The Phurba is a triple side Tibetan ritual tool. Each side represents one of the spirit of the world. The three blades of the phurba symbolizes the overcoming or cutting through of the three root poisons: ignorance, desire, and hatred. The three faces are expressions of the three basic emotions; joy, disgust and equanimity (neutrality) and the hat is the way the conscience escapes to reach the spiritual world. Use the phurba to clear a space of its negative energies and consecrate it. Begin by meditating and chanting a prayer of protection. Next, invite the negative energy to enter the phurba. Then stab the phurba into the ground or into a bowl of rice, and imagine that the negative energies are caught beneath the blade and are transformed into positive forces.