Monday, June 24, 2013
Magic Monday, Creating a Sigil
Sigils are symbols created from words with magical intent. When creating a sigil, one must first decide exactly what it is one wants in order for the sigil to work properly. A sigil must be created entirely by pen/pencil, paper, intent and then forgotten. It must be forgotten in order for the magical symbol to work. The first step, besides figuring out exactly what you're trying to accomplish, is to write down your intent. It must be written in a positive way.
Take a piece of paper and a pen or pencil and write a sentence of what it is you want. Make sure there is no ambiguity about what you write, your intent must be crystal clear. It is said that the reason for such clarity is because the subconscious mind will remember a symbol better than words and giving the most specific meaning to that image will give the sigil a better chance at achieving its magical goal. For example, lets say you need extra money to buy a new pair of shoes. Now this is a grossly simplified example but it proves the point none the less. You would write:
IT IS MY WILL TO EARN ENOUGH MONEY TO BUY A NEW PAIR OF SHOES
Now scan the sentence and cross out any repeating letters until you're left with a list a random letters from your original sentence. From this sentence it should read like:
Now take those letters and create a image with them. Put them together in any fashion you like and play with them until you have a stylized symbol that looks nothing like the sentence you originally started with. Simplify and style your image and find creative ways to add your letters to the symbol where there might already be another letter. For example, add an E in with an F, or an I with an H. Feel free to play with your symbol as much as you want until you are satisfied with how your sigil looks. The symbol above is of a sigil I created to give you an idea.
Now you must empower your sigil with what you desire. There are different ways to accomplish this. I suggest meditating with your sigil and saying out loud what it stands for. You may wish to do a short ritual with candles and incense or if you're creating your sigil in a hurry, simply visualize the symbols meaning while holding it in your hands. Whichever way works best for you as long as its charged with the magical purpose it should serve.
The last step is to forget your sigil and its meaning. This is a crucial step to making sure it works. After its charged, burn the paper the sigil is drawn onto and all other words/letters stating what it means. Burn your paper and then simply forget about it. Move on with your day or start another project to help you forget about it. This will help your subconscious mind to remember the symbol and not the words used to create it. Sigils are fairly easy to create and act as great magical tools. I hope you enjoy crafting your own empowered magical sigil!
Posted by Tara at 4:21 AM