Ghosts And The Spirit World

Does Salt Really Ward Off Evil?

Does salt actually have some sort of power over ghosts and spirits? If not then how and where did we get the idea?

Salt Crystals - Courtesy
Salt Crystals – Courtesy

Spreading or sprinkling salt to ward off ghosts or bad spirits seems to be a common practice around the world. Why is it so widespread a belief?

Oh and one more question – Does the form of the salt make any difference? Is rock salt the same as Morton’s iodized?

I thought I would post a question of my own. I am interested in seeing the replies because this is something I have always wondered about and had a bit of a problem with believing.

Asked by David AKA CareTaker

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63 replies on “Does Salt Really Ward Off Evil?”

That’s such a great question, David.

My personal opinion is that salt has a limited usefulness. It dissolves in water, ants and other bugs steal it, the wind whips up and blows it away, someone, who doesn’t know better, comes along and wipes it up, or sweeps it away, or we can kick it with our feet unintentionally .. so a solid line of protection doesn’t stay solid very long.

I did some research on the net about the subject and came up with a variety of comments by people who use it, for and against. To view them you’ll have to put http:// in front of the links. The information on the pages is too long to copy here.

Summing up .. salt is salt, doesn’t matter whether its from earth or sea. It absorbs and dampens psychic energy, not just negative but positive energy as well. In doing that it can purify energy – a little might clear the energy of a room (by absorbing it) but too much can poison a person. You can also poison water sources, and the land, but covering it in salt. It is said to repel evil because it represents life (in our blood, part of our life force energy). It might or might not work, depending on what entity is bothering you, and what your beliefs about the power of salt are.

No, I don’t use it as a tool in my work. I remember being taught not to rely on anything that could be taken from my hands.

Love & Peace


Great question!

Because salt is pure, it has long been considered that impure spirits, such as ghosts or demons, can not cross it or are repelled by it.

Salt was also considered to be a valuable commodity (white gold) and has even been used as currency so, that might also add to the myth of its positive or property values.

Salt also makes a great preserve – both meat and embarming. So maybe it also ‘preserves’ the living form the unclean dead?

Salt is essential for every living creature and some plants. But the body does not make its own. Without enough salt, muscles won’t contract, blood doesn’t circulate, food goes undigested, and the heart ceases to beat.

I’ve never used salt myself, but I do know of folk who place a salt circle around themselves before doing certain spiritual work, for protection. Chalk can also be used for the same purpose.


Very interesting y’all! Thanks for the replies.

The thing that interests me is how the practice/belief got so widespread. Also I have a hard time understanding how a physical ‘thing’ like salt or sage would have any affect upon something in the spirit world. It seems to me that throwing salt or burning sage would be similar to pulling out a gun or a fly swatter.

Hey David,

I can’t really answer the ‘how the belief spread’ although, given its thousands of years old, it had to be ‘word of mouth’, or even 100 monkey phenomena?

It is not the physicality of the items, but the energy of their essence, their life force, so to speak, that makes the changes on the spiritual planes. It is the belief of the people that use them that also has an effect. Put the two together and you can get quite a potent mix .. toss in a dose of reality, which I have a habit of doing, and you can just as easily undermine the energy, and stop the changes they might make.

Salt is not really designed to be thrown, but to be placed carefully and with focused intent. A gun? A gun makes a club, I suppose, if someone chooses to use it that way, but without bullets its pretty useless. The bullets are generally created, by hand or machine, to do harm. Lovely intent (sarcasm). There’s no point in pulling a gun on a ghost, or tossing a bullet at one. It won’t do anything in the energy, but if you draw a circle around yourself (salt, or chalk, as AJ said) you empower the substance with your intent to create a safe place, or a trap .. given that you can draw a circle and then call a demon into the circle, knowing that it can’t break out .. but God help you if the circle is damaged, badly drawn or broken, because you have invoked a ton of trouble. As for the fly swatter LOL, hmm.. its only good on very small flies and not a lot of them. Might not work well in an Amityville situation. πŸ™‚

Here’s a thought or three that shows that ‘salt’ has been thought to have mystical properties for more than 2000 years.

We might never find out the whys and wherefores of the creation of this belief, but .. because millions of people have believed in the power of salt to protect us, we have empowered salt to do just that. In this age of disbelief, it is sad that we have lost the ability to have faith ‘anyway’, or unquestioningly – but its also a good thing. We need to know how ‘magic’ works, how the power of belief works, how we can create our reality through our thoughts, so that we can become the powerful ‘magicians’ that legends tell us existed .. hundreds of years ago, or was it thousands? Some myths have their feet firmly planted in ‘facts’. I think working ‘magic’ (conscious manipulation of energy) is one of those. It is possible, we see it around us all the time, we just don’t recognise it as such anymore.

