Personal Shielding

My mother taught me that it was important to shield myself for many reasons:

  • My personal energy and emotional state can have an effect on those around me.
  • To keep negative influences out
  • To keep positive close to myself
  • To keep other people’s energy and emotional states from overwhelming me
  • And to prevent those who might actively mean me harm the ability to do so psychically.

She resonates most with the element of water and forms her shielding out of it by visualising that she is surrounded by a small bubble of sea water, filled with fish and other sea creatures. It flows around her and absorbs negativity neutralising it. She sees the sea fade, not get weaker but become transparent, so that she can still feel it but is able to see through it and perform magick without having to lower her shield.

I’m a little over cautious due to some less than pleasant experiences. I have five shields one for each element:

  • Earth - A stone wall that protects from taking on board other peoples emotional distress
  • Air - A tornado that disorientates any harmful thoughts or intentions and drags them in
  • Fire - A blaze that transmutes negative energy into positive
  • Water - A sea that absorbs this energy.
  • Spirit - A blue egg of energy that I can easily work magick through and where I store excess energy until I Ground it or give it to someone else.

Before I learned how to make them transparent without weakening them I would strip my first four layers and have only the Spirit shield to work within a circle. 

Each person picks the shields that work best for them. One of my friends uses quartz. Another uses mirrors to bounce off negativity, but I find this inefficient, and prefer to put any energy sent to me to good use. 

Just think about what makes you feel secure, and work with it. If it doesn’t feel right change to something else. At least once a day visualise your shield to keep them strong. When we feel secure we can forget to shield and although it may become second nature for them to be there it is always a good idea to check them from time to time.  


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Inspired by nature and human nature, Joanna’s work is deeply ingrained with organic references and gravitates towards decidedly feral forms. 

Her predilection for dark-hewn sterling silver, unpolished gold and rough stones is a direct homage to the sculptural yet edgy side of nature. 

RedSofa’s jewelry collections capture a magical, alchemical world with unaffected style and understated elegance.

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For those of you who may not be able to find herbs locally, here are some online suppliers who consistently have affordable and high-quality products.

  • Ruth Roy’s Wellcat Herbs - A highly reputable seller with quality herbs, teas, incense, and botanicals. Also runs a booth every year at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire. (*HIGHLY RECOMMEND*)
  • Starwest Botanicals - Bulk herbs, spices, oils, and teas. Good amount of organic and Fair Trade products, as well as supplies for holistic medicine and tea-making.
  • Mountain Rose Herbs - Bulk herbs, spices, and sundries. Also carries organic products and essential oils, and has link to schools that offer courses in herbalism and herbology.
  • The Magickal Cat - Online shop with just about everything you could want for your craft, from herbs to books to cauldrons, and everything in between. Reliable shipping and excellent customer service.
  • Bulk Apothecary - Bulk herbs, spices, and oils, in addition to materials for the home production of soap, candles, wine, and beer.

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Good news Kemetics and Pagans!

I have just finished making 3 bars of ritual soap for all of your Kemetic bathing needs. You can use this soap that is made from shea butter, natron, myrrh essential oils, and frankincense. Scrub away isfet and negativity so you can present yourself to the Netjeru beautifully cleansed.

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Handcrafted in Alabama, each blend is made in small, one pound batches to ensure quality and freshness. 

"I’ve been blending my own herbal teas for years. As an artist and illustrator who works mostly from home, I also drink a LOT of tea. To keep me up, to put me to sleep, to give me inspiration, to help pass the time. Blackquartz Alchemy was born when I was asked whether or not I sell my blends after showing a personal herbal blend to friends. "

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I put together a quick altar yesterday at the shop, Thought I’d take a couple of pictures while I was at it…

In order of appearance:

  1. table
  2. altar cloth
  3. pentacle
  4. goddess symbol
  5. athame
  6. bell
  7. incense burner
  8. cup
  9. cauldron
  10. water
  11. crystal ball
  12. salt
  13. skull (for the ancestors)
  14. quarter candles
  15. spirit candle

There’s plenty more that could go on an altar, and some other things that might be removed for common workings, but it’s a fair start.