Defense Against the Dark: A Field Guide to Protecting Yourself from Predatory Spirits, Energy Vampires and Malevolent Magick

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-03-15
  • Publisher: Career Pr Inc
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When we lie awake at night listening to mysterious sounds, we imagine all the things that could be making those strange noises. The rumbling is the sound of the refrigerator; the knocking is from the old furnace; the creaking is nothing more than the house settling...isn't it? Although the modern world has denied the existence of things that go bump in the night and has taught us that the occult couldn't possibly exist, we know there are things that science has yet to explain. Defense Against the Darkintroduces the reader to many of those unsavory magickal creatures and occult happenings that exist outside of fairytales. Our ancestors knew these threats were real, and took precautions to protect themselves from whatever evil was lurking in the shadows. Defense Against the Darkwill teach you: '¢ Common lore and mythology of predatory entities such as goblins, vampires, imps, and ghosts '¢ How to identify malevolent spirits and understand how curses actually work '¢ How to master different protection methods, including shielding, banishing, and hex breaking '¢ Easy, concrete methods for protecting yourself in everyday situations

Author Biography

Emily Carlin has been a magickal practitioner for more than a decade. She is the Grey School of Wizardry's Dean of Dark Arts, specializing in defensive magick and creatures of the night, teaching magickal protection to people of all ages and skill levels. Emily also holds a BA in philosophy from Wellesley College and a JD from Seattle University School of Law, and is a member of the Washington State Bar. Carlin is a lifelong resident of Seattle, Washington.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 13
How to Use This Bookp. 17
A Field Guide to Magickal Creatures and Occult Happenings
Faeries: Bean-sidhe, Brownie and Boggart, Goblin, Leanan-sidhe, Merfolk, Pixy, Phooka, Red-Cap, The Wild Hunt, Will-o'-the-Wispp. 25
Bogeys: Black Lady, Gremlin, The Others, Poltergeistp. 53
Demons: Infernal, Djinn, Ghoul, Hellhound, Imp, Nachtmarep. 65
Vampires: Classic Vampire, Modern Vampire, Sexual Vampire, Nosferatu, Vampire Witchp. 85
Dead and Undead: Hungry Ghost, Intelligent Ghost, Living Ghost, Residual Ghost, Revenant, Shadow Peoplep. 103
Malignant Magick: Curse, Elemental, Doppelgänger, Portal, Possession, Shape-Shifter, Thoughtformp. 127
Magickal Protection
Basic Protectionp. 155
Toolsp. 163
Protective Charms and Incantationsp. 173
Cleansing and Protective Ritualsp. 179
Hex-Breakingp. 191
In Case of Emergency, Break Glassp. 197
Appendix: Index of Symptomsp. 205
Bibliographyp. 209
Indexp. 215
About the Authorp. 223
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