No paintingpintos having a physical body does not make you stronger just more inaccessable. Will is what makes you stronger, if you have an iron will they will have a hard time getting to you.
There are ways of getting rid of them called banishing which can include anything froom simply driving them out or enlisting the aid of other beings to drag them away but they usually don't stay gone. That involves protecting yourself and your home.
There are two old ways of protecting your home, one is concencration using prayers or purifying elements, the other is the use of "wards". Wards are symbols or powerful objects to keep the spirits at bay. One of these is the gargoyle, a statue that is well known to guard it master.
I'm not one who is just "in to" these things, I've studied and practiced and made mistakes and re-practiced. Magick is not a toy and I've seen the reprocussions it can have, and no not the threefold law as that is just a ruse used to keep amatuers from hurting themselves and others, but the effects are more widespread. Think of this plane of existence as a lake of still water, touch any point and though you have only touched one small area the ripples reverberate throughout the whole. Therefore before you cast you must think about every conceivable outcome and effect.
And I have a general rule: do not meddle in the affairs of the dead or you will live to regret it!
Well you're right....I wasn't thinking. But to me having a body is having something more an an entity has. I have a "home" were my spirit resides and only I can control it, unless I am too weak to push other things away.
You're right that the beings usually don't stay away if you drive them out. This demon thing has come back many times. Usually I end up physically chasing it and screaming at it, waving rosaries and holy water in front of it until it leaves. Megan, a kind little girl spirit, tends to hang around me like a little dog. She is constantly helping me (but most of the time she's more annoying than helpful).
I've never thought of medallions or symbols to keep things away..... I don't like the idea of them unless it's an animal. I have a special connection to animals, and that is why I feel like a gargoyle is very appealing. Can you tell me more about it? Can I make my own gargoyle medallion, or does it have to be made out of something special? I feel ridiculous saying this, but if you've ever seen the movie Mulan, I feel as though a gargoyle would be like the little dragon Mushu.....not in the way it would protect me, but just as an animal that would comfort me (though its main job wouldn't be to do that).
And I shouldn't really be talking about Magick as I know nothing about it, and I don't practice it, so I'll leave it to the experts to teach me :)
As for your general rule, I'd break it like every hour xD
Well, I don't really meddle....I learn. I talk. It's highly interesting to have a conversation with someone who has been dead for decades and I would never ever give up my gifts :)