House Protection Sigil

A protection sigil is an original and artistic creation, produced by elaborating a phrase that expresses a magical intention. It is created to give you the protection against any harm – a physical one or something more abstract like evil forces and energies sent your way from an enemy. How can protection sigils help? House protection (inside the home): use as a piece of chalk. Going around the house clockwise, etch the sign of the cross on either side of the door, above the door and on the threshold. When doing the windows–do above, below, and both sides of the window. Do this with all doors and all windows of the home. This particular ritual requires walking the perimeter of the space to be warded. If you are a homeowner and you’d like to ward your entire lot, you will need to walk the borders of your property line outside your home. If you are warding an entire house, you may choose to walk the exterior perimeter as opposed to the interior. Sigil magic and candle magic work exceptionally well together. Carve your sigil onto the candle and then let it burn away completely to slowly and powerfully release the energy of your spell. Because white candles can be used in place of any other colour that your spell states, these white beeswax tapers are great to have around the house. House Rentals in Strasbourg: View Tripadvisor's 975 unbiased reviews, 6,663 photos and great deals on Strasbourg House Rentals.

Symbols of Witchcraft and Paganism
The Pentagram is the Sacred Symbol of The Witch
Frequently confused symbols:
Pentagram - The Pentacle - Inverted Pentagram - Sigil of Baphomet

There are many symbols for many purposes, healing, protection, curse, luck, life love. We will take a look at many of these symbols including the Eye of Horus and the All-Seeing eye in greater detail.
A PentagramThe Pentagram
A pentagram is a five pointed star and represent the 5 Elements, Wind, Water, Earth, Fire, and Spirit. It is one of the most powerful and ancient symbols in human history. The earliest images of pentagrams have been found scratched into stone age caves, on the walls of Neolithic caves, in Babylonian drawings, it is found in almost every ancient culture and in all four corners of the world. The Pentagram is believed to be from the star shaped pattern formed by the the planet Venus in its journey through the sky as watched by ancient astronomers.

The Pentagram has a long and complex history as a religious symbol. It is one of the most powerful symbols in human history.

The earliest images of pentagrams have been found scratched into stone age caves. It has appeared in almost every ancient culture including the Mayans and in countries as far apart as India, China, and Egypt. It has been found scratched on the walls of Neolithic caves and in Babylonian drawings. Hebrew scriptures are abundant with references to pentagrams.

The Pentagram appears in many ancient writings including the Hebrew scriptures which are abundant with references to the pentagram. To the Greeks and Babylonians where it was used greatly, the Pentagram stood for magical energies. The Greeks thought it had magical properties and called it the Pentalpha. The five-point star has also been known as the star of Isis

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The pentagram was used extensively in Greece and Babylonia. To the Greeks and Babylonians, the pentagram stood for magical energies and associations. Greeks who thought it had magical properties called it the pentalpha. Found scrawled in caves of ancient Babylonia, the five pointed star was believed to be copied from the star shaped pattern formed by the the planet Venus in its journey through the sky.
For a time, a pentagram was the official seal of the city of Jerusalem and it is reputed to be a powerful symbol against evil, and, if worn, shields the wearer. Before Christianity tainted the symbol it was worn or adorned on clothing showing off without fear the wearers practice of witchcraft freely. Those who wore a pentagram or showed a pentagram adorned on their clothing would show off without fear their practice of witchcraft freely.
One point up - Positive / Light: used for granting good luck, health, protection, etc.

The Pentacle

A Pentacle which is a Pentagram within a circle

A pentagram enclosed within a circle becomes a pentacle, although pentacles do not always contain pentagrams. It has been known under many different names including 'The Druid's Root', 'The Witches Star' & 'The Pentalpha.'

