Having used the following methods to great success, I must still emphasize my approach as being a mere guideline with plenty of room left for personal interpretation and experimentation. Historically the magician has called upon the services of entities of his own manufacture in order to render services ranging from the benevolent to the malefic. It would seem the approaches to their creation have varied as widely as their specific purpose. I offer the following as a personal approach to their manufacture.
To begin, I have found it useful to incorporate what I call a skeletal sigil as the first step in the construction. Continue reading
These pages detail an ancient form of magick that have been updated for modern practitioners. It incorporates the use of magick squares and sigils for a more focused intent in spell work. Magick squares are used to draw in the influences of their corresponding planet. Bear in mind that with any work of magick the inclusion of universal forces should be in harmony with your intent. Continue reading
Ok, so you haven’t read Liber Null, Practical Sigil Magic, The Grey Book, Visual Magick, or anything else on sigil magick, and don’t have any money and/or hate books anyway. May this brief bit of fluff aid you in some way.
Sigilization, or sigil magick, is generally attributed to Austin Osman Spare. I feel he got the idea from drawing up monograms as a child, or perhaps from looking at watermarks on paper.
End of History Section.
The general idea is that magick functions on a subconscious or deep mind level, and that the logical or discursive mind only hinders the manifestation of results. It does this by 1) “Lust of Result,” and 2) constantly denying the possibility of manifestation — i.e., “I can’t get laid ‘cos I’m a bastard!,” or “I’m stupid and clumsy and have no social graces, therefore I can’t be a waiter, even though I really really want to be one.” There are other reasons, but I’m not going to go into them here. Continue reading
Servitors, psychodynamics and models of magick
Chaos magick, at least if approached by through the Internet and conversation with chaos magicians, can appear a sprawling, contradictory mess of techniques to the newcomer. The relativistic stance of chaos magick, and it’s apparent lack of a unifying template can appear both morally disturbing and intellectually frustrating, especially to occultists coming to it from more traditional paths. Continue reading
Sigils, servitors and god-forms are three magical techniques that chaos magicians use to actualize magical intentions. Sigils are magical spells developed and activated to achieve a specific, fairly well defined and often limited end. Servitors are entities created by a magician and charged with certain functions. Godforms are complex belief structures, often held by a number of people, with which a magician interacts in order to actualize fairly broad magical intentions. These three techniques are not quite as distinct as these definitions would suggest, they tend to blur into one another. The purpose of this essay is to explain these magical tools, indicate their appropriateness for different types of magical intentions, and show how these tools relate to the general theories of chaos magick and of Dzog Chen, a form of Tibetan Buddhism.