Acorn Protection Amulet
A charged amulet spell based on a system of Magick known as Ritual Magick. It
falls under the category of tasked energy magick.
· Pentacle (altar tile)
· Water bowl,
· Salt bowl,
· Goddess Candle,
· God Candle,
· Incense, and incense burner
Setup the altar in traditional fashion. Light the incense and let it fill the area around the altar. The incense serves as a cue that the space is being transitioned to magickal space.
Face East and say “Yae to the guardian of the East, join me and charge this area with the wisdom and energy of Air”.
Face South and say “Yae to the guardian of the South, join me and charge this
area with the wisdom and energy of Fire”.
Face West and say “Yae to the guardian of the West, join me and charge this area with the wisdom and energy of Water”.
Face North and say “Yae to the guardian of the North, join me and charge this area with the wisdom and energy of Earth”.
Calling the quarters
Some see this as drawing on the elements for energy in creating the circle. Others see it as a summoning of the elemental spirits for participation in ritual. Some with a background in Kaballah might be inclined to see it as summoning the Archangels.
Lighting quarter candles is common in some traditions. Some also ring a bell
and/or draw an invoking pentagram symbol with an athame. Take the athame from the altar and point it at the ground while drawing a circle on the ground starting at north and going clockwise (east, then south, then west, and then back to north). Set the athame back on the altar.
Casting the circle
The athame is used to direct energy to the perimeter and build the circle around you. Visualization of the stream of energy triggers the stream to flow. Pacing can be a little difficult. Sometimes moving too fast will leave it feeling half formed, while moving too slow can leave you feeling excessively drained.
Next light the God candle while saying... “oh great horned one of ancient mystery, join me bringing your wisdom and energy.”
Inviting the God to join. Consider the flame of the candle a torch to light his path to the circle or perhaps as a vessel for his spirit.
Next light the Goddess candle while saying... “oh great mother of all of the
universe, join me bringing your wisdom and energy.”
Inviting the Goddess to join. Also as above a torch to light the path or a vessel for
Pick up the acorn and dip it in the salt bowl saying “let this be cleansed with the
purity of earth”.
Before any amulet is charged with tasked energy, it is normally consecrated
(cleansed). The salt is symbolic of the element of earth and seen as a natural
Dip the acorn in the water bowl saying “let this be cleansed with the purity of
This is the second half of the consecration. This time it is with the symbology of
the element of water, another natural purifier.
Set the acorn back on the pentacle.
The altar plate is the focal point of most altar-oriented rituals.
Touch both the candles (not the flames) drawing the divine energy into you. See yourself as glistening with white sparkly light.
Drawing divine energy. At this point, you are essentially tapping into the spirits of the Goddess and God. The drawing process is in a way like sipping on a straw except you are sipping with your fingers. The visualization of white sparkly light represents the charge of energy.
Pick up the acorn and hold it in your right hand. Visualize that sparkly energy going into the acorn. When you can see it in your mind’s eye, repeat the following 13 times:
“balanus, bona, phylacterium”
Pushing the tasked energy into the acorn. It is important to focus on tasking the energy at least as much as pushing the energy into the acorn. Tasking can be done with symbology or with words symbolizing the task. balanus is Latin for acorn, chestnut or date bona is Latin for good phylacterium is Latin for “to watch or guard”
Basically the phrase means “acorn good guard”. It isn’t an ancient phrase, nor need it be.
The repetition of the phrase 13 times is significant as the indication of the tasking process while charging. 13 times was chosen as plenty (perhaps excessive) and with the mystical association of 13 moons in a year and perceived by some as a lucky number.
Set the acorn down in the center of the pentacle.
Back to the focal point
Take the wand and draw a circle around the acorn three times saying “Bind this
spell to the amulet, as I will it, so mote it be.” Charging is only half of the task of amulet creation. The second half is binding the energy so it stays in the amulet.
The phrase “as I will it, so mote it be” is extremely common in this type of magickal work in that the magickian is now affirming that the magick will work. Note: mote = will, so the phrase means, “as I wish it, so will it be”.
Snuff the Goddess candle (blowing it out is okay only if you do not have a snuffer) and say “Thank-you M’Lady for your wisdom and energy”.
Thanks to the Goddess. NOT a dismissal, more like a goodbye type of pleasantry.
Snuff the God candle and say “Thank-you M’Lord for your wisdom and energy”.
Thanks to the God. As above, it is a pleasantry.
Face North, bow and say “Thank-you for your wisdom and energy”.
Face West, bow and say “Thank-you for your wisdom and energy”.
Face South, bow and say “Thank-you for your wisdom and energy”.
Face East, bow and say “Thank-you for your wisdom and energy”.
Thanks to the elements. As above, it is a pleasantry.
Cap the incense or douse it in water.
Starts the space on the process of returning to normal. Some people actually “take down” the circle.
As you can see, applying ritual to magickal practice gives it a sense of formality.
Do you need such a ritual to charge an amulet? No, but it may improve your focus.
Another aspect of ritual magick is when a group is working magick together. While free-form magick may be quite easy when you are by yourself, in a group it is far too chaotic. Having someone lead the ritual keeps everyone on the same task.
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