How to smudge, when to smudge and what smudging does

What is Smudging:

Smudging – the ritual of burning sage – is done to clear a space or person of negative energies. If your home feels stale or sad, if an argument has taken place and the air still hums with anger, if an unpleasant energy lingers after a visitor. These are times to smudge. One may also smudge one’s self to banish anger, ailment, sadness or illness.

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What does smudging do:

The smoke produced from burning sage, helps to change the molecular structure of both the air and energy. Which produces a cleansing effect.

As the sense of smell is strongly linked to memory and instinct. Smudging is very effective for combating feels of anger, fear, anxiety, grief and depression.

In addition to this, smudging can help clear the air of bacteria, pollen, pet dander, dust, mold spores and other potential allergens to improve allergy symptoms.

How to Smudge a space:

How to perform a smudging ritual with a feather and smudge bowl

Holding your Smudge Stick (sage bundled alone or with other herbs) in your power hand, place one end over a continuous flame. You may use a candle or gas stove for this purpose. It will take a while for your smudge stick to light completely. Hold it over the flame until the entire tip of the stick is smoldering like the end of a cigar. Then extinguish the flame to let the sage smolder gently.

You may hold your smudge stick in your hand, making sweeping movements to keep the stick lit, or you may place the stick in a clay, stone, or metal bowl. Abalone shells are often used for this purpose. Should you choose to carry your smudge stick in a vessel, you must fan the smoldering tip to keep it lit.

Feathered fans are employed for this purpose, or you may use your power hand. Whether brandishing your smudge stick like a wand or carrying it in a vessel, you may find it helpful to blow on the tip to keep it lit. Do recall that you are waving a burning thing about the house. Be mindful of falling ash or embers if you are not using a vessel: they will fall, they may flame!

When your smudge stick is ready, you may say a prayer of blessing, or other such affirmation, and begin to walk around the room (or rooms) widdershins (counter-clockwise). You may smudge one room only, but it is advisable to smudge the entire living space. This will help you chase the negativity from room to room, and away entirely.

When walking around your space, make sure the smoke touches every single opening, every single corner. Ring your threshold, every corner in the room, under the bed, in your closet, around your windows – do not forget your drains, faucets, heating vents, radiator plugs, cable inlets, stove vent, phone jacks. Ring your furniture, smudge under the table, and behind the bookcase.

You may direct the smoke with your breath to reach hidden areas. Be thorough, and take your time. Pay attention to the way the smoke drifts. Does it linger in some places and run from others? Does it pool, or rise? Are there disturbances or even images in the smoke? Paying a sharp third eye to detail may tell you much.

How to end a smudging ritual:

How to end a smudging ritual by letting the smudge stick burn out in a smudging fire safe bowl

When you have made the full circuit around your space, return to your starting point, and re-affirm your blessing or prayer. If you have not used the entire stick, you may retain the remainder for future use.

To extinguish the stick, you will need a vessel; any vessel that cannot burn will do. Grind the smoldering tip against the vessel gently but firmly, until all embers are gone. Be sure the smudge stick is completely extinguished before disregarding it.

When it is totally unlit, do thank it for the work it has done for you, remembering that it was once a living thing. You will feel a marked difference in your living space: a sense of calm, positivity, and sanctity. Once you have cleansed your space by smudging, you may then bless it with a prayer, anointing oil, sacred water, Palo Santo, or House Blessing incense.

Remember, there is a difference between cleansing and blessing. Cleansing banishes negative energy, Blessing invokes benevolent or Divine energy.

How to smudge a person:

How to smudge a person using a smudge stick

You may smudge yourself the same way you smudge your space: let the smoke drift over every part of your body, lingering over chakras, pulse points, meridians, or lines or energy. If you have a physical manifestation of a mental state (a pain in the … neck, for instance) describe a small circle with the smudge stick over this area, and pay it special attention. You may choose to pray or chant a mantra while doing this.

Final thoughts:

Whether you need cleansing, purification, healing, or protection during meditative rituals, members of the sage family can help you. Choose the herb that calls out to you, and work with it regularly to access its deep natural wisdom.

