A piece of lightweight
A fireplace, bonfire, cauldron,
or other safe place to burn the cardboard
Cast a strong protective circle
around yourself and all participants before you begin.
Take a piece of light-weight
cardboard and draw images and write words on it to represent the evils
that you wish to bind. For example, draw a man with an X crossing out his heart to show it is closed,
like "Greed", "Irresponsibility", "Disrespect", etc. Then crumple the cardboard
up into a loose ball.
Take a piece of black yarn and wind it around the
cardboard twenty one times. With each time you loop the string around the
cardboard, say one line of the following chant...
With the thread of the crimes
of your own design
I bind your evil
Three times seven times.
I bind you from Behind
I bind you from Before
That you'll hurt my people
never ever more
I bind you from the Left
I bind you from the Right
I bind you by Day
And I bind you by Night.
I bind you from Below
I bind you from Above
That you may ever know
The laws of Life and Love
I bind you with your own
Good conscience Within
And so let this magic
Tie off the ends of the yarn with three sturdy knots to seal the spell.
When done with this, burn the wrapped images and words in a loud, strong,
crackling fire. Chant these words until it is thoroughly burned:
Goddess of darkest night
Send our troubles all to flight
Burn them in thy sacred fires
And replace them with our hearts' desires!
Once the image is burned and all negativity removed, do a positive
visualization to replace it. For example, visualize people laughing and dancing in
Ariadne's Thread: A
Workbook of Goddess Magic
by Shekhinah Mountainwater