The pentacle is sometimes also known as the 'Endless Knot' as it should always be always drawn in one continuous line

A pentacle is considered an amulet that is used for magical invocations, rituals, and spells. The pentacle is meant to be a symbol with which the spirit draws upon for added strength and energies for these spells and rituals. It is said a pentacle crafted from silver binds the energy of the Moon and gold it binds the energy of the Sun.
In most Pagan and Witchcraft traditions it symbolizes the element Earth. The five-point star has also been known as the star of Isis. A Pentacle symbol should be your first acquisition being worn at all times for protection.

Inverted Pentagram within a circle becomes an inverted Pentacle
An inverted Pentagram within a circle becomes an inverted PentacleNOTE: This is NOT the Satanist symbol.
The Sigil of Baphomet is actually the official symbol of the Church of Satan.

An inverted pentagram in a circle is an inverted pentacle. As the name describes, inverted depicts single point is aligned down and the two points of the star are aligned up. It has long been associated with evil, but that is where there is a lot of misinformation. It is a different symbol, the Sigil of Baphomet with the half man half goat in the symbol which the 'Satanists' adopted and has nothing to do with Witchcraft, especially as Satan is a Christian manifestation and We do not believe in Christ or Satan.
It is not as simple as good vs. evil at all. It signifies a different outlook on life. The upright pentagram is more about becoming, where as the inverted pentagram is more about being. The inverted Pentagram draws on different energies, two points up - Negative / Chaos: used for breaking barriers, dismissing bad luck, a new beginning.

All Seeing Eye

All-seeing Eye
Generally considered as a symbol of the watchful and protective power of the Supreme Being, the all-seeing eye of God or the Eye of Providence is a symbol showing an eye which is surrounded by rays of light and usually enclosed by a triangle.

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It is found in many eras and cultures and the popular interpretation is it's representation that the eye is of God or another Entity that is considered in a solar or heavenly context, is watching over all of humankind.
Often used in divination, hexes, curses, psychic control and all corruption are worked through this emblem. This is often considered to be the symbol of the Illuminati. Some also believe it to be the eye of Lucifer but this is just conspiracy at its worst.

Udjat - Eye of Horus

Egyptian Eye of Horus or Udjat
The Udjat, or Eye of Horus, an ancient Egyptian symbol, is traditionally considered a symbol of power with many meanings on many different levels, is a very powerful symbol. Its deepest meaning concerns the inner level of man’s consciousness, or Soul, and the intimate relationship of that consciousness to the world which is observed. It is believed to have a protective aura and healing powers but is also associated with rebirth.
is depicted as a human eye and eyebrow as if looking directly at them. The eye is then decorated with the markings that resemble those on the eyes of hawks. Traditionally it is the right eye that is shown although the left is not uncommon. This is probably because of another myth that say that the eye were from the Sky God, The right eye was the they eye of the sun and the left eye was the eye of the moon, but as the sun was seen as more powerful that was the reason the right eye is usually shown more.

It was a popular funerary amulet to give protection in the next world - one was found on the mummy of Tutankhamun.

Hexagram

The Hexagram, in magic it is considered the most evil of all symbols used mainly with dark magic
It is one of the most potent symbols used in the working of the powers of darkness. Mainly used to work dark magic.

The hexagram is thought to be the most evil and most powerful of all symbols in witchcraft and the occult, it consists of 6 sides, 6 points and 6 smaller triangles, thus 666.

The hexagram is considered to be Satan's most powerful symbol. The hexagram is used mainly in witchcraft to conjure demons to the world making them appear in this dimension to do the bidding of the witch.

According to former Satanist, Bill Schnoebelen, “a hexagram must be present to call forth a demon” and ” it is a very powerful tool to invoke Satan”. In fact the word hex, as “to put a hex on someone” derives from the word hexagram.

Other General Pagan Symbols
A chart showing the most common Pagan symbols and some lesser known ones

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Goetic seals from the Lesser Key of Solomon

A sigil (/ˈsɪəl/; pl. sigilla or sigils) is a type of symbol used in ritual magic. The term has usually referred to a type of pictorial signature of a Jinn or other entity. In modern usage, especially in the context of chaos magic, sigil refers to a symbolic representation of the practitioner's desired outcome.

