Jan 27, 2011

Energy parasites ( Psychic vampires )

[ IMAGE 1: My drawing depicting creation of rapport between energy vampire and unssuspecting sleeper , through heart chakras ]

NOTE : Semantics before all: Energy parasite is a psychic vampire of some sort that accidentally drains energy from another living being, or more living beings. That is the occult definition. However I disagree respectfully, as You need to have conscious desire, at least at lowest level of Your conscious being to start any sort of occult attack. In it's most basic form energy parasitism is an occult attack. In the text that follows I will be using the terms interchangeably ( psychic vampire, energy vampire, and energy vampire and energy parasite )

Ever had that sudden feel of fatigue, tiredness, with no obvious reason ? Did this by any chance occur after You dealt with certain person ? Have You had that happen before ? Think about it, because If the answer on the following question is affirmative, and If You were able to rule out mundane reason for Your state ( physiology or physiopathology ), You might have even more serious problem, occult or paranormal in it’s nature. An energy drain caused by, what we refer as energy vampires.
Energy vampires are human, or rarely, other living creatures that posses innate ability to steal another people’s vital force, energy sometimes referred as “chi” or or “prana” in esoteric circles, and in occult community in general.
There are also, spiritual energy vampires that are simply lowest level astral creatures, or non- living elementals created by other people ( like servitors or egregores ).
Even psychology, by some point, recognizes that there are humans capable to impose negative emotions upon others, consequently starting to feel better themselves. They call them emotional vampires. While in occultism we approve the fact that some people are
able of causing others to feel sad, depressive, melancholic or alike, relying only on every day, or natural means, we strongly think, that emotional vampires, as described in psychology are utterly rare. Meaning, up to some 98-99% of emotional vampires, are psychic vampires as well, or better yet their emotional vampirism is but a consequence of their ability to drain energy from other living being by supernatural means.
The main difference between the two types of vampires, is that emotional vampires have no influence when they are fare from You, and that You can easily resist them, using just will and determination. Psychic vampire – victim relation is masochistic, compelling, and can be severed only using both strong will and supernatural means.

Types of psychic vampires

We divide psychic vampires to following categories and subcategories

1. Human psychic vampires

a) Solar human psychic vampires – Aggressive, compelling, cruel, pathologically jealous and possessive, dominative, short fuse and abusive, yet highly dependant on their victims. They apologize often, and have episodes of “kind” behavior, which is to reassure their victims in their “good” aims and preventing victims from leaving them. Victims are often afraid and unwilling at same time to disassociate from them.
b) Lunar human psychic vampires – Kind, coercive, depressive, sometimes with suicidal tendencies they always fail to fulfill due to lack of courage and fear of pain. They always ask questions, ask for advices, seek help, they always appear to be in trouble and need victims help. The base for this pathological relation ( vampire – victim ) is based on victims sympathy for the vampire, and vampire’s outstandingly keen powers of suggestion and manipulation, subtle yet powerful and will bending.

2. Non-human psychic vampires ( spiritual vampires )

a) Natural spiritual psychic vampires – Lower level evil parasitic spirits occurring naturally, often inhabiting lower level astral plane, ethereal plane and Earthly plane by need. They mostly attack their victims during their sleep, though not rarely they can be attached to their victims almost non stop. People that are gifted and can see energies and energy beings ( clairvoyance ) gave pretty much uniformed description of these beings, spheral or with sharp cauloids ( head region ) and with great number of tentacles they use to attach themselves to human chakras.
b) Artificial spiritual psychic vampires – servitors created by other people, sometimes fugitives other times sent intentionally to feed on other people’s energies.

Regardless of the type ( human, non human ) and attributes ( solar, lunar, natural, artificial ) consequences of their acts are evident and obvious, and always pretty much the same.
Therefore the symptoms that will indicate on energetic vampirism, as well as methods of dealing with them are universal.

Recognizing a psychic vampire

Psychic vampires are always tired, never happy or satisfied individuals, that feel abandoned or rejected and always seek for support and help. They appear obsessed with fulfilling their goals and aims by all costs, they seek opinions and advices that they soak in.
“Some psychic vampires may suffer from physical ailments, unbalanced emotions,
or personality disorders. Many possess violent tempers, which are easily aroused”, according to famous occult author Dion Fortune.

