A Wiccan Grove

December 3, 2008

A Magickal Home – Part 2 of 4

Filed under: Articles, clippings, etc.,General Information — ravenbird @ 3:11 am

Start at the ceiling and work your way down. It will save you tons of time and energy plus ensuring that all areas get cleansed. Nothing is more frustrating than to have the whole place cleansed and then realize that you forgot the light fixtures and ceiling fans and then having to wipe everything down again because dust floated all over the place while trying to clean them.

Please remember this, your not going to get it all. However purifying the home will drastically reduce the negativity in your home and by doing monthly purifications (in cycle with the moon) will reduce it even more and ensure wonderful magickal workings in a positive environment. Purifications are not exorcisms. You will need specific rituals and protective magicks for that.

So, the house is clean and now you are ready to do your magickal purification ritual. There are several that you can do, just choose one that appeals to you and repeat it regularly to ensure that your household is good to go.

The Elemental Purification provided by "The Magical Household" by Scott Cunningham and David Harrington, Llewellyn Worldwide:

”This rite utilizes the powers of the four elements (Earth, Air, Fire, Water) to cleanse the home. At a time when you are alone in the home, or in the presence of family members or housemates, assemble on a table the following items:

A bowl or flat dish of salt
An incense burner (censer)
Frankincense (or any other sweet-fumed incense sticks, cones or powder)
A white candle
A bowl of clean, pure water

Light the incense and the candle. Stand before the table and open yourself to your home. Feel its energies. Really tune in to any impressions you receive.

After a moment, hold your hands over the assembled tools and say something like the following (feel free it improvise):

I charge you, tools of the elements,
To sweep my house clean of all ill and bane.
This is my will, so mote it be!

Take the dish of salt and moving clockwise around the house, throw a pinch of salt into each corner of every room, saying the following or similar words:

By the powers of Earth, I cleanse this house!

In your imagination, see the salt burning away negativity as you sprinkle and toss it. Your purification will be as strong as your visualization.

Also throw pinches into the cupboards and closets, through open windows and doors, into attics and basements, and in the garage.

Next, set the salt down and pick up the censer. While the incense smokes, carry it on the same route you used with the salt. Holding it before open windows and doors and in the corners of each room, visualize the smoke clearing away all negativity and evil. Say the following at regular intervals.

By the powers of Air, I cleanse this house!

Once you have walked through the whole house, return the censer and take the lit candle on the same route. Again, visualize, moving clockwise and holding the flame before windows and doors, seeing it shining forth with magickal power, burning away negativity. Every so often, say:

By the powers of Fire, I cleanse this house!

Finally, replace the candle on the table and take up the bowl of water. Sprinkle water throughout the house, in every corner and at exits and entrances. Toss some drops at and through windows. See and know that the water is washing away ills with a tidal wave of magical power. Say the following:

By the powers of Water, I cleanse this house!

Set the bowl on the table and stand for a few minutes in the house. It should feel calmer, more peaceful, fresh and clean. If not, repeat the ritual.

Close the doors and windows, and if time permits, leave the salt, incense, candle and water together on the table until the candle burns itself out and the incense is reduced to ash.”

At this point, you are probably going to know if you have any extra guests, such as ghosts, etc. and if you need to do an exorcism or such. I am not going to get into that particular topic in this article, however if you do have some extra guests, there is information available on the Internet and this is the point in which to address them.

Organizing Your Home According To The Elements:

In creating a magickal home, we need to identify which elements rule which areas and rooms of our houses. As our homes are not in the shape of a pentacle or circle, and the elements dwell with us in our homes, identifying the elemental power areas are important. There are many ways to bring this magick into our lives. We can dedicate each room to a particular element or we can bring each element into every room in the house with one element ruling over the others. Below is a brief list of how my home is dedicated to the elements:

Kitchen _ Earth
Dining Room – Air
Living Room – Fire
Bedrooms – Spirit
Storage Rooms – Earth
Bathroom – Water
Front Porch – Earth
Back Porch – Earth

In feng shui, they teach to decorate in accordance to direction, using a compass you find the direction and decorate with the elements in that manner. Although this may be preferable to some, I find it unnatural in the flowing of energies of my home as I would have to implement many different things in order to fix the energies and I often find the energies working against one another instead of together.


1 Comment »

  1. Interesting Read! Very detailed blog,thanks for sharing

    Comment by carlene Lague — December 8, 2008 @ 1:10 pm

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