Banishing Everything You Don't Need
to Make Room for What You Want
By Denny Sargent
Banishing Everything You Don't Need to Make Room for What You Want
As a culture we are driven--driven to
acquire, amass, get, use, devour, taste, and try.
And of course it is never enough.
Until we figure out that enough is enough, we will never lead a
fulfilling life. Unless we let go of possessions, attitudes, emotions,
old lovers, or old ideas, we'll never be able to make true changes in
our lives. We are very good at taking, consuming, hoarding, devouring,
overworking, and inputting more and more and more . . . but we have
forgotten how to let go, how to eliminate. We need to remember the
basic concept of releasing and renewing that is imprinted in every cell
of our bodies.
We need to relearn what our ancestors
knew: how to banish.
"Banishing," Denny Sargent writes,
"is the identification and naming of people, things, forces, feelings,
thoughts, or ideas that are negative or harmful in one's life and,
through the strength of will and positive power, i.e. love, taking
command over these negatives and tossing them OUT!"
Sargent, an eclectic ritualist,
interweaves his personal testimonial with the theory of banishing
harmful factors from our physical environment and from our bodies, our
hearts and emotional lives, our minds, and our spirits--through the
elements of air, fire, water, earth, and spirit. In the second part of
the book he provides more than 100 banishing exercises and rituals
based on traditional practices performed throughout time and around the
* Everyone wants to get rid of
something--bad luck, emotional pain, illness, weight, guilt, clutter,
dependency, bad habits, an ex-lover, or just the blues.
* More than 100 simple exercises and
rituals to get rid of anything.
(From Back Cover)