I watch A TON of horror movies...it’s just a known fact that when you get invited over for a movie night—a horror movie is on the menu! Of course, my favorites are the ones where people get possessed by demons- I always love how the characters over act to make themselves look like unnatural beings. And I always love how Satan is always the possessor- or of course one of minions.
Then I am most always asked--- "do you believe in demonic possession?"
Before I tell you my take on it, let me just say that demons and possession play differently in everyone's religious or spiritual beliefs. And in almost all religious practices, there is always some type of possession.
Now... for my answer.
No. I do not think you can be possessed by demons. Now don’t get me wrong, I 100% believe in possession; I do after all practice Vodou. I know that spirits can take over your body, but do I believe demonic energy can- no. To me a "demon" is something that can attach itself to you and drain your energy. But, this something can only attach itself to you if you are already possessed by something else that is not good for you: a bad relationship, drugs, alcohol. Those things that feed whatever it is that you cannot release yourself from. That is when negative energy can "possess" you.
I always think of negative energy possession as a virus. You are already sick with an illness (and yes drug abuse and alcohol abuse are an illness). Since you already sick, your susceptible to other viruses- negative energy. The negative energy already sees you like a wounded animal- and it goes at you like carrion. Then you start to feel more burnt out, more darkness and more out of control. This to me is a negative possession.
So, what is negative energy and what does it look like? As someone who works closely with the land of spirit, whenever I see negative energy around a person or even in a place, it forms itself into a dark dense floating mass. Its an energy being as I like to call them. It just floats around until it finds something or someone to feed off.
Sometimes people have these floating masses of energy around them and when they see another person to feed off, a part of it attaches it to that person. Have you ever been in a toxic relationship? A toxic friendship? When you couldn’t figure out why you were feeling so shitty even though these relationships made you feel “good” … It’s that dark mass of energy interlinking you to those people. It is often why you can’t break away. Why you stay in a relationship that you know is not good for you.
The next question is-how do you get rid of it? For starters you need to look at the root of the virus. What is making you feel physically ill? Once you break from that you can start to get rid of the possession.
I highly recommend Cut and Clear oil and bath crystals (from a reputably root worker of course!). Make yourself a nice bath, add the crystals and soak. As you are soaking imagine whatever your holding on to is washing away. Pull the drain and visualize yourself breaking free of whatever was holding you down.
Get a figure candle and anoint with the cut and clear oil. As you do this, say: “all negative energies holding me down is now gone. As this candle burns, so you diminish,” and light the candle.
When the candle is finally burned down, take the wax and bury it in a place where most people do not walk. This is you burying the negative energy. Walk away and do not look back.
You may need to do this several times until you feel yourself free from the energy!
I always find it ironic that people who fear snakes come in contact with snake symbology daily. One of the most prominent of images are on ambulances, hospitals and lab coats.
One image is the cadceus; the traditional symbol of Hermes Trismegistus and features two snakes winding around an often winged staff. Hermes was not only considered a great healer, but also a great magician. The myths speak of Hermes breaking up a fight between two snakes, who then entwined themselves around his wand and stayed there- keeping balance of energies.
The second image is a rod with a single snake which is the rod of Asclepius- the Greek God of healing. In this myth, Asclepius adopted the power of the snake after watching a serpent bring another back to life.
In the Bible, Moses carried a golden rod with a snake entwined around it. If anyone was bitten by a snake, they only needed to look at the rod to be healed.
When most people think of snakes---the last thing they think of is healing. But there are many myths from ancient time in which snakes worked as healers. Today, snake venom is collected and used to create anti-venom to help those heal from snake bites!
Channeling snake energy for healing if also found in the yoga practice of Kundalini. Kindalini, which is essentially the essence and energy of life, is depicted as a white serpent coiled at the base of our tailbones. Our chakras awaken as the serpent slithers his way up our spine.
Here is a little spell I have created using SHED snake skin to assist in healing.
You will need a muslin bag with strings
Herbs: peppermint, rosemary, lavender and chamomile
1-2 pieces of shed snake skin
This should be done on the night of the full moon.
Place all the items into the muslin bag and draw yourself a nice warm (or hot) bath. Drop the bag into the bath water and let it sit there for a few minutes before you enter. Once you are in the bath-- relax and imagine all illness being removed from your body (or someone elses if you are doing this work on behalf of someone else).
After the bath, take the muslin bag and wipe your body downward saying:
"All illness is gone. All sickness will travel. I heal with the dawn. All evil unravels."
After this is done, take some of the bath water and the muslin bag and go outside. Throw the water over your left shoulder (do not look back!) and bury the muslin bag.
As someone who has worked with snakes for almost 20 years now, I can safely say that I have accumulated a lot of shed skin over the years. I never thrown away a shed. I have used in my art work and of course, my spell work.
In this blog series I will be covering all the magickal workings you can do with shed snake skin!!
This week, I am doing to discuss Binding magick using shed skin. A binding spell can be either positive or negative. Its a way of symbolically binding a target by restricting actions..
A positive binding brings things together. A negative bindingis something that takes something a way, typically someone power. You can also use binding spells on yourself to break a habit. You can use binding for love. You can use it to stop someone from harrassing/harming you.
As most of my readers and clients know, I am a K.I.S.S. person - Keep It Simple & Sweet-- I like spells that are powerful and strong but do not require days up on days of workings. Most of the magick I do is short and simple-- but very strong!
I typically use binding magick to stop people from gossip or to bind a negative situation (although I also do binding magick for clients on all things-especially love!).
As with all types of magick, remember like attracts like. For binding magick I use shed skin from non-venomous snakes; primarily boas and pythons. Boas and pythons kill their prey by suffocation. To me this represents a clear representation of a binding!
To bind a person or person from gossip and harm, I will take the snake skin and lightly coat it in binding oil. While I am waiting for it to dry, I will take a small peice of paper (shed skin can be fragile so you want to keep things small!) and write down the person(s) or situation that I want to bind. I will roll it up into a little tube shape and slowly slide it into the shed skin. For extra binding, I will tie the skin up with a small string making several knots will reciting who or what I am binding. Since the skin can be fragile, I usually place it in a small container in which I can take it outside.
After that is complete, I will take the shed skin and find a small stream flowing AWAY from me and toss the skin over my left shoulder. Since I live in the desert- sometimes finding a stream can be scarce. In that case, I will bury it outside (usually near a cactus-- I always think of the cactus as a sharp cage holding something in).
Again, binding can be used for love, to bind an enemy, to stop bad habits....its limitless!
Next Sunday I will blog about how to use shed skin in healing magick!
There is saying about Voodoo—it finds you. There is also another saying about Voodoo: you take what you know and make it grow.