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Why you should be afraid of the Demon Zozo

Just in time for the new ouija board range being released here at boogeymanparadise.com. I’d like to share with you a story about zozo the Ouija board Demon. That will make you sleep with your bedroom lights on for at least a week. You’re very welcome! It’s the same kind of fear that’s instilled in me from simply writing this. The fear that by being aware of something will somehow conjure it. Why am I doing this? Simply because I don’t want to be alone with my fear after finding out what exactly this so-called Ouija board demon Zozo is. Which has become somewhat of a internet phenomenon in recent years, despite being terrifying.

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Zozo the Ouija board Demon

I know, it sounds like a weird name for a terrifying mythological demon “Zozo.” But that’s the name, and trust me, it gets way more terrifying once you read the numerous stories on message boards and Reddit from folks who claim to have come into contact with Zozo during a Ouija board session. See, Zozo is a “demon” that’s said to communicate with people via Ouija board. According to Thrillist, it was first introduced to the internet via a 2009 public message board post written by an ex-Ouija enthusiast named Darren Evans. Since then, it’s been covered on numerous sites including ThoughtCo. and even been the subject of an episode of Ghost Adventures on The Travel Channel.

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Darren eveans

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Whether or not you believe in the paranormal, you have to admit, the story is creepy. At first, according to Evan’s account, the interactions with Zozo were seemingly harmless. Eventually they became more and more malevolent. According to Evans, he would experience flickering lights, moving objects, sounds in the night, scratches on his skin, and multiple brushes with death.

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The post, which Evans said on his site he shares not to scare others. But to warn them of the dangers in underestimating the power of a Ouija board. Evans details series of events that followed, ranging from demonic one-on-one interactions. To demonic curses placed on his family. At the time of posting, Evans believed he was the primary person to have an interaction with the malevolent spirit. But after posting the story, others came forward with similar experiences, making Evans wonder if perhaps Zozo’s reach was beyond his own personal torment. “I am writing this as a warning to people that bad things can happen because of these portals. ” Evan says, referring to the Ouija board.

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Since Evan’s initial post, Zozo has become a sort of cult internet phenomenon. There are tons of message boards with people claiming they’ve conjured Zozo by using a Ouija board. Others claiming that the mere mention of the demonic spirit’s name has the power to summon him. The aforementioned episode of Ghost Adventures brought Evans back to the home where he first encountered Zozo. In an attempt to bring him out for “educational purposes. ” and multiple voices were recored on the episode. Subsequently freaking out everyone at home, too.

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Zozo the Ouija board demon
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In 2012, a horror film called I Am Zozo was released. Followed by a book that Evan’s co-authored which looks into the potentially deeply-rooted history of the “demon” that so many claim to have encountered.

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If you like to be scared, you’re in luck. You can watch I Am Zozo online. If you’re already anxiously turning on lights and wishing you didn’t read this article, you’re also in luck. you can avoid this demonic entity by avoiding a Ouija board entirely. If you don’t believe in the supernatural, you’re also also in luck. You probably think this whole Zozo business is a load of s**t.

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On the other hand. If you’re the kind of person who is already pulling out the Oujia board, keep this in mind. If you do conjure a spirit who spells his name as Zozo, drag the planchette to “Goodbye” and end the session immediately.

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The truth about demons you need to know

1. Enter Into The Bodies Of Humans And Animals

Demons are able to enter and control both humans and animals.

For He had said to him, “Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!” Now there on the hillside a great herd of swine was feeding; So He gave them permission. And the unclean spirits came out and entered the swine; and the herd, numbering about two thousand, rushed down the steep bank into the sea, and were drowned in the sea (Mark 5:8,11,13).

These demons entered pigs after previously inhabiting humans.

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More Than One

In some instances, more than one demon entered into the same victim. As with the case of the Gadarene demoniacs, there were a number of demons inhabiting those men.
We also have the testimony about Mary Magdalene.

Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out (Luke 8:2).

