Magickal Protection FAQ

Magickal Protection by Damon Brand

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: I read that this book uses demons. Is this true?

A: No, of course not. It’s mostly angelic magick, but there will always be people who spread disinformation to scare you away from practical magick. Also, the Master Protection ritual calls on the Genius Spirits which are neither angel or demon, and this has confused some people. These genius spirits, which can be thought of as personified virtues, are known as The Genii of the Twelve Hours, and are described in the Nuctemeron, attributed to Apollonius of Tyana from the First Century AD. (This was made known to English readers through a translation by Eliphas Levi in his 1897 book Transcendental Magic.) Some people assume that if it’s not an angel, it must be a demon, but this is far from the truth. People who have actually used the magick report real and lasting results, so don’t let armchair occultists put you off.

Q: Will these banishings frighten off the spirits from my other magick?

A: No. If anything, banishing and protection rituals clear out the spiritual and psychic dross, and make your magick powers more intense. You will get better results from all your magick if you use Magickal Protection.

Q: Things got worse after I started the magick? Did it go wrong?

A: Probably not. This is very powerful magick, but if you were trying to stop a particular individual, or even a group, from harming you, there can sometimes be resistance, and the resistance can manifest as more insults, attacks, worse tempers and other displays of inner turmoil. This isn’t usually the case – most of the time the magick just works -but when there is a particularly stubborn, evil or wilful person who is intent on keeping power or control over you, they may sense the magick weakening them (without knowing it’s magick) and retaliate or resist. Although it’s difficult to see this as a good sign, it can genuinely be a sign that the magick is working well. If this type of worsening happens within a few days of your ritual, take it as a good sign, and either repeat or continue the magick, knowing that when people react in this way it means they are closed to having their oppressive power taken away from them. Your magick will win.

Q: Does this protection work against hexes, curses and forms of magick from other countries and cultures.

A: Yes it does.

Q: Should I banish after each ritual I perform?

A: There is no need to, but you are free to do so.

Q: You say that Yohach faces forwards, but what direction does Kalach face?

A: It’s open to interpretation, which is why the book says you can let any image arise. Some people like to picture Kalach facing away from them. For others, it works best if Kalach faces forwards. Rarely, but occasionally, people find Kalach looks off to the left. Rather than making a conscious decision, let the image of the angel arise spontaneously, if you can, and this will give you the best results. It’s fine if the direction changes with each working. If you can’t make the image arise spontaneously, then just picture Kalach facing forwards. For Yohach, always keep the angel facing in the same direction that you are facing.

Q: In the Master Protection Ritual how do I imagine my own immortality?

A:  I like to think of immortality as the continual rebirth we experience as we develop, spiritually and magickally, according to the changes in our lives. This is quite easy to imagine. You can perceive yourself as somebody capable of adaptation and change.

Q: How do I pronounce…?

A: There’s a full section in appendix covering pronunciation. For additional thoughts on this matter see Pronunciation FAQ.

Q: How often should I repeat the Master Protection Ritual?

A: This is covered in the chapter called How To Use This Book.

Q: What do you mean by ignite the talisman? Do I have to set it on fire?

A: No, you need to read the chapter The Workings of Protection, which explains this in full.

Q: I couldn’t see the sigil to activate the Sword Banishing in my ebook. Why?

A: This mystery is still under investigation. Every test we’ve done indicates that the sigil is in the book, and is visible, but two readers have said they can’t see it. While we continue to look into this, if you need to, you can get a copy of the sigil by clicking here.

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171 thoughts on “Magickal Protection FAQ

  1. If i have one advice to give you it will be to use again one of the 72 Angels of God and enter a spiritual convenant with God. Through that alliance determing the conditions of it, if you feel to pass it on to the next generation great. Thanks

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  2. I’m in a dire situation. Lately I’ve been feeling exhausted, no sex drive, and it’s harder to think. I think I’m under attack, but from more experienced people or things beyond my experience. These feelings came directly after I talked to a witch I knew. I also have a difficult to remove, malevolent entity attached to me. He’s been attached for nearly 2 years. I have no money and I’m trying to reach out for help. I’ve been doing the master protection ritual but whatever it is still hit me. I don’t know if its the entity attached to me (that’s visible to me btw) or the witch who may be deceiving me or an older practitioner who cursed me years ago. I did cancel curse from Sigils of Power today and I’m afraid to do Banish Negative Energy because I dont want this entity to go bothering the people I live with. I will do it if I have to because I feel somethings on me spiritually and it’s becoming more difficult to think and do rituals. I have no herbs to fight with and I cant set anything up due to my living conditions, so I stick to your books.

