Sigils: Here to Stay
Yesterday I talked about set & forget sigils, one’s that are destroyed or hidden to set their magic in the consciousness.
Other sigils can be created in a more permanent manner to create amulets of power.
As I mentioned previously you could take a dremel and carve your sigil into a rock to create an amulet that stays with you to constantly charge that amulet with intent and carry it’s magic with you through out the day.
Sigils: Set and Forget
One train of thought on sigils is that they should be charged with energy then destroyed or hidden so they have an unhindered ability to effect change upon the universe.
You can do this a number of ways;
Throwing into moving water (fast moving is better)
Leaving the sigilised item at a crossroads
Check back in in later and I’ll talk about Sigils that are here to stay!
~*belladonna & bones*~
While I’m a big fan of the portability of Sigil magic I still believe that sigils can be creations of beauty and can and should be used as part of more elaborate rituals.
Sigils can be worked in large temporary structures in group workings or by the solitary practitioner. Perhaps you could take inspiration from the Rangoli mandalas created by Hindu women during the festival of Diwali.
I think it’s a beautiful way to give your intent to the wind by working in such a transient media as sand or rice powder.
Ooh that makes me thing sigils in the sand to be washed away by the ocean… So many possibilities…
Do the images of Rangoli inspire you to work a little large scale Sigil magic?
The Ceremonial Magician Frater U:. D:. Expands on the earlier work of Austin Osman Spare by suggesting that every magic practitioner should create their own Magical Alphabet of sorts.
For instance, my go-to symbol for a bit of protection on the run is an earth invoking pentacle. If I’m feeling a little at risk or I want to protect something or someone I trace out the Earth Pentacle with my finger on a surface or on some skin
U:.D:. suggests that as you create sigils for frequently used phrases or intentions that you record them for future use as a kind of shortcut to your sigil creation process.
Do you have any go-to symbols you could call part of your magical alphabet?
Sigil magic is one of the most uniquely portable tools in your magical repertoire.
You don’t even need a pen and paper! A bit of saliva and a flat surface and you can work your magic anywhere you like. Of course in an office environment perhaps you’ll want to raid the stationery cupboard for a post-it note and a sharpie to work your magic.
And if you are in a hurry (the boss want to see you in his office, now…) don’t fret, simply go with instinct and write your need in a circle three times. Be messy, let the words over lap. In the image I’ve written “Protect me from harm” Then fold that note up into your pocket and walk into that meeting head held high.
*hint* you’ve not only created a sigil you’ve made a temporary protection amulet as well!