2. Inflict Mental Disease

Demons have the ability to inflict mental disease. One of the Gadarene demoniacs was described as follows.

for he had often been restrained with shackles and chains, but the chains he tore apart, and the shackles he broke in pieces; and no one had the strength to subdue him. Night and day among the tombs and on the mountains he was always howling and bruising himself with stones (Mark 5:4,5).

3. Inflict Physical Infirmities

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They are capable of imposing physical disease. We find demons inflicting the following illnesses upon people.

Muteness

Demons have the ability to keep someone from using their powers of speech.

And when the demon had been cast out, the one who had been mute spoke; and the crowds were amazed and said, “Never has anything like this been seen in Israel” (Matthew 9:33).

Physical Deformity

According to Jesus, a woman had a physical deformity that was caused by a spirit.

And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight (Luke 13:11).

He then emphasized this woman was suffering because of Satan.

And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen long years, be set free from this on the sabbath day? (Luke 13:16).

Blindness

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Blindness can also be a side affect of demonic activity.

Then they brought to Him a demoniac who was blind and mute; and He cured him, so that the one who had been mute could speak and see (Matthew 12:22).

Demons can affect both the physical and the spiritual nature of a person at the same time.

Caution!

There are many possible causes for physical disease. Most times it is as simple as being exposed to some virus or bacteria, or the simple breaking down of the human body.

Judgment For Sin

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Sometimes sickness is a judgment of God for sin.

For this reason many of you are weak and ill, and some have died (1 Corinthians 11:30).

Ultimately, we do not know why someone is sick. Therefore we should not assume that it is the judgment of God, or the activity of demons.

4. Cause Erratic Behavior

We find the influence of demons causing people to behave strangely.

and said, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and he suffers terribly; he often falls into the fire and often into the water. And I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not cure him.” Jesus answered, “You faithless and perverse generation, how much longer must I be with you? How much longer must I put up with you? Bring him here to Me.” And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him, and the boy was cured instantly (Matthew 17:15-18).

5. Harm Unbelievers

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Scripture gives us an example of unbelievers being harmed by demons.

Then some itinerant Jewish exorcists tried to use the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying, “I adjure you by the Jesus whom Paul proclaims.” Seven sons of a Jewish high priest named Sceva were doing this. But the evil spirit said to them in reply, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?” Then the man with the evil spirit leaped on them, mastered them all, and so overpowered them that they fled out of the house naked and wounded (Acts 19:13-16).


6. Deceive Nations

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Entire nations can be deceived by the work of demons.

These are demonic spirits, performing signs, who go abroad to the kings of the whole world, to assemble them for battle on the great day of God the Almighty (Revelation 16:14).

Their work is not confined to individuals, but can include entire nations.

Exercised Within Limits

It must be emphasized that the power of demons is limited. They cannot do anything they wish. Their ability to do evil is kept under control by the Lord.

Do you really know the true symbolism of baphomet

Updated march 26th 2020. Baphomet, or the Goat of Mendes, is a symbol that throughout history has played a mysterious and often misunderstood role. And though symbols and their meanings alter with time and society. It would seem Baphomet’s roots are not something society has held fast to. Instead allowing it to become a catch-all image for any line of witchcraft, occult, and esoteric thought. But is Baphomet a dark figure? In this article, we’ll take a look at the symbolism of Baphomet.

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Large baphomet statue 90cm

One of the first mentions of Baphomet can be traced back to an eleventh century letter penned by a crusader named Anselm of Ribemont. Who describes a Templar ritual to Baphomet and God held before a battle.

In more recent times The Church of Satan, created by Anton LeVay in 1966. Has adopted the image of Baphomet as their insignia. Calling it the “Sigil of Baphomet,” and using it to suggest that logic—specifically Luciferian logic—stand as an individual’s guiding “moral” force. Yet, at its core, Baphomet is not a deity meant to be worshipped. nor is it a steadfast representation of Luciferian logic. But instead something bigger, more widely encompassing.

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The symbolism of Baphomet.

