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Etheric Cord Cutting

Emotions form etheric cords, energetic links, between you and other people or situations. Although some cords with children and spouses are appropriate, most of the cords we have are unhealthy and create an unbalanced dependency or co-dependency with other people.

Negative cords can form when we have traumatic experiences, or from a sense of betrayal, guilt, blame, anger, depression, or attachment of any kind. Because of its intimacy and intensity, sexual interaction even a deep kiss, results in being corded with bonds that are intense and strong!

When a cord has formed between two people, energy flows between them even if they are no longer in each other's lives or in physical proximity. If negative emotional patterns are associated with that relationship, person, or experience, your energy and life force can become drained and depleted, keeping you stuck in patterns of the past.

The best way to resolve this issue is with a "Cord Cutting Spell". Once your cords are cut through this process, you are free to reconnect with those who are important to you! As a result, you can establish your current relationships on a new and healthier level, with new energy and a new focus.

Cutting the Cords Spell (BANISHING)

This is a spell for love gone wrong, or for ending a personal, family or business relationship that you no longer wish to be in. Be VERY careful with this spell,think LONG and hard before doing it as it is permanant and irreverable!


  • An 'image' of each of the people involved (photograph, poppet, etc, something written in their own hand, a lock of hair, a piece of clothing or a personal object will also do).
  • A Red Cord (Wool or ribbon will do)
  • Scissors
  • A Fireproof Container


1. Cast a Ceremonial Circle (this MUST be done within the strongest Circle of protection you can make as you are involving your own psyche/soul)

2. Take up the images and either tie or somehow affix the images each to one end of the cord (tape will do for photographs)

3. Visualize the relationship you have with this person, see the emotional impact it has on your life. Next, visualize the two of you joined by the etheric cord.

4. Transfer the image in your mind to the objects you hold within your hands.

5. Keeping the image in your mind, take the scissors and cut through the cord saying

"Of my own free will and by the Powers That Be, I (insert your name

here) cut all ties, physical, emotional and spiritual to (insert other

persons name).I free myself and (insert persons name) to seek

relationships elsewhere with whomever they so choose."


6. Next separate the images laying them on each side of you. Visualize your life free of this other persons influence. (Make sure you are very clear with your visualization)

7. Now Put everything into the fireproof container and set fire to it as you chant the following:


"by the basilisk and bloodstone

to detect thee and deflect thee

by the poppies and their yield

invisibly, I make strong my shield

By dragon's blood and salamanders

by horses when their hooves strike sparks

by the dragon breathing flames

From my Book of Life, I erase thy names

I cut the cords, unlock the chains

I sever the ties by which we were bound

with impenetrable walls myself I surround

against thy power and its source

Vesta, Pele, Lilith Kali

I banish thee forever from me

and if any harm from thee to me doubles back and tables turned

thou shalt by thine own hand be burned

Lilith, Vesta, Pele Kali Ma

by the power of the Goddesses three

banish thee, I banish thee, I banish thee!

I am set free So mote it be! "

8. Close Ceremonial Circle, Thank Deity.

9. The ashes left in the container must be buried along with all the objects that connect you to the person: (gifts, letters, photographs etc.It is especially important to get rid of jewelry.) Dig a hole beneath a tree and place items in the hole, cover with ashes and then cover the whole lot with sea or rock salt before covering over with dirt.

10. Then thank the Earth and ask it to accept the energy back within itself.



If you are unable to do so then any remaining objects should be thoroughly cleansed!!

It is always a good idea to adapt any spell or ritual to specifically cater to your own circumstances!

Sources and Resources

Lady Rohanna's Book of Shadows, (adapted from 'Khakani's Mystical World')