Ancestral Protection spell
As I stand, before the veil now, before my ancestors I do bow.
Let this magick, which I now cast, bring me good fortune, and protection vast.
Let my blood, of ancestral lines, sing with the inherent ancestral power of mine.
With this spell, I now do cast, let all darkness and shadows be from this domain cast.
So I will it, and so it will be, with the powers of ancestral lines let me powerfully protected from negativity be.
Yomi is the Japanese underworld, which is guarded by monsters at all exits. According to Shintoism, related in Kojiki, the dead went to Yomi to dwell. If that wasn't enough, they also, evidently, rotted indefinitely for all eternity, though how long a being can rot is a good question when talking about that.
Much like the Greek Underworld, if a mortal ate in Yomi, they could no longer return to the land of the living.
Unlike Hades, however, what you were and did as a living being didn't matter in Yomi. All souls were believed to be gloomy shades. Yomi is generally believed to be beneath the earth, and has been associated with the mythological realm of Ne-no-Kuni, which is the land of origins.
Yomi is ruled by the goddess Izanami, and the entrance, which was believed to be in Izumo providence somewhere, was sealed by her brother Izanagi with a massive boulder.
And that was Yomi. Hope it was interesting.
The Yama-uba, or Yamamba is a youkai, a monster of Japanese mythology.
She was said to live deep in the forests and mountains of Japan, though numerous regions claim her as a native creature. Usually, she's depicted as living in a hut in said forests and mountains.
As a monster, she preyed on travelers who got lost in her domain. How she did it varies from story to story, though it's usually one of two methods. The first would be to take on the form of a beautiful young woman or loved one, and the second was the she would play the part of the helpless old woman. When she ensnared the victim, she would then close in on them and devour them, using her animated hair to pull them into the mouth atop her head.
Another tactic was the Hansel and Gretel variety. She would help the lost traveler, and lead them to her hut. She would then feed them until sufficiently large, and then eat them. Yet another method she employed was to lead travelers to a place in the mountains or woods where they wou
This time, we're talking about a few different things, all wrapped up into one magickal concept.
Crossroads, as the name suggests, are a place where more than one road meets. And, oh man, there's a lot of mythlogy, spanning time and places in regards to crossroads.
I'll begin with the deals. There are many a blues song and movie told about deals at the crossroads. The stories usually go that a person goes to a crossroad, which is often seen as a place between the worlds due to being owned by no one and symbolically joining places together. The person would then play a musical instrument, dance, or used whatever skill they wanted to get better at. If they continuously did this, for a certain number of days at a certain time, a spirit of the crossroads, usually represented as a man as dark as night, would appear and give them the desired skill.
This is the Hoodoo tradition, and depending on who you ask, the man would be called either the devil, selling you the skills in exchange for your
Crawling Death- Chapter 10
Chapter 10: Andromeda
Andromeda stood before the godhorror, her eyes alight with remembered times. And they evidently weren't good ones, given the slight snarl to her expression.
Morgana stood tall, her power quickly building.
"Collin, get them the hell out of here, now," she hissed.
Before any of us could move, Andromeda spun and a group of daggers slid into her palm, seemingly from thin air. Around the blades, dark black smoke rose.
The smoke coiled through the air, taking on the vague form of cobras with snapping jaws.
In one fluid motion, she threw the daggers, and they embedded themselves into the ground around the area, shooting up more living smoke.
In that moment, angry black sparks of magick exploded around Andromeda, her pale skin taking on a dark, coppery tone as the light flared up. Dark, black makeup seemed to appear around her eyes, and her black dress took on a pale, white tone, and grew to her ankles.
Her hair flew around on an unfelt wind, her red-ti
Crawling Death- Chapter 9
Chapter 9: Everto Populus
The warehouse began to rock violently around us, the slab of stone pulsing with the dark energy.
"What's happening?" Maggie squeaked, staring at the shaking remains of the warehouse like a deer in headlights.
Before anyone could explain, a large pulse left the slab. And then the slab broke.
A sound like a million windows shattering filled the warehouse, a massive crack ripping through the stone. The black light that had been coming from the blood now rose from the crack in an even darker smoke.
The smoke stunk of rancid meat and blood, and in a matter of seconds, the warehouse was bathed in a black light, seeming to drain all light into it.
Unconsciously, I found myself moving towards Morgana, Brianna backing up with me.
The entire display had the added sound of Andromeda's screeching, maniacal laughter. As soon as the slab cracked, the noise cut off, and the vampiress stepped towards the stone. The witches bowed down to the black smoke, Perse
Hello, everyone, once again! Time to talk about another magickal technique.
I'm a large fan of divination. All the different ways people can read the various futures, as well as the past, is fascinating to me. But outside of the Tarot, there's one form that fascinates me beyond all of those. And that form of divination is necromancy.
Don't think Evil Dead.
No. Not even close. See, that's something that's developed over the years, that people think is necromancy. Necromancy isn't raising the dead. It's communicating with them.
Any kind of mancy is divining with whatever comes before said term. Pyromancy is divination with fire, Tarotmancy would be divination with Tarot cards, ad infinium. So necromancy is mancy of the dead, or divination with them.
People tend to think that things like zombies come from necromancy, but that's not right. Real zombies existed before Romero and aren't flesh-eating monsters, and that's a whole different paper anyways.
When utilizing necromancy, you c
Ouija and Psychic Circles
It's time for some more magickal tools. This time, we're talking about the Ouija.
Ouija boards are tools used to contact the spirits. The board itself can be made of anything, and is generally designed with the alphabet, the numbers 0 through 9, and the words 'yes,' 'no,' 'hello,' and 'goodbye.' The board user then uses a planchette, a pointed disc with a hole in the center, and asks questions to the spirits or beings, letting them channel their energy into the planchette and move it around.
The Ouija can be a very effective tool to find answers from the wisdom of beings outside of the physical realm, as well as those people who've come and gone before who collectively have a potential for great wisdom.
The psychic circle is the same thing as a ouija board, only, as the name suggests, in the form of a circular board. They generally also have Zodiac signs as well as four directional signs.
Now, for the warning. Ouija boards are gateways to the metaphysical realms and planes. Like evokin