So You Think You've Been Hexed

How to Remove Curses,
Hexes and other Black Magicks
You are exposed to negative energy every single day. Our environment is awash with it: angry drivers fighting to get to work or
school, jealous coworkers, envious neighbors all sending negative vibes out into the Universe...
some directed straight at you.

Negative energy has the potential to change the mood of a room, or an office. It can shift your personal vibration and even
harm your energy field. Negative energy can cause sickness and even accelerate the aging process. Stress, anxiety, anger,
aggression, fear, jealousy, spite, depression, energy vampires, negative places and arguments all work to build and create
negative energy that can cling to your aura or build up in your home and cause very real health issues because when negative
energy is directed at you it cause stress, fatigue, headaches, depression, illness a can even start a run of unfortunate
circumstances or 'bad luck'.

The Power of Thoughtforms

The Evil Eye
One or the oldest curses is the Evil Eye, a poisonous thought in the form of a malicious gaze or a jealous glance that has the
power to curse and bring about destruction. Thou shalt not covet is one of the ten commandments. In Hebrew the word covet or
keshep means 'to poison' or to send out envious thoughts that harm not only you and the person you are sending them out to
but the whole environment as well. To the shaman, when one acts jealously, they are shooting out negative energy in the form
of poisoned darts that bring ill luck and misfortune. One official cure is to have the one who created the curse to spit in a vessel
of the holy water which is then given to the victim to drink. Rolling a raw egg over the body is another antidote. It is then
cracked open and may take several eggs repeatedly rolled over the person’s body until an egg without an eye is found. To cure
an unwilling victim, a raw egg may be left under their bed and retrieved the next morning. Mirrors have the power to reflect back
energy and will deflect the poison darts of multiple ill wishers. In Feng Shui, mirrors are often used as a cure all to both reflect
negative energy and direct the flow of chi. Mirrors can both push and pull energy. Even small mirrors are effective. Some culture
even goes so far as to sew small mirrors into their clothes. However the best remedy for the evil eye is to avoid it. Do not
boast. Don't flaunt your good fortune.

If you do become afflicted, take a saltwater bath to negate the curse. If you must face a jealous rival, employ some herbal
magick. Carry Rosemary to dispel negative energy. Pennyroyal blocks the negativity of others while Celandine protects against
undue negative situations. Betony will block negativity in a relationship. Elecampane will rid a room of hostile energy and
Burdock stops you from feeling bad about yourself or others. Make a protective amulet with a pinch of Agrimony in a small white
pouch. Add a pinch of Rue and a Burdock Root. This will not only deflect a curse but send back to the one who conjured it. Garlic
is also a cure for the Evil Eye. Take 3 cloves of garlic and grind into a paste. Rub the paste on the souls of your shoes, and on
the front step of your home.

Self Doubt
Are you your own worse enemy? Do you hold yourself back? Fear of your potential, non-action, not having faith in your abilities
has the power to hex yourself worse than any enemy could. Self Doubt will undermine a positive person and send them spiraling
into helplessness but combating it is easy. When you feel yourself beginning a negative spiral, consciously cancel the negative
thought with a positive one.

If you find yourself in an uncomfortable situation where you are suddenly unsure of yourself or situation, then shore up your
confidence with this free to be me spell. Look into a mirror and take three deep breaths before you say, "I am free to be the
wonderful me that I am. Wherever I am, or wherever I go, I will always be free to be me. I am a special someone. I am me and
there is none like me and none that I'd rather be than me. I am loved. I am loved. I Am Love." Bolster your spirit with the scent
of Rose or Vanilla.

If you find yourself caught in a loop of negative thoughts, tie them up with this thread spell.
Spell to Banish Personal Negativity
You will need:
A wide-mouthed bottle with a lid
a variety of thread made of natural fibers.
Take a piece of thread and knot the negative energy into it. Choose your thread accordingly, for example: for a major irritation
use a thick piece of thread, for a smaller but persistent irk, use a long thin one. Consider the emotion invoked and apply using
maybe: green for envy, brown for pride, red for anger.
Take the thread and begin tying knots in it, and as you knot, release the negative emotion visualizing it stuck in the tangle as
you say, "Tangle the anger, tangle the pain, tangle the impatience. Free me again."  Repeat with each knot.
When your thread is knotted enough, and all of your negativity extracted, drop it into the bottle and seal it saying, "My
thoughts are positive, my heart is light, my spirit is free.
I am once again the person I was meant to be."

Keep your bottle to use again, only opening it when you need to add another aggravation, fear or worry.

