1/2 ounce olive oil 15 drops pine oil 12 drops rue oil 7 drops pepper oil 10 drops peppermint oil flower: crushed black peppercorns gem: obsidian or black onyx
As with most recipes, you'll probably have to substitute... this is a good thing, it makes it your own. Be careful though as most of the oils called for are skin irritants. Make a poppet out of black cloth, stuff it with cotton balls or batting and tobacco.
Add hair and/or nail clippings if you have them. Sew it closed and staple a picture of the person to the front of the poppet (if you have one). Carve the person's name into a black candle and add the runes Thurisaz, Isa, Eihwaz, Dark Moon, Widdershins and Bars. (Dark Moon is a filled-in circle; Bars is a tic-tac-toe with 4 lines up and 4 lines across; Widdershins is a counter-clockwise spiral with a an arrowhead at the end.) Anoint the Poppet and Candle with Banishing Oil (if you can't make the oil, a single oil with banishing properties can be used). Cast a circle, invoke the elements and the God or Goddess you are working with (I'd use The Morrigan, but she can be rather volatile).Light the altar candles. Light the black candle and adjust the mirror so that the flame is reflected in the glass.
Hold the poppet out in front of you and say: Creature of cloth thou art, Now creature of flesh and blood you be. I name you (name of the person you are binding). No more shall you do me harm, No more shall you spread false tales, No more shall you interfere in my life, nor in the lives of my loved ones. By the power of the Gods and by my will, So mote it be! Draw an invoking pentagram over the poppet. Take a red ribbon and begin to wrap the poppet like a mummy, leaving so space unwrapped. Say: I bind your feet from bringing you to harm me. I bind your hands from reaching out to harm me. I bind your mouth from spreading tales to harm me. I bind your mind from sending energy to harm me. If you do so continue, let all negative energy be cast and reflected directly back at you! Tie off the ribbon and hold the poppet in front of the mirror while you visualize all negative energy this person has sent to you being reflected back to them. Wrap the poppet in black cloth and tie with another length of ribbon. Say: Great Mother, I have bound this person from harming me and my loved ones. By the powers of three times three By Earth and Fire, Aire and Sea I fix this spell, then set it free 'Twill give no harm to return on me As I will, so mote it be!
Let the candle burn out while the poppet sits at its base, then take the poppet and the remains of the candle far from your home and bury it deep in the ground or toss it in the ocean and walk away without looking back.
Author's note: This spell is very powerful and works quite well. I've never had the need for a different binding spell. Sometimes binding spells work in unexpected ways. The person you are binding may suddenly decide to move away, they may have a change of heart and turn into a decent person after all, they may go through a horrible streak of bad luck and learn their lessons the hard way. There is an outside chance that if they are projecting enough negative energy, the might end up hurt. Be assured, they were only caught in the backwash of their own negativity.
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