Complex Baneful Spell to Isolate & Sabotage Target
This is a complex and layered spell that uses knot magic, spirit work, candle magic, tarot cards, and modern psychology to isolate and sabotage a target. It was partially inspired by Folk Witchcraft: A Guide to Lore, Land, & the Familiar Spirit (Roger J. Horne). I have used it once with great success.
Preferably worked on a new moon.
Step 1. Open Area: Witch’s Ladder (of Inference)
Use a cord of some sort to create a witch’s ladder. You can anoint the cord with oil or not, as you choose. Recite the incantation below, tying a knot with each line. This can be in the middle or at the end; do what feels right. I pierced a yew berry for each line. If you do this, freeze the berries in advance.
Modify the text as you like.
Witches’ Ladder (of Inference)
I tie this knot to hold ___ fast
____ will be faced with their own shadow, in the Devil’s name
____ will release their vain notions and lose her pride, by my will
____ will see themselves for who they really are and what they have done
____ will lose faith in themselves as they are and how they act
____ will know that they are not fit in person or profession
____ will no longer believe in themselves or their abilities
____ will lose their self-esteem, self-importance, status, standing, and reputation
Finally, ____ will lose their closest relationships and be miserable with themselves as they are
Find a willing tree and bury the ladder at its roots. Thank the tree, and declare that as the berries and thread decay, so will your target’s mental health and social status.
Step 2. Blind Spot: Petition to Baneful Spirits
I petitioned poisonous plant allies. Petition whoever you like; goetia, ancestors, elementals, angels, etc. Ask them to destroy your target’s public image, but in a way that they are ignorant of. Basically getting them to act like an ass and not realize that they are destroying their reputation.
Step 3. Façade: Haunting by Ubi
Ask an ubi specialising in dream magic to bring re-occurring nightmares to your target. I have a long-term working relationship with one already. You can request her help:
Succubus & Incubus Sigils: Working with ubis for your ascent, not your climax
Or you can petition / evoke Lilith and ask her to take care of it directly.
Step 4. Unknown: Casting the Evil Eye
I pulled this directly from Folk Witchcraft: A Guide to Lore, Land, & the Familiar Spirit (Roger J. Horne)
You do not have to use wood and nail. You can use paper and a needle, or go as far as making a poppet.
Step 5. Tarot Card Candle Spell
Place the black pillar candle on a fire-safe surface and surround it with tarot cards, or carve the names of the cards themselves into the candle.
I. Open Area : The Devil, Five of Swords (isolation & making the Shadow public)
II. Blind Spot : Three of Swords, Seven of Swords R (sabotaging guile & charm)
III. Façade : Nine of Swords, Five of Pentacles (nightmares, anxiety, & weakness)
IV. Unknown : The Tower, Justice (fucking shit up behind the scenes in general)
If possible, surround the candle with baneful herbs (nettle, rue, thistle, etc.) preferable collected on a new moon. This is not necessary. I was able to collect nettle on a new moon.
Consecrate the candle in Hekate’s name, preferably anointing it with a baneful oil such as “Dark Arts” or “Bat’s Blood”. Recite The Pillars of Johari spell, visualizing your intention flowing into the candle and your will working itself. Ask any baneful herbs you may have added to add their power.
Pillars of Johari
Your mask has fallen; you stand naked and alone
Your own nature is your undoing
You are despised
I buried you alive in the woods
And the first pillar crumbles.
Your hands are bloody; your words betray you
Your own reaving is your undoing
You are exiled
I set poisonous spirits upon you
And the second pillar crumbles.
Your face is haunted; you have lost yourself
Your own fear is your undoing
You are frozen
I drowned you in nightmares
And the third pillar crumbles.
Your fate has turned; you have lost control
I am your undoing
You are powerless
I marked you for demons with the evil eye
And the fourth pillar crumbles.
Consecrate the flame as as gateway to your target and send your intention, and any spirits you bring in, to them through it. Thank all spirits involved.
Follow this with a purification bath. Bless the salts, the water, and your own body. Visualise any residual baneful energy, as well as any blockages/trauma/negativity/old patterns flowing out of your body and down the drain. Be sure to cleanse the space you used with incense such as frankincense or benzoin (or whatever works for you).