Sound moves through space in waves. So whether it’s your voice, the sound of glass breaking, music from your speakers or a bell ringing, that sound is an energetic wave that will move through the space it is in.
Stated differently, a definition that is put out by whatis-techtarget.com states:
A sound wave is the pattern of disturbance caused by the movement of energy traveling through a medium (such as air, water, or any other liquid or solid matter) as it propagates away from the source of the sound. The source is some object that causes a vibration, such as a ringing telephone, or a person’s vocal chords.
Energetically, the waves create a shift in the space and energy that it travels through. Since there is a movement of something going into the space, what was there before is disturbed, moved over, carried through. We have all experienced visceral examples of this when we hear music and either relax or feel agitated. Physically, we have a response to not just the themes of what we are listening to, but our cells receive and respond to the sound vibrations.
Sound For The Witch
The implications of this for magick are broad reaching. At it’s simplest, using sound to clear a space is common and easy. And if you can do this act a sound that is also pleasant to the ears and mind, you are layering the intentional and magickal affects you want to create.
When sound is used in this way, all you need is the sound to move things through, as in, clearing the space, banishing any lingering energies from a negative encounter, illness, spell, etc. But we can also fill the space with intention on the wave of sound by using our voice. Intention with sounding can have a profound effect on our environment, altar working and state of being. This is exactly why we hear so often said, ‘Words have powers”.
This is in large part why having sacred bells or an altar bell is so common among many different religions. Witches are no acceptation to this.
The Sacred Bell
The ringing of a bell is a shift, an ending, a beginning and a demarkation. It is also a calling forth and a farewell. It is one of the most versatile tools on a Witch’s altar. The intention drives the affect.
- Clear negative energy in a space
- Center your own personal energy
- Warding off negative spirits or energy
- Open a circle
- Close a circle
- Beckon faeries
- Evoking Deities
- A meditative tool
In our Clearing The Energy Box we sent out the bell in the image above as an alternative to clearing energy from a space or your person. This box is still available for purchase while supplies last and you can get it HERE.