Protection From Evil Spirits
The right symbol (or hex) can frighten evil forces and keep them from entering your home. One particularly effective hex is this five-pointed star – also known as a pentagram.
Draw the star, in white chalk, on the inside of every door and on the sill of every window. (Don’t forget attics and .) Make certain that the top of the star faces upward on the doors and outward on the sills; otherwise you may bring misfortune into the home instead of warding it off.
To divert evil forces that may already be in your home, fill a bowl (preferably of brass) with water and throw in a pinch of salt. Put the bowl at the head of your bed each night before you go to sleep. As you place it say:
“Wicked demons, touch not me nor mine,
Thy power I drain into this brine.”
In the morning, empty the bowl down a drain. Make certain that no child or pet takes a sip of the water has stood overnight; it may he contaminated.
If you fear that someone is calling up evil forces against you, write his name, in red ink, on a verbena leaf. If you can’t get a leaf, use a piece of paper cut into the leafs shape. Carry it with you always, and the person will be unable to harm you.