Re: Various Prevention Definitions
*nods* Largely the same as BlissfulIsis.
A Ward refers to either a shield, or a point of emanation for a protective field. So a Ward can refer to a shield itself, or to an icon or energy source that aggravates/repels something.
Binding refers to two things, depending on tradition. The way of constraining something into an object, the first thing that comes to mind is Binding a spirit into the Brass Vessel. The other way I've seen Binding used, is to refer to the constraints put upon a person, binding them to prevent them from leaving their body, or working magick, etc.
Seal is totally different, as a Seal refers to a symbol of power. The two most common examples are Spirit Seals, like those of the Goetia, which is essentially a symbol that is a Spirit's telephone number. The other is something like the Hexagram, Pentagram, or Seal of Solomon, which are more protective symbols, and are all good examples of a Ward as well.
When we first begin all things simply are.
As we grow all things are external.
As we learn all things are internal.
As we understand all things are not.