Banniks are spirits who predict the future. They originally existed in the bathhouses of Neolithic times. They practiced their rituals, ceremonies and divinations within the bathhouse walls and inside of this edifice of mystic spirituality existed the most POWERFUL vital forces of astral and natural energies. There is no stronger spirit for Divination than the Bannik. The Bannik is a spirit that has been exercised within the sacred temples and realms for more than 3,000 recorded years.
Originates: Earthen Realm
Occupies: Earthen & Spiritual Realms
see Realms page for more information
STRENGTHS/WHY KEEP THEM?
Banniks are spirits who predict the future.
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LISTINGS IN THE ONLINE STORE
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Associations can be used to create a closer connection with the entity. By recognizing their associations with the Earth and Universe you can use any combination of these tools to create treats, rituals, and bonding exercises between you.
You can purchase candles, incense, cones, oils, sprays, etc scented with the Scent, Herb, or Foliage they are associated with. You can purchase statuary, paintings, prints, textiles, etc with the Color, Animal, or Foliage they are associated with and keep them in your home where the entity will see them.
To boost their presence and give them a natural feeding of Earthen core energy you can buy raw, polished or cut specimens of the Gemstone they are associated with. Place the gemstones where you keep their vessel or wear the jewelry with the gemstones when you wear the vessel.
To have peak results it is best to meditate, perform rituals, invocations or spells for the entity on the Weekday they are associated with. The Month they are associated with is a block of time to celebrate and show your appreciation for your entity!
METHODS OF CONNECTING
? Treats for Banniks include being placed near steam or warm water.
CHARACTERISTICS & MANIFESTATIONS
? High energy presence, ethereal feeling, can be felt as warmness on the body, loyal
? Can manifest as orbs, Shades, dreams, day and/or night visions.
Average size: Small 1-5ft
read Size page for more information
Lifespan: Extended: 1,000+ years
They have been assigned an "Extended" lifespan, read Lifespan page for more information
Secret to Keeping
These Dark Arts secrets were previously not known outside of family and Creepy Hollows collectors. They are secrets discovered by Ash and he has generously agreed to share them with all collectors because having the right secret and being able to properly handle DA spirits is more important.
For a Bannik there are a couple of secrets to Keeping them... the first being the ability to connect with their energy. The fastest way to commune directly with a Bannik is to have fresh eggplant, cut it in half, gut it and rinse out the shell. Pour fresh thyme in the shell and hold the vessel and eggplant shell together in both hands (side by side). While you are holding them invite the Bannik to come to you...
"Hear me wise spirit and know that I call you I ask your favor today to hear what I ask of you and know you are with me Grant me your third sight and I will listen patiently..."
This is the best way to open the channel of communication between you and your Bannik.
If you feel that your Bannik is emitting energy far too influential and powerful for you then you can wrap the vessel in wool, tightly, and store it in a dark place for no more than 48 hours. This will safely subdue the Bannik's energies.
Only use this technique if you feel the Bannik is becoming too strong for your liking- some collectors like their spirits to be "on the go" all the time so it is your judgment call.Tags: ? Dark Arts, Bannik