Apotropaic Remedies

PGM IV. 86-87: Phylactery Against Daimons
This spell from the Greek Magical Papyri restrains daimons by having the practitioner chant:
“HOMENOS OHK KOURIEL IAPHEL, deliver…EHENPEROOU BARBARCHAOUCHE.”

PGM IV. 1227-64: Rite for Driving Out Daimons
Another spell to repel daimons. This one involves instructs the practitioner to calls upon various Hebrew luminaries in order to drive out Satan. the practitioner is also instructed to write several sacred names on a meal leaf, which is worn on the person.

PDM xiv. 706-10
A spell from the Demotic Magical Papyri to prevent nightmares,. It states:

“Against ‘evil sleep’— another: flour of wild dates which has been beaten with milk…;/ you should make them together into a ball. Put in the wine!”

 

Note: These apotropaic spells have been taken from The Greek Magical Papyri in Translation, Including the Demotic Spells, which is edited by Hans Dieter Betz.