Fear no evil
Special Report: Fear no evil
Now some are trying to cast off bad energy in their home in a whole new way.
Byron Barnett reports on a method some say will help homeowners fear no evil.
After 86 years, the Red Sox finally won a World Series . Some say they broke a curse, that there was bad energy inside Fenway park, their baseball home.
What if you have that same kind of bad energy in your home?
Jim Robitaille, a Peabody homeowner says, "When you buy an old home like this one, there are a lot of things left behind from the people who lived here before."
Robitaille recently bought this home, and wants to make sure it's clear of any hexes, curses or just plain *bad vibes*
So he's called in professionals.
Amy "Gypsy" Ravish prays while lighting a candle, "Promise of the future lies within this magic flame."
These people are performing an ancient ritual in jim's home.
It's called *smudging* and they believe it will cast out anything negative left behind from the previous homeowners, including old sorrows & struggles.
Robitaille says, "a ritual and ceremony like this makes sure that there isn't any residual energy left in the home."
The ritual has been performed by Native Americans and modern-day witches.
They say the real secret is in the smoke:
Sandalwood, cedar, and juniper incense burns off impure forces.
Richard Ravish from the Temple of Nine Wells, ATC, says "it clears away old energy and empowers and sets it aside in a special way."
More homeowners are turning to this New Age practice.
They compare it to a spiritual spring cleaning.
But they say in this case you're cleaning away what you can not see.
"When you buy a home, you don't know it's prior history in every case, and sometimes really sad things have happened in a home," says Richard Ravish.
Smudging has many skeptics - but this psychologist sees no harm.
Dr. Andrew Wenger says, "the positive energies and the positive attitudes that one has, regardless of the ritual that they're engaged in, could be helpful."
Jim says he definitely feels a difference.
"It feels fantastic, I loved it here before, I love it more now, and it feels lighter, it feels a little bit more like mine."
A new *home sweet home* Jim says got better burning.
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