(1) To Cure Sickness (Ball 211)
YOU WILL NEED
Mark the cord six
times so that you have seven equal lengths.
Make sure you are well grounded.
Repeat the following six times and tie a knot each time:
Sickness, no one bids you stay.
It's time for you to fade away.
Through these knots I bid you leave,
By these words which I do weave.
Put the cord in a container of salt (this represents burying in
the Earth). Create a seal for the container with the above incantation written on a piece of paper. Then dispose of the container
appropriately, perhaps in running Water.
The number six has particular
relevance here because it is widely accepted as the number of the Sun, which is restorative and regenerative.
Incantation for Tying Knots (Ball 209)
When using a cord in spellwork, there is an accepted way of tying the
nine knots needed in your cord. After tying the knots in both ends, try the following incantation and placing of the knots:
By knot of ONE, the spell's begun
By knot of TWO, it cometh true
By knot of THREE, so shall it be
By knot of FOUR, this power is more
By knot of FIVE, 'twill now survive
By knot of SIX, this spell I fix
By knot of SEVEN,
let it be given
By knot of EIGHT, now welcome Fate
knot of NINE, what's done is mine.
(3) To Clear
Evil Intent (Ball 212)
This next incantation banishes hexes (an evil influence put upon you by someone else) and curses.
Knot magic, because it binds the other person, has long been used for the purposes of undoing such acts. It is said that,
if someone has used knot magic against you, if you can find the original cord used and undo the knots (clear the curse), you
can be free of it. This is one of the few times when it is considered correct to turn something back on its originator, a
kind of instant retribution. If you cannot find the original binding cord the following will suffice since it represents the
original burying of the bottle which is part of casting a hex.
YOU WILL NEED
Bury the string; after three days dig it up.
Put the bottle on the floor or ground and say:
curse on me you buried deep
To make me sick, you evil creep.
I place a knot into this twine
And so your work was worked in vain.
Shatter the bottle and undo the knot at the same time; the original curse
is now invalid. The curse is transferred by the power of your spell to the cord, which is then disposed of, preferably by
burning. The assumption is that your magic is stronger than the person who has wished you ill.
a Knot for Love (Ball 213)
YOU WILL NEED
- 3 lengths of cord or string of various pleasing
pastel colors, perhaps pink, red and green
Braid the cords very tightly
together, all the time concentrating on what you want. Firmly tie a knot near one end of the braid, thinking of your need
Tie another knot, and then another, until you have tied seven knots, equally spaced
apart. Wear or carry the cord with you until you find your true love.
After that, keep the
cord in a safe place, or give it to one of the Elements, burn and scatter the ashes in the ocean or a stream.