Love & Peace

I recently learned about cleansing my spirit and home..smudging,sea salt & Epson Salt soaks, brushing off (I did the brushing off along with reiki symbols and it worked!!!)😲 the remainder of the day was weird because immediately your spirit feels lighter. And if you venture outside your home people respond differently. Oh, I also visualized the white light of protection surrounding me and getting brighter and stronger. Didn’t meditate first, just believed it would work and it did.I felt witch like.. (good witch) and I am a Christian. It really freaked me out. My left eye even oozed mildly as I slept for a few days as if I had a cold or something, but I didnt…it was the brushing off. I’m rambling now, but here is my question….placing sea salt out daily is helpful in warding off spirits etc….as a child, I too LOVED salt. I snook it every chance I got from the salt shaker….it was so good! How delighted I was to realize, being the busy body small child that I was, their were small plates with mounds of salt hidden all over the house under couches and beds. It was hard,,,all of them,,,but I chipped away at those hard mounds of salt for years before my grandmother caught me one day. She did indeed have a look of horror on her face which never made since because they knew I ate salt from the shaker like it was sugar. She immediately removed them all. Grandma said years later that witches use to ride her once upon a time. Did my consumption of that salt for years that was obviously placed to ward off something unpleasant cause years of misery including my childhood?? I feel like I have some weird special power with this knowledge, but because it was so strange to instantly feel different (BETTER) it feels unnatural (like witchcraft ) because misery has been apart of me since childhood I’ve truly been afraid to do it again. but I will soon.

Hello Kiva,

No, consuming the salt did not cause you to have a difficult life. And it’s not witchcraft to protect yourself with an energy shield, anymore than it is witchcraft to use salt to close doorways and windows and keep negativity out. The Christians use salt in their ceremonies (the body and blood of Christ shed for you .. they both contain salt). Salt and bread are exchanged between different groups of people when they meet as a way of sharing, just as the communion ceremony I just described connects us with the Christ energy. It’s more the intent than anything else, but salt has always been a powerful cleanser, and it always will be.

Do you swim in the sea? It’s salt water. People bath in salt water to cleanse their spirit/aura. It’s all normal, we just don’t remember that it is because many old traditions lose their value if people forget, or choose, to not pass on the knowledge to their children.

Love & Peace

“… or a fly swatter”

I’ve now got a lovely mental image of CT running around his house shouting “I command you to get out!”, whilst hitting his ghosties on their bums with a fly swatter – snigger!

I need to get out more – lol!


I notice that the man on the SYFY show called Haunted Collector will bring an item back from a haunt site he believes was the cause of the trouble to his museum, and put it under a dome with salt under it.

Hi Elaine

Well, salt drains water (emotion) from things, but it can’t stop things from being haunted. Did the man put a circle of salt around any of the objects? That might work to keep things contained, at least for a while.

Love & Peace

This is gonna seem very crazy to some I’ve stay at my mom’s and crazy things has been happening the past two days. A small glass was moved to the front door with water in it. Just last night the same glass was moved only this time it has salt in it. And its taking energy from cell phones and other things in the house. It’s scaring people to the point they wanna move. What could this mean and why would a spirit do this?

Hi Sunny

Ghosts, who are people who have died but not crossed into heaven, (not spirits – who have crossed and don’t act badly) like to draw attention to themselves, because they feed on human energy, mostly negative emotions .. so the more frightened the person, the better the ghost feels.

The easy solution is to clear the house. You can have the minister from your local church come and bless your home, or you can use the Michael Invocation, which is listed at the bottom of this page, and send the ghost into a healing place, so that it stops bothering your family. It’s easy to do, and if you are not a grown up, get your parents to do it instead, although you can.

Love & Peace
Ama Nazra

Thank you! Is it trying to let us know it’s here and is it feeding off the family emotions like were some family member’s have jealously with each other ? Chould that make all this happen?

Could angry, or jealous, emotions draw lost and lonely ghosts to a houshold? Yes. The ghost might also be a family member who wants everyone not to be fighting, hoping a good scare might draws you all back together? Either way, clear the house, because a ghost needs to be crossed into healing, and you guys don’t need the sort of energy that it brings to your home, and your lives. Hopefully when its gone, things might quieten down, as the ghost no longer whispers in everyone’s ears, to keep the fighting.

Love & Peace

Spirits are drawn to that which is either familiar or of the same energy frequency that they were before they died. Meaning, if they were abusive then they will be drawn to the same etc. That being said, any place where a violent act or trauma has taken place it creates an energy vortex which can last for literally hundreds of years. This energy vortex is a portal as well as a feeding tube for spirits especially those that enjoyed similar types of activities whether or not they participated. Good spirits will not hurt you and will not try to scare you. They may still startle you as that would be logical but not intentional.

