Black Magic


How to remove black magic?

—Tulika, India


Dear Tulika,

You might be interested to know that in some parts of the world black magic has no power. Why is this? Perhaps, surprisingly, it is because people in some other countries do not believe in the power of black magic.

There is a story from India that Paramhansa Yogananda told that once there was a village and just outside the village there lived a saint to whom villagers looked to for advice and protection. But one day, the villagers came to the saint saying, “Several people in our village have suddenly died! Can you help us?”

The saint said, “Let me see what I can do.” So over the next 24 hours the saint prayed and in his meditation he saw that a demon had come to the village and had caused the deaths of a few people. The saint summoned the demon to him and told the demon, “This village is under my protection. I will not allow you to harm the villagers.” The demon agreed not to do any more harm.

A week later, the village head man returned crying that more people had died! The saint once again, in meditation, called the demon to him and asked what is going on, “I told you NOT to harm these people.” The demon replied, “It’s true I killed the first few people but I promise you I DID NOT harm the others: they died of fright!”

The power of black magic will only affect those who are susceptible to its influence. To ward off black magic you must increase the positive strength of your magnetism (your aura). Magnetism comes from aligning your will and consciousness to the power of God. Through the intercession of one’s guru or chosen deity (Ishta Devata), one can defeat the powers of darkness. But here’s the secret: you must NOT depend blindly upon God’s power just as one should not submit passively to the darkness; instead, you must increase your own magnetism through devotion, positive thoughts, caring and helping others, prayer and meditation.

Use the following mantras as given to us Paramhansa Yogananda: before sleep, write the AUM symbol on your pillow; upon rising and a few times during the day, chant AUM TAT SAT. As you do so, stand up and bring your palms together in front of you (shoulder height); then swing your hands in opposite directions behind you having your palms once again touch behind you. Swing your hands front to back while chanting AUM TAT SAT several times.

During the day also chant this mantra: AUM HRING KLING KRISHNAYA NAMAHA.

As you use these mantras invoke the presence, power and protection of Babaji, Lahiri Mahasay, Swami Sri Yukteswar, and Paramhansa Yogananda. Each day meditate and become still and open to the divine presence as Divine Mother or guru(s). Serve your family, your neighbors, friends or co-workers as their needs suggest. Be friendly and positive in everything you think or say. Finally, be grateful every day for the many blessings you have received. Feed the poor, animals, and help others.

By these ways your aura and magnetism will increase and no darkness can harm you. Affirm: “I am a child of God; nothing and no one can harm me.”

May the Light of God surround and protect you always,

Nayaswami Hriman
Seattle WA USA