I would like to cover some of the protection practices I use in the field of the paranormal. It seems like this area doesn’t get much attention even though it is one of the top priorities that you have to be aware of in the paranormal field.
First of all, when going into an investigation, every member of your team must have a positive attitude. The theory is that a spirit can pick up on your energy and if you are angry, mad, etc. that is the type of spirit or energy you will encounter.
I like for my group to say a prayer of protection upon arriving at the investigation location or prior to arriving. To say this prayer, we gather in a circle, hold hands, and then say the prayer. Below is the opening prayer of protection that we use:
“In The Name Of All That Is Goodness and Light,
Surround Our Circle In The White Light of Holy Protection.
We Ask That No Harm Befalls or Follows The Protected Circle
And That Our Quest Benefit All Who Are Among Us.
In The Name of All That Is Goodness and Light,
We Thank Thee For Your Protection of Holy White Light. Amen”
Upon completion of the investigation, we also say a closing prayer. The closing prayer is to help ensure that no spirits from the location attaches itself to anyone present. Below is the closing prayer that we use:
“In the name of Jesus Christ, I command all human spirits to be bound to
the confines of this location. I command all inhuman spirits to go where Jesus Christ tells you to go, for it is He who commands you. Amen”
For more negative energies, we say the prayer to St. Michael.
The St. Michael prayer was originally used by Catholics and started being used in 1886.
There are two version of the St. Michael prayer, but below is the version that we use:
“Saint Michael the archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do though, O prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into Hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen”
These are the three main prayers that we use. There are also different prayers when you get into blessing the house and land.
There are also other items that you can use for protection; such as, Holy Water, crystals, etc. You can buy Holy Water at most Christian book stores. If you would rather, you can simply go to your local church and ask for a vial of blessed Holy Water. Keep in mind though, your religion or denomination may not, in general, believe in the paranormal, so you may get weird looks when going to the church.
Also, the prayers I have listed are Christian prayers. If you are a different religion, there will be similar prayers of protection.
For example, below is an example of a Jewish prayer for protection:
Psalm of Protection
“HaShem is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? HaShem is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? When evil doers came upon me to eat up my flesh, even mine adversaries and my foes, they stumbled and fell. Though a host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war should rise up against me, even then I will be confident.”
Psalms 27: 1-3
St. Michael (Michael the Archangel) is also acknowledged in the Jewish faith, so the St. Michael prayer will function as well.
Also, you can call upon Jesus to protect/surround you with his white light of hole protection. As well as, if you feel treatened, or scared, you can ask that he cover you in his blood; or ask him to send down Archangels to protect you.
This post is not meant to scare, or startle anyone; it is meant to bring more awareness to the need for protection when you are involved in the paranormal field. In fact, most paranormal investigators or ghost hunters never have a problem, but I sure want to be covered just in case…
So this is my plea: If you are involved with the paranormal, and are comfortable with praying to protect yourself, then please research and find the right prayer of protection for you and your group.