Eliphas Levi has given the most famous depiction of Baphomet. In an 1857 illustration from his book “Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Maggie. ” Levi sketches Baphomet out in solemn detail and poise. Levi then explains the image and it’s detailed, symbolic meaning.

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“The goat on the frontispiece carries the sign of the pentagram on the forehead. With one point at the top, a symbol of light, his two hands forming the sign of Hermeticism (as above, so below). the one pointing up to the white moon of Chesed. The other pointing down to the black one of Geburah. This sign expresses the perfect harmony of mercy with justice. His one arm is female, the other male like the ones of the androgyn of Khunrath. The attributes of which we had to unite with those of our goat because he is one and the same symbol. The flame of intelligence shining between his horns is the magic light of the universal balance.

The image of the soul elevated above matter, as the flame, whilst being tied to matter, shines above it. The ugly beast’s head expresses the horror of the sinner, whose materially acting, solely responsible part has to bear the punishment exclusively; because the soul is insensitive according to its nature and can only suffer when it materializes. The rod standing instead of genitals symbolizes eternal life, the body covered with scales the water, the semi-circle above it the atmosphere, the feathers following above the volatile. Humanity is represented by the two breasts and the androgyn arms of this sphinx of the occult sciences.”

 

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Christianity and the beast.

Baphomet is a symbol that is meant to represent the sum total of all things in the universe. Acting both as parallel and paradox, showing the observer and student alike that concepts like “good” and “evil” exist only through perspective. That all creatures, things, and ideas have a dark and light side within. Through Levi’s description we find that Baphomet is a symbolic representation of balance and necessity, in all things.

In looking at Baphomet, there is a striking resemblance to other horned deities. Like Rome’s Bacchus, Greece’s Pan, Egypt’s Hathor, Celtic polytheism’s Cerennunos. We may suggest that this is not accidental.

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As Christianity swept the world. Allocating all other religious figures and ideals into the occult or “other. ” It is likely that Baphomet rose up as a composite image/deity of the other horned gods. Otherwise forgotten or mistreated by the ruling religion’s mighty hand.

Whether Christianity then appropriated Baphomet as a representation of the devil. Or the devil and Baphomet coexisted with some success, is unclear. But the equation happened nonetheless. Baphomet now stands as a complex image, seemingly representing all levels of the occult, and perhaps this is fitting for a god that represents all and the balance of all. Baphomet stands as a literal, figurative, and meta-composite symbol. More interesting with each glance.

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Certainly this isn’t everything about Baphomet. This isn’t even the tip of the iceberg. For more about the symbolism of Baphomet. You can follow us on Twitter here.

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This is how the spirit board became a paranormal tool

Brief spirit board history

Updated Jan 25th 2020. Commonly seen in horror movies. The Ouija board or spirit board, is a flat board. Covered with the letters of the alphabet, the numbers 0-9 and words such as ‘yes’, ‘no’, ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye.’ It also features a planchette which is a small piece of plastic or wood. The belief held by many mystics today is that during a séance if all participants place their hands on the planchette. It will move and spell out messages from the dead. Ouija board history

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The original ouija board from 1894
The original ouija board from 1894

Although it has strong association with the occult and paranormal today. That was not its original intention at all. It was originally created in 1894 by a businessman called Elijah Bond as a kind of a board game.

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There is speculation the name was ‘chosen’ by the board itself. But it’s more likely that it comes from the combination of the German and French words for ‘yes.’ The boards soared in popularity from the 1920s all the way through to the 1960s, and today the trademarks and patents to the famous Ouija board are owned by the US toy company Hasbro. Even in 1966 the boards were marketed as a fun leisure activity, and were more likely to be asked the question. “Which college will accept me?’ rather than asking spirits “What is your name”.

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An advert from the original ouija board
An advert from the original ouija board

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Today you can find many updated versions of the spirit board, with the most recent being glow in the dark ouija boards. Which to be honest make alot of sense, seeing as they’re usually used in the dark. We’ve currently started selling them here at boogeymanparadise.com. You can find it below.

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