This Weiser classic is a spiritual first aid manual filled with hundreds of recipes, rituals, and practical ways to rid your home, office, and self of negative energy. Spiritual Cleansing, now in a new paperback edition, is a guide for anyone who wants to keep their lives and their environment spiritually clean and protected.
Everyone, at one time or another, has met an individual who appears surrounded with negativity, or has visited a place that seems imbued with “bad vibrations.” Removing these negative vibrations is what spiritual cleansing is all about.
Magic practitioner Draja Mickaharic offers simple and effective solutions drawn from every ethnic group and spiritual practice. Spiritual Cleansing shows how to:
Use incense and flowers to clear the air after arguments
Protect yourself from negative energy while you sleep
Clean the previous tenant’s vibrations out of your house or apartment
Use cleansing baths for luck, love, and financial improvement
Select a Spiritual Practitioner
Counteract the “Evil Eye”
About the Author:
Draja Mickaharic was born in Bosnia and has been practicing magic in the U.S. for more than 45 years. He is the author of A Century of Spells and The Practice of Magic. He lives in Philadelphia.
“When and Why to Smudge Yourself or Your Space
Because old thoughtforms and other negative vibes tend to accumulate no matter how clear you try to keep yourself or a space, it is a good idea to smudge every so often to continue to attract positive vibrations into your life. Smudge any time you feel that negative thoughtforms, including your own, have gotten stuck in your energy field.
You know you need to smudge or clear your space when chaos is present, arguments abound, anger presents itself, or general feelings of agitation and frustration exist. If an argument just occurred, clear your space. If you encountered an unpleasant situation, clear yourself. If your children are unruly and your spouse is cranky, clear your space.
How to Smudge
You can use either a ready-made smudge bundle, make your own smudge bundle, or use loose herbs. Smokeless alternatives are also available and will be discussed a little later. To use loose herbs for smudging, you will need herb-burning charcoal discs as well as a dish to hold the burning herbs. Abalone shells are often used for this purpose, since they are sturdy and represent the element air. When a shell is used, the vibration of all four elements—earth, fire, air, and water—is present. (The dried herbs represent earth, the burning embers represent fire, and the smoke represents air.) When all four elements are working together, the cleansing effects are magnified.”