Holy Water is a common religious artifact utilized in the art of soul cleansing, possible healing powers, blessing people or objects, repelling and even destroying supernatural beings of a demonic nature. Water itself is the Universal conduit for cleansing, power, and communication so it stands to reason it is the perfect portable vessel in the fight against the denizens of darkness. The blessing of any water by a Priest, or equivalent, of any religion whose motives are good will create holy water. This blessing in the name of the God(s) or Goddesses(s) the Priest worships imbues the water with magical protective, and repellent properties. In the way it’s a spell, and most certainly is when it applies to religions such as Wicca. The paranormal properties of these wondrous waters may be used against a variety of dark beings. However they are deemed most effective against those with demonic DNA or a demonic spirit dwelling within. This is due to the fact that demons are the source of unholy metaphysical energy, and anything holy can act as an anti-power against them to some extent. Past enchanted energies often become trapped in certain bodies of water in what are considered holy lands. Especially places where holy blood was spilled. Blessing such waters can provide an extra kick to ones holy water!
Water may not hold the same supernatural sway as a cross, crucifix, or Bible but it does have the ability to be sprayed, and launched forth drench monsters, objects, or a large expansive area. This is a necessity when dealing with haunted houses, possessed humans, and ferocious Werewolves! This paranormal power isn’t always necessarily rendered from the God(s) or Goddesses(s) in question. It’s heavily based on the number of people who believe in the religion. This is why Christian, Catholic in particular, generally supplies the most powerful Holy Water due to so many believing in the religion. The human collective consciousness is one of the most powerful magical forces in all the Universe. Despite that a powerful Priest with complete belief in their ability to bless, and wield holy water is needed. Otherwise the water will have very little effect on evil!
Various holy places, such as The Vatican, have natural holy water. Any precipitation, or standing water on the premises is considered holy. In addition it’s said that the dew of a rainbow is holy because the water is running though it’s light of holiness, and good luck.
Does Holy Water Have An Expiration Date?
If holy water is kept sealed then it will last for all eternity. However if the container it is housed in isn’t air proof, or is opened for occasional use, then it will eventually run out of supernatural steam. Thankfully this will only occur after the priest, or other holy individual, who blessed it dies. The blessing utilizes their soul as a conduit between Gods and the human collective consciousness. Once their soul is no longer on Earth the holy connection is broke and the water will deteriorate to neutral status within days or weeks at the most. Always be aware of the living status of the one who creates your holy water if the bottle has been opened!
What Is Unholy Water?
The opposite of Holy Water is Unholy Water. Dark waters blessed by a Priest of evil. Generally in the name of the Devil, another Demon, or Underworld God. These wayward waters can sometimes undue blessings, and repel some paranormal beings of the light. They may even make some sick both physically, and mentally! However they are far less effective than holy water since so few humans believe in the religions of darkness. Although enough believe the Devil is a dangerous force so this imbues the water with certain powers under the right circumstances!