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The act of summoning one or more spirits with a predetermined purpose. The conjurer performs some type of ritual to call upon the spirit and often times this include using certain magic symbols drawn on the floor and/or altar. The conjurer will usually perform this at a specific time; Depending on what they are conjuring it could be done at a specific time during the day/night or according to the alignment of the planets. Incense, candles and potions are commonly used coupled with a specific spell to summon a spirit.
- 1 Summoning Spells
- 2 Weaponized Spells
- 3 Binding Spells
- 4 Other Spells
- 5 See also
As seen with Trevor and Nora in 5.12 Swap Meat, summoning a demon requires a bowl of unknown herbs, set a top the Sigil of Baphomet, with candles placed on each point of the pentagram. Once the altar is set-up, an invocation in Latin must be spoken:
ad ligandum eos,
Once completed, any demon who hears the invocation will manifest in the nearest vessel.
John Winchester uses a special summoning ritual to make contact with the demon Azazel in 2.01 In My Time of Dying. Some of the required ingredients for the ritual were: blood of the summoner, acacia, oil of Abramelin, six lit candles positioned on the Sigil of Azazel, and an Latin incantation:
ad ligandum eos,
potiter et solvendum,
Crowley is first summoned with this spell by Bobby in 6.04 Weekend at Bobby's. The ritual required a special sigil with six candles positioned on it, a bowl that contains unknown ingredients and the blood of the summoner. The ingredients must then be set aflame with this Latin incantation being recited:
Et ad congregandom, Eos coram me.
Sam and Dean go on to use a slightly different ritual that involves a different circular sigil and only three candles in 7.22 There Will Be Blood and 7.23 Survival of the Fittest, with the latter instance involving Crowley being held captive in a devil's trap by Dick Roman, delaying his arrival until he is set free.
Dean and Sam each summon Crowley in the Season 9 finale 9.23 Do You Believe in Miracles?. Crowley actual appears next to Dean's body, ignoring Sam's summons and suggest that the spell is not something that compels Crowley to appear but something he can chose to answer or ignore.
Sam uses a summoning ritual to call upon Ruby in 3.16 No Rest for the Wicked. This ritual bears many similarities with the ritual John used to summon Azazel. However, the Latin incantation Sam uses is slightly different from John's:
ad ligandum eos,
pariter et solvendum.
The sigil Sam draws differs greatly from the one John used, depicting a circle within a single closed triangle, with three additional symbols drawn inside each triangle corner. The placement of the bowl of ingredients also changes; it is placed in the center of the circle. Only three lit candles are used and they are positioned on the tip of the triangle corners.
The raising of Samhain from the confines of Hell can only performed every 600 years. The ritual requires two witches to perform three blood sacrifices over three days, with the last one happening before midnight on the final day of the final harvest, which on the Celtic calendar is October 31st -- Halloween. Blood from the final sacrifice must then be collected in a chalice, where one of the witches will recite a Latin incantation at a black altar. Once done, the earth will crack allowing Samhain to take possession of a meatsuit.
The standard method of summoning a crossroads demon is fairly simple. the ritual first requires the summoner to bury a box/container in the middle of a crossroads. The contents of the box must include graveyard dirt, a black cat bone, and a photograph of the person wishing to make a deal. Yarrow flowers being planted at the crossroads helps in the ritual, though appears to not be a necessary component. Sam recites this Latin incantation at a crossroads in 9.16 Blade Runners:
Daemon, esto subiecto voluntati meae.
This special demon summoning spell was found by Nora Havelock for Jeffrey after he kidnapped her son. It is very powerful in that it is possible to summon an exorcised demon, no matter how far in recesses of Hell it is located/imprisoned.
The spell requires a bowl of burning coals placed over a special sigil, then a smaller bowl with the heart of a dog is placed on top of the coals and the blood of the exorcist is poured over it as a Latin incantation is spoken:
Tae invoco apro fundus inferni,
Speaking the invocation will cause the earth in surrounding vicinity to violently shake, until the demon is able to manifest in a human body.
Castiel summons the archangel Raphael through a simple ritual that must be performed at sunrise. According to Castiel, archangels and their vessels are tied together through what he calls "an open phone line," one only needs to get the vessel and recite an incantation in Enochian:
Raa gah io es,
Vin nonca aaspt poamal de z
A second more standard summoning ritual has been performed by Sam and/or Dean in 6.11 Appointment in Samarra, 6.17 My Heart Will Go On, and 6.21 Let It Bleed - all of which were done to summon Balthazar. This ritual did not require the recitation of an incantation, rather only: an Enochian sigil with candles strategically placed around it, and a bowl of unknown ingredients, that once set aflame would cause Balthazar to instantaneously manifest.