    I have all your books luckily and I need to know what to do and how often to do it. So I don’t overdo and break the magick of course. I will continue to do master protection and I summoned Cahetel from 72 Angels, and I did Cancel Curse from Sigils of Power this morning.

    I don’t think I connect well with the cancel attack sigil in Magickal Protection. I have not mastered the sword banishing either as I’m unsure of it and see nothing… or maybes its the attached entity fooling my thought process with banishing.

    I’m trying to maintain myself here and I need your guidance. I shall pull through this.


    1. I would suggest doing the Master Protection Ritual, Sword Banishing, and Ritual to cancel a curse everyday. Plus use Nithahiah in Magical Angels to give more power to your ritual and to remove all blocks to your rituals. Do this for 11 days. Master Sword banishing and Mater protection ritual first. Take your time in learning this, read then practice. Ask questions if you feel stuck.


  3. Hello Adam and Damon, thank you for your time. After staring with your sigils and words of power, which were mindblowingly effective, I tried the sword banishing and the Master Protection Ritual for the past 33 days. However last night, on the last of the 33 days (hours after I did the last ritual), I woke up feeling my bed sheets being pulled down. Usually my dog does this during the day to get me to take him outside, but this time the pulling was coming from the foot of the bed, and my dog wasn’t there. I didn’t feel afraid; I suppose it’s the protection I’ve felt since I started the rituals, but I was curious. It happened 2 more times about a minute later each, a total of three times. Until I invoked Archangel Michael and then thought “If this is a spirit, go in peace.” Nothing like this has ever happened to me before. My home is a brand new construction with no previous owners, and I have no deceased family members who died tragically or anything at all. I am also not currently in the middle of any “magic” – only these two protection spells. Do I need to do the master protection ritual again? Thank you so much for your time!!!

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    1. That’s a weird one. Normally, I would say to ignore anything that seems unusual as its just a side effect, blah blah, but this indicates that maybe something else was either giving a departing wave (let’s hope so), or showing that it was still trying to be present. That’s where the other rituals may come in handy. Depends how you feel, but you may want to do stuff to remove a curse or protect the home, depending upon your intuition. No need to repeat the main ritual, unless you absolutely sense that something is amiss. Glad you’re feeling the protection. And the other thing is; did it feel similar in quality to your dog? I’ve herd some people say their pets are able to do this, and when you’re magically open, or lit up, its easier for them to do so; so your dog might have been doing it from thought. I know that sounds far fetched, but, well, I have some great weird cat stories… So a jumbled answer, but I hope you can get something out of that.

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    1. Yes, but as I said with another question, you should read that article on The Abundance of Magick, because you may be trying to force the issue. Once is enough.

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  4. Hello, I have a question:

    Re: The Sword Banishing. I’m calling on four angels for protection. The instructions simply say to “say the name….”. But looking at the instructions in 72 Angels of Magick, it is stressed that it is important to SING Angel names, and to visualize a lightning strike.

    I’m curious if this matters, or if it’s due to One book being written earlier than the other? Intuitively, it feels as though using at least the singing of names would be more effective??

    Thank you for all your work, and your willingness to share it.


    1. Hi. It’s not to do with when the books were written – sometimes the timing of our development of the magick affects which words and tech we use, but the content of each book is more about what’s required for each book. The idea is that each book is a self-contained tome that gives you what you need in the easiest, shortest form for that particular style – so singing isn’t required here, and is therefore left out. BUT, you can mix magick from the various books. If you once learn that singing helps for one ritual, then it might help in others. It’s different for everybody, but if your intuition takes you there, go for it.


