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advice needed on cleansing a new house
Posted: Posted May 8th by notravenspirit

i just moved into an old house that sat vacant for a couple years. i can feel that the energy in the house is stagnant with a hint of stewed turmoil. since staying there, i have seen shadows move around in my peripheral. no one died in the house. i just know that the state of it is easily accessible for any entities who would want to hang out around the musty, dirty ambience.

i have never felt the need to cleanse a house before, so this is all new to me. what are some things i can do that are the most effective?

There are 61 Replies

A duster and an air freshener usually work.

For shadows, I recommend a lamp or two.

Posted May 8th by nullfather
nullfather

I watch a lot of paranormal TV shows, and usully when they need a hour cleansed they'll turn to a local priest for help, or else a spiritual medium or something like that.

What null suggested is a good start whilst you're looking for someone to help.

Posted May 8th by Black Yoshi
Black Yoshi

oh trust me, i have my housework cut out for me with this place. i dont want to invite anyone over to help, id like to do it myself. ive heard of using sage and salt to purify negative energy and scare off entities. i was hoping for some tried-and-true techniques.

Posted May 8th by notravenspirit
notravenspirit
 

Tried-and-true techniques in the context of mystical woo-woo do not really exist.

Posted May 8th by nullfather
nullfather

okay, first, put a pinch of salt in every room. then draw up a magical seal (it can be any shape or design, so get creative. it's the act that's important, not the finished product) and put it in the most central room in the house. next, and this is the weird part, you need to get naked and walk through the house chanting "choomba wamba ooba jooba." finally, hanging up some religious symbols can help

Edited May 8th by poptart!
poptart!
 

i dont know man, that sounds a bit like you just made it up to make me look stupid doing it. i mean, hanging up religious symbols? im not some delusional quack.

Posted May 8th by notravenspirit
notravenspirit
 

When I was a kid I used to think I had a ghost in my room because I'd keep having nightmares and also thinking I'm seeing things move, as well as shadows on the wall.

Then my mother put a picture of Jesus in my room despite protest and it didn't happen ever again.

At least not till much different things happened later on. That's a long story though and eventually more or less it resolved itself.

Probably not what you wanted to hear but I've never been good at or knew much about "cleansing" anyway. It makes no sense but it seemed to work.

Edited May 8th by KnokkelMillennium
KnokkelMillennium
The machiavellian menace

Don't get involved in the paranormal if you don't actually need to. As you can tell it is going to draw plenty of unwanted attention here, but I'm used to such and just ignore them.

Knuckles is cool on this subject. Everyone else is going to be an ass.

But if you feel you really need to do this, I can offer some advice. I'd rather do it over Skype though. But I would honestly try ignoring it and it'll probably just go away on its own. Most spirits won't mess with you if you don't mess with them.

Posted May 9th by Ghowilo
Ghowilo

thanks for the input, guys [except you, pop]

i usually dont see a need to metaphysically cleanse any home, but this place does not have a good energy. the owner is a hoarder and the physical state of the house matches the energetic. its horribly cluttered with old, residual upset. as for the potential of resident entities, i have no idea what they are if they are there. i dont believe they could be spirits. so shadow people or some other sort of being like that, possibly?

to clarify, i am pagan-esque in my belief system.

Posted May 9th by notravenspirit
notravenspirit
 

oh, also, i dont skype. or talk on the phone, voice message, any of that.

Posted May 9th by notravenspirit
notravenspirit
 

Okay, it's late I'll respond to this in more detail in the morning.

Posted May 9th by Ghowilo
Ghowilo

I will cleanse the foul warp-spawn myself. Stand aside citizen!

Posted May 9th by The Emprah
The Emprah
 

Okay, so here's what you do. First, I would actually make a circle kinda like poptart suggested. Just a space where you can keep good things in and bad things out. Take a bushel of sage and burn it, making sure the air is thick with the smoke. I would also burn a candle, either a black or white one depending on how you want to approach it. White would be more of a peaceful, "I don't want you here, please leave" whereas black would be more of "get the fuck out." Focus on banishing the spirit as the candle burns. Once it's completely burned out, take whatever remnants of the candle is left over and bury it, you don't want to keep that energy in your house in guessing. Best of luck.

Posted May 9th by Ghowilo
Ghowilo

@emprah
by all means, go for it. id love to have someone come out, i just cant pay cause im broke.

this house is a money-pit.

@ghowilo
thanks! i am so out of practice i didnt know if things had changed. do you know anything about putting up protection runes/symbols? the only thing i have right now is this really cool, carved african mask with horns and long, sharp teeth. the kids tell me it scares off monsters, so by golly it must.