Symptoms that indicate vampirism and diagnose

Most common and distinctive signs of energetic vampirism include

• State of general somatic and psychological fatigue, with no apparent physiological cause
• Poor sleep quality, sometimes followed by sleep apnea, or recurring nightmares
• Pain in the neck, lower spine and recurring headaches. Also it is commonly reported by victims that their ear rings and they are not hypertonic, and also sense of unease in are of solar plexus
• Sensation of ease, when bathing or staying over, or near bodies of water. Specific ease is felt If You make sign of Celtic cross over Forehead, Solar plexus and heart chakra
• Very small ( minute, use magnifying glass ) punctures bellow ears, on neck or down the inner surface of one forearms, lobes of the ears, under breast in women’s and on toe tips, sometimes they become infected and suppurating
Most people that have good basic occult knowledge will generally know when they are being attacked by an energy vampire. Anyhow, affirming that one has at least three above listed symptoms is alarming and healing and apothropaic measures are ought to be undertaken.

Warding off and healing energy vampirism

The simplest and best way to deal with leeches of these sort, is to disassociate. However even then, we may encounter them accidentally, so we either have to be rather vigilant and carry certain protective items and charms,
Or we have to coulter their power, restrict their magnetism and say no to their abuse.
The easiest, and very effective methods of protection against energy vampires, corporeal or not, include shielding, occult disassociation, and aura sealing, some of which are described in the text bellow.
The mentioned methods are also rather temporary and not a definite measure. I will be suggesting some of the means to severe the ties with energy parasites for good, later in this text.

[ Image 2: My own drawing depicting a visualization used to "cut off" the energy vampires, and their tentacles or rapport created. One visualizes 3 ( or more ) cilinders, extremely sharp rotatating with imense speed around their head, heart and navel. In Your visualization, it's advised that the cylinders rotate in different directions ]

Magickal disassociation techniques and shielding

Dion Fortune in her books suggests some of the best methods I’ve heard off ( or have read of ) in her book “Psychic self defense”.
Some are quite simple, actually. Should You find Yourslf in same room, with energy vampire and forced to speak to them, envision glass wall between You and energy parasite, and envision it clearly, until becomes like tangible between the two of You.
In Your mind or in low voice, say to them, how they are away from You and unable to harm or otherwise interact with You, unless how much You allow them to interact.
Another method suggested by Dion Fortune in above mentioned work of her ( an occult classic easily obtained ) she suggests simple method to close our energy leakage, while near them, and she describes the method as follows :

“When dealing with a person who saps your vitality, interlace your fingers, and lay your folded hands upon your solar plexus, keeping your elbows pressed against your sides. Keep your feet touching each other. You have thus contacted all your own terminals and made of your body a closed circuit. No magnetism will go out from you while you maintain this attitude. Your friend will probably complain of your lack of sympathy, however kindly you may speak.” *[1]
This is also a method of sealing Your aura. Another, more specific method author suggest to seal Your aura, for the approximate period of four hours is following ( from the same book ) :
Stand upright and cross yourself, by touching forehead, breast, right shoulder and left shoulder, saying, "By the power of the Christ of God within me, whom I serve with all my heart and with all my soul and with all my strength (extend your hands forward as far as you can reach at the level of the solar plexus, finger tips touching, then sweep them round to the back and touch the finger-tips together again behind you, saying), I encompass myself about with the Divine Circle of His protection, across which no mortal error dares to set its foot."
This is an old monkish formula. It is very effectual, but its potency only lasts aboutfour hours. " *[2]
A simple method of sealing Your aura to prevent energy leakage, and other similar harmful affect that would disrupt Your spiritual homeostasis, calls for red yarn ( best if it’s the one You soaked in Holy water ) to be tied around Your waist, bellow Your shirt so it remains unseen. This is a simple method both witches and cunning folk use on Balkan peninsula. I was taught to use it even as kid.

Severing the rapport

One of the best methods to deal with energy vampires is to severe the pathological connection that is often created between vampire and their victim. This so called “rapport” is an energy cord, a natural consequence of occult pathological connections between two individuals ( parasite – victim, adept/practitioner – victim, servitor – creator of them, astral being – victim, ghost – human ) , created as permanent energy link between two parties. A soothing analogy is astral cord between physical and astral body.
To cut this tie, an occult ritual is preformed that includes visualization and creation of protection circle, creation of astral weapon ( sword ), and severing the rapport with it, then setting the remaining alight with spiritual/astral torch. These steps are undertaken via practitioners careful visualization, followed with reciting certain affirmative words of power and using Divine names as symbol of authority and mastery over these adverse creatures and their abusive attacks. For the complete , detailed instructions for the ritual, I shall once again refer You to “Psychic self defense” by Dion Fortune. I must only add that, this ritual would ideally be done by some fellow practitioner, as victims of vampirism are fable of health and their mental focus might not be the best.
I believe I have found another method of severing this type of connection. Experience had taught me that Cut and Clear Hoodoo formulas, can be used for more than mere cutting away old partners and bad romances. If the Vampire is Human just do a normal Cut and Clear spell, a bath followed by some form of “Cut and clear spell” preferably following some banishment or Hot Footing. To make sure they will not come back finish with “Lost and away type” of work. Also “Cast off evil” formulas are ideal to be combined with “Cut and Clear” here.
If the Vampire is a spiritual leech, simply anoint a top of sharp pointed crystal ( like Kunzite or Clear or Smokey Quartz ) or dagger ( be careful not to cut Yourselves ) with “Cut and Clear oil” and pass over Your chakra points.

