A bit of a ritual work in progress here.
A protective magickal device for those who feel uncomfortable with conventional methods.
Take 4 candle, in the colours of your choice (needless to say, the really evil, badass and git'ard of you will go for black, or perhaps red).
Set them out in a square around your ritual space, or the object you wish to confine.
Some of you may want to align the candles to the cardinal directions.
Ignite them in an order you deem appropriate, for each calling upon a demon or similar to protect you from whatever you're planning to summon (or whatever).
Either call upon any patron entities you may have, or use entities with appropriate directional associations (such as those offered by LaVey).
Another option is calling upon entities with associations opposite to those of an entity you intend to summon (e.g. lustful demons or gods if you're evoking an angel or similar being associated with chastity).
At the termination of your rite, extinguish the candles in reverse order, thanking the entities for their help.
Other possibilities related to this method is putting candles all along the sides of your square, or making use of the infamous triangle of Choronzon.
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