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For centuries,witch balls have been suspended in the windows of homes to ward of evil spirits, these glass globes of superstition and beauty usually come in a variety of sizes and glitter wth colourful shards of glass at their center, They have been called by many names, including Sphere of Light, bulter ball, Garden ball, gazing globe and of couse Witch ball.
In Victorian times, the ball was kept near the entrance of the house and served as a mirror for servants to see when guest needed assistance, Crystal gazers sometimes claim to use witch balls that contain the spirits of banished souls. Others believe that by peering into a witch ball, you can experiece (oneness) with the universe, Or that by hanging it in a window , evil spirits will be attracted to the beautiful ball, and upon touching the glass, they will be trapped within the glittering web and will thereore protect the house from harm.
The magical powers of witch balls are rumored to bring happiness prosperity and good luck.
Witch Ball Legends.
Witch ball users: The Witch Ball is used for protection against evil spells, witches, negativity, sickness, and ill fortune, Traditionally, Witch balls are hung in an east window, However any area around your home, wheather in a window , porch, on a desk or even outside in a garden, is a perfect spot to place a Witch ball off negative energy.( Just adding are brains are trained when your learning or reading something that this is the way it should be gone, Books are guides, its their to help and guide you, we think that we can't change the rules, their is no right or wrong , of doing anything, and just like doing a reading and using tarot cards, the book is their to guide you and you go with what you feel, it may totally said something difference doesn't mean your wrong its your guide telling you this so go with it ,)
Many years hanging Witch Balls
Historically,Witch Balls have been around for over 600years, They were first molded into sloppy spherical shapes in the Medieval times to ward of witches, goblins and evil spirits, During Victorian times, Witch Balls were molded in a more refined shaped and used higher quality glass and were displayed to delcare prestige and wealth. The legend was discussed but regarded more as a superstition. Today Witch balls have become perfected in their shape and variety of colors to display beautifully as artwork or decorations, the belief of their magic and the true legend behind them is left for you to decide.
The many names of Witch Balls
Witch Balls have had many names, and different legends surrounding their existence, Each name has been used depending on their use or time in history, A few of these names are Fairy Orbs, Pond Balls, Spirit Balls Friendship Balls, Good Luck Balls, Globes of Happiness, Gazing Balls and Butler Globes.
Fairy Orbs resemble witch balls, However the myth has changed in a postive way, Instead of the beauty of the witch ball attracting witches and evil, Fairy Orbs attract fairies and luck, The orbs remind fairies of flowers and come inspect the wonderful colours, the fairies find the Fairy Orb to be a wondeful treat and reward its owner by bestowing him or her with luck.
Pond Balls are essentially the same as Witch Ball, however, instead of being hung from above, the ball is weighted and placed in a pond or pool of water, the Pond Balls float on top of the water and add a delicated design to the pool , It is also believed to be helpful, The myth behind the Pond Ball is that animals see their reflections and retreat instead of preying on the fish or any other water dwelling animal living in the water.
Spirit Balls are similar to Witch Balls execpt they have an open hole on the end. In Colonial times, people believed they could protect their home from evil spirits by attracting the spirits with the bubby , colourful surface of the spirit ball, The evil spirit would into the hole and become traped in the glass strings inside,( again, i feel that the Witch ball and the Spirit ball are the same, as i wrote that the Spirit ball would have a open hoe and the Witch ball not, My Spirit balls at home are without holes they work the same, it takes about 2weeks for a Witch or Spirit ball to ball, as will the Balls are to take away any negtive energy that is around, The spirits will go to the ball they love colour anything bright.)
Friendship Balls resemble Witch Balls in shape, However they are gifts to prepresent a symbol of friendship . The reason behind the present is that the shape of the Witch Ball has no beginning or end and continues around and around for eternity, the colors swirl together in a close harmony that accent each others personality, and the glisten of the Friendship ball represents the sparkle f the smile one friend shares with the other.
Good Luck Balls and Globes of Happiness are traditionally given as weeding gifts and housewarming gifts, They are said to bring the recipient good luck , happiness, health, and prosperity.
Gazing Balls are slightly different from Witch balls in that they are usually one solid color, have a more refective surface,, and are larger in size,The gazing ball also has a lengend of attractin witches, and evil spirits by its beauty,but because of its reflective surface, it is believed te evil is scared away by its reflection opposed to being trapped inside, Gazing balls are also used in gardens to help bring a prosperous growth and to add beauty, gazing balls may be used for meditational purposes as well.
Butler Balls resemble Gazing balls more than Witch balls in that they are reflective.This quality was useful by butlers and maids to observe the behavior of guests of the house without directly staring at them, For example , when properly placed, the Butler Globe would allow the servant to glimpse at the globe to notice who was done with their meals to take away their plates or see who may need a refill of their tea without constantly watching throughout the meal.
Witchballs or any of the balls can be hang outdoors their is no wrong or right in what you do, or where you hang it, Its what you feel , this is your guide telling you where it wants to be. If you are going to hang a glass one outdoors then you must remember that if you get all year weather that it should be hang with extra rope. I would get a non glass type ball to put outdoors, but that is up to the person.
Now how to hang a witch ball, add any kind of ribbon, make sure it is one that is strong and wont break, or you can put it on a stand. Remember their is no right or wrong, In what or how you use a witch ball,
Now i have been asked , What happens if a witch ball breaks what to do, Best is to get a new one soon as possiable, unless you do have more then one . Spirits have been released, so you will end up feeling the energy around the house different,
I'm adding this part as well . I see when people type in about Spirit balls or Globes if they bring negative energy into your home...... The answer to this is NO.... Globes or witch ball or spirit balls bring just the postive energy into your home... They take up to a few days or can take a few weeks to feel the postive energy flow through your home.. as i tell who ask, you can put them where ever you like their are no rules of how to be used...