Posted May 9th by notravenspirit
notravenspirit
 

Can't tell I'd naïve, or a troll.

Don't fuck around with the supernatural.

Posted May 9th by Ghowilo
Ghowilo

i am actually offended by that. why would you think i was either?

Posted May 9th by notravenspirit
notravenspirit
 

i stand corrected: i researched the mask i have and it is in fact a tiki mask, which are even used as home decor to ward off evil spirits and bring the owner luck and prosperity.

Posted May 9th by notravenspirit
notravenspirit
 

Did this turn into the roleplaying forum when I wasn't looking?

Posted May 9th by nullfather
nullfather

Did this turn into the roleplaying forum when I wasn't looking?

it can be anything you want it to be

Posted May 9th by notravenspirit
notravenspirit
 

Have you tried contacting the Winchester brothers?

Posted May 9th by S.O.H.
S.O.H.
 

oh, i definitely want to, SOH, for a variety of reasons. but sadly they are fictional

Posted May 9th by notravenspirit
notravenspirit
 

I have consulted with my Inquisition and they are recommending Exterminatus on your world.

Posted May 9th by The Emprah
The Emprah
 

I talked to my priest. He said to contact your local catholic church for a blessing.

Posted May 9th by S.O.H.
S.O.H.
 

dude, im pagan.

Posted May 9th by notravenspirit
notravenspirit
 

Whelp. You are serious.

Magic doesn't change, the way people interact with such forces can but if you've done something in the past, you should be able to replicate it. Anyway, I don't think I can condone you doing this yourself. See if there is a coven of white witches near you that has someone who is comfortable dealing with your spirits.

Posted May 9th by Ghowilo
Ghowilo

why does there have to be spirits though? i dont think there are any spirits. its just an old house full of bad/sad memories that never got closure from the previous residents. the shadows could just be my paranoia or adjusting to a new house. its not the first time that has happened to me.

there arent any covens that i know of near me and my pagan friends are about as experienced as i am.

Posted May 9th by notravenspirit
notravenspirit
 

>I talked to my priest. He said to contact your local catholic church for a blessing.

>dude, im pagan.

So it's about what you're thinking/feeling? I suggest leaving magical thinking behind, ceasing the projection of your own discomfort and learning how to deal with it like a rational human being.

Posted May 9th by nullfather
nullfather

So it's about what you're thinking/feeling? I suggest leaving magical thinking behind, ceasing the projection of your own discomfort and learning how to deal with it like a rational human being.

So we are not going to do a crusade to burn down her house and take over her territory in the name of god?

Posted May 9th by S.O.H.
S.O.H.
 

So it's about what you're thinking/feeling?

i am spiritual, not religious. i can have my own belief system that rejects notions of some theologies or not accept all of them. i believe in the metaphysical, but i do not put faith in a theology i dont agree with.

also i dont want to get a letter every week after that inviting me to their church

So we are not going to do a crusade to burn down her house and take over her territory in the name of god?

please dont, we just redid the kitchen floor.

Posted May 9th by notravenspirit
notravenspirit
 

Lolz at this thread. You need hard core proof before you can get the house cleansed by the priest. Have you even investigated the house to validate your feelings? No one is going to believe if you dont otherwise.



Posted May 9th by Castrael
Castrael

I agree with Castrael honestly. This is ridiculous. And as much as I hate to admit it, I agree with nullfather as well.

Posted May 9th by Ghowilo
Ghowilo

i hereby renounce my previous gratitude for your advice and am now going to go with the recommendation by pop.

Posted May 9th by notravenspirit
notravenspirit
 

I was going to tell you to call Merry Maids, but I guess it's to late.

Good luck.

Posted May 9th by chiefsonny
chiefsonny
 

hahaha chief, if merry maids took once glance at this place they would run away screaming! :P it is still a work in progress but its starting to get there.

Posted May 9th by notravenspirit
notravenspirit
 





Edited May 9th by Ghowilo
Ghowilo

i hereby renounce my previous gratitude for your advice and am now going to go with the recommendation by pop.

Ghowilo's just saying you should make sure it's actually legit a entity's and and his concern is probably more for the entity's well-being. So basically if you don't know what you're doing you could make everything worse.

At least that's how I see it.

Posted May 9th by KnokkelMillennium
KnokkelMillennium
The machiavellian menace

i genuinely dont believe there is an entity, though. i mean no one has died in or around the place. its been vacant. no one was a witch. why would an entity choose to hang out in an abandoned house where nothing heinous happened aside from emotional conflict between family members and a divorce? i have seen apparitions before, excluding shadows, and i dont feel like that is what i have here. just blahhh energy.

however, i also want to *protect* the place from possible future entities being drawn to it as well. maybe there was some confusion there.