I believe that ghosts are really demons causing strife and fear. They are the negative energy causing people to fight. Command that demon in Jesus’ name to leave and they should if you do so with faith and authority.

When people die they don’t have the choice to stick around and cause trouble, but they are taken by who owns them. Some folks have said that when they closed their eyes they were opened in heaven. People who were shown heaven and felt God’s unconditional love do not want to return to this world. They feel guilty when they return to their family, because if they were given the choice they’d have stayed and so they feel like they’ve betrayed their loved ones who are so happy they came back. So, it just doesn’t make sense that a so called ghost who is the soul of a person who died would be haunting anywhere. If you look up youtube videos on Near death experiences you will be surprised at how many people have had an afterlife experience either in heaven or hell and were sent back to tell what they can remember.

God bless you,


There’s a Michael Invocation at the bottom of this page that people can also use, Maria, to remove negative entities. Mind you, ghosts are not demons, nor demons ghosts. True demons are fallen angels, and ghosts are basically very sad and frightened human beings. They fear God and judgment, a concept taught to them by people who also fear God and judgement. If every ghost was demon humanity would be in an awful mess .. living or dead.

When people die they still have the choices they have available when they were alive, except that they have no choice but to seek the living for comfort and food. It’s not a healthy way to live, for anyone, which is why those of us who can cross ghosts into healing, to set everyone free.

How do you know how a spirit feels when s/he crosses into heaven? Do you remember doing so? Who ‘owns’ them and where are they taken? God doesn’t own us, in the same way your parents don’t own you. They gave you life, but also the freedom to create it the way you want it to be, for good or not. Yes, of course, many people want to stay in a space that is filled with unconditional love, but they have no reason to feel guilty in either deciding to return to their bodies, or being sent back, which often happens. They are not betraying anyone by wanting to stay in our true home, and they have nothing to worry about where God is concerned. Heaven waits with infinite patience for all of us – and sometimes its not the right time to die – it just happened.

A ghost has not crossed into heaven, so has not had that sense of love and peace that comes from touching God. They are not ‘sent’ anywhere, they literally go nowhere, but remain haunting the living. They live in a sense (a bubble of energy) of pain and fear, sometimes without realising it, and pass this pain and fear on to others, in a desperate attempt to be noticed, to be remembered, and to feel ‘alive’ again. We should have sympathy for them, not see them as demons or evil, because, for the most part, they aren’t. They are simply people without bodies, looking for the same thing you and I are .. Love.

Love & Peace

You are so insightful!! I truly hope you respond to my question. I believe the devil is the father of ALL lies so who knows really if they are spirits or demons, but very interesting and sad to think that a person could be trapped in fear and mysery and never crossing over to heaven or hell. I have always found peace in knowing that one day it will all be over with. Sometimes I feel because I only exist and don’t live the life God gave me he’ll make me live a long life. That’s sickening enough. Life is so ugly, cruel and cold and to think of dying and going nowhere just left with the same fear and misery that was you while living….I have no words

Hello again Kiva,

God doesn’t make you do anything, and he/it is not going to extend your life to punish you. It’s a metaphysical understanding that we all choose the major events in our lives before we are born, the minor ones weave their way through. The challenges are never more than we can cope with, even if, at the time, it seems that way .. and how we react to everything that happens to us shows us where we are on our spiritual journey. What can you do in your life to ‘live’ instead of existing?

You sympathise with ghosts the way I do. Thank you. No one should remain trapped outside of healing the way they do. If I can do anything to help them, I do. It works the same with the living. But sometimes we just have to make the step that helps ourselves, the one out of the door into a new life .. lived in peace and kindness. You can do it .. what’s the first step for you? You don’t have to answer here, just think about … create it in your mind .. that’s a beginning to open the door to changing your life.

Love & Peace

My granddaughter(5yrs old) has for some time now, been saying that someone is talking to her at night. The tell her she isn’t pretty, her hair is not nice and things of that sort. When her mom asks her she says she’s not supposed to tell. Well the other night her mom woke her up from the couch to go to bed and she said someone was talking to her, when she asked her who and what she said they told her not to tell her because she would cause, or make a circle. Then she wouldn’t say anymore. She absolutely will not sleep alone, she is scared to the point of screaming to sleep with her mother. So with mom is where she has been sleeping for quite a while now. She is a very well adjusted little girl, but this is definitely happening at night. She used to tell her mom very seriously what was being said, but all of a sudden stopped. She stayed at my house one night and cried very scared and begged me to lay with her because she has bad dreams when she sleeps alone. Of course I did. What do you think the meaning of her saying or someone telling her not to tell her mother because she would make a circle means?

