Unofficial Tutorials: Spiritual Hygiene Basics Collection

Assumed to be so basic no one talks about it until beginners get a problem and wonder why, and six people say “cleanse and banish, set up wards, take care of your spiritual hygiene”.

This megathread collects our favourite cleaning, banishing and self protection preventative techniques.
Some are fix and forget/maintain occasionally, like wards, some are for on the spot emergency use.

My top book recommendation for this work has to be Robert Bruce’s The Practical Psychic Self-Defense Handbook: A Survival Guide. (This one is a basic that is worth knowing for all mages, really)… click the image for it’s Amazon listing:


Please feel free to link other forum posts that helped you! :slight_smile:


Some discussions from people looking for help that had good advice…

Adjacent issue:


For tutorials and discussions on removing parasites, there’s a whole megathread for that:


Instructions for a basic and easy “smudging” to clear unwanted energy from your room or house.

Use wormwood if in the UK or most parts of Europe as it’s native there, Or white sage if you’re in North America as that’s what’s native there. You can also use Mugwort, sandalwood or patchouli… or something similar that repels negativity, there are options.

What you do, is:

  • carry the burning incense around the house.
  • Open your heart and feel love, then from your heart, send out that love as white light with the incense smoke as you waft it into every corner of the house.
  • With each wave of your hand you see all unwanted energy from every nook and cranny leaving your house, including this entity.
  • Do this over your entire house for each corner of each room, in cupboards and under the stairs.
  • When finished, love your house and how clean it is, thank it for it’s service protecting you and tell it you are taking care of it. Ask the house itself to get and keep unhealthy entities out.