Uncover hidden spiritual meanings
The bell is commonly associated with the Divine and is used most often to invite archangels or faeries into a magical circle in order to offer protection or wisdom.
In some cultures, the ringing of the bell is also used as a way to clear out negative energies.
There are two traditional schools of thought regarding the bell and the purpose of the bell in ritual and circle settings.
This being said, there is no wrong way to do this or to use the bell, but whichever way the bell is used needs to remain consistent within the belief.
The bell is commonly associated with the Divine and is used most often to invite archangels or faeries into a magical circle in order to offer protection or wisdom. The energy that the bell creates reverberates and is by some considered to be a pleasant vibration. This vibration is a calling to the energies and elementals that it is time for their presence or that they are encouraged to participate in a ritual setting.
This positive vibration is also essential in order to call forth these elements and elementals – especially air and water (see AIR, WATER) elements and as well as their elementals (see SYLPHS and FAERIE). 2. In some cultures, the ringing of the bell is also used as a way to clear out negative energies.
The opposite stance is taken than in example 1. Those that use the bell for banishment feel that the intense vibration of the bell should be used to expel other spiritual elements and that the vibration of the bell cuts through minor spiritual disturbances that can be carried by ghosts or elementals.
The reason that neither is incorrect is because both beliefs have a good point. Sylphs and Faeries do tend to enjoy ringing and sing-songy vibrations. However, the bell itself has a distinct vibrational force that cuts through spiritual psyche.
Take for example if you are meditating, you are deep in trance and then a bell is to go off. What happens to concentration? Your answer to this will be based on your own vibrational energy and thus give you your own personal interpretation.
By Flo Saul
Oct 2, 2012