  5. Hello. I´m new in this website. I bought last week this book and already used it. I know I´m stalked by a group who have been payed for this but I don´t know who payed. I try to reveal my enemy. But something is not working.. How many times can I used that spell?? How could I detect if is someone who I don´t know? I mean this is running for years even could be something that start on my parents and now they are working on me. Sorry for my english. Thanks a lot. 🙂


    1. Hi there – and thanks for writing in English!

      If somebody really has been working at this for years – and that is so rare, I have to say, so rare that usually it turns out to be a misperception – then the best you can do is put the master protection ritual in place and use the sword banishing daily. That will be more effective than trying to find the culprits. If somebody cuts your arms, the first thing you do is stitch it up and then protect it from further injury; you worry about who did it later. I hope that makes sense.

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      1. First thanks for you quick answer….Well…. I´m newbie magician… Should I start from where? give me advices please.. Thanks a lot.


        1. Just follow the instructions in the book for The Master Protection Ritual and The Sword Banishing. As you read the rest of the book you may find more that appeals to you, but starting with those is the best way.


        1. This gets asked quite a lot, strangely. You know, back in the old books there were rituals for so many weird things, from weather to… I don’t know… maybe I have seen this, but can’t remember. Anyway, nothing to share I’m afraid – we’ve published nothing on this, and if I ever have seen this, it was somewhere really obscure.


  6. Ps
    Also in the same book on Protect Your Home Ritual.
    Can I perform this for my house, and also go to a parent house who I’m very close with (without them knowing that I’ll be doing a ritual for their house ) and performing this for their home protection as well?
    Can I do this during same 3 days or should I do this separately.
    Or will it be to mixed up?
    Also I don’t seem to find in the book how to ignite this sigil?
    Thanks again


    1. It looks like you might have missed the chapter called The Workings of Protection – that’s where the igniting techniques is described.

      If you want to do two houses at once, you could try. Personally, I’d do the ritual separately for each, and within each house. But if that’s impossible, no harm and trying to do it all with your imagination. I’d still do one ritual for one house and one for the other.

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  7. Hello Adam,
    My question is from Magical Protection book regarding the Sword Banishing.
    When I get to the part where the star expands and I am inside a huge spear of light, and let’s say I want this sphere to get large and enclose my whole small size house when I am inside my house,with me inside it,so obviously this sphere will be enclosing me and the Angels on both of my sides that have already been called on?
    So when I imagine the sphere expanding am I still keeping in mind and imagining Angels on both sides with swords?
    Or do I not think of them next to me any longer?
    Thank you in advance


    1. For most people, awareness of the angels just goes at this point. You don’t need to force it either way. If they stay in any way, not a problem. Usually, the sphere replaces them. If it encloses them, that’s fine too.

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  8. I’ve been doing the Sword Banishing every day for the last 33 days before doing the ritual to end a relationship in Magickal Attack. At first, I didn’t feel much but last night when I did it before the final day of the Ritual to end a relationship, after I’d imagined the sun in my heart as a star and before calling on Yohach, I quite clearly saw the figure of a pentagram in yellow light in front of me. This was with my eyes closed. I was so surprised I opened my eyes, and shut them again and it was still there for a few seconds, then faded away. I was really amazed because I often had trouble visualising certain things, e.g KYohach and Kalach – or the image is fuzzy, but this was very clear. Do you have any idea what seeing a pentagram in this context might mean? Or am I going nuts?! Thanks.


    1. Not going nuts! The pentagram symbolism – wow, we could talk for days. There are so many things it can mean. (So long as you bought the book and didn’t pirate it you’ve nothing to worry about; a small handful of people who stole the book said they felt the anti-piracy curse kicking in at the same time as seeing spontaneous pentagrams.But I’ll happily assume you’re one of the people who paid for the book!!!) So I’d say that spontaneous images like this are usually just a sign of magick breaking through to your awareness – the symbol is (my best guess here) humanity overlaid on magickal energy and vice versa. I’d take it as a good sign. Also, if you’re not that strong with the visual stuff, you can get better just through doing magick all the time – lots of people find that after a while the visual things start happening. Doesn’t really matter or help, but it can be a good feeling. But at first, it can feel a bit out of your control, like images just come up from nowhere. Might be that.

