Bright Blessings fellow Witches! Today we present to you another installment in our Answer a Witchcraft Question from Google Series. This post’s question is:
“If you find a bulb of garlic sealed in plastic hidden in a room is that a sort of evil witchcraft?”
GARLIC, GARLIC, GARLIC
Garlic is one of my absolute favorite spell ingredients to use. Among its magickal properties include protection and warding, inducing passion, spell reversal, purification, nightmare prevention, safe travel over water, halting gossip, and healing sickness. Having said that, you can see that it’s a multi-faceted component used for many different things.
My first reaction to this question was that this found garlic was used in a protection spell to repel evil from the area it was placed in. To a layperson or non-practitioner, I can see how finding this could be alarming. However, I don’t believe it to be ‘evil witchcraft’.
This querent explicitly asks Google whether or not this bulb of garlic sealed in plastic found hidden in a room is evil witchcraft. First of all, I’d like to point out that this Google search was probably done out of panic and paranoia. Secondly, when we seek answers in regard to something that happens that makes us feel panicked or paranoid, it can result in a form of projection.
Projection is when we unconsciously take unwelcomed feelings or responses – like panic or paranoia – and attribute them to something else. In this instance, ‘evil witchcraft’. It perpetuates the notion that magick and the craft is nothing but evil and cannot be anything else.
Regardless of whether or not this working was cast with either an evil goal or good-natured purposes in mind, this question is a great example of how intention simultaneously fuels and drives spellwork. Without more detail on the situation, like where the garlic was found exactly, I can only speculate.
I’m sticking with the likelihood that the garlic was cast to keep evil at bay in the place where it was placed. Whether or not this person was the targeted ‘evil’, who’s to say?
Another day, another Google witchcraft question answered. What are your thoughts on this matter? Do you believe that the garlic found by this person was ‘evil witchcraft’? Let me know in the comments! And as always, Bright Blessings and Happy Crafting!