Spells to “destroy” energy vampires

The following are instructions for a typical witchcraft spell, to permanently disable vampire from harming one
1) Make a poppet to represent the vampire, personalize it as much as You can, and add any personal concerns of vampire You can get Your hands on in the doll
2) Consecrate or/and baptize the poppet/doll the way You normally do
3) Charge the poppet/doll holding it in Your hands, chanting the parasite’s name or simply thinking of them. Your hands should soon start having sensation of tingling
4) Lay the poppet on the altar, placing it between two lit black candles
5) If You have it, previous to lighting, dress the candles with “Cat off evil” oil and dust them with cayenne flakes, Black pepper and Sulphur. Do the same ( anointing and dusting ) with the poppet
6) Chant the following ( or read Psalm 10th , 13th and 91st )

Psychic vampire set me free.
No powers have you over me.
By number three times number three,
All harm you’ve done returns to thee!

7) Drive a wooden stake through a doll’s/puppet’s heart, so to symbolize Your triumph over the enemy saying : “So mote it be!”
8) in white cloth along with some salt and dispose away from Your property *[3]

Occult ritual to vanquish spiritual and other kind of energy vampires

This ritual is known since old times among Traditional occultists , and requires someone dear to help You ( partner, cousin, friend or simply a person willing to help ). This person shall prepare a fish, the best way they are able, cook it, spice it and serve it, praising how delicious and outstanding meal they have made for Your delight. They must constantly praise it aloud and You must appear like You are hungry and looking forward to the meal. Once they place the dish with a meal infront of You in a table, You make a declining mark with a hand, and a face that shows clear disgust, person offers You once more, again praising the fish but You steadily decline. The person that takes the meal and tosses it away as fare as possible. Than, affected person takes protective measures to make leeches unable to return.

Protection charms and methods

There are quite a few botanicals, animal curios as well as minerals that provide great protection against psychic vampires.
Now, keeping in mind that the rapport ( link ) between energy parasite and their victim is not as strong as one created by most of other aggressors, good protection in most cases is on itself, enough to cut the rapport, by making it inefficient, and consequently gradually “dissolving” it.
Still, it is highly advisable to, perform some cleansing work, or any of the methods described earlier.
This is strongly advised particularly in cases If the link between vampire and victim is long standing, and If the victim has exposed tendencies to “return” to the parasite.

Here is a list of some useful charms ( I have also given the explanations, alongside each item, as to why I think it might be helpful )

• High John TC root – to conquer Your enemies and overcome their power
• Sampson snake root – To give strength and endurance and to make You successful
• Mint – for it will give power of mind, and sharpness in need times and
ituations, also has wide range of uncrossing and unjinxing properties
• Lemon – Due to it’s cut and clear effect
• Poppy seeds – To confuse them and decrease their
• Master root – to dominate and master Your enemies
• Master of the woods – To protect ( against ) and overcome adverse conditions, and enemies
• Green Aventurine stone – Among the best “cures” for energy vampirism, also provides shield for the heart chakra and soothes
• Rusty bent nail – Interferes and decreases significantly abilities of vampire attack, as well as any psychic and most of occult attacks
• Camphor – Tincture or chunks, because of their powers to disrupt enemies activities

Atypical energy vampires

In earlier given classification of energy vampires I have given, I could have added third category of “atypical energy vampires”
The reason I did not do this, due to the fact that they are actually not the same species, kind if You will. Atypical energy vampire are beings varying in terms of origin and species, having the same modus opernadi, the same or similar energy draining abilities, like energy vampires. Some examples are Lamias, Baobhan Sidhe and so on.
Being different kind of beings, their behavior, and methods of dealing with are completely different.

This article is written by myself, but following sources were quoted ( as labelled ) in text [1] Dion Fortune "Psychic self-defense"
[2] Dion Fortune "Psychic self-defense"
[3] Gerina Dunwich "A witches guide to ghosts and suppernatural" , spell was used from this work, but significantly edited by me
Other spells and procedures are result of occult experience and are standard measures undertaken when fighting this occult condition, or are suggested by me.
Since the article was written and composed by myself, should You wish to use any of the information ( or whole text ) elswehere, You are welcome as long as You provide the credits Shadow of Shadows magick place or
Images used on this post were drawn by me , so should You wish to use them elswhere, the same rule applies.