Death, having been locked away by God for hundreds of years is released by Lucifer in 5.10 Abandon All Hope... Lucifer performs the ritual to raise Death in Carthage, Missouri on William Jasper's Farm, which was the site of the Battle of Hellhole during the Civil War.
The ritual required the deaths of all the women and children in the town, who were then buried in a mass grave on the farm. Their deaths were then followed by the sacrifice of the townsmen and the demons possessing them.
Messorum evoco qui me tetigit.
While lying in a coma, dying and being pursued by a reaper, Bobby cooks up a plan to buy himself some time to wake up by trapping his reaper in his subconscious. Bobby and Rufus go about collecting the needed materials to summon the reaper, which includes: a crucifix, gold ore, hemlock, mace and blood, among other unknown ingredients. After painting a trapping sigil on the floor, the ingredients are set on fire as Bobby recites the phrase:
O theristis, kaleo se kai deo.
Which summons the reaper to his location and traps him.
Summoning the goddess Veritas requires three objects; a cat's skull, grains of paradise seed and devil's shoestring. Once done, Veritas will cause the summoner to receive the truth from anyone the summoner comes into contact with, until it becomes so unbearable the summoner kills themselves, allowing Veritas to collect her tribute. Once Veritas is summoned, a person in her vicinity will only have to ask aloud for the truth to invoke her, thus becoming unwilling tributes to her in the process.
Chronos, the god of time can be summoned through an unknown ritual, of which the only known element requires the summoner, if need be, to write the specific time they want to summon Chronos from in their blood and set it aflame with the other ingredients. An incantation must also be recited as the ingredients are lite on fire:
O Krone, parakaloumen se, thespizein hemin hronon ton mellonta.
If done correctly, Chronos should appear before the summoner and tell them their future.
The summoning ritual for Zeus requires but two ingredients, first frozen energy from the hand of Zeus, also known as fulgurite and the bone of a worshiper. An ancient Greek hunter by the name of Drakopoulos was the first to discover how to summon, trap and kill Zeus, though ultimately failed at his task.
The Wicked Witch of the West uses a summoning ritual to call forth her army of flying monkeys from Oz to Earth once she has gotten a hole of the key to Oz. The ingredients for the spell are unknown, but once they are properly mixed together inside of a cauldron and red smoke beings to spill out from it, apparently acting as a beacon to her army of flying monkeys.
Demon Killing Spell
While demons are laying siege to the police station in 3.12 Jus in Bello, Ruby reveals that she knows a spell that will vaporize all demons within a one-mile radius, herself included. The only revealed ingredient called for a person of virtue (a virgin) to have their heart cut out of their chest. Due to the protestations of Dean and Victor Henriksen, the spell wasn't performed.
The demon bomb is a powerful spell that is inscribed on the demon tablet for the defense of mankind, its effects are deadly to both demon and host. The spell was discovered by Kevin Tran, after being kidnapped by Crowley and forced to translate the newly discovered demon tablet. Three of the known ingredients needed for the demon bomb include: West Bank witch hazel, the skull of an Egyptian calf, the tail of a newt that according to Kevin, may or may not be extinct. Once properly mixed, the spell will release shock wave blasting and immolating any demons within it's radius, rendering the bodies nothing but scorch marks on a wall.
Due to the rare quality of ingredients, use of this spell is very difficult, as only demons or angels seem to be able to procure the needed materials.
Witch Killing Spell
The first usage of the witch killing spell was in 7.05 Shut Up, Dr. Phil, Bobby supplies Sam and Dean, with a list of ingredients, of which the only known was chicken feet. Sam and Dean attempt to use the spell to put a stop to Don and Maggie Stark, once the Starks were in the same room the contents of the bowl were lite aflame as Sam recited the incantation:
Furor divina virtute in infernum eam detrude.
However due to the chicken feet being rotten, the spell was ineffective against the Starks.
A second variation of the spell was used in 8.15 Man's Best Friend with Benefits, like the prior spell it's exact contents are unknown other than chicken feet, however this version of the spell takes a liquid form. When James Frampton confronts the witch Spencer, and engages him in a fight Sam and Dean arrive and use the spell like a Molotov cocktail, Sam lights the bottle while reciting an invocation in Latin:
Ego voco impetu delere,
vos caelum et infernum.
A smoke then envelops Spencer causing his body to disintegrate.
Death has been bound twice during the course of the series, first by Lucifer and then the Winchesters and Bobby Singer. The method for which Lucifer was able to bind Death is unknown, but it is assumed it was the same spell Sam, Dean and Bobby used. According to Crowley, binding Death requires a tremendous amount of power, and thus found the idea delusional. However he reluctantly agrees to hand over the spell to the Sam, Dean and Bobby.
