Psychic Self Defense

In Times Of Peril She Would Call Up All Strange Orders Of Spirits Into Her Aura To Protect Herself From Evil

Oil on wood, 48 inches by 24 inches, 2015.

Original Painting available from Saatchi Art

psychic self defence, aura control, magickPsychic Self Defence

Psychic self-defence is a technique of aura control. The painting illustrates a technique utilized by some practitioners of the magical tradition to ward off what is perceived as, and known by psychic attack.

In many ways, the method mirrors the use in Medieval times on churches where a grotesque image, a gargoyle, was stationed on the outside of the building to ward off evil influences.

In the Pyramid Texts of Ancient Egypt, found in the pyramid of Unis dating back to the fifth and sixth dynasties, Utterance 759, a protection spell, using a similar concept.  In this example, the speaker frightens the enemy away by making a fierce expression.

See R.O. Faulkner, Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts,  Oxford University Press, 1998

Before going further, I would like to say the act of a psychic attack is very involved, time-consuming and both physically and mentally exhausting. Therefore, when considering if we are being attacked psychically, we should ask ourselves if we really think we are important enough for others to want to take so much time and trouble over us.

This is not to say the phenomena doesn’t occur, many believe it does, but at the same time don’t believe it to be common.

Returning to the painting and what it illustrates. In it, we are witnessing a young woman filling her auric sphere of sensation, with as many grotesque images from her life experiences as they intimidate the psychic body of her attacker. It could also be construed the young woman’s aura has become a mirror reflecting the psychic attack back onto her attacker.

In this later example, the origin of the images is from the attacker whose weapons have been turned back onto him or herself.

When we are repelling influences of psychic attack we should remember we are not attempting to destroy them. We are endeavoring, through what is alchemical action, to return them to their correct place of origin, whether this be in this universe or some other dimension.

This technique of aura control can also be utilized when encountering individuals of a vampiric nature, those who, whenever we meet them, seem to drain us of energy.

Symptoms of psychic attack include the body feeling highly charged with static electricity making one feel on edge and nervous for no apparent reason with the mind spiraling down self-created avenues in fatalistic scenarios giving the effect of imprisoning oneself in an attitude of doom.

Suggested Reading

Ritual Magic of the Golden Dawn, Francis King

Cosmic Meditations, Michael Bertiaux

Hecate’s Fountain, Kenneth Grant


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