Hello Mary,

It sounds to me that your granddaughter is being haunted, because she is so young she is sensitive to energy of ghosts.

The circle is a ward, a protection, that keeps negative entities away from people.

Another form of ward is the Michael Invocation at the bottom of this page, that removes negative entities. As her grandmother you can say it for her, because she’s too young to say it for herself, or you can ask your daughter(-in-law?) to do so. Either way, clear her energy with the Invocation, then clear your home and your daughter’s using the same.

Also at the bottom of the page, are White Light Shields. Ask your daughter (in-law) to learn them and use them, and you use them when your granddaughter is visiting, to keep ghosts out of the house. The little girl will learn to sleep by herself again, no problem.

Love & Peace
Ama (who also used to be badly haunted as a little child).

Thank you very much Ama. Do you believe in protective crystals in the bedroom? This was also mentioned to me.

I don’t believe in relying on anything that can go missing, for whatever reasons. It’s nice to have the crystals .. just remember to put them under the moonlight regularly to cleanse them, and use the shields as well.

Love & Peace

Humm, I too was haunted as a child but nothing like that poor baby. I pray she sleeps in peace by now. Something was indeed in the house and had been for years. Nobody would talk about it though so I didn’t either, but it would target me during the night at least 8-10 times that I can remember. Maybe the salt I ate protected me in some way?? Dunno, doesn’t really matter just want to know if eating that salt caused 37 yr of mysery in my life. That would make since otherwise, my life makes no sense. I visited a psychic last yr for the first time because I was suffocating from mysery. I didn’t reveal much, she just knew. Said a lot of things that were true and said the darkness in my aurora needed immediate attention and it would be wise to see her regularly for awhile for 1,400 or something like that. She told me I was cursed many years ago and I was born with a gift that I may have lost due to drug use. It’s how I coping at the time. I didn’t have that kinda money so I left feeling worst than when I arrived. I felt doomed. Watching a horror film about a month ago prompted me to research (define malevolent) and just poking around online led me to cleansing my home and spirit….Brushing Off, reiki symbols etc was right there online for free. After the shock of my spirit feeling lighter I couldn’t help but think of that psychic. Cleansing is so simple and cheap. Brushing Off is free of charge but yet she let me leave her home helpless. You are giving sooooo much FREE helpful information. God bless you.😊

Thank you Kiva, now scroll to the bottom of this webpage and go through to the Michael Invocation and learn it and use it regularly. You’ve already worked out the shields .. but they are there too .. they’ll both help.

No all psychics are genuine, and some are certainly in it for the money. They give our industry a bad name, when there are so many genuine people out there only trying to do good.

I am not totally altruistic, I have bills to be paid too, but what I give to this site is always free.

As to you spending 37 years in misery .. have you been checked for depression? It’s an illness that can really weigh you down, but the right medication can turn your life around. And it sounds to me as if you are itching to turn your life around now.

BTW, I don’t think you were ever cursed. That’s just one of the scams that float around. And the Michael Invocation removes curses .. so no problem there.

And everything in the spiritual planes is simple .. its only humans that tend to complicate the information .. often just to make themselves seem important.

Love & Peace

If anyone is out there to answer please do, my girlfriend and best friend are being attacked by a spirit they can see it I cant but im trying to repel the spirit and or daemon I have gone through lots of things just to warn it off.would a bb gun with bullets covered in salt repel it? I would use iron bullets from a real gun but she lives in city limits and the spirit doesn’t ever leave their houses

Hi Jaxson,

You can’t shoot ghosts with bullets and a salt gun is a waste of time.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page and you’ll see a link to the Michael Invocation. Get your girl friend and best friend to say the Invocation for themselves, and you too, and then use it to clear your homes .. say it as though you mean it, regardless of your spiritual beliefs. It will help to remove whatever is haunting you guys. And stay away from things that might help harm you, like ouija boards. (There’s also the white light shields link there .. they help too).

Write to me again in a week if you are still having problems.

Love & Peace

Follow up: I have heard that it can cause pain to demons but can’t destroy them, but I couldn’t tell you either way. Anyway, these rock salt shells are very expensive and I wouldn’t want to buy a shotgun and the shells if they aren’t going to work. So, effective defense or waste of money?

Hi Ginryu

Here’s a suggestion. If it doesn’t matter at what rate of speed the bullets are traveling then you might even just buy a dart gun and fill the ends with some salt. Its just an idea and may seem a little childish but if physically shooting a spirit is more satisfying then maybe that would be an inexpensive thing you could try without putting holes in your walls and causing property damages.