The ritual itself required various common and easy to find materials, as well an act of God crystallized forever (fulgurite). The ingredients must be mixed with blood in a bowl, which has been placed atop a special summoning sigil. An invocation in Latin must then be recited:
Te nunc invocomortem,
te in mea potestate defixi,
nunc et in aeternum!
Once done, Death will materialize and be bound to the will of the summoner(s).
Binding a reaper requires tapping into very dark and powerful magic. To bind a reaper, you must first build a black altar, which must be adorned with bones, human blood and a Coptic cross. Getting the reaper to do the summoner's bidding (i.e. kill) also requires a photo of the intended victim, with their face crossed out placed on the altar and for the summoner to recite a Latin incantation while holding a coptic cross filled with blood. If the altar and cross are destroyed the reaper will be released from his binding.
This unknown spell was used by Gerry to bind the fairy Gilda to his will. The exact ritual is unknown, other than it came from a book of spells that Gerry was able to purchase on eBay, under this spell Gilda was unable to break free or harm her "master" Gerry. THe only way to break the spell is to destroy or damage the book of spells in it located in.
Tracking spells are used to locate the whereabouts of a specific target. The first instance of a tracking spell being used on Supernatural came from Bobby Singer. When Sam and Dean needed to find the location of Lilith, to stop her from collecting on Dean's crossroads deal, they seek the help of Bobby, who performs a tracking spell to suss out Lilith's location. Bobby's spell used a special pendulum that was placed over a map, according to him with the right name and right ritual, he could pin point the exact street Lilith is located on. Once the pendulum starts swinging an incantation must be spoken:
Ruby uses a location spell in 4.16 On the Head of a Pin, when Sam asks her to track down where the angels have taken Dean to torture Alastair. For the spell, Ruby simply recites a Latin incantation, and sets a map on fire, the flames incinerate the entire leaving only Dean's location uncharred.
Castiel uses a location spell in 5.13 The Song Remains the Same, in order to track the angel Anna's whereabouts. The spell requires unspecified herbs mixed in a bowl that is set atop a sigil, oil is then poured into the bowl and an Enochian incantation is recited:
Zod ah ma ra la ee est la gi ro sa.
Once done a red flame bursts from the bowl, and Castiel is able to ascertain Anna's location.
This spell was discovered by Tara during her years hunting for the First Blade, she was able to collect all the ingredients needed except one — essence of Kraken, for which Crowley had a warehouse full of in Belize. Once the ingredients were mixed together, the liquid is poured over a map and then lite aflame, the fire consumes the map leaving only the general location of the First Blade remaining.
While trying to locate the angel Gadreel, Castiel finds notes in the Men of Letters library by James Haggerty titled "On the Inner Workings of Angels." In the notes, it is learned that angels leave a small amount of grace in their vessels upon leaving them, it is theorized if the grace can be extracted, it can be used in a tracking spell to track down the angel. To extract the grace, a needle must be stuck in the former vessel, the extraction process is very painful, and nearly killed Sam before Castiel put a stop to it, and healed him, destroying what grace remained in Sam's body.
To perform the spell, the grace must be mixed in a bowl with other unknown ingredients, however the amount extracted from Sam was not enough to use in the spell.
Body Swapping Spell
The body swapping spell was used by Gary in 5.12 Swap Meat. When Gary, Trevor and Nora were messing around with dark forces they learn of the bounty that Hell has put on Dean Winchester's head, and when Gary spots Sam and Dean, he comes up with the idea of using a body swapping spell as means to get close to Dean and kill him for the bounty. The details of the spell were not revealed in the episode.
Alternate Universe Spell
In 6.15 The French Mistake, Balthazar uses a spell to temporarily send Sam and Dean into an alternate dimension, as means of distracting Raphael and allowing him to move his cache of Heavenly weapons to Castiel. In this spell, Balthazar uses Dead Sea brine, lamb's blood and the bones of a lesser saint, the ingredients are mixed together in a bowel and sigil drawn on a window. To travel to another universe, the participants must jump through the window, which transports them to their destination.
The second ritual was performed by dragons as means to bring Eve, the Mother of All Monsters to Earth. This ritual came from an ancient manuscript, it required a virgin sacrifice to serve as an Earthly vessel for Eve, the blood of the summoner and an incantation in Latin:
Ego coniuro vos,
insolubiliter ad mei potenciam aligati,
Ad me... sine prestolacione venire,
Huc sine mora debeas mater!
Once the first line of the incantation is spoken, a doorway to Purgatory will open, at which point the blood of the summoner must be bled into it, and the virgin sacrifice thrown into the portal.