Spell to Banish Jealousy
You will need:
1 square of green cloth
some cotton string
a fire proof dish
matches
paper and pen

Think of all the jealous thoughts you wish to banish. Take the pen and write one down, projecting your feeling onto the page as
you write it. Tear the entry from the page and tossing it onto the green cloth. Write your next jealous thought and repeat, until
you have a pile. When you have captured all of your envious feelings, take the cloth and tie up the corners with the string to
make a bundle. Make a fire and toss the bundle into the flames. As you watch your jealousy go up in smoke, say, "As this
bundle burns and the paper turns to ash, so do my negative feelings and emotions shrivel and shrink until there are none. I am
free."

Elemental Invocation to banish obstacles
Invoke the power of the Elementals to remove obstacles blocking the flow of positive energy into your life. You can use this to
anytime as an emergency spell if you or someone you love is in need. However, there is some prep time involved as you must
first collect the supplies and freeze the water.

You will need:
A plastic cup that you have filled with water and frozen
a glass dish ( a clear glass pie dish works well)
Matches
Eucalyptus oil
Six bay leaves
For Earth – 1 cup of Sand that you have collected from a place of power or Salt.
For Air – a stick of incense or a bell
For Fire – 6 candles of the same color. You can use White, Black to banishing, Gray to reverse, Brown to power, Orange to
infuse, or red to protect. Choose your color by matching with your intent.
For Water – 1 cup of rain water or spring water

Pour the sand onto your workspace. Pat it smooth and draw a hexagram with your finger (Two interlocking triangles).
Place the glass dish on the sand.
Arrange the bay leaves in the dish.
Anoint the candles with the oil and set around the dish.
Dump the frozen cube of water onto the bay leaves
Light your candles.
If using incense to signify air light it and keep it in your hand. Waft the smoke as you say, "Powers that be hear my call,
Lest my endeavors no longer stall
but with your aid the path is cleared
as the desires in my heart are now mirrored
in the physical realm where they form
so that my reality becomes transformed!"
(If using a bell, ring it at the end of each stanza)
Say as many times as you need to get the energy flowing.
Then meditate as the ice melts. Visualizing the positive energy coursing through your life sweeping away the obstacles in its
path.

Black Magick
Has your luck shifted? Are you experiencing a run of small accidents? Perhaps you have developed a persistent cough that just
won't release you? Has your sleep pattern been interrupted and you lay there, night after night, with open eyes staring? When
darkness falls, does your skin prickle? Does fear steal through your thoughts? Do you feel worn down for no reason? Each of
these examples are symptoms of the psychic attack and just maybe, you have been hexed.

There is much debate about hexes and curses in the magickal community. Some even hold that a curse will not work unless the
victim believes he has been hexed, and while this is true to some extent as words have power to work on our psyche, there are
real hexes that when intentionally are cast, will set in motion a string of negativity that can harry the victim. There are
spellcasters among us, and like those magickal persons of the past, not all are ethical. Some use magick to solve all of their
problems and will ignore the rule of harm none, stopping at nothing to promote their own happiness. If you provoke the ire of
one, you may find yourself the focus of a spiteful spell or harmful wish. You may not notice when one of them focuses negative
energy at you, not at first anyway. But such hostility can unleash all sorts of problems from health and emotional issues to a
string of bad luck. A true hex is when one knowingly manipulates universal energy to cause harm, releasing it with the intent to
attack someone. You might think this sounds hokie, but though rare, this is very real and if left untreated, a hex can whittle
away at a victim affecting their mood, their thoughts, their health, their luck, their families and even follow beyond their grave.

COMBATING THE NEGATIVE

Negative vibrations act like a magnet that attract more and more. At some point we all become targets. You may take action
and seek magickal help if you begin to experience feelings of exhaustion or an unexplained illness, find yourself caught in a
cycle of bad luck or the victim of jealousy. If you find yourself victim to viscous words or spiteful deeds there are ways to deflect
the negative energy.

Use the power of herbs to re-power. Cedarwood, Verivert and Citronella oil have protective qualities the will help you unhex an
object. The sweet smoke of Frankincense and Myrrh incense will drive negative energies from a room. While a bath in saltwater
will clear your energy, raise your vibration and lift your mood. You can add herbs, scent and color to aid in shedding the
negativity picked up throughout the day and a fragrant soak will work wonders on your mood.

Basic Bath Salts
1 cup Epsom salts
1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup sea salt
Measure salts into a jar. Add 20 drops of essential oil that suits your mood and shake until well blended. For best results, use a
wide-mouth quart-size jar and store in a cool place.

