How do I protect myself from a Ghost Attack - Part Two

Some would say that the only protection people need is against charlatans like 'us' fleecing innocent victims.
Haven't I heard that one a few times!
So firstly start with self protection against nasty, cranky words that do a lot of damage to our souls even before we deal with ghosts.

But aside from THAT type of protection I want to use this blog to talk about some of the different types of personal protection people may prefer to use when going ghost hunting.

Smudging - this is most probably the most well known and used type of protective ritual people will use.

Performed before and after ghost hunting the act of smudging, or using some sort of a smoking ritual is one that has been around for centuries as a purification and protection

If you would like more information about smudging or any of these protection activities please just google - there is so much out there that I wont waste time by repeating it here.

What matters is not the idea a man holds, but the depth at which he holds it.
— Ezra Pound

Symbols are powerful when we believe in them.

Most of the world's cultures rely on various protective symbols to ward off evil and invite the positive forces of the universe. 

Here are some you may want to look at considering:

The Evil Eye

The Evil Eye is one of the oldest world-wide superstitions. It dates back over 5,000 years, before civilizations such as the Egyptians and the Mesopotamians. It was widely believed by the ancients that certain evil or spiteful people could cause sickness and death merely by casting their eye on another person. 

Ancient Talisman Objects

  • Arrowheads
  • Italian Horn
  • Cat's eye. 
  • Horseshoe. 

The Eye of Horus

The Eye of Horus, or All-Seeing Eye, is an ancient symbol. It was once associated with the occult, but it is used in modern witchcraft to grant wisdom, prosperity, spiritual protection, and good health. 

Ancient Amulets for Protection

  • Four-Leaf Clover. Sacred to the Trinity and used by the Druids as a charm against evil, four-leaf clovers are said to help the wearer obtain clairvoyant powers.
  • Seal of Solomon, or Star of David. Before becoming a prominent symbol of Judaism, the six-pointed star was used by alchemists and was said to have been used by Druid priests as protection against evil ghosts.
  • Sapphires. Sapphires protect the wearer from misfortune, fraud, enemies, violence, the Evil Eye, and psychic attacks.
  • Snake. Snake amulets protect against the Evil Eye.

Hamsa, or Hand of Fatima

The Hamsa, or Hand of Fatima, depicts an eye centered on an open, five-fingered hand. This image attracts good luck and helps defend against bad luck. In Muslim cultures, the hand is made in honor of Fatima, the favorite daughter of the prophet Mohammad. Fatima was one of only three women worthy of entering heaven. 

Talismans for Protection

  • Pyramid. .
  • Scarab Beetle. 
  • Scorpion. 
  • Unicorn. .

Gems for Protection

  • Amber protects against evil influences and accidental injury.
  • Garnet Place garnet under your pillow to ward off bad dreams and evil spirits. 
  • Lapis Lazuli wards off negative energy and evil forces. It is sacred to the goddesses Aphrodite, Venus, and Isis.
  • Onyx and Tourmaline is said to dispel negative energy, defend against the Evil Eye, and control passionate desires.
  • Pearls ward off evil.
  • Topaz  worn on the left wrist will keep away evil spirits and all forms of magic.
  • Turquoise is used as a protective charm for horses and their riders. Turquoise attracts good luck. To protect against evil influences, carry a piece of turquoise in a blue charm bag.

Religious symbols of all kinds including the cross and medallions of saints and angels are extremely popular as well as prayer.
As you can imagine prayer has been used for thousands of years - certainly some prayers are used for protection so they have a huge amount of energy laid into the words and they can certainly be powerful.

So from this little list you have a lot of choices and I haven't mentioned things that each of us think and believe may be sacred to us for very personal reasons.
It can be a lucky coin, a photos of a loved one, a lucky shirt that you believe will guard you against negative energies.

You may have a ritualistic cleansing bath when you get home after a ghost hunt. Some people add loads of salt to their died to help them ground ( my preference is a bag of salted chips!!!) or sleep with a salt lamp on in their bed room.

Whatever you choose, of you do choose something or not it's totally your choice. I cannot say that one thing is better than another, although some people will say that you SHOULD do this or that.

Listen to advice but make the choice that feels right for you.

The less scared you feel the better the experience will be and the more open you will be to connect with ghosts.

You just cant do that if you are full of fear or anxious that something awful is going to happen to you.

Never go ghost hunting on your own.

Unless you are extremely experienced and have no other choice I would not advise it. I would also suggest a great deal of research or full knowledge of the back story of what has been happening on the site. I would prefer to see people go in a group of people who know what they are doing and can keep an eye on each other.

If you are distressed or unhappy with the proceedings you should tell someone how you are feeling so that those in charge can take action.

This has just been a very quick rundown.

Please do some googling about protection to find out more information and also check out or talk to other ghost hunting teams if you are interested to head out on a night but might be a little worried about could really happen.

Remember that what goes on on television programs is not what happens in real life in most cases.


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