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One has only to think of the unfortunate development which occurred to a name like Astarte (Ishtar) in the course of centuries an erstwhile Chaldean Moon Goddess developed in the Middle Ages via the addition of the plural ending oth into a male( ) demon with the name Astaroth. Today's evocatory magicians might be in for quite a surprise or two, if, for example, a supposedly male demon like Kedemel from the Ve-nusian sphere suddenly appears before them as a female entity Quite obvious, actually,...

Chapter

Farther Exploration of the Word Method The article Austin Osman Spare and His Theory of Sigils, contained in the last chapter, has already covered the basic principles and backgrounds of sigil magic, but it could not go into more depth due to the limited space characteristic of magazine articles. Also, Spare's sigil magic has seen some further evolution during recent years, especially by English Chaos magicians as manifested in the various publications of the IOT order (IOT today The Magical...

Joy

Now I will discuss a sigil language, a canon of symbols, the particular use of which we will come to later. One possibility is to develop the chosen sigil, perhaps by applying the word method (whereby the chosen word itself serves as raw material) and combining it with the glyph of the major category. The four examples of Figure 23 clarify this process. You will observe that we are taking the basic symbol and combining it with the letters of the term. Of course, these relationships are open to...

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Charging or activating internalizing is executed as already described in chapters 1 and 3. The same rules are applicable for forgetting the operation, etc. Let us look at a second example. Two people (partners) are to be brought together by a so-called binding spell. We'll call them A and B. See Figure 17. If you work a lot with the pictorial method, you will find that soon you will want to develop your own symbolic language in order to tackle more complicated subjects. This leads us into the...

But How Does It Work

Areas Knowledge

You may have noticed that in previous explanations I frequently referred to the unconscious into which sigils are implanted, after which they start working like good fairies. The unconscious makes sure that sigils will flesh (to use Spare's own term). Regarding this incarnation, we must never forget that the sigils themselves play nothing but a secondary part in the overall process of magic. Spare even goes so far as to state that each evolutionary step has been an unconscious, literally...

Why Do Sigils In Sigil Magik Have Borders

Egyptian Magic Sigils

B) You may also form all the letters of the whole sentence (again without any repeats) into one general sigjll, avoiding the construction of several single sigils. The letter E ( ), for instance, may be seen as W ( ) as well as anM( f ). See Figures 2 With a little bit of experience, you will be able to combine steps 3 and 4 into one single operation, especially if you have developed your own personal artistic sigil style. A. O. Spare, who practiced this technique throughout all of his life,...

Angel Word Sigil Matos Spells And Magic

Astrum Argentuw or Silver Star. A magical group founded by Aleister Crowley based on the teachings of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Abramelin system A potent cabbalistic system of magic. It involves six months in prayer, following which you achieve the Knowledge and Conversation of Your Holy Guardian Angel. This angel provides information on how to control demons so that they will bring you whatever you desire. Agrippa Heniy Cornelius Theophrastus Bom-bastus Agrippa von...

Conclusion

I hope that I have provided you with ample practical hints in this brief introduction so that you can explore on your own the vast, fascinating area of sigil magic. Don't start off in a dogmatic spirit, though. Dare to experiment, make changes where you feel they may be necessary, and always aspire to develop your own techniques and methods. Sigil magic lives by the individuality of the magician generally, people who stick to every letter of laws or rules make very little progress. Even though...

Constructing Sigils With Planetary Cameas

Hagiel Sigill Square

Magical squares, or cameas, are often used as a basis for the construction of individual sigils. In fact, the traditional sigils for planetary spirits and demons have been cabbalistically construed with the help of these cameas. Since this technique belongs to yet another important branch of sigil magic and is relatively unknown, it shall be covered here. The following explanations are based on Israel Regardie's excellent bookHow to Make and Use Talismans, which contains a very clear summary,...

Sigil Matos Spells And Magic

Magick Symbols And Sigils

The Pictorial Method 51 Figure 21 for completed sigils. Of course, you may also use Hebrew letters tattwa symbols, or any geometrical symbols you pre-fer. There are very few glyphs which have not been -attributed with some meaning. But as pointed out before, you should not just copy some symbols out of books which have no life for you or are not vivid to you. Naturally, you may live in the paradigm that these ancient symbols have already developed a life of their own, having been vitalized by...