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Jan 21, 2011

Hoodoo Herbology Samspon snake , Echinacea or Black Sampson

Influenza season is actual at the moment, and we should take care to prepare our immune system. Vaccination is of course the obvoius choice, yet herbal medicine can help prevent getting fly or help curing it, and alevating the symptomes. Among first choices would probbalu be Ecinacea. But here I will disuss the use of herb in magick.

In books on magickal herbalism various plants species, from 5 or so genera, are often named Sampson snake. In Hoodoo we can consider only those of belonging to g. Echinacea ( fam. Asteraceae ) and g.Gentian ( fam Gentianaceae ) to have earned the name Sampson snake.
However those plants of genera Gentian, are used mostly in love magick, lust and domination of male, while those that belong to genus Echinacea are used in more than lust, love and domination magick.
In this article I will be discussing Echinacea magickal uses.

Echinacea are perennial, xerophytic plants, belonging to family Astreraceae ( daisies ), growing up o 140cm height. The taxonomic characters easily used to determine the species include central flower disk, that has spiny elongations ( hence the name, echinos means “spine” in Greek ), bracts just bellow the flower head ( 15-50 depending on species ) and the corolla, most often being purple or pink, or pale purple ( Echinacea palida ) , though there are species with white or yellow inflorescence ( Echinacea paradoxa for example ). Leafs are very variable, therefore can help in determination but are not among evident taxonomic characters. The nerve count on them, however, can be used to easily inidicate gender, as they count 3-5 nerves. They are native to America, endemic in certain regions, but grown all over the world, mostly industrially.
In magick, like in official herbal medicine, we use three species Echinacea purpurea, Echinacea pallida and Echinacea angustiofolia ( which can be easily identified by narrow lanceted, sometimes pointed leaves and pale purple to pink corolla ).

In Hoodoo, we use root ( Radix Echinaceae ), for different purposes, that include

• increasing male virility and regaining lost ( in from of baths, often combined with Wahoo bark , and/or dill leafs for this )
• inducing lust and seducing and controlling female
• obtaining power and strenght ( often carried in mojo bags )
• healing unnatural diseases
• obtaining admiration and success ( particularly on workplace, though for this is often mixed with other herbs, see the oil recipe later in text )

Europeans use it to amplify magick spells and heal, which is most likely imported from Indian herbal practice, as they use it for such purposes. I have read that *Iroquis wash their guns in Echinacea infusion, so they could aim better.
**Powdered root placed in shoes, can bring success, admiration of colleges, and increase physical strength, endurance and delay tiredness. It is commonly combined with Master of the woods , or Masterwort for such. Here are some examples of use

Potion to cure unnatural diseases or conditions

Tea made of equal parts of Echinacea root and Tormentil, will cure unnatural diseases and remove “magickal poisons” from ones body, neutralizing them in the process. A strong tea made of Echinacea root alone will do the trick also.
NOTE : Echinacea tea has medical effects as immune stimulant, thanks to root polysaccharides, alkyamides ,chikoric acid and phenols.Some studies show that it might have some ( yet non identified ) anti-viral compound.

High Job oil ( or Executive oil )

This is my formulation for condition oil used to attain business success, get collogues admiration, impress boss, get a raise, and improve leadership qualities.

• Gravel root, smaller piece or chips
• Master root
• Sampson Snake root
• Five Finger’s grass
• Essential oil of Bergamot
• E. oil of Benzoin
• E. oil of Cedar ( just a few drops )

All in base oil of course.

Power oil

This is one of my formulas for Power oil, that includes Sampson snake root

• Master of the Woods herb
• Sampson snake root
• Solomon seal root
• Lodestone
• Sandalwood essential oil
• Lemon essential oil or lemon rinds
• Frankincense Essential oil or resin

Used to attract power, and strength both physical and that necessary to overcome enemies as well as adverse conditions.

Formulas and text are written and composed by myself, and the picture is from
http://www.wearechangeedinburgh.org/uploads/Echinacea_purpurea.jpg , therefore If You wish to use any of the text elswhere, do so, but make sure You add Credits , Shadow of Shadows magick place, or Shadow-333@hotmail.com. Some of the text was inspired by Catherine Yarnwode's entries on Echinacea in her book "Hooodoo herb and root magick" , some labelled with * or **

Hope You found this useful, many Blessings