Above are two excellent books I recommend that were authored by Dave Juliano. They are obtainable from The Ghosthunter Store as listed on our Links page.
Many paranormal researchers believe that the Ouija board can be dangerous. Its careless use may allow evil entities to enter our earthly dimension and cause serious problems for inexperienced thrill-seekers.
Threats from Dark Forces
Prior to carrying out their investigations at a given location, many paranormal researchers and ghost hunters recite a prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel. This prayer for protection from evil is repeated when investigators leave a site. The original Christian prayer to St. Michael written by Pope Leo XIII in 1888 is often employed.
Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle; be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do you, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the divine power of God, cast into Hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen
St. Michael, whose name means 'Who is like unto God?', is revered by many followers of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. In the book of Revelation he is the essential fighter of the heavenly battle against the devil 'who was cast unto the earth and his angels were thrown down with him'(Rev. 12:7-9).
The following two prayers are offered to paranormal investigators for use before and after an investigation or research session. I wrote them because I felt out of touch with Pope Leo XIII's version despite the fact that it is a beautiful and well-crafted prayer. I also believed that any appeals to St. Michael for his protection and intervention in behalf of paranormal investigators should be more contemporary and tailored to their needs. Therefore, you are invited to employ them at your descretion. T. Petuskey
Prayer for Protection Prior to Investigation
Saint Michael, soldier of God and heavenly protector of all that is good, hear our prayer. Our team is gathered at this site to carry out research and, if necessary, to render assistance to others who require our help. We humbly ask you, Saint Michael, to shield us with God's heavenly light as we carry out our assigned tasks. Protect us from all evil and discontent, and remove all harmful attachments from us prior to our departure. We ask this of you in God's name. Amen.
Prayer for Protection upon Leaving Site
Saint Michael, defender of God's kingdom on earth, we thank you for watching over the members of our team while we conducted our work at this location. We are now preparing to leave, and we pray that you will remove and cast out any and all malevolent entities and influences that attempt to accompany us. Kindly allow us to continue wearing the robe of God's heavenly protection so that we may each return safely home. We ask this of you in God's name. Amen.
Investigation of the paranormal often comes with risks. Prudent paranormal researchers or ghost hunters should take steps to protect themselves from otherworldly threats. Each season we'll try to include suggestions that hopefully will enhance your defence against any dark forces you may encounter in your work.
The Ghost Hunter's Survival Guide by Michelle Belanger offers an in-depth methodology for self-protection against malevolent entities and other dark forces.
An interesting site and well-worth a visit!
SCOPE NJ's Paranormal House Cleansing Kit. Check it out on our seasonal "Ghost Hunting Tips"page. Click on the photo.
Psychic Vampires by Joe H. Slate, PhD offers protection from "energy predators and parasites."
This is a gripping, in-your-face examination of the dangers that face paranormal investigators. Zak Bagans courageously bares his soul to relate the effects of his exposure to demons, evil spirits, and hazardous materials while he and his team investigated hundreds of haunted locations both in the USA and abroad.
"Practical Protection Magick" by Ellen Dugan is a text primarily geared to followers of the craft, but I found it offers a great deal of common sense solutions to a host of paranormal threats. Besides being useful, her book is highly entertaining, educational, and bespeaks her tremendous grasp of both psychology and true magick. Highly recommended reading!