A Banishing Flame

A Banishing Flame

Time for a little witchcraft firepower, to cast a spell with flame and smoke.

A black candle
Dried white sage
Something sharp
You can often buy “smudge sticks” of white sage in various new age stores, and they work very well for this.

Carve a pentacle into one side the the candle before you begin, and the word “cease” on the other side. Set up and light the candle, then light the sage. Let it burn for a moment, then gently blow it out so that it’s still smoking. Hold it above your head and say

As above, so below
Time for evil things to go.
What is bad, what is wrong
Falls against magick strong.

Lower the sage back to the candle, re-light the end so that it’s flaming again. Raise carefully, and repeat the words. Snuff it out again and draw the smoke around you gently. Repeat the words a third and final time.

Walk around your home with the smoking smudge, visualizing the negative being force away by the smoke.

When you’re done, stub out the sage and let the candle finish burning on its own.