Bells have been used for centuries for a variety of magickal purposes. They are often used to cleanse and charge an area or object, as well as to summon spirits or ward off negative energies. Bells can also be employed in spellwork for a variety of purposes, including attracting positive energy, gaining insight, or protecting oneself from harm. In this article, we will explore the history and use of bells in magickal practice, as well as how to care for your bell after using it in spellwork.
Starting with their history, bells have long been used in magickal practices to ward off negative energy, summon spirits, and invoke deities. Ancient cultures believed that the ringing of a bell creates an audio bridge between the physical world and the spiritual realm. Bells were also thought to be effective at banishing bad luck or evil forces. The use of bells for magickal purposes has been documented in many cultures, including Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
When preparing to use a bell for magickal work, it is important to cleanse and charge it. Bells should be cleaned before each use with either saltwater or sage smoke. This will help clear out any negative energy that may have been attached to the bell. After cleansing, it is important to charge the bell with your own energy by ringing it three times while focusing on your intention. It is also recommended that you anoint the bell with an oil of your choice, such as sandalwood or frankincense, as this will help further reinforce the bell’s purpose in your magickal work.
There are many ways to use a bell in spellwork, and its uses are only limited by your imagination. Bells can be used as an offering, a tool for scrying, or a means of protection from harm. They can also be used to communicate with a deity or spirit. You can even use bells to cast and break spells, add emphasis to a ritual, or strengthen the connection between yourself and your chosen deity.
If you’d like some ideas on simple spells and rituals that you can do with a bell, here are a few suggestions:
• Use the bell to cleanse and protect yourself or your home.
• Cast a spell for prosperity by ringing the bell three times, then saying “prosperity come to me” as you focus on your intention.
• Use a bell in circle casting to help establish the boundary between physical reality and spiritual realm.
• During ritual meditation, use the sound of the bell to create a sense of calm and focus.
Finally, it’s important to remember to care for your bell after each use. After ringing the bell, be sure to cleanse and charge it again, as well as anointing it with oil if desired. This will help the bell retain its power and continue to be effective in your magickal work.
Do you use bells in your practice? How do you use them? Leave us a comment and let us know!