That we, modern witches and mages, do not dwell into the woods or other natural habitats should not mean that there are no spirits abiding in our sweet homes.
While a house’s history does play a role, our own place is charged by our energy. Of course, there occur some unfortunate cases in which a house may be inhabited by ghosts due to events of the past. In our article 5 Signs You’ve got a Ghost at Home & 3 Worrying Signs we have examined the alarming signs that point to the presence of ghosts at our place. In case you have been dealing with a ghostly apparition, consult our article about How to Exorcise Ghosts Gently. Hopefully you can manage to cope with this unpleasant situation.
On the other hand, our good witchy deeds will invite good spirits. Adding to a good ambience is possible in various ways, consider for example these 9 Plants that Radiate Good Magic at Home. Our guide about How to Attract Fairies in your Home shall similarly turn your domestic life into a magical world. Worth giving it a try!
In most cases, we assume that if you live a life of harmony within witchcraft, good spirits will love spending time next to you and your beloved ones. They will also protect you with their benevolent grace.
Therefore, it is high-minded to exhibit thankfulness towards the household spirits in a suitable fashion. One way to do so is the spell below.
Performing the praising ritual
We collected the following spell from the marvelously inspiring book Crone’s Book of Magical Words written by Valerie Worth (RIP). We kept the poetic form although we changed the ritual in what appeared to be more appropriate to us.
Before you utter the spell sit on a quiet room at your home during a time you will not get distracted. Sit at a table and place a candlestick on your left side and an incense burner on your right side. You can select the candle colors and the incense fragrances you prefer. The important thing here is that both are easily hand-held so that can be carried around.
Between the candlestick and the incense burner place a sheet of paper of good quality. Adorn it with a symbol you feel attached to (a pentagram for example) and afterwards write down two lists.
In the first one, express your gratitude to the spirits for all the things they are offering you. What are you happy for? What comprises your well-being and happiness? We may take things for granted and this is wrong. Refer to every single aspect of your life you are thankful and say a generous “thank you” to the household spirits.
In the second list express your wishes or ask for support for something. Bring into words what should be realized. At the end of the sheet write a big “thank you”.
When you are done, hold the candlestick and the incense burner and visit all rooms in the house. You can do it by yourself or with your partner or the whole family. Consider however to move around in a gentle way as if you respect the presence of your household spirits.
In so doing utter then the following spell:
Wraith of the house,
take heart and live:
To every chamber
this Light I give,
To every corner
this breath I send –
Approve and favor
my willing hand!
When done, let the candle and the incense back where the sheet was placed and let them burn out. In the meantime, you can meditate or listen to music you think spirits would also enjoy. Keep the sheet at your desk in a secure place.