The third ritual was acquired by Castiel and Crowley through the torture of Eleanor Visyak. This ritual required a special sigil painted in the blood of a virgin and a native of Purgatory, the final part of the ritual requires a Latin incantation to be recited on the night of a lunar eclipse:
Ianua Magna Purgatorii
Clausa Est Ob Nos
Lumine Eius Ab Oculis
Sed Nunc Stamus Ad Limen Huius
Ianuae Magnae Et Demisse
Paramus Aperire Eam
Creaturae Terrificae Quarum Ungulae
Et Dentes Nunquam Tetigerunt
Carnem Humanam Aperit Fauces
Eius Ad Mundum Nostrum Nunc
Soul Absorption Spell
The soul absorption spell is ritual in which a living human can absorb another persons soul into there body. The ritual requires both parties to cut their arms and hold the wounds against each other as the living person recites this Latin phrase:
Conjuncti sumus, unum sumus.
Once done, the soul will be sucked into the arm of the living human.
The restoration ritual was used by Dean in order to resurrect the vampire Benny Lafitte, after escaping from Purgatory. Once on Earth, Dean carried Benny's soul in his arm until he located Benny's grave; once Benny's remains were dug up, the ritual performed wherein Dean proceed to release Benny's soul by slicing his arm and letting the soul "bleed" onto the corpse while rciting this Latin in cantation:
Anima corpori. Fuerit corpus totem resurgent
Once done, the resurrection is instantaneous.
A cloaking spell was used by Commandant Eckhart in 1944 in Vitsyebsk, Belarus -- during an attack by a Golem sent by the Judah Initiative. The spell requires a mixture of blood, unknown herbs, with the caster reciting a Latin incantation, while holding a black candle and dripping its candle wax into the bowl. The translated Latin from the episode:
Cloaking flame, I ignite you.
The fire born from blood leaves behind no man.
Now vanish me into the night.
O fire of power and concealment.
The final part of the spell requires the caster to set the bowl aflame, which causes the person vanish as flames consume the area.
The blood spell, is a spell that will transport the user someone related by blood. The ingredients required to perform this spell are as follows: A sigil drawn in blood, the feather of an angel, the tear of a dragon and a pinch of the sands of time, as well as harnessing the power of the users soul. Once done an Enochian invocation must be spoken:
CNILA PVGO CNILA
If done correctly, the spell will transport the user to his or her closet relative, traversing even time as, in the case of Henry Winchester.
Angel Expulsion Spell
The angel expulsion spell, was a spell performed by Metatron to expel all the angels from Heaven. Metatron tricked Castiel into helping him gather the needed ingredients under the ruse of performing the trials from the angel tablet and locking Heaven down to try and bring peace to all the warring factions. The spell was so well hidden within the angel tablet that not even the prophet Kevin Tran was able to decipher it without translating it into a proto-Elamite cuneiform, which required Crowley's assistance in translating.
The spell required three specific ingredients that are tied to angels. The first ingredient was to kill and remove the heart of a Nephilim, the second ingredient required the bow of a Cupid, for which the cherub Gail gave up to Dean and Castiel without incident, the third and final ingredient was an angel's grace. According to Crowley's translation of the proto-Elamite cuneiform the next phase required Metatron to "mix until the smoke shall rise from the ashes casting the angels from Heaven," and that the spell was irreversible. Completion of the spell quickly caused all the angels to be ejected from Heaven, included the imprisoned ones. Many angels were killed in the fall, and left the others injured and weakened.
This spell was found by Kevin Tran in the Men of Letters archive, the spell allows for a human to link minds with any animals allowing communication between the two species. The exact contents of the spell are unknown, other than a strand of fur from the animal the human wishes to link with. Once drunk an incantation was be spoken:
Deila hér me. Dag eru nou rar vitur orum.
Enacting the spell comes with the side effect of the human exhibiting various characteristics of the animal it has linked minds with.
Cuthbert Sinclair, or Magnus was named Master of Spells soon after his initiation into the Men of Letters. He was expelled from the organization in 1956, 57 years later Sam and Dean are able to track him down to an invisible fortress in the middle of nowhere. He would go on to use a variety of spells on both the Winchesters during there meet. One spell involved teleporitng Sam out of the mansion by throwing an unknown powder at Sam while reciting the words:
Abi, ab oculis meis!
He would then go on to use a Chinese spell that would cause Dean's machete to heat up in his hand, once again using an unknown powder and reciting the words:
Shen ti R áN Shao!
Magnus also employed a type of mind control that he used on his collection monsters in his "zoo" to do his bidding, the effects of the spell causes all will and thought to be drained from the individual. He also used this spell on Dean in order to get him to take hold of the First Blade:
Mentem tuam ac voluntatem adsumo.