Aura-Cleansing Spells - Spells

The Big Book of Practical Spells: Everyday Magic That Works - Judika Illes 2016

Aura-Cleansing Spells

What do you do if you're feeling a little grubby? Take a bath, take a shower? Aura cleansing, also known as purification, removes psychic debris or vibrations that cling to you. Purification baths and incense cleanse and bolster your aura; many also replenish lost psychic energy. They are a good first step before any ritual.

· Some magical practitioners incorporate aura cleansing into their regular schedules as a kind of “magical maintenance,” once a week or monthly, whenever feels right, either to remove accumulated negative energy or as a formality before magic, sort of like cleaning the house before company comes.

· If any sort of negative experience or encounter, nonmagical as well as enchanted, leaves you feeling a little “tainted” or out-of-balance, turn to an aura-cleansing spell or ritual for relief.

· Although aura cleansing is a perfunctory component of magic for many, it also serves another crucial purpose. If you have suffered trauma or humiliation, violence or rape, anything that leaves you feeling “defiled” or “unclean,” purification spells and rituals can have a profoundly healing impact. Use them as needed; use as many as necessary to initiate and maintain the healing process. Special aura-cleansing animal and spirit allies provide assistance, as well.


In order for these spells and rituals to be effective, they must result in your feeling psychically cleansed. Because different people have different needs, many different types of purification rituals exist, some quite sensuous and pleasurable, others focused and intense. Some utilize the power of water, others depend on fire or crystals. Choose whatever resonates loudest for you. Read through the spells and see what calls to you.



Quick Fix Aura-Cleansing Bath

The simplest aura-cleansing bath of all.

1 cup salt

1 cup vinegar, preferably lemon vinegar but rice or apple cider vinegar is fine, too.

Toss the ingredients into a tub of water. Completely effective as is, but feel free to add essential oils or herbs of your choice.


Purification Bath

2 tablespoons anise seeds

9 bay leaves

Create a strong water infusion. Do not strain but add the herbs to your bath with the infused waters. Relax in the bath until you feel cleansed.


Seven Roses Aura-Cleansing Bath

7 red roses

Handful of salt

Splash of vinegar

Splash of lemon juice

Splash of pure springwater and/or holy water

1. Fill your tub with water.

2. Remove the roses from the stems. Watch out for any thorns.

3. Throw all the ingredients into the tub.

4. Spend 7 minutes in your bath, rubbing yourself with the roses, submerging yourself periodically and focusing upon your goals.

5. Dry off with a clean towel, white or unbleached cotton if possible, and put on fresh clothes.


Aura-cleansing spells can be combined for intensification purposes. Burn purification incense in the bathroom prior to taking your aura-cleansing bath.


Now, here's the hard part: walk out of the room without looking back. The roses have a tendency to come apart in the tub. This is one of the messier spells. Depending upon how important tidiness is to you, you may be tempted to stop and clean your tub. Don't. It's vital for the success of this spell that you put some time in between taking the bath and cleaning up the residue. If at all possible, get someone else to clean the tub for you. If not possible, walk out of the room and do something positive or enjoyable that lifts your spirits. After at least an hour, when you feel calm, strong and distanced from any negative feelings that may have caused you to take this bath, you may clean the tub.


Sandalwood Spirit-Cleansing Face Mask

Sandalwood's use as the primary agent of ancient spiritual purification rites only slightly trails that of frankincense and myrrh. Sandalwood incense may be burned to purify the atmosphere; a few drops of the essential oil added to a full tub of warm water creates an instant and luxuriously scented purification bath. It can also be used in a face mask that cleanses the aura and creates a protective barrier against spiritual harm, while improving skin tone (in particular for dry, dehydrated or aging skin).

1 tablespoon sandalwood powder (available from Indian grocery or supply stores)


1. Place the sandalwood powder in your cupped palm or use a seashell for mixing.

2. Add warm water drop by drop until a thin paste is formed.

3. Spread the paste onto your face.

4. Wait about 10 minutes or until it stiffens and then rinse off.

Cleansing crystals include amethyst, clear quartz and malachite

· Wear or carry small ones for a cleansing effect between rituals.

· Place larger crystals in the bath to intensify any purification bath.

· Large crystals arranged in your home or work area can serve as psychic vacuum cleaners.

· Remember to clean and recharge frequently. Go back to the crystal pages, if you've forgotten how.