A friend and I are planning to go urban exploring soon, so we might encounter some malevolent spirits or whatever. Those hang out at abandoned buildings right? Anyway, in case that happens, what are some good ways to make them go away? Never dabbled in sorcery or anything like that before, so if you guys have some simple spells that any average jackass can pull off, that would be great. Thanks in advance. Pic not related.
I agree with sacredcow, try to keep yourself in a positive frame of mind. That's helped with my experiences. May not be enough to help whoever you're with if they lose it though. Be positive, stern, in control. Fear is the biggest window of opportunity for negativity.
You may wanna look into a basic banishing ritual if you wanna have a more... mechanical fallback. Like the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram. It's worked for me before.
I really want to go though. Plus, it's not 100% that there'll be ghosts, but the op of an urban exploring thread a while back did mention spirits and what-not.
That looks a bit complicated. Don't think I'd be able to do it without a printout.
I'll do the whole thinking positively thing and try to get my friends to do it too. Thanks, guys.
No. 19280 - GoetSorceror - June 23rd, 2011 - 3:10 AM
To quote from "Access All Areas", Ninjalicious' book on Urban Exploration:
"While I esteem ghost hunters and paranormal enthusiasts as fellow intrepid adventurers in off-limits locations, bluntly, I recommend not concerning yourself with ghosts or hauntings until such time as a poltergeist actually walks up to you and says hi. I'm not suggesting that you actively refuse to believe in anything supernatural, merely that you take an agnostic approach and don't believe it til you see it. There's no real down side to doing this, since ghosts, unlike gods, aren't known for punishing people for their lack of faith. If they're real and they want you to know they're real, they'll let you know.
"In the meantime, don't worry about it. Urban explanation is cool enough and tense enough as it is without forcing in fantasy elements or other imaginary sources of extra tension. Staying grounded in reality not only gives you one less thing to worry about while you're exploring, it will also remove that tiny nagging voice in the back of your head that says maybe your excitement is rooted in self-delusion. Not actively believing in or seeking out the supernatural doesn't need to diminish your exploratory experiences, as you can still be fully tuned into the powerful vibes and spirits of the places you visit and still savoud their very real creepiness. There's just no need to attribute those feelings to anything paranormal."
These're pretty good words to live by in terms of urban exploration: unless your goal is to find or communicate with specific entities, don't focus too much on the (potential) paranormal side of UrbEx: it will be creepy enough and heart-pounding enough as it is.
Do you have a taser, Blue? That might just do it. No need to go drawing circles in the ground and doing weird stuff, we don't really know what you might be unleashing there, just because somebody compiled stuff, doesn't mean it's a-ok, it could be VERY wrong and unpleasant for your safety.
Wear also clothes that allow you to move light and fast, since you are into urban exploring I'm going to assume you're in great shape, perhaps you do some sports, freerunning maybe? That could be the best gun to hold on to. Also, if you are not into running, but are fit and ready to go if need be, be careful about your footwear, one finger bigger than your usual size, big woolen socks and proper footwear, mountain maybe, they're a bit pricy, but worth it, I'm into sports, and my doctor recommended them to me so it's not made up stuff.