Posted May 10th by notravenspirit
notravenspirit
 

there's no such thing as entities

Posted May 10th by poptart!
poptart!
 

"just blahhh energy."

clean the place up, maybe paint the walls a brighter color, let some light in, and your problem will be solved

Posted May 10th by poptart!
poptart!
 

post pics of the house

Posted May 10th by poptart!
poptart!
 

genuinely dont believe there is an entity, though. i mean no one has died in or around the place.

I see. But everything you said up till that last post seemed to indicate you wanted to get rid of what you believed was an entity.

there's no such thing as entities

I'm talking in a manner that supposes there are since Ravenspirit here seems to think it's an entity and Ghow is talking as if there may well be one too.

My opinion has absolutely nothing to do with it one way or the other.

Edited May 10th by KnokkelMillennium
KnokkelMillennium
The machiavellian menace

i wasn't talking to you, you dumb fuck

Posted May 10th by poptart!
poptart!
 

Cool story asshole. Maybe you should have specifically replied to Ravenspirit then before having a temper tantrum at someone who was also talking about entities.

Edited May 10th by KnokkelMillennium
KnokkelMillennium
The machiavellian menace

maybe you shouldn't call people idiots and then edit it out when things get too spicy for you, you little fucking baby

Edited May 10th by poptart!
poptart!
 

Just burn some sage, you'll be fine.

Posted May 10th by Ghowilo
Ghowilo

maybe you shouldn't call people idiots and then edit it out when things get too spicy for you, you little fucking baby

Maybe you should have realized that was bait before proving that you are one by calling that out thinking I removed it only because it was "getting too spicy". Good job proving you literally can't resist being an asshole btw.

Maybe you should have also realized that I was talking about entities first and it was very fair assumption.

Edited May 10th by KnokkelMillennium
KnokkelMillennium
The machiavellian menace

i would probably feel some sense of pity for you if you weren't such an insufferable little goblin man

Posted May 10th by poptart!
poptart!
 

Why would I need pity from someone as low as you? I'm doing fine, probably much better than you are now. And I can be cute unlike you. How people put up with you though is beyond me. All you ever do is be an asshole. Now that you get a taste of your own medicine for once, ALL YOU CAN DO is lash out even more.

Now THAT is sad. And I'm the one who should be pitying you if anyone. The only reason I've been "insufferable" to you up till now is because you are a horrible person who likes to make fun of people who you feel are beneath you, not even being capable of realizing where you are as a person.

I'm fine. The problem is you aren't. This is for your own good. Learn to control yourself, or continue to suffer.

Edited May 10th by KnokkelMillennium
KnokkelMillennium
The machiavellian menace

lmao

Posted May 10th by poptart!
poptart!
 

I see you don't care to learn either way. Sad. Well, since when have you actually cared about anything other than yourself legitimately anyway? THIS is what's truly pitiable. Please seek help.

Edited May 10th by KnokkelMillennium
KnokkelMillennium
The machiavellian menace

i just don't want to sit here and compare lives with you, knuckles, because that would be too cruel to you

Posted May 10th by poptart!
poptart!
 

Good thing I wasn't asking you to since I already know mine is better at this point. Or at the VERY least, I'm living as a better person. You? No way. Please, get over yourself. You're really not convincing me of your bullshit. Just take a step back, let go of your ridiculously inflated ego.

It's okay, you don't need to try to prove yourself to me. You CAN still have more value as a person.

Edited May 10th by KnokkelMillennium
KnokkelMillennium
The machiavellian menace

pop, add me back on facebook and ill show you pix [of the house]

ghowilo: thankz, ill use allll of my sage



Posted May 10th by notravenspirit
notravenspirit
 

no i dont like to get internet people mixed up into my real life shit

Posted May 10th by poptart!
poptart!
 

Probably for a good reason imagine what they'd think of it.

Posted May 10th by KnokkelMillennium
KnokkelMillennium
The machiavellian menace

but weve been friendz before


Posted May 10th by notravenspirit
notravenspirit
 

"Probably for a good reason imagine what they'd think of it."

shhhh bby fite is over now u can calm ur shit

Posted May 10th by poptart!
poptart!
 

That wasn't really a fight and I was already calm but whatever floats your boat.

Posted May 10th by KnokkelMillennium
KnokkelMillennium
The machiavellian menace

in this thread: how to take mental health awareness week too far

Posted May 10th by u
u
 

Exterminatus is still on the table.

Posted May 10th by The Emprah
The Emprah
 

in this thread: how to take mental health awareness week too far

My bad I guess.

Posted May 10th by KnokkelMillennium
KnokkelMillennium
The machiavellian menace
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