Glossary of Magical Terms



By Morningbird

Purification refers to the removal of impurities or unwanted influences, toxins, filth, negative energies, etc. in order to leave a pure or at least less polluted product. Many magical practitioners engage in purification ceremonies before performing magical work. They may purify themselves, their tools and/or their ritual space in order to begin their magical work with a clean slate.

As water may be purified by boiling destroy bacteria, filtering to remove sediment or heavy metals or distilled to remove virtually everything but the water, magical practitioners use a variety of means to purify their space, themselves and their tools and other materials. Some methods include aspergingsmudging or fumigation, the use of salt, and ritual baths.

Written by Morningbird & Witchipedia Team

I have been practicing magick alone and with family and friends for over 30 years. As a founder and lead writer on Witchipedia, I’ve been publishing articles since 2006.

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