Nightmare Protection Spell
are many different kinds of spells, but when it comes to dream magick
of any type, including nightmares, one of the most potent ways to
work a protection spell is with a herbal dream pillow. By creating
a powerful mix of herbs, and sleeping with it close to your head,
you will bring your magick straight to the astral realm of dreams.
The First Step
Gather the herbs for your pillow. You can create your own mixture
based on what you have on hand or you can easily acquire some at
a herbal store. For peace and safe dreams, use a blend of lavender,
chamomile, and rose petals. For general protection, you can add
rosemary, bay and thyme. Betony, blessed thistle and agrimony are
especially powerful against nightmares, and should make up a large
part of the mix, if that is your case.
- 1 black candle
- 2 squares of dark purple or black fabric to make a small
pillow case. Sew all the way around, leaving a small space
to stuff in the herbs.
Light a black candle. With your pillow case in hand, slowly begin
to stuff it with the mixture of herbs (at least half a cup) as you
repeat the following protection spell chant:
In the dark, as the moon may rise
and fear comes when I close my eyes.
Bring me calm and love and peace
its time now for nightmares to cease.
Continue to repeat the chant as you fill the pillow and sew up
the hole. Allow the candle to burn out. The following night, place
your protection pillow under your usual pillow before you go to
sleep and repeat the chant. You should find your dreams much more
peaceful. The magick chant should be said every night before going
to bed until you achieve a peaceful night’s sleep, without
You will get the best results if you do this ritual on a Saturday,
the traditional day for protection spells due to its association
Ritual Options - Crystals and Incense
For a different kind of protection spell against nightmares, you
can include items such as crystals and incense when performing the
- Crystals can be a powerful assistance for you.
Peridot is a pale green crystal that has long been associated
with dreams and the prevention of nightmares. Red jasper also
produces beneficial results.
- Burning some incense before bedtime can dispel
nightmares - scents like sandalwood, lavender and rosemary are
very effective. Make sure that your burning incense is in a location
where it can safely burn out as you fall asleep.
The herb list for the dream pillow can be used in other formats
and added to your protection spells. Although magick can be helpful,
additional measures may need to be taken in order to rid yourself
of recurring nightmares, especially if you think anxiety and stress
are at the root of the problem.