How to Make A Witch’s Ladder For Protection
What you need:
A length of White Cord.
A length of Red Cord.
A length of Black Cord.
Nine Feathers, (each of a Different Colour).
Feathers with “eyes” such as peacock feathers are excellent for protection.
Candle, matches, incense.
Make the Ladder on the night of a Full Moon.
Arrange your altar and cast a circle.
Use about a yard of each colour yarn. Tie the ends together and braid them together while you say :
“Yarn of Red, Black, and White Work Your magic spell this night.”
Repeat this until the braid is finished. Braiding is a magical act because it makes three strands into one. This represents the three aspects of the Goddess in one.
Tie a knot at the end of the braid. Starting at about a foot from the beginning of the braid, tie a feather with a knot around the base and say :
“With this feather and this string Protection this charm will bring.”
Tie all nine feathers to the cord, spacing them as evenly as possible.
Tie the ends of the cord together to form a circle.
Pass the finished Ladder above a candle flame then incense smoke.
Sprinkle it with consecrated water and say :
“In the names of the Goddess and the God
By Air, Earth, Fire and Water I consecrate
this charm Of feathers nine and cord of three
As I will, so mote it be!”
Hang the Ladder where it will not be seen by others but where you will see it every day.