To create an
Energy Clearing Bath take 1/2 cup of the basic bath salts and add equal parts: clove oil, peppermint oil, lemon oil
and eucalyptus oil. Strew mixture under the running faucet and soak to clear your energy.

Breaking a Curse
This one is a little tricky but if you can pull it off it works very well. You will need:
a square of black cloth a little larger than your hand.
1 tablespoon of curry
1 tablespoon of dill
1 tablespoon of vervain
1 tablespoon powdered ginger
a consecrated black candle
paper and black ink pen
a black string, knotted nine times

On paper, write the full name of the person who has cursed you. Place the paper in the center of the square of cloth. Add the
herbs, one at a time, covering the slip of paper. Next, take the lit candle and drip 5-10 drops of wax over the paper and herbs.
Visualize the person who has cursed you and say their name aloud three times while gathering up the cloth and tying it shut
with the knotted string. If possible, bury the bag someplace on the property of the person who cursed you.

Spell to Stop a Troublemaker
You will need: A piece of parchment
a pen
a jar with a screw on lid
2 long nails
a lime
a handful of ash
a cup of salt
a cup of vinegar

Write the name of the troublemaker on a piece of parchment or paper. Fold it twice. Take the lime and cut it twice, (Not
through) once diagonally and once horizontally. Place the paper inside the lime and hold it together with two nails. Put the lime
into the jar and pour the ash, salt and vinegar over the lime. Screw the lid on tight. Set on a shelf so that the ash and salt will
stop further negative actions while the vinegar and lime reverse the existing ones.

Spell to Break a Streak of Bad Luck
Go for a walk and pick up seven twigs from the ground, one to represent each day of the week.
When you get home, build a fire. Take a twig and snap it and say, "Ill luck is broken, As these words are spoken." Toss the twig
into the fire and take another and repeat until all of the twigs have been burnt.

Spell to Send Back the Hex
You will need:
9 nails
a bottle with a cork or lid
a sprig of Rosemary
curdled milk
stale wine

Drop the nails and the herb into the bottle. Pour in the milk and wine. Cork the bottle and give it a good shake as you say,
"Anger and spite makes a vicious brew. One that I now return to you. Hurt and harm you have inflicted, but no more for in this
bottle trapped curls your venom." Pour salt into the sink to purify it. Give the bottle another shake then pop the cork and pour
the contents down the drain. "Pain and misery flow from me. Flow back to the one who sent them. By Earth, by Air, by Fire and
by Water, the curse you sent is shed and returned. I am free, I am clear, I am protected as you now reap what you have sown."

Rinse the mess down the sink with hot water. Pick out the nails and bury in the earth. Rinse the bottle well. Then leave out in a
sunny place for the light to clear it fully.

PROTECTION MAGICK

Nature offers a wide range of protective items that can be made into charms to carry in a pocket, bag or to wear on a string.
Try: binding a small bundle of pine needles with natural twine; use any part of the dogwood plant (Cornus Florida) or any part of
a willow tree, or wear or carry stones with a natural hole through them. Chalcedony and Jade and Lapis are wonderful stones to
carry for protection. An amulet made of black onyx will banish negativity and ward off psychic attacks.

Totem Animal Protection Spell
You will need:
2 green candles
1 white candle
A statuary or a piece of jewelry fashioned in the image of your animal protector
bay, hyacinth or patchouli oil
copal or myrrh incense

Take a cleansing bath. Light the incense and meditate on the animal and his nature. When you are ready, light candles and as
you focus say, "Candles three, green and white,
Bring protection here this night.
The Moon is full, the sky is clear,
Misfortune and evil disappear.
The mighty ___ shall ever reign,
protecting me from harm and bane.
Come hither! Come hither!
Spirit of the ___, strong and great!
Stand strong as you guard this life."
Wear charm for protection.

Spider Binding
You will need:
black thread or twine
banishing oil (recipe for a good one below)
a black candle
a spider (living or plastic. If you use a living spider you will probably want to enclose it in a small glass bottle but be very
careful not to harm it, as it is your ally in working this spell)

Anoint the candle with the oil. Tie the string around the spider (or the spider’s bottle) and hold it tightly as you wind the string
around the candle in a spiral motion. Starting at the bottom of the candle you will do nine passes up and then nine passes from
top to bottom saying, " Spider spin, spider weave,
work your magic on this eve,
By the pass of one, it has begun
by the pass of two, intent flows true
by the pass of three, so mote it be
by the pass of four, the energy soars
by the pass of five, this spell thrives
by the pass of six, it is fixed
by the pass of seven, to add more leaven
by the pass of eight, all danger abate
by the pass of nine, renders harm benign.
Spider spin your artful trap
catching the baneful in your tight wrap
tightly cocooned where it will do no harm
I thank you spider for this charm."

