Anonymous said: You might have gotten this before, but how do you charge and/or launch sigils? I'm really confused.
There’s a lot of varying ways.
There are some people who say you can just look at a sigil and say “This sigil is charged.”
There are others who say you have to give a drop of blood (JUST A DROP, don’t drown the poor thing in your blood) and that charges it.
There are some people who have whole rituals dedicated to activating sigils.
And there are others who say that you charge sigils while making them by pouring your intent and energy into them.
And I heard another person say that sigils could only be charged by you making it and memorising the sigil’s form (concentrate on it, meditate on it) until it “flows” in your very blood.
So, it’s all up to you.
Followers, if I missed anything or got anything wrong, let me know.
In essence, make and launch three or four sigils at once. More than two, less than seven, an odd number or a sacred number works best. Include among the sigils one that is likely to be true. Better yet, as Gordon explains, include a sigil that you, through your own action, can actively bring to fruition (“have coffee tomorrow morning”). The fact that one of the sigils is thus activated, completed, and the claim gets processed by the universe means that the others on your “to do” list are more likely to get done. It’s quite clever.
Also, he has a master post on sigil magic that is exceptionally good, like head and shoulders taller than anything else on sigils I’ve ever read. Pretty much everything he’s written about sigils is useful.
This simple little ritual is often the very first that neophytes in the Golden Dawn tradition will learn. It’s effect is mild, and it is often said that it is set preliminary to more dynamic rituals in order to center the magician in the working. I agree with this whole-heartedly. In my experience, it helps not only to center me, energetically, but to help me center my focus entirely on the following ritual rather than get caught up in whatever mundane worries that exist outside of the operation.
As always, the symbolism is not quite apparent, yet painfully obvious to the astute Kabalah student.
I’m sort of involved in a new blogging project. This was the first entry, by Soror-dxm.