Hello again,

It doesn’t hurt them. Ghosts and demons don’t have physical bodies, salt only purifies, or drains moisture (energy) but a bullet of salt passes straight through them, makes a small hole (or even many) that quickly vanish, if they exist at all. Don’t waste your money.

Love & Peace

Pray the Holy Rosary. There will no more be any miseries in your life, that’s guaranteed. Its my testimony and its the words of St. Louis Montford in his most beneficial book titled “The Secrets of Holy Rosary.” Read it and make your life a spring of never-ending success.

I was raised by my grandmother and I was a very busy child…to say the least. Something lived in our home, I don’t know what, but it was never up for discussion. As a child I found small plates (sausers) of mounds of salt ALL over our house, hidden. Under beds and couches..things of that sort and we had a pretty big house. I liked eating salt for some reason as a child and finding one of those mounds of hidden salt was like finding a huge bag of candy, but most times it was hard like a rock mountin of salt. Still scraped what I could, eat and put It back. A few years later I knew why the salt was all over the house. SOMETHING LIVED THERE WITH US. My mama, (grandma) confided in me when I was pregnant for first time to beware of witches cause they rode her for years but that was all she said. Years later, I questioned my dad about what was in that house with us and I immediately knew he was afraid to speak of it as if he would breath life back into it just by speaking of it. Something was there, ALWAYS and I think mama, my grandma kept it under control with salt all over the house. To this day I only have my speculations about the salt cause she dead now and my dad will not speak of it and he has lived there over40 years but whatever was there, evil or not, it was there and more than a few times it made sure I knew. I never go in that house now and it is still in our family.

Hello Kiva,

What culture does your family come from? Salt was/is used to keep evil out of the house, by placing it across doorways and window sills. It does absorb negativity (and moisture, which is why it forms a hard crust), but, as you proved with your story, its very easily removed, even by mistake ..

You might like to scroll to the bottom of this webpage and follow the link through to the Michael Invocation and use it to clear whatever is haunting, either the house or your family.

Love & Peace

Ama!! I’ve been reading for hours now, never even went to bed and look what I found at the bottom of the page….me! I don’t even remember posting anything or what I was researching that lead me here. It lead me back to you! I never received a notification that you responded either. This is a little exciting. I was raised christian and still have same beliefs. I’m just not radical to answer your question.

And you inquired about culture not religion. I’m a black native of Orlando, Florida. Going to bed now, but want to communicate further. I have no real book knowledge of reiki symbols only that it is useful in cleansing. Definitions of each symbol are online, but I also know that they were once secret prior to the Internet. Extensive study was required before use and this made me uncomfortable because I’ve studied nothing. Even after knowing what I did was beneficial (borderline mircale) I still felt uneasy that I drew the symbolbs on my kids walls with my finger tips. I was desperate to protect my 2 boys from all the negative energy I was responsible for bringing into our home and their room with my misery. I wanted to throw the couch and my bed away after the cleanse because I believe it’s filled with too much (SOMETHING ) to cleanse but a friend suggested I wait until I can replace and, yes, he thought I had really crossed over to crazy land talking about what I discovered. Lesson learned, but this is a gift (tool) in life my boys will have. This cleansing I believe is life changing but I’m filthy and need to cleanse on a regular basis. Should I omit the symbols?? This, I’m sure has saved my life. Hated waking daily and just one cleanse has shaved off years of mess but it was only once so I’m a work in progress

Hello again,

I inquired about culture because I wanted to know what you beliefs are. Religion is a set of beliefs, but can have little or no meaning for people. But cultural beliefs can be deeply ingrained, and lead to all kinds of confusion.

You told me earlier you were Christian, which is fine. So am I, in my own way. There are many different types of Christians these days, so that accept hands on healing, and some that don’t .. speaking of which ..

Don’t remove something that works. Keep using the symbols. I can say that as a Reiki Master Teacher.

Keep the couch and bed unless they really are broken and ready for replacement. They are really only tools and tools can be cleaned quite easily. Clear them with the Reiki Symbols and the Michael Invocation. Use it on the house. Use it on yourself once a day .. that’s all that’s needed .. for a few days until you start feeling better within yourself.

You are NOT filthy. No one is. Are you anywhere near the sea? You could go and have a deliberate bath in the salt water (not just a swim – but you don’t need soap), which I wrote earlier is really cleansing. Your body can be physically dirty, but your spirit belongs to God, so its eternally clean. Between that is moods, emotions, beliefs and decisions we make about ourselves, so change your mind and decide that you are cleaned, healed and blessed .. and live that way.

And we are all a work in progress! Every day of our lives. πŸ™‚ That’s what God created us to be ..

