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Sigils and Symbols

Sigils, Ciphers and Scripts : The History and Graphic Function of Magick Symbols : 1

by Mark Jackson

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The occult art of magical writing begins in pre-history with the creation of the two elemental signs called the dot or egg and the line, serpent or sperm.

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× Sigils, Ciphers and Scripts : The History and Graphic Function of Magick Symbols : 1

by Mark Jackson (Author)

Format:

Paperback / softback

64 pages, black & white illustrations

Publisher:Green Magic Publishing

Imprint:Green Magic Publishing

ISBN:9780956619761

Published:1 Sep 2020

Dimensions:211 x 298 x 4 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

Description

The occult art of magical writing begins in pre-history with the creation of the two elemental signs called the dot or egg and the line, serpent or sperm. These two signs are the mother and father of all other signs, symbols and letters that have come into being. The meaning and form of the two signs have been symbolically refined over the millennia by magicians.

In the form of magic letters they are signatures, literal and abstract, of the Universal forces of Creation, from whence all knowledge originates. Concisely written and richly illustrated this is the most accessible and informative book on the occult history and graphic origins of the signs, symbols, scripts and ciphers of Western Occultism.

Sigils : Illustrated Guide to The Symbols of Spirit and Thought : 2

by Mark Jackson

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Sigils are symbols designed for a specific magical purpose. They are symbolic icons that are condensed representations of more complex ideas or information. It was from astrology that the word sigil became acknowledged as an occult device with great power.

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× Sigils : Illustrated Guide to The Symbols of Spirit and Thought : 2

by Mark Jackson (Author)

Format:

Paperback / softback

194 pages, 90 b/w

Publisher:Green Magic Publishing

Imprint:Green Magic Publishing

ISBN:9781916014077

Published:17 May 2021

Dimensions:100 x 153 x 14 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Description

Sigils are symbols designed for a specific magical purpose. They are symbolic icons that are condensed representations of more complex ideas or information. It was from astrology that the word sigil became acknowledged as an occult device with great power.

Traditionally, a sigil is a line diagram symbolizing the unpronounceable name of a spirit, a form of pictorial signature of a spirit. To know the name of a spirit gives the magician the ability to command the spirit. They are a part of the ritual of ceremonial magic used for the conjuration of angels, demons and other spirits.

In more modern times, the sigil has been reinvented as a Monogram of Thought, a graphic symbol created with the sole purpose of fulfilling the magicians desired outcome, a personal desire or set of desires. The term sigil is derived from the Latin words sigilla, sigillum and signum and in terms of magic it is generally understood to mean sign, seal, signa - ture or little picture. Sigils are also called by different names like seal and pentacle.

A seal is a sigil placed in a circle, it gives the conjuror the ability to capture the spirit and command it. A pentacle is a type of talisman used in magic evocation for protection. All religious symbols count as sigils and they date back to prehistory when humans first used images to infer intent - magic will - making it possible for the creator of the sigil to receive something or make something change in the universe, themselves, in other people or to summon and control outside entities.

They were part of our ancestor's pictorial language in an age of symbolic literacy. In the ancient and classic worlds of the pre-Christian era, the term magic referred to arcane or esoteric knowledge. If someone had the knowledge to ward off illness or misfortune or gain favour with the gods by whatever means, they were considered to be a form of magician.

The ability to produce magic sigils to ward off evil, counteract the devil and offer protection from sorcerers and witches continued unabated into the early Judeo-Christian tradition. The Cross being the upmost symbol of protection. One difference between the priest and the sorcerer was that one employed magic for religious purposes whilst the other used it for their own ends.

The concept of the sigil became established during the Late Medieval and Renaissance period 1350-1700. During this time, magicians used sigils to call upon angels, demons and other spirits. Each spirit had its own sigil representing its 'essence', a sort of signature or spiritual autograph.

These are the high magic sigils associated with black magic. Magicians created and studied these symbols, publishing lists of them in magical training books called grimoires. By the beginning of the 20th century, science and rationale had played a monumental role in the re-realizing of magic practise.

Self-professed adepts such as Aleistair Crowley and Austin Osman Spare, rejected the traditions of Renaissance magic, taking the sigil out of ritual and employing them in their personal quests of mystical exploration, as symbols of intent.

Pagan Sigils : Illustrated Guide to The Non Christian Symbols of Western Occultism : 3

by Mark Jackson

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With their origins in prehistory, pagan sigils were part of our ancestor's pictorial language, created in a golