When I was a little kid (under 10 years old), I used to visualize purple shields at Catholic Masses I was forced to go to. Those were probably some of the most sinister gatherings I ever went to in my life lol.
That sort of worked, honestly.
While I’m by no means any expert, I’ve been playing around with quite a bit of protection magick the past two, almost 3, months… something horrible happened, and I wanted to prevent more of the same.
I have little kids, and I wanted to avoid suicide, especially (suicide is contagious — very bad example)
For whatever reason, angels seem to be banishers and protectors du jour. Even many practioners of dark magick seem to use them. So be aware this is an angel post.
Although I’d prefer this wasn’t so, as this author is already very popular (so it seems almost redundant to mention his work), what I can say is that the simple “basic calling” in “Archangels of Magick” (which replaces the LBRP) as well as the Sword Banishing in Damon Brand’s “Protection Magick” are extraordinarily powerful. Fast, too.
The Sword Banishing maybe takes 30 seconds when you’re used to it, and it’s really rather fun. You visualize Kalach and Yohach with mighty swords made of starlight. It’s kind of fun, honestly! I also see them with eyes of intense starlight. I mean, why not! Lol
I also started the “Master Protection Ritual” in the Protection Magick book about 10 days ago. It was VERY odd at first. Lots of incredibly bad feelings the first few days or so.
I didn’t know if it was messing me up directly, or there was just pain leaving, or what….
Now 10, 11 days in, I feel more free than I have in many months. It uses 12 genius spirits to grant you various types of power and protection, and does seem to work! (You keep doing the working for 33 days)
I also rather like the Body of Protection ritual from Ben Woodcroft. It’s just sort of pleasant and interesting. I don’t know if it actually does much, per se. Ben’s “Circle Banishing” is also quite nice. These could be better for all I know. Certainly worth a try.
I also saw someone else rave about Damon Brand’s “Protection against influence” ritual recently, basically saying it transformed their life in some way. That it was a real key they were looking for. I wish I could remember who it is.
This is also in the same book “Magickal Protection”. It’s right in the back. I’ll be trying this next.
Sometimes I even just read the list of 11 archangels in the front of the book (in the activation part you’re supposed to do just once), and thank them for protection. That’s not a recommended technique in the book, but it actually helps, too. A lot. All of the archangels seem to have something to add when it comes to protecting you.
Again, I wish I had some obscure author or technique to recommend…. But interestingly, for protection these very quick and easy rituals do seem to have some mighty oomph to them! Highly recommended.