History[edit]

72 seals from the Lesser Key of Solomon

The term sigil derives from the Latinsigillum, meaning 'seal'.[1]

In medieval ceremonial magic, the term sigil was commonly used to refer to occult signs which represented various angels and demons which the witch might summon.[1] 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.[2]

An excerpt from Sefer Raziel HaMalakh featuring various magical sigils (or סגולות, segulot, in Hebrew).

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.[3]

The word sigil... has a long history in Western magic. The members of the Golden Dawn were perfectly familiar with it (″combining the letters, the colours, the attributions and their Synthesis, thou mayest build up a telesmatic Image of a Force. The Sigil shall then serve thee for the tracing of a Current which shall call into action a certain Elemental Force″) and it was used in the making of talismans. The sigil was like a signature or sign of an occult entity.[4]

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 Hindutantra, historical runic magic among the Germanic peoples, or the use of veves in Voudon.

Austin Osman Spare[edit]

The artist and occultist Austin Osman Spare developed his own unique method of creating and using sigils, which has had a huge effect on modern occultism. Essentially, Spare turned the Medieval practice of using sigils to evoke entities on its head, arguing that such supernatural beings were simply complexes in the unconscious, and could be actively created through the process of sigilization.[5][4]

The big difference with Spare's method was that he dispensed with pre-existing esoterica and external beliefs, so the sigils were no longer for controlling traditional demons, angels and what-have-you, but instead for controlling forces in the unconscious psyche of the individual operator.[4]

Spare's technique became a cornerstone of chaos magic.[6] It also influenced the artist Brion Gysin, who experimented with combining Spare's sigil method with the traditional form of magic squares:

Calligraphic magick squares were one of the techniques most commonly applied by Gysin. He would reduce a name or an idea to a 'glyph' and then write across the paper from right to left, turn the paper and do the same again, and so on, turning the paper around and around to create a multi-dimensional grid... The same techniques and consciously driven functional intention also permeated his paintings. In a very real sense, everything he created was an act of sorcery.[7]

Chaos magic[edit]

A modern personal sigil.
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In chaos magic, following Spare, sigils are most commonly created by writing out the intention, then condensing the letters of the statement down to form a sort of monogram. The chaos magician then uses the gnostic state to 'launch' or 'charge' the sigil – essentially bypassing the conscious mind to implant the desire in the unconscious.[8][6] To quote Ray Sherwin:

The magician acknowledges a desire, he lists the appropriate symbols and arranges them into an easily visualised glyph. Using any of the gnostic techniques he reifies the sigil and then, by force of will, hurls it into his subconscious from where the sigil can begin to work unencumbered by desire.[8]

After charging the sigil, it is considered necessary to repress all memory of it: in the words of Spare, there should be 'a deliberate striving to forget it'.[5]

In modern chaos magic, when a complex of thoughts, desires and intentions gains such a level of sophistication that it appears to operate autonomously from the magician's consciousness, as if it were an independent being, then such a complex is referred to as a servitor.[9][10] When such a being becomes large enough that it exists independently of any one individual, as a form of 'group mind', then it is referred to as an egregore.[11][12]

Later chaos magicians have expanded on the basic sigilization technique. Grant Morrison coined the term hypersigil to refer to an extended work of art with magical meaning and willpower, created using adapted processes of sigilization. His comic book series The Invisibles was intended as such a hypersigil.[6] Morrison has also argued that modern corporate logos like 'the McDonald's Golden Arches, the Nike swoosh and the Virgin autograph' are a form of viral sigil:

Corporate sigils are super-breeders. They attack unbranded imaginative space. They invade Red Square, they infest the cranky streets of Tibet, they etch themselves into hairstyles. They breed across clothing, turning people into advertising hoardings... The logo or brand, like any sigil, is a condensation, a compressed, symbolic summoning up of the world of desire which the corporation intends to represent... Walt Disney died long ago but his sigil, that familiar, cartoonish signature, persists, carrying its own vast weight of meanings, associations, nostalgia and significance.[6]