Now tie off the end of the thread so that it will not unravel and cut the spider free. If using a living spider, thank it and set it
free in a safe place where it may scurry out of sight. Light the candle and let it burn down.

Banishing oil is used to drive away harmful people, bad habits, and unwanted guests. Work with the energy of the waning moon
so that the troublesome person or situation diminishes as the moon grows smaller in size. Dress a candle with the oil and burn
to get rid of unhealthy influences in your life, such as stress, tension, and negativity. Take a black candle and carve your intent
into it, dress it with Banishing oil, and visualize the outcome.

BANISHING OIL I
Fill a small dark glass jar 3/4 of the way with the carrier oil of your choice. Then add:
3 drops peppermint oil
3 drops of pine oil
4 drops of rue or rosemary oil
1/4 teaspoon crushed black peppercorns

BANISHING OIL II
Fill a small dark glass jar 3/4 of the way with olive oil.
Add 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
a handful of pine needles
a sprig of rosemary
Let sit for 3 days. Strain before use.

BANISHING OIL III
Fill a small dark glass jar 3/4 of the way with the carrier oil of your choice.
Add: 3 drops Cypress oil,
2 drops Clove oil,
2 drops Cedarwood oil

Freezer Binding Spell
This is a very simple spell to stop someone from causing trouble for you. It doesn't harm them physically or emotionally,
although it is an attempt to manipulate another's actions

You will need:
a freezer
a zip lock bag
water
a piece of paper and a pencil

Meditate if necessary on the actions the person is taking that you wish to stop so that you can distill it into as concise a
statement as possible. You want one or two sentences. Write this on the piece of paper along with the person’s name saying:
"This slip of paper is (name), and his/her actions against me. I hereby freeze (name) and bind him/her from causing me harm.
As my will so mote it be."

If the person is not known to you, use the following alternate wording and omit the name on the piece of paper. Say, "This slip
of paper is the unknown one and their actions against me. I hereby freeze them and bind them from causing me harm. As my
will so mote it be."

Fold the paper into a compact shape and place the paper in the baggie. Fill the baggie with enough water to submerge the
paper. Place the water filled baggie in the freezer and freeze it solid. Keep it there until the difficulty is resolved, then thaw and
bury the paper in the earth, pouring the water on the ground and saying, "I release you from the binding, on the understanding
that you are not to harm me again. As my will so mote it be."

A Simple Knot Spell
Knot magic is simple yet ancient form of magic that is most often employed in protection work in which a spell caster ties knots
in a cord while having a fixed image of a person in mind, to literally 'binding' the image with the intention of restraining or
containing a negative action.
This protection spell can be done anywhere and anytime you need to quickly diffuse a situation. Of course it is more effective if
you can take the time to create your magical space and center yourself. Take a cord in your lap and visualize the person and
harmful action you need to contain. Hold the image firmly in your mind allowing as much emotion as you can to build, then tie a
knot in the cord. When you are finished, keep the cord making sure that the knot doesn't come untied.

Unhexing Oil
Use cedarwood oil, vetivert or citronella oil or
Use to break a Hex.
Mix: 1 part each of the oils of: Hyssop, Angelica and Frankincense
a pinch of Sea Salt
a pinch of Black Pepper
a pinch of Cayenne Pepper
a sprig or Rue
a section of broken chain
Add the ingredients to a bottle filled with sweet almond oil.
Use to anoint candles and unhex objects.
Note -The crucial ingredients are the hyssop and chain. Add the other ingredients as desired.

Protective Power of Plants

Green magic is an age old tradition dating back to the ancients. In Green Magic, each tree, herb and flower is known not only for
its healing properties but also for its magical ones. The Oak is a protective tree. When Oak twigs are tied into bundles and hung
over doorways, evil is kept at bay. Acorns place on a windowsill will not only ward off illness but will protect the home from
lightening and floods. For home security plant an Ash tree at each corner of your property. Plant fennel in your garden to repel
all evil spirits, Ivy to discourage unwanted guests and Holly for good luck. Hyssop,  Mullein, Vervain, Rosemeary and Black
Pepper can be used for general protection. Rue, Angelica, Dragonsblood, Garlic and Heliotrope are great for banishing. Bay
Laurel, Coriander, Holly and Marjoram provide protection for the home while Juniper and Myrrh will protect your possessions.

SPELLS TO CLEAR YOUR HOME

Just like people, places can become stale or accumulate negative energy that mucks up the flow of prosperity and good health.
To clean up after a negative event, add salt to your cleaning water and wash the area down. You can also aspersing the area by
adding salt to water and sprinkling the mix around the room's perimeter.

