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« Reply #29: June 21, 2011, 10:07:00 am »

This! This is more what I meant to get at. An aura, or a spell asking the god or goddess to watch over me, or something! If I shouldn't have to change myself, and I can't change others, its something that would make me feel better. (I'm already prepared to weaponize my knitting needles in a worst case scenario, but i hope it will never come to that.)

Well, changing your aura *is* changing yourself, at a really fundamental level.

That said, it's definitely possible to project a "Don't bug me" sort of aura - just be really aware that it'll affect everyone you run into, not just the random people on the street. Some people find it effective to work with specific colors, and to deliberately change (so, one color when they're walking by themselves on the street, something different when they're with friends/open to conversation/whatever.)

Thinking about this conversation in general, I also want to put in a recommendation for a book called _The Gift of Fear_ by Gavin de Becker: it's about trusting intuition, and some very specific techniques that people who are being predatory use to engage with you. (And how to tell the difference between someone who's behaving oddly, but isn't a big risk to you, and someone who is.)
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