of protection.
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Forming a ring of protection with: Thought
As we know from the basic laws of manifestation, what we think in our mind, we can manifest into reality. So while there are many powerful methods to create a ring of protection using mystical tools, visualisation is perhaps the most potent one and can be used on its own or in tandem with any of the other spells on this list.
I like to manifest a ring of protection whenever I’m feeling uncomfortable or unsafe to surround myself with positive energy.
Start by closing your eyes and taking several deep breaths to ground yourself and centre your energy. Envision a white, protective light encircling you that cannot be penetrated by anything. This method combines the power of positive thinking with the magic of manifestation to keep you feeling protected at times of distress.
Forming a ring of protection with: Amulets and talismans
Amulets and talismans are ancient charms that can be hung or worn to form a ring of protection. The key difference between the two is that talismans are human-made tools (such as the Evil Eye, the Eye of Horus, the Ankh and archangel pendants), while amulets come to us from nature (like crystals and four-leaf clovers). Choose an amulet or talisman that resonates best with you and either wear it, keep it in your bag or hang it in your home for protection.
Forming a ring of protection with: Powder
An excellent way to form a physical ring of protection around your home is by creating a sprinkling powder using ingredients that are believed to possess protective properties. This powder can be used in a number of ways: you can sprinkle it around your home, over your doorstep, or dust yourself or the item you wish to protect with it. Once the powder has been applied, the protective ring will be activated.
You will need:
2 handfuls of Dragon’s Blood
2 handfuls of sandalwood (could also use incense dust or drops of oil)
3 handfuls of salt
Combine the ingredients in a mortar and pestle. Grind. Then sprinkle as needed to form a ring of protection that will keep you safe from negative forces.
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Forming a ring of protection with: Oil
Like with protection powder, there’s an essential oil combination that, when combined and applied to an area, will form a ring of protection.
You will need:
Dried five-finger grass (also known as cinquefoil)
Dried gardenia petals
Dried lavender (could also use the oil)
Sandalwood powder (could also use incense dust or drops of oil)
¼ cup extra virgin oil
Combine equal parts of each of the dry ingredients into a mortar and pestle. Grind. Add the extra virgin oil and stir so the elements combine. Decant your protection oil into a jar and leave it in a dark, safe place for three days, untouched. On the fourth day, take the jar and anoint areas of your home, items that need protecting or even on yourself (making sure to use a light quantity as oil can burn the skin). Reapply as needed.
Forming a ring of protection with: Crystals
We often use crystals for grounding, inspiration, and to summon love, but these babies can pack way more of a punch than that. Certain crystals are believed to have protective properties, which is why I keep them everywhere from my home, to my desk at work to inside my wallet. Hell, I even have a crystal keyring attached to my house keys.
The crystals that are used to radiate protective energy, forming a ring of protection around its owner, are black tourmaline, obsidian, amethyst and smoky quartz.
To form a ring of protection around your home, bedroom or workspace, place four of these stones in each corner.
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