Love & Peace

Thank you!!! I never went to bed because it was time to do my mom thing when I finally put my tablet down. I spent a few hours just soaking in all the info your page had to offer. I’ve done nothing else today…NOTHING… and I noticed several hours ago that my spirit is well today. As I cooked lunch I thought to myself how nice it feels to just feel normal. People take it for granted. My friend, thank you from the bottom of my heart.☺ oh, and, yes, was diagnosed a few years ago with depression, but the meds and my way of life just didn’t go hand in hand so I abandoned the medication. I don’t want drugs to treat this anymore. There is a better way I know this now. After that cleanse I noticed that simple things that seemed impossible to me before were done without any thought, stress or effort. I didn’t turn on the tv that morning, didn’t sit on this couch and cleaned the kitchen and hung up clothes that lived on my bedroom floor. I walked about half a mile that evening to a corner store because my energy had become so toxic that i crashed my car twice in July so the car is gone now. 5 people pulled over to offer me a ride that evening…expressed concern about my walking down a dark road with no sidewalks. Why did they care? My car has been gone since July and I have walked many times down that road since then and before then. Why did they care? It was dark so they really couldnt tell what i looked like or what my body was shaped like even though they were all men. I refused every ride because I was scared out of my mind because i did the cleanse that morning and had just point blank not been myself the entire day. I felt normal!! It faded in about 2 days. Those people were attracted to my energy and it was dark outside. I knew I was having the craziest experience of my life that day and I just went with it and it felt weird but good. As I walked home scared, I thought to myself, maybe my time is finally up. Crazy things happen just like this I guess before you die because SOMETHING was happening. Through my fear I chuckled because I had always been ready to go at least that’s what I thought. I knew at that moment I wanted to live.

Hi Kiva,

I don’t think you are going to die anytime soon, unless you continue walking the streets in the dark of night. It’s not something I recommend in today’s society .. leave your walks for during the day, please.

And keep doing the cleansings .. You’ve proved to yourself they are very effective, so as often as needed, or once a week .. but don’t get obsessive about it .. I do them for myself whenever they come to mind .. it all helps, and its lovely to have that sense of peace, even briefly.

Love & Peace

Back in day, folks thought disease-causing microbes were evil spirits. They discovered that salt has ant-microbial (antiseptic) and food preservation properties, making food and drinks safer to consume, and helped skin infections. Ergo, salt protects us against evil spirits. If salt can kill “evil spirits” in food and on our skin, then why not everywhere else?

Most people haven’t a clue about the power of a spirit…. let alone salt, sage or anything else. Our minds only know what we read. In other words … are minds are nothing but ‘peanuts’ compared to the wisdom and knowledge of spirits. That’s why we laugh … of the unknown. That is our only defense … laughter.

Hi Lanez,

When we take what we read and actually apply it and start working with it, then experience adds to what we think we know. As to laughter .. it can be a good defense mechanism, because the energy expressed (pushed out) by the human spirit/chakras helps to strengthen the energy field (aura) around us.

And I would be very careful which ‘spirits’ a person tries to get wisdom and knowledge from .. demons pretend, human spirits don’t interfere, and ghosts know only what traps them. They are all called ‘spirits’ .. its a very generic term.

Love & Peace

Not sure if this is any help; hopefully not leading to more questions. I know that in some of the older traditions, the pastor/priest blesses salt before using it to help ‘sanctify’ the Holy Water in a baptismal font. The salt is added in the sign of the cross at the actual font. The salt itself has a separate blessing prior to being used in this manner. The waters from a baptismal font are believed to be the strongest. I know that in Europe, the priest/exorcist will draw the Holy Water from the font to be used in the an actual ritual; especially in the immediate room or area as the final part of a successful exorcism. In a lot of the newer Catholic churches, (please excuse my ignorance of other congregations and beliefs) baptismal fonts are located at the back of the church. Most of them are in one of the 2 following styles: open & closed. Most of the open styles involved some form of flowing/filtered water. The closed or locked baptismal fonts usually do not have water in them. The water is considered so pure that when it is removed from the font is used only on the consecrated grounds, usually on the flowers around shrines in prayer gardens. When I see somebody filling a Holy Water bottle with waters from the font it grabs my attention. Most churches have separate vessels for filling bottles. At least they have gone back to octagonal fonts.

I agree with AJ that salt at one time was literally the gold dust of the kitchen. Growing up, my mother and father would only use Kosher salt as a preservative for the home canned goods (I always thought that was a little strange – dad was Lutheran and mom was Roman Catholic). Bulk and unrefined salt was the number one method for packing and preserving beef & pork aboard sailing vessels. And every sailors favorite; pilchards packed in so much salt that they were probably mummified by the time the barrel was opened. Sailors used to receive a salt ration which was more closely controlled than how many ladles of freshwater they were allowed to consume per day! I may be mistaken here, but salt was never sold like it is today; it was measured out in increments used by the Apothecary. Clean salt (today = table salt) was especially expensive and often served in small little bowls with tiny spoons to match. I made a reproduction of a late 18th century spice cabinet for my wife and researching the history I found that one of the 2 larger drawers was for bulk salt. The largest drawer on the bottom which had a separate skeleton key lock was for the salt serving bowls and spoons which were made of sterling. In some cases, there were no spoons but food was seasoned at the table with a “pinch” of salt.