Charging Sigil With Delta Brain Wave

This would be the finished sigil or, more accurately, the sigil sentence. Activation internalizing follows the usual method. Theoretically, the several parts of the sigil may be merged and simplified even more, but this effort would hardly be justified. A simple sigil developed with the word or pictorial method would work quite as easily without all this bother. The demand for the preferably most simple end sigil finds its limitations here. Last, but not least, the Alphabet of Desire may be...

Working with Atavistic Nostalgia

The term Atavistic nostalgia is another name for a principle which plays an important part in Spare's system and which is sometimes also defined as Atavistic resurgence. We can take but a quick glance at it here, for otherwise we would be obliged to give a complete introduction into Spare's entire system, which is not the purpose of this volume. Thus, we shall concentrate on the basic structures of Atavistic nostalgia and its possible applications in practical sigil magic. The fundamental...

Are Sigils Reusable

Ion , but these symbols might equally stand for SEX for the same reasons. This leads us a bit further into the area of philosophical and psychological cognition and evaluation. If, for example, you consider LOVE as an all-embracing principle which need not necessarily be endorsed by everybody , you could perhaps choose this sigil co . HATE could then for you be its negation for example or its dissolution . For you, JOY might be the bundling of energies into , or else it could be the blowing up...

The Pictorial Method

Angelic Sigils And Meanings

As opposed to the word method and the mantri-cal spell method, the pictorial method of sigil construction demands neither language nor specifically formulated sentences of desire. Its advantage lies in the fact that you are able to use the image language of the unconscious directly, provided that you are able to transcribe precisely your sentence of desire into such images without utilizing words. Imagine that you want to heal a friend. Let us assume his name is Hank Miller and that he is...

E Alphabet of Desire

I We will now discuss one of the most fascinating Chapters of Spare's sigil magic, the Alphabet of Desire. it is also one of the more complicated and less explored areas, not the least reason for this being the desolate situation of literary sources. Spare's writings per se are very ambiguous and difficult to follow, and his exposition of the Alphabet of Desire is no exception. Even concerning his original comments we can only rely on Kenneth Grant,8 who seems intent on concealing more than he...

The Mantrical Spell Method

Png Spells And Magic

The mantrical spell method basically employs acoustic sigils. The principle of constructing mantrical sigils is quite simple the sentence of desire is transformed into a mantra devoid of any obvious sense or meaning. This may be done most easily by writing down the sentence of desire in a quasi-phonetic manner, i.e., words as spoken. This may demand some ingenuity, but any magician needs this, and, here again, practice alone makes for refinement. Let us take an example from Liber Null p. 21...

The Magical Trance Activating the Sigils

The following can be applied equally to the word and the pictorial method. Within limits, the various techniques are pertinent to the mantrical spell method as well, but this mode shall be explained separately in more detail in a later chapter. .Recommendation for a lightning-charging for people who are always in a hurry Having finished the sigil with much effort, go to bed with it. Masturbate and, during sexual climax, concentrate on the graphic sigil. If you have a well-trained imagination,...

Sigils Methods 2 Matos Spells And Magic

However, it is important that in the end the sigil is as simple as possible with the various letters recognizable even with slight difficulty . The artistic quality of the sigil is irrelevant, but for simple psychological reasons it should be obvious that you should not just scribble or doodle it in haste. You should strive to make it to the best of your abilities. The finished sigil, which in the beginning will probably take a few attempts to construe, will then be fixated. You may draw it on...

This My jo jjhjn jjfe Rjfjfajft jY fffyffi

Thus, the following letters remain T, H, I, S, M, Y, W, O, B, A, N, E, R, G, F. The sigil is created from these letters it is permissible to consider one part for example, M as a reversed W or, seen from the side, as an E. Hence, these three letters do not have to appear in the sigil three separate times. Of course, there are numerous possibilities of representation and stylization. This my wish to obtain the strength of a tiger.' Sigilized this would be

Austin Osman Spare and His Theory of Sigils

The end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century was a time characterized by radical changes and great heretics. The secret lore and the occult in general were triumphant, and there were good reasons for this the triumph of materialist positivism with its Manchester industrialism was beginning to show its first malice, resulting in social and psychological uprooting the destruction of nature had already begun to bear its first poisonous fruits. In brief, it was a time when...