You know that too much defense helps the offense, don't you? These forms... well some of them, feed on emotion. They gather in areas that are filled with emotion. "An area that is overly defended is oft filled with fear". They leach that fear and break down the barriers.I've noticed "shadows" in my room from time to time.. I've noticed they tend to "slack" off when you pull out a purification spell. I'd combine the ring spell, the masters mentioned, with a simpelr purification ritual on yourself, and the victim. From there your energy will be "stronger"..atleast that's how it works for me. I'd also use certain tools to enhance your magic. Find a good quartz crystal or a few dozen... mix a bit of garic..which enchances magic..with sage..[enchanced protection is alwaysa nice thing]
..and that's basically All i know to do. My bed room is covered in my totem..so the shadows seemed to be weakened....I also have a stone with a totem near my book of shadows, along side my crystal. in combat..of all forms.. It's smart to have contigency, and back up plans. Have soemone willing to take up the burden..if you're unable to "dispell" the daker energies. Make sure this person is of strong countenance. We had an older member who effectively kiled himself by taking on too much of a laod..we attempted to stop him..but..y'know..old people are stubborn. I would "spread" the negative energy around...so that no one person bears all the weight....and then the "smaller" energies..can be dispelled little by little. A simple divide and conquer technique. I'm not sure if the masters, woudl agree with my idea..but perhaps it could be elaborated on..
You see them whisp through and become more afraid, then you doubt your resolve and the actions you've taken. That doubt destroys every thing you've done in defense. "Keep it simple and maintain resolve." Trust what you have done and they will vanish. They cant stick around and not feed.
You will see shadows that come to play in your joy, they've come to share and return joy. Saying all shadow dwellers are evil is like saying all people are good. It's just not true. Yes the worlds appose and there is more evil in shadow than good. But if your home and effects are protected from evil, it cant get in as long as you maintain resolve. Good can get in and sometimes we freak when we see them and believe we have failed. That's when evil returns most often.