I’ve heard of salt lines and salt circles as a means of protection and also by ‘practitioners’ as a temporary barrier against energies deemed harmful. A very graphic use of salt circles took place in Detroit near the end of August 2014. A sacrificial goat (buckling) was burned within two concentric rings of salt. This was done as part of a cleansing ritual (look up the origin for “a scapegoat”). Nearly one month prior on the night of July 24/25 there was a desecration a few miles away at one of Detroit’s oldest cemeteries involving the vandalism of more than two dozen urns and some gang graffiti spray painted on the walls of the mausoleum.

At that time, my wife and I lived just a few miles north of Detroit. I called a friend who was able to put me in contact with one of the investigating detectives. After seeing specific crime scene photos I explained to police that the graffiti was NOT in some kind of secret gang jargon. I am very retired from anything and everything paranormal! I no longer investigate cases at all and have not since 1994! Officially the case(s) remain open but given the size of Detroit, they’re not cold cases – they’re frozen. What I thought was particularly interesting about the salt circles was the salt was not just poured. It appeared to have been ground in to the asphalt with an obvious degree of effort. Maybe this was a solution to AN’s well-made point about salt blowing away. You can find both cases online; just Google vandalism at Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit. And baby goat burned in Detroit.

Two other uses of salt have also come to mind. Mainly with the elderly now, but a pinch of salt thrown over the left/right shoulder? It was supposed to ward something off or bring good luck? Then, and I think it still is pretty weird – but while in Europe I watched the churchyard worker throw 3 pinches of salt into the grave that was about to be filled in. This was back in the early 1980s so it must’ve been okay to leave the occupied grave unfilled. At least this kid from Detroit thought it was a little weird. Take care and God Bless. Deus tecum est semper
Kristoph (Michael G.)

Please forgive any spelling or grammatical oops; I have to use voice recognition software.

Thank you Michael.

The pinch of salt thrown by the right hand, over the left shoulder, was supposed to be ‘into the eye of the devil’ who was supposedly waiting there. My mother still does this. The salt in the grave is a quick way of consecrating the ground. The rest I shall research later.

Love & Peace

I came just to tell my story (sorry for my English)

Not long ago, a friend of my cousin gave her a little memento from India, it was a carved stone inside a little leather bag, she said it would guard my cousin’s son who was born not long ago. Since she had this present, some photos started to fall from the walls, and the leather bag apperaed under her bed, inside the fridge or the wardrobe, really creepy.
Some day, she felt like she should do something about it, and I told her to burn it with salt. (Yeah, I saw too much Supernatural)
Well, she refused to do it, but instead she left the leather bad in the corridor, and made a salt line on her door, leaving the bad outside.
Well, that night nothing happened, but the next morning the house was full with moths. (Literally full, I killed almost 70 of them.) It was like something was attached to the carved stone and was really angry about the salt line. This day she threw the bag into the thrash can, and nothing else happened ever since.

As I see, maybe salt has some kind of effect against demons/spirits.

Salt baths are said to ward off demons, but if you smoke bath salts, you may be possessed!

Interestingly, silver, fire, spirits, salt, ‘holy’ (purified) water, sacred herbs… all of these have medicinal/antiseptic properties.

But that’s just pouring salt on the wound…

Honestly, Rene! LOL

If anyone smokes both salts they may end up in hospital. They won’t end up possessed.

Love the comment otherwise. πŸ™‚

Love & Peace

I have found a way to make salt lines more permanent, I buy 1/4″ Tygon line, or hose. two clamps, and two bolts that fit snugly inside the hose. A third clamp can be used to hold the hose into a circle formation. Simply fill the hose with pure salt. Place a bolt in one end, clamp it in fill the hose and cap the other end with a bolt, and clamp.
The wind can’t blow that around as easily. I have even used this method to place a salt ring around my entire house, underground. I used 1/2″ line for that. I was having some serious trouble with ….Something. I had my house smudged and cleared….supposedly. However whatever was tormenting us came back about a month later. I did this twice. Finally, being exhausted, terrified and going into the mode of ” u mess with my kids I will end you…..( well, not end ..) I cleaned my home, with the Invocation you have mentioned here, smudged it and then closed and clamped the salt hoses around my home. That was four years ago and all has been well since.

