Circle of Fire


  • Candle
  • Rue

Have you ever been momentarily overwhelmed by a feeling of hopelessness?

Heed the warning and look to your enemies. A strong possibility exists that you have been ill-wished, "overlooked" as the elders would say. Witches are commonly blamed for casting evil spells, but in truth very few indeed care to risk a Three-Fold Return. This conviction that a curse sent forth will return thrice to haunt you is a doctrine bred in the bone and one as old as the craft itself.

Keep in mind that psychic attack is often the work of an amateur with latent power enlivened by envy or rage. Hate is a strong motivation and a sharp weapon. However, a malevolent thrust from the mind of a novice is over in a flash. An untrained will cannot sustain the proper degree of concentration needed to do real harm. Nonetheless, it is only wise to identify the perpetrator and protect yourself from further negativity.

Visit the ocean (or any free-flowing body of water) to fortify confidence with an ancient Irish pagan prayer.
“I bind to myself this day
The swiftness of the wind,
The power of the sea,
The hardness of the rocks,
The endurance of the earth.”

Cense the air of your home to purify the space and comfort the spirit under siege. Frankincense and myrrh are incenses notable for driving away the forces of evil intent.

Of all the earth's herbal gifts, none affords more effective protection than rue, the "herb of grace". Hang a fresh bunch over your doorway and carry a dried sprig to shield against harm from the ill-wisher.

One of the simplest means to defeat psychic attack is the Circle of Fire.

In privacy and complete darkness, light a candle. Take a deep breath and stand as tall as you can. Face east and raise the candle high above your head for a moment. Bring the flame down to eye-level and hold it there while you turn slowly deosil three times. Concentrate your full attention on the blue of the flame as you rotate in place. Raising the candle high again, salute the east as you complete the final circle. This erects a barrier through which no evil thought can pass.