Firstly, I feel I should caution you about jumping in with both feet. Learn the basics first, like how to clear your mind, or contact your ' higher self' before delving into spirit work. Your own mind will throw up road blocks for you if you are not ready. This brings me to the question, how do you know it was a negative entity? I know that you don't really know us, and may not want to share too much, I get it, that is fine. Believe me, I know what it feels like to be attacked, and of course you are the only one who knows what it felt like for you, but you have stated yourself that you are very new at this, so let me throw this out there. Your own self, and those that protect you ( ancestors, guides, whatever ) will stop you from proceeding if you are not ready. Sometimes that takes the form of scaring you into learning more.
If you continue to walk this path,( witchcraft) you will without a doubt run into unpleasant and frightening things from time to time, especially in the early stages. You simply can not have one without the other. You can not block everything out, or you will not grow and learn.
You need to gain confidence and overcome fear. If you enter into trance or meditation with even the slightest thought or fear in the back of your mind about the 'negative entity' you encountered before, you are at best sabotaging yourself by incorporating your fear into your inner world, and at worst opening the door for it's return, and other things as well.
As someone who likes to read and loves books, I totally get why you may want to buy all the books and have them, but in the categories of witchcraft and spirit work there is an awful lot of rubbish published. Some of which is very popular and may have a lot of good reviews. The reviews don't always mean anything. I am saying this for the sake of your pocket book.
Do your own research first, use the web or the library. This forum has a ton of good info. I will see if I can find some relevant threads to bump for you if I have some time. In the mean time, do a search from the home page of this forum, try 'spirit work , also : ancestor work', I think that might be useful to you.
Edited by Solanaceae, 31 July 2016 - 09:40 PM.
Some are born to sweet delight,
Some are born to endless night.
(Fragments from "Auguries of Innocence") William Blake