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Sigils

A sigil is a symbol, usually composed of a complex combination of meaningful symbols or geometric figures, that has a specific magical purpose. In medieval ceremonial magic, the term was used to refer to the occult signs that were believed to represent individual angels and demons and which were used by magicians to summon and control these beings. Sigils are also commonly found in Jewish mysticism and Kabbalistic magic and are used by practitioners of what type of magic? More...
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A sigil is a symbol, usually composed of a complex combination of meaningful symbols or geometric figures, that has a specific magical purpose. In medieval ceremonial magic, the term was used to refer to the occult signs that were believed to represent individual angels and demons and which were used by magicians to summon and control these beings.
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The word must be etymologically related to Latin sigillum, signum, English seal, sign, etc.
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Sigil (magic)
Sigil (magic)
An excerpt from Sefer Raziel HaMalakh featuring various magical sigils (or סגולות, segulot, in Hebrew).

A sigil (/ˈsɪdʒəl/; pl. sigilia or sigils; from Latin sigillum "seal") is a symbol used in magic. The term has usually referred to a type of pictorial signature of a demon or other entity; in modern usage, especially in the context of chaos magic, it refers to a symbolic representation of the magician's desired outcome.
History

The term sigil derives from the Latin sigillum, meaning "seal", though it may also be related to the Hebrew סגולה (segula meaning "word, action, or item of spiritual effect, talisman"). The current use of the term is derived from Renaissance magic, which was in turn inspired by the magical traditions of antiquity.

In medieval ceremonial magic, the term sigil was commonly used to refer to occult signs which represented various angels and demons which the magician might summon. The magical training books called grimoires often listed pages of such sigils. A particularly well-known list is in The Lesser Key of Solomon, in which the sigils of the 72 princes of the hierarchy of hell are given for the magician's use. Such sigils were considered to be the equivalent of the true name of the spirit and thus granted the magician a measure of control over the beings.

A common method of creating the sigils of certain spirits was to use kameas (magic squares) — the names of the spirits were converted to numbers, which were then located on the magic square. The locations were then connected by lines, forming an abstract figure.[1]

The use of symbols for magical or cultic purposes has been widespread since at least the Neolithic era. Some examples from other cultures include the yantra from Hindu tantra, historical runic magic among the Germanic peoples, or the use of veves in Voudon.
Modern usage
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 not been rigorously defined. Sigils are used for spells as well as for the creation of thoughtforms.

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.

A "hypersigil" is an extended work of art with magical meaning and willpower, created using adapted processes of sigilization. The term was popularized (if not coined) by Grant Morrison. His comic book series The Invisibles was intended as a hypersigil.[2]
See also

Amulet
Charm
Diabolical signature
Red string (Kabbalah)

References

^ Greer, John Michael (2003). The New Encyclopedia of The Occult. Llewellyn Worldwide. p. 438. ISBN 1-56718-336-0.
^ Morrison, Grant (2003). "POP MAGIC!". In Richard, Metzger. Book of Lies: The Disinformation Guide to Magick and the Occult. New York, NY: The Disinformation Company. ISBN 0-9713942-7-X. "The 'hypersigil' or 'supersigil' develops the sigil concept beyond the static image and incorporates elements such as characterization, drama, and plot. The hypersigil is a sigil extended through the fourth dimension. My own comic book series The Invisibles was a six-year long sigil in the form of an occult adventure story which consumed and recreated my life during the period of its composition and execution. The hypersigil is an immensely powerful and sometimes dangerous method for actually altering reality in accordance with intent. Results can be remarkable and shocking."

The Book of Pleasure. Austin Osman Spare ISBN 1-872189-58-X
Liber Null and Psychonaut. Peter Carroll ISBN 0-87728-639-6

Witchcraft and magic
Types

African witchcraft
Vodun Witch smeller Asian witchcraft
Kulam Australasian witchcraft
Makutu European witchcraft
Akelarre Benandanti Brujería Cunning folk Seiðr Völva White witch Witch-cult hypothesis North American witchcraft
Granny woman Hoodoo Huna Pow-wow Santería Vodou Voodoo South American witchcraft Contemporary witchcraft
Feri Tradition Kitchen witchcraft Stregheria Wicca

Practices

Animism Coven Demon Divination Entheogen Familiar spirit Flying ointment Jinn Magic Necromancy Occultism Poppet Potions Satanic ritual abuse Satanism Shamanism Sigils Spiritism Spiritualism Witch ball Witch's ladder

Objects

Amulet Cloak of invisibility Magic carpet Magic ring Magic sword Talisman Wand

Folklore and mythology

Agamede Aradia Baba Yaga Circe Drude Elbow witch Hecate Huld Kalku Medea Obayifo Sea witch Sorginak Spearfinger Three Witches Witch of Endor

Major historic treatises

Formicarius Malleus Maleficarum Summis desiderantes affectibus

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Modern Chaos magic practitioners have adopted a technique first devised by Austin Osman Spare to create new Sigils which represent thought forms and actions the Magician wants to put into affect in the real world. In this technique the wizard first focuses on a thought, he then puts that into words, in the next stage he takes out all the vowels and repeating alphabets in the sentence and forms a single word. He now uses his creativity and imagination to arrange those alphabets into a symbol, he has now created new Sigil.

This modern technique though may be useful to some extent it is not as powerful, firstly because the language mostly used is simple English and then it is further altered to form the Sigil. That is why it is recommended to use ancient Sigils which were formed by more basic forms of language and maths, as this is nearer to the origin and hence more powerful.

Chaos Magick Relies on Using Focused Energy to Disrupt the Universe




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