Practical Protection Magick: Guarding and Reclaiming Your Power

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Embrace your innate warrior skills—knowledge, balance, and wisdom—and amp up your personal power. This helpful handbook is chock-full of protection witchery and psychic self-defense techniques you can use to keep yourself and your home strong, secure, and protected.

With her trademark humor and candor, best-selling author Ellen Dugan teaches how to weave safe and sensible protection magick into your Craft practice and daily life. This unique practical guide reveals how to ...

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Embrace your innate warrior skills—knowledge, balance, and wisdom—and amp up your personal power. This helpful handbook is chock-full of protection witchery and psychic self-defense techniques you can use to keep yourself and your home strong, secure, and protected.

With her trademark humor and candor, best-selling author Ellen Dugan teaches how to weave safe and sensible protection magick into your Craft practice and daily life. This unique practical guide reveals how to pinpoint your psychic strengths, set boundaries, diagnose a problem with divination, and maintain health on physical, psychic, and magickal levels. You’ll also find precise and potent spells, rituals, and warding techniques to defend against psychic attacks, emotional and psychic vampires, hexes, unwanted ghosts, and other forms of negativity threatening your home and your well-being.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738721682
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 3/8/2011
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 304,347
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Ellen Dugan is the award-winning author of fifteen books, and is known as the "Garden Witch". A psychic-clairvoyant, she has been a practicing Witch for over thirty years. Well known for her candor and humor, she is a Master Gardener, and is the High Priestess of her Coven in the St. Louis area. Ellen teaches classes both online and across the country on Witchery, Psychic Protection, and Magick. She has contributed articles for over twelve years to Llewellyn's Magical Almanac, Witches Datebook, Sabbat Almanac, and Witches Calendar.

Ellen's popular magickal books have been translated into over ten foreign languages. When she's not working on her next book project, or keeping up with her family (the kids are out on their own, and the youngest is in Graduate school), Ellen likes to unwind by working in her perennial gardens at home with her husband of 31 years. Ellen wholeheartedly encourages folks to reclaim their personal power and to personalize their Spell-craft. To go outside and connect with the spiritual side of nature. To get their hands dirty and discover the wonder and magick of natural world that surrounds them.

Visit her popular syndicated "Blog of Witchery" at

You can visit her website at

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction 1

Lessons Learned 1

Practical Protection Magick 3

The Magician 4

The High Priestess: A Study in Neutrality 5

Exploring the Middle Ground 6

What You Will Find in This Book 8

Beginning the Journey 10

Chapter 1 Psychic Awareness and Witchery 13

Psychic Awareness: A Little Something You Did Not Learn in Wicca 101 15

Psychic Talents: Discover Yours 17

Clairudient Quiz 18

Clairvoyant Quiz 18

Empathic Quiz 19

Intuitive Quiz 20

Psychic Strengths and Weaknesses 21

The Public Witch 26

A Spell to Promote Psychic Awareness 29

The Next Step 30

Chapter 2 Knowledge Is Power (Air) 33

Magickal Background Quiz 33

Psychic Attack? How Do I Know for Sure? 35

Symptoms of a Psychic Attack 37

Elemental Solutions for a Psychic Attack 40

Down-to-Earth Advice on Hauntings 42

Haunted Houses: Who Ya Gonna Call? 43

Basic Steps For Clearing A House 44

Ghostbusting for Witches 46

A Cleansing Charm 47

Doing Your Haunted Homework 48

A House Cleansing And Banishing Ritual 49

Sharing the House with a Friendly Ghost 51

Standing Tall and Looking Within 53

Call To The Element Of Air 54

Chapter 3 Setting Boundaries (Water) 57

Dealing with Emotional Vampires 59

Identifying an Emotional Vampire 61

Passive-Aggressive Emotional Bullies 64

The Bully versus the Witch 66

Water Ritual For Establishing Healthy Boundaries 71

Defining Your Boundaries 73

Call To The Element Of Water 75

Chapter 4 Guarding and Reclaiming Your Power (Earth) 77

The Psychic Vampire-International and Unintentional, Invited and Uninvited: What You Need to Know 79

Types of Psychic Vampire Energy Feeding 82

Warning Signs & Symptoms of Psychic Vampirism 85

Protecting Yourself from a Psychic Vampire 88

Are All Psychic Vampires Bad? 91

Gave It Away? Here's How to Get It Back 93

Psychic Detox Spell 95

Wait, Won't Just "Psychic Shielding" Work? 97

Call To The Element Of Earth 99

Chapter 5 Physical Fitness Equals Magickal Strength (Fire) 101

Getting Yourself in Shape on All Levels 102

Strong. Beautiful. You! Starting Your Own Transformation 106

Staying Motivated No Matter What 107

Body Language and Body Awareness 109

Body-Awareness Exercise 112

Taking Charge of Our Bodies' Health and Healing 113

Self-Healing Magick 115

Self-Healing Spell 116

Witch, Heal Thyself! 118

Call To The Element Of Fire 118

Chapter 6 Warding and Witchery 121

Warding the Threshold: Herbal Swags, Wreaths, and Decorated Brooms 122

Wreath, Swag, Or Broom Spell For Warding 123

Horseshoes and Hex Signs 125

Blessing A Hex Sign For Protection 127

Gargoyles and Warding Magick 128

Gargoyle Warding Spell 129

Those Gorgeous Stone Beasts 130

Protective Symbols 131

Pentacles from The Key of Solomon 132

The Fourth Pentacle of the Moon 135

The Sixth Pentacle of Jupiter 136

The Second Pentacle of Saturn 137

More Practical Ideas for Warding and Witchery 138

Chapter 7 Hex Marks the Spot 141

The True Cost of Hexes and Curses 143

Confirming the Problem with Divination 146

A Coven Learns a Hard Lesson 148

The Moral of the Magickal Story... 155

Chapter 8 A Darker Shade of Candle, Herbal, and Crystal Magick 157

The Seven Rules of Practical Protection Magick 159

Candle Magick for Uncrossing and Removing Hexes 160

An Uncrossing Candle Spell 161

A Jar Candle Spell to Break a Hex or Curse 163

Shades of Protection: Color Magick 167

A Witch's Dozen of Herbs for Protection Magick 171

Herb Magick for Protection 176

Crystals and Stones for Protection and Defense 177

Crystal Spell for Protection 180

Closing Thoughts 182

Chapter 9 Practical Magick 185

Daily Magickal Correspondences 185

Putting Negative Energy and Jealousy to the Ground: A Ritual 186

Moon Phases for Psychic Self-Defense and Protection Magick 190

Dark of the Moon Ritual: Evoking Nepthys for Psychic Protection 193

Thirteen Deities to Call On for Protection 195

Coven Protection Magick With Hecate 199

Glossary 205

Bibliography 211

Index 217

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  • Posted August 8, 2011

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    Who could't use a little protection

    This book has some great information, not all of it about protection magic. The spells and ideas are great! This book is definitely going on my shelf. First thing I am going to try is her house cleansing!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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