Binding spells are any kind of magick that you use to force your will on someone, usually to stop them from doing something. Binding them up makes them powerless. One exception would be with love spells. A binding love spell is one where you bind a person to you, and basically make them fall in love with you.
But for our purposes in this section on protection spells, I’m going with the first interpretation and focusing on spells to keep someone from doing harm to you or your family. Remember that these spells should not be relied upon when you are in serious physical danger, at least not on their own.
This is one of the most basic binding spells, best used to keep someone away who is bothering you. Be it an annoying co-worker or a pesty ex. It doesn’t really stop any specific action, just keeps them out of your path. Your spell supplies:
• A piece of cardboard
• A long piece of black yarn
• Black marker
Cut out the rough shape of a person from the cardboard, and write the person’s name on it in big letters with the marker. If you don’t know their name, this spell won’t be as effective but you can still give it a shot. Write how you know them instead (like “weird guy on bus”).
Start chanting the following words, while you wrap the cardboard around and around with black yarn.
Binding spells are used to prevent someone or something from causing harm. They aren’t the same as curses, where you inflict harm on another person. They are similar to, but slightly different from protection spells, which are meant to protect you from bad things occurring. Binding spells are typically used on people who are acting abusively towards others, although there are some other uses as seen below.
Binding spells are used to bind (or hold) things. The usual reason for this is to bind a person or spirit to prevent it from doing damage to yourself, someone else, or itself.
Care must be taken when binding spirits since they will almost always bind to the caster, and you must have a plan for it after it is bound. However, if you are skilled enough to cast a binding spell you will also be skilled enough to handle any bound spirits.
A positive binding spell joins two things together. For example, if you were particularly fond of a ring, you might bind it to you so that it wouldn’t get lost or would always return to you. You could bind a pet to you, to be a familiar or just a lifelong companion. Or you could bind a spirit to an object (like a genie in a lamp). You could bind yourself to a place so that you will always return there or you could bind yourself to your job, so that you do not lose it. Two people can be bound together as well. One form of this is known as hand fasting.