Some malevolent energies are clingier and need a stronger treatment to get rid of them. To harness the power of herbs, brew a
strong infusion of herbal water and add to your floor washing water. Use 1 to 2 teaspoons of herb per cup of cold water. Bring
the mixture gently to a boil. Remove from heat and allow to steep for 10 minutes. Strain and add to your wash water and clean.
When you have finished, dispose of the left-over wash water by throwing it out your front door or into the front yard, toward the
East, if possible

Some good choices are:
Burdock: to purify and protect
Fennel: to deflect negative energies.
Hyssop: for protection, cleansing and removal of negative forces.
Marigold (calendula): to ward against negative threats.
Mullein: to uncross, deflect and return negative energy back to its source.
Pennyroyal: to repel unwanted guests and ward off negative energy. (Also wards off gnats & mosquitoes and repels ticks.)
Rue: this one works two ways: First a rue infused wash will get rid the area of malevolent energy, and second, it will return the
hex to the sender.
Betony: to banish nightmares and bad thoughts.

Spell To Clear Your Home Of Bad Luck
In a large bowl mix together 1/2 cup each of dried rosemary, mint and thyme as you chant, "Herbs of luck with this brew, I
charm this place,
Your power true.
Banish ill and in its place,
good fortune flows through this space.”
Sprinkle mixture across the floors and leave over night. When you wake the next morning, sweep it up. Then carry it out your
door and burn it if you can. If not then bury it on the other side of your property line.

The Power of Salt
Salt is magickal in its ability to absorb, break down and neutralize. Not only is salt a natural preservative, it kills bacteria. It is
a natural desiccation agent, an oxidizer (it sucks up water about as well as anything, and it is corrosive or causes things to rust)
and when mixed with water, salt is a very strong conductor of electricity. Salt is an age-old protective aid strewn in thresholds,
cast over the shoulder and added to baths. The humble mineral is both a purifier and protector that will cleanse and banish
negative energy that may cling to an object, person, or area.
To clear a room of negative energy, sprinkle salt around a room to put yourself to dispel. Or add to water and asperge.
Aspersing is the act of sprinkling with liquid in order to effect spiritual and magical cleansing. This is an ancient rite, just like
burning incense. Aspersing rituals enlist both the elemental power of Water and Earth. To cleanse a room of negativity simply
dissolve sea salt in rain or spring water and sprinkle the perimeter of the room or rooms that need to be cleansed.

Charcoal Treatment
Another tool that is handy for absorbing negative energy is Charcoal. Place a few briquettes of charcoal in a dish to absorb
toxins and negative energy. This is an easy and effective way to clear a room of anxiety after and argument or absorb negativity
left by annoying visitors. Before moving into a new home, remove the energy of the previous tenant by placing three briquettes
on a dish and leaving overnight in the middle of the room. Retrieve the next day and carry the  briquettes out the door. Dispose.

Magical Sage
For centuries smudging, the burning of aromatic herbs, has been a common practice for purifying objects and locations. If your
home, room or energy feels stagnant, you may want to try smudging your home or workspace with sage to clear out the old
energy. Smudging is the ancient practice of burning aromatic herbs to purifying objects and locations. Smudging calls positive
energy into a space while removing negative energy. It is the spiritual equivalent to bathing and is a great way to clear
depression, stress or the energy where an illness occurred. Smudging clears away bad vibes and negativities. To smudge a
room, simply light a bundle of sage and walk around the room as you waft the smoke into each corner. Sage and sweet grass
are popular smudging herbs used for cleansing, balance and purification. If you've had an especially bad day you can even
smudge yourself. Simply light a sage wand and waft the scented smoke around your body or step through it. Not only will this
dispel any negativity clinging to your aura, it will lift your spirit and ease your troubles. Smudging with sage not only will
cleanse, balance and purify a location, it will clear a person too. Just wave a smoldering smudge wand around yourself to
encircle yourself in the scented smoke as you mindfully remember that your are holding an ancient and sacred act that has the
power to shift your vibration and bolster your spirit.

Protective Nature of Iron
The time-honored belief in the magical protective powers of iron and steel goes back to antiquity. Iron has long been used to
ward off the unwanted attentions of nature spirits. A handful of rusty nails added to a witches' bottle is a popular talisman to
keep evil energy away from the home and its occupants. An iron nail driven into the four corners of your property will keep
thieves and unwanted guests away. While a horseshoe hung will keep good luck in the home and an iron nail found near a
railroad track brings good luck. A bent nail when will offer protection when carried.
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