The Ladder of the Witch


A ‘Witch’s Ladder’ is a multi-purpose tool in witchcraft. It may be used for wishing, money, healing, breaking bad habits, protection, and more.

You will need the following items for this spell:

Trinkets or Charms of your choice

Casting Instructions for ‘The Witch’s Ladder’

A ‘witch’s ladder’ is a kind of knot magic which originates from several years ago. The first known witch’s ladder to document was found in an old house in Somerset, England, one of six brooms. This was in the year 1878.

The ladder is composed from three bits series, yarn, wool or rope, however when used in cursing particularly, some like to weave hair into the ladder. Trinkets such as charms, feathers, beads, bones are braided into the ladder.

Nowadays, the witch’s ladder is primarily used for binding, healing, cursing, protection, wish spells and healing. It was believed that witches of old cast a death spell over someone by tying the knots and then hiding the cord, and the only way to undo the spell was supposed to find the hidden cord and untie each knot.

Of course, the witch’s ladder isn’t limited to those uses. It is said variation in the color of the string/yarn/etc used represents another use for the ladder. Some common ones are:

Green for money,
Red for passion,
White for creativity,
Black to prevent bad habits,
Brown for balance,
Yellow for happiness,
Orange for health,
Blue for peace,
Purple for wisdom.

Frequently when I’m travelling, I carry my own ladder since they are said to promote safe travel.

Although ladders are usually created for as part of a particular spell, in other cases, the knots or beads are utilized to attain track of reproduction in a spell or incantation, somewhat alike to Rosary beads.

Incantations are spoken during the creation process to enable the talisman to perform its founder’s bidding. According to an article, The Witches’ Ladder, an example of a witch’s ladder chant and knot placement is as follows:

According to the article, “At the tying of the last knot, all of the energy is directed into the cord and its knots, with a last visualization of the aim of the work. The electricity has been raised and is now ‘saved’ in these knots in the cord.”

Often the number of knots represent a particular intent. For example, seven is said to symbolize safety and security. If one wanted to have a witch’s ladder specifically for the intention of such, seven knots would be tied into the ladder.

Here is an example of an incantation used when creating a typical 9 knot ladder:

By knot of one, my spell has started.
By knot of two, it will come true.
By knot of three, so mote it be.
By knot of four, this power I store.
By knot of five, my spell is living.
By knot of six, the spell I mend.
By knot of seven, events I’ll leaven.
By knot of eight, it will be fate.
By knot of nine, what is done is mine.

The power has been raised and is now ‘stored’ in such knots, beads, feathers and in the cord.

You can tie the ends of the ladder together and use it as a necklace for protection on your person or hang it somewhere close to where it is needed like your bed head or chair.

If you want to use it for recovery you untie and launch the things in the knots like this:

You must release the knots one at a time, one a day, for nine consecutive days. Release them in precisely the same order in which they had been tied. As the knots are released the energy that was put into them releases and is used for the purpose that the ladder was made for. You can either bury the beads or keep them in a safe place

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