To ward off evil spirits or energy:
In a small jar, place sage, sandalwood, galangal and brimstone herbs. Mix well and sprinkle sea salt on top. Cut a three inch piece of red string, and tie on knot into it and place it in the jar. Next, place three pins or nails in the jar and close it. Light a black candle and say the following:
“Pins that prick, herbs and string, to protect me now, my guardians do sing!”
Hide the jar in a dark place to ward off evil.