Ok so I was talking with a fellow magick user, and he said that there was a possibility that a dark spirit may have latched onto me somehow. I've never really noticed any signs that would lead him into believing this really. But just to be safe, does anyone know how to get rid of said spirit if there is one?
Spirits latching on is not the same as a spirit within. Commonly low spirits can act as leeches. They attach to certain people that have yummy energy (normally people who have a lot of negative emotions and thoughts). Usually, nothing more than a personal cleansing/banishing spell is necessary to detach the parasitic spirit. Othertimes, you need to find the bit of energy they leave on you and get rid of it manually. That tiny bit of energy is their way to get past natural and magick protections.
WhiteRav3n is completely right about spirits latching on like leeches. It can be more common than realized but the best way to protect yourself from future issues after a cleansing is shielding. Its a simple form of psychic protection that I recommend to anyone learning about magick.
The most basic version involves meditating and visualizing a blue or white bubble around you. This bubble doesn't allow anything to harm you. This can include a person cursing you to a spirit feeding off your energy. After getting this down, you can customize your shield. A friend of mine has his set up like armor with blue flames while someone else I know thinks of theirs like a brick wall around them keeping them safe. Whatever works for you is best, so visualize anything you want.