See also[edit]

House Protection Sigil Chart

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References[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ abWeschcke, Carl Llewellyn & Slate, Joe H. The Llewellyn Complete Book of Psychic Empowerment
  2. ^Lemegeton Clavicula Salomonis: The Lesser Key of Solomon, Detailing the Ceremonial Art of Commanding Spirits Both Good and Evil; ed. Joseph H. Peterson; Weiser Books, Maine; 2001. p.xi-xvii
  3. ^Greer, John Michael (2003). The New Encyclopedia of The Occult. Llewellyn Worldwide. p. 438. ISBN1-56718-336-0.
  4. ^ abcBaker, Phil. Austin Osman Spare
  5. ^ abSpare, Austin Osman. The Book of Pleasure
  6. ^ abcdMorrison, Grant. Pop Magic!
  7. ^P-Orridge, Genesis. Magick Squares and Future Beats
  8. ^ abSherwin, Ray. The Book of Results
  9. ^Hine, Phil. Prime Chaos
  10. ^Marik. Servitors
  11. ^Rysen, Fenwick The Fluid Continuum
  12. ^Emerson, Gabriel. Egregore Definition Compilation
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Sources[edit]

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  • The Book of Pleasure. Austin Osman SpareISBN1-872189-58-X
  • Liber Null and Psychonaut. Peter CarrollISBN0-87728-639-6
  • Baker, Phil (2011). Austin Osman Spare: The Life and Legend of London's Lost Artist. Strange Attractor. ISBN9781907222016.
  • Emerson, Gabriel (1997). 'Egregore Definition Compilation'. Chaos Matrix. Retrieved June 7, 2018.
  • Hine, Phil (1998). Prime Chaos: Adventures in Chaos Magic. New Falcon Publications. ISBN9781609255299.
  • Marik (1998). 'Servitors: Part Two of Sigils, Servitors, and Godforms'. Chaos Matrix. Retrieved June 7, 2018.
  • Morrison, Grant (2003). 'Pop Magic!'. In Metzger, Richard (ed.). Book of Lies: The Disinformation Guide to Magick and the Occult. Red Wheel Weiser. ISBN9780971394278.
  • P-Orridge, Genesis (2003). 'Magick Squares and Future Beats'. In Metzger, Richard (ed.). Book of Lies: The Disinformation Guide to Magick and the Occult. Red Wheel Weiser. ISBN9780971394278.
  • Peterson, Joseph H. (ed.), The Lesser Key of Solomon: Lemegeton Clavicula Salomonis (York Beach, ME: Weiser Books, 2001). Considered 'the definitive version'
  • Rysen, Fenwick (1999). 'The Fluid Continuum --or-- What the f***'s an Egregore?'. Chaos Matrix. Retrieved June 7, 2018.
  • Sherwin, Ray (1992). The Book of Results. Revelations 23 Press. ISBN9781874171003.
  • Spare, Austin Osman (2013). The Book of Pleasure: The Psychology of Ecstasy. Lulu Press. ISBN9781105502996.
  • Weschcke, Carl Llewellyn; Slate, Joe H. (2011). The Llewellyn Complete Book of Psychic Empowerment: A Compendium of Tools & Techniques for Growth & Transformation. Llewellyn Worldwide. ISBN9780738729862.
  • White, Gordon (2012). 'Magic Secrets as Taught by Robot Fish'. Rune Soup. Retrieved June 7, 2018.
  • White, Gordon (2010). 'Shoaling: Making Sigil Magic more Awesome Since 2010'. Rune Soup. Retrieved June 7, 2018.
  • El, Moorpheus (2011). 'Secret of Secrets: Reality is Programmable'. Matrix-Five. Retrieved August 28, 2011.

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