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      1. Thanks so much! I appreciate so much this blog where we are able to ask questions and you and the others taking the time to answer them. Yes, I did buy the book – I am glad I did now! 🙂 I do feel that my visualising is starting to get better the more I do, yes. Sometimes I think you can stress yourself about the image not coming that you block it. I’ve found that when I relax more, the images float up more freely in my mind. I tend to ‘hear’ things more I think. I also had things I heard quite clearly in my mind when doing the Ritual to end a relationship, but will post on that thread.

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  9. Hi Adam, I have talismans made according to the Salomonic tradition (“Keys of Salomon”), and I would want to know if I can still practice the Sword Banishing without harming my talismans? I plan to put them in another room when I am practicing the ritual. I asked the talisman maker, and he told me there is no problem. Do you agree too?
    Kind regards,


  10. Hi Adam,

    I’ve just purchased the book and did the Sword Banishing. The odd thing is, when I imagined the angel to my right, he was a very tall version of a good friend and the angel to my right, started off as a squid :/ This then changed into a big light elongated ellipse. Are these okay? Thank you!


    1. Hi. Thought I’d answered this… Its been a strange month! Yes, such images are find, and it depends on the person. Some people see nothing much at all, others see images they weren’t expecting and for a lot of people it morphs and changes according to imagination. If you’re following the instructions and aim for the amigo as described, whatever comes up us usually just psychological clearing or the imagination going over the top – so no problem.


  11. I just started the Sword banishing ritual last night and the MPR and feel the power already! When I was doing both rituals, a couple of things happened. During the Sword banishing ritual, as I said the name of OZEE-ELL, and visualised the star expanding, as I closed my eyes, I saw what seemed to be the vision of a face – blazing in white light. Only for a split second. It was just a face with no hair but I felt it was an Angel being. I could just about make out eyes, nose and mouth, but it was all blazing with bright white light. It didnt frighten me though – it made me feel sort of powerful and peaceful at the same time. I’ve not worked with these angels before – is this a sign of contact?
    Also, when doing the Master protection ritual, when calling on Save us and saying the words to grant me power to see beauty – when I paused to think about it, I heard a male voice say very clearly into my head ‘You will be, but you must first see your own.’ Again, I wondered if this could be the Angel really speaking to me? I am a bit clairaudient and have had this happen a few times with people who have passed on, but never an Angel before. It did make me smile inwardly though because it’s as if this Angel knew what some of my struggles are. I’m having trouble with self confidence over the way I think I look to others – particularly a man I am currently seeing. And generally. So the advice makes total sense But it’s strange as I was doing the ritual for general protection and to try and shift my energy as it’s been a low period for me lately, with a lot going on and a family bereavement recently. But it’s like this Angel saw a lot of what has been going on inside me lately regarding my own sense of self. I’m so grateful to have discovered the Gallery of Magick books – they are truly remarkable! I’m also working with the Greater Words of Power and will start the 72 Angels of Magick also. Thanks to you all for making this knowledge available.


    1. Oh yeah, that’s a big sign of contact. You can work for years and feel nothing – absolutely nothing, and get results. That’s the way it is for a lot of people who’d love some more noticeable effects. But if you’re open to this sort of thing, then yes, that’s contact. But, you get contact even if there’s no obvious response. If you do it again and seen nothing, always assume the contact is certain.

      When you’re given a message so directly during a protection ritual, I’d say take heed – how and when, and how you work out exactly what it means, well, that might take time. But it’s potent. Sabrus is defined as a genius spirit rather than an angel, and this is to do with the idea that these spirits have a little more ‘personality’ I suppose, than most angels. But they are ‘personified virtues’, and as such have the same presence as angels, the same style and quality of power as angels. The classifications are just that – classes imposed by lots of thinkers. The experience of the genius spirits, when it happens, is like the presence of an angel, and so with the theory aside I think it’s fair to think of them as angelic. But, yes, for some their additional personality can lead to more direct messages.