Few words…. string theory is real… invisible lines of energy that are verticle and everywhere…. spirits…nightwalkers and other things i am not sure about use the ebergy lines to move through our world and into others…… if we eat salt and drink water… we become ionised and our thoughts and feelings can be transferred throught the string theory energy lines… fear.. anger .. frustration etc attracts bad… so DONT BE SCARED MUST BE UNDERSTANDING AND CURIOUS AND COMLASSIONATE…. however a salt ring around an item or a person or over a door way will creat a type of invisible electric fence…and spirits.. night walkers.. sleep walkers.. dream walkers whatever you wanna call…them cannot pass through…. but remember this they are not always bad… they are just misguided and used…. dont hate forgive always… obey the ten commandments belive it or not.. its all real….theres much more… ask your own guardians to tell you and listen… you will know…. may the good GOD KEEP YOU SAFE….

I respectfully disagree, I’m what you call a psychic light ( I unintentionally draw all things supernatural) because of this I’ve learned how to repel supernatural beings quite well. About once every five years or so I get 4 containers of salt play white noise for about an hour as loud as I can get it and pour salt all around my property as its playing. I’ve seen, ghost, Cherokee lizard men, a smoke moster thing that looked like condensed cigarette smoke and howled and screamed and made my hair stand on end, I’ve seen orange eyed demons and, demons that impersonated my deceased mother ghoulish and green with a distorted face. I’ve had beds levitate while I was in them and even believe I’ve heard a Sasquatch, apparently I attack corporeal as well as non-corporeal beings alike; I have no idea how any of this really works except that salt lines work. Even if the salt melts down during a rain it will still hold and is actually even better because it can only be removed by digging up the area then. Just telling my experiences. God bless you all.

I’ve heard a lot different rumors about origins of salt and quite a few times I came across that putting salt at doorways and Windows will prevent or slow them down from coming because salt symbolizes us as life. I.also read that demons or spirits have a strong desire to count the grains of salt. Which is pretty much an impossible task however I read that more in folklore stories than I have about the purity of the salt

Can a witch or a person experienced in this area please just tell us if it’s true? The first time I heard about this, I was going through the most difficult time of my life. I can only tell you that there is definitely something odd with salt. It has to be the reason why Catholics used it in holy water.

What if my husband is the only one who has seen this spirit in his dad’s apt. Three days ago twice. I have gone with him they have knocked 4 me to leave they’ve even laughed while I waited outside the apt we have 2 amazing pics

My 4yo has a cold and her coughing halfway woke her, so then she was calling out for Mama. I went to her before she fully woke and she was asking for salt in the windowsill. I asked her to confirm that’s what she wanted and she said yes, salt in my windowsill. Now I’ve suspected we have an entity causing mischief that had been hanging around the last 4 years and I have recently used smudge sticks but never salt, nor talked about it. I haven’t talked about an entity causing mischief in front of her either.
Found it very, very odd that a four year old ask for such a thing, or know about such a thing.
I immediately did put salt on our windowsills and doorway after that.

Hi Nature Mama,

I don’t find it odd. I was born with a variety of memories that could only have come from past lives. Society has plenty of proof that past lives are real, just look at the Buddhist and Hindu societies. The Western might not choose to believe yet, but a memory of something protective, like salt, may very well travel with a person from lifetime to lifetime.

You could choose to clear your home with the Michael Invocation, rather than just sealing entities out .. the link to is is further down this webpage.

Love & PEace

Thank you. I did use the Michael invocation and honestly hadn’t thought of past lives/memory. I guess I was unnerved that she was asking for supernatural protection.
Almost 4 years ago I had a horrible incident where there was a smell in my house. I thought it was coming from the sofa and ended up throwing it away. But the smell was still there. Then maggots started appearing at the source of the smell but I couldn’t figure out where they were coming from. I went under the house multiple times, pulled apart the ceiling and wall. There was nowhere for them to come from. I sat and watched to see where they were coming from but no more appeared. Until I walked away. Then when I returned there would be more.
I sat watching for so long and nothing would happen until I walked away. Big, fast maggots. They only appeared when my daughter was sleeping the first couple of days. The last time they appeared she was awake. I performed a cleansing after this. My daughter’s father (now my ex) was away working that week and didn’t believe me,that they were coming from nowhere, but after he searched the roof and under the house had to admit there was nothing dead, nor any place for them to come from. He thought I was crazy when I told him I believed it was supernatural.
The maggots stopped after the cleansing but the smell lingered for well over a week.
I feel whatever it was has been attached since then.
I guess my daughter is now aware of this entity too. I pray the Michael Innovating will change this.
Any other advice is most welcome.