Tools of the Trade ~ a Witches Sigil ~
Sigil Magic is a widely used form of magical spellcasting, common to many cultures throughout history. Norse Bind-runes, Arabic charms and the Kabballist's Khem are historic examples of using a written alphabet as a way of devising magical talismans.
Sigils are used for spells as well as for the creation of thoughtforms.
A WITCHES SIGIL
THE ABOVE SIGIL IS USED PRIMAIRALY FOR WRITING ON CANDLES, SECRET LETTERS AD COMPILING SECRET SPELLS, RITES OR RITUALS. IT KEEPS PRYING EYES FROM SEEING.
THESE ARE SO EASY TO MAKE WITH A SLICE OF WOOD AND A WOOD BURNING TOOL. YOU CAN THEN LEAVE IT NATURAL OR VARNISH IT.
YOU CAN ALSO MAKE ONE AS A PAGE IN YOUR
A PIECE OF CARDBOARD AND PEN. CAN BE USED AND COVER IT WITH A CARD SEALER. IT CAN BE AS LARGE AS A ROOM PAINTED IN A DESIGN ON A HARD WOOD FLOOR, OR AS SMALL AS A CREDIT CARD AND KEPT IN YOUR POCKET.
1starting in the upper right hand side start your (a) and continue around ending with (m) in the outer row
2then start again with (n) in the second row ending with (u)
3in the third row you put in the last 5 letters (v) through (z).
How to Make Tools of the Trade ~ a Witches Sigil ~
- Simply begin at the circle, and follow the line to each letter to spell out your desires. The one in the center is "health" and the one on the bottom is "joy." This can be used during the circle casting part of your ritual to write the names of the four elements at each point of your circle, to write your goals of the spell, etc. It can be used alone, or with the spoken chants and spells that extra power
- Differences from traditional use
- Unlike with traditional sigils, whose creators made use of traditional lore passed down from generations or from books, modern users often create sigils entirely themselves and devise individual means of "charging" them with metaphysical power.
- Modern sigils may appear in any medium—physical, virtual, or mental. Visual symbols are the traditional, and presumably still most popular, form, but the use other's are sometimes found in magick.
- A modern personal sigil
- In modern uses, the concept was mostly popularized by Austin Osman Spare, who published a method by which the words of a statement of intent are reduced into an abstract design; the sigil is then charged with the will of the creator. Spare's technique, now known as sigilization, has become a core element of chaos magic. The inherently individualistic nature of chaos magic leads most chaos magicians to prepare and cast (or "charge") sigils in unique ways, as the process of sigilization has never been rigorously defined. The magician is expected to "fill in the blank spots" by himself or herself.