      1. Thank you so much for your thoughts and advice – it is very much appreciated. While I am not new to magic per se, I am new to this style of it and of calling on these beings. I’ve worked with Hoodoo style magic for a few years and have some success, but I have become more interested in all different forms of Magick. I feel this way of working is taking me to a higher level. I am so far really enjoying the process of learning this style of working. For a long time the idea of traditional ceremonial magick seemed so complicated and fussy that it didn’t appeal to me. I started off with Hoodoo as it’s relatively simple but effective. Now it’s great to find the GOM texts as they have made this type of magic simpler also.


        1. I get that! I have a love/hate with ceremonial – the full on rituals can be a real thrill. But, hey, it’s like putting on a performance at the local theatre – lots of costumes and prep and then maybe you don’t even get an audience. What we try to do now, in the books, is the same level of result, of contact, but without needing too many of the complications. Glad it’s working out for you.


  12. Hello Adam , I have a concerned. I have been performing the master ritual for 19 days. I admit poor planning from my part, I went out with my hubby and returned home pass midnight. Do I need to start again? What do you recommend me to do? Thank you for your guidance.


  13. To the great genius Mastho thanks for making me see the TRUTH (too personal to put here). Just writing it down here as an act of gratitude to the spiritual beings I call upon.

    Made me realize, money sometimes is secondary & TRUTH can be a matter of life & death, betrayal & integrity. What good does it do if you have all the money in the world but living a lie (worst living a lie with someone trying to deceive you?!). *applies to romantic, business relationships & ESP. “friendships”* remember Jesus was betrayed by a “friend”.

    Mr. AB 😀 If I wasn’t able to reply to the other messages from you – be patient 🙂 I’m dealing with a lot things right now. I though magick is just about hocus pocus & broomsticks & dancing naked under the moonlight hahahaha. Never thought one day I wouldn’t even recognize myself in the mirror (alchemical process) – but the caveat is: I like my new me, with much gratitude. S.M.888


    1. Good to hear!

      Don’t worry about replies – I barely get time to get to this site at the moment. Busy days! But I found your message about the copyright issue (buried in the spam folder). Thanks. Dealt with.

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      1. Oh Mr.AB I’m pretty sure you have an idea of how powerful the words we use on all the G.O.M’s books & all the spiritual beings (multiplied by intent etc). Case in point? How would I even stumble upon that copyright infringement on Magickal Cashbook?! :O I can’t barely go to the gym lately because I’m buried in Grad school work, much alone – find a person riding on D.Brand’s coattail & profiting from it (just way too much : highway robbery). Mastho has been making me see things, sometimes things I won’t even ask for, or things that won’t even cross my mind from the get go – then after pondering on things I would see the relevance of it the genius of it.

        Some TRUTHS are devastating though: I went back home in NJ for a visit after living here in EU for 5 years ( a lil “voice” told me : check your husband’s email.) In my rational head “WHY? – his emails?! , for what?” after all universities are good at numbing out intuition & sometimes almost successful making a person “intellectual”. At that time it didn’t make intellectual sense. LO & BEHOLD, that Judas has been cheating. THANKS MASTHO 😀 I was devastated, affected my school temporarily BUT at that point I was already armed with the G.O.M masters’ wisdom & skills.

        Be careful what you wish for (as they say), but at this point in my life – I’d rather take a risk than be sorry 😀 hahahahaha, with much gratitude, S.M.888


  14. The very first time I use the sword banishing and the grand protection ritual, I feel so in peace and some kind of confidence arise from nowhere. I have been practicing Magik from other magical orders, but now, I feel more powerful when I start using this book, ” MAGICKAL PROTECTION” I feel my consciousness change dramatically.


  15. My shared art studio space keeps getting broken into – probably by teenagers. There has been theft and now a big broken window. I’m wondering if I should use the “Protect Your Business” or “Protect Your Home”? The reason I ask is that it’s not completely a business….but not a primary home either. I guess there needs to be a “Protect Your Art Studio” section!


  16. Adam, I have to share this with you and the GOM. Today, 1-24-17. My sister called me to let me know that the lady who’s giving her hard time at work approached her very serene and friendly, to let her now that she will do her best to make this work/relationship with her workout. For me, this is MIND BLOWING! I have no words. This is officially my FIRST…first working that I can actually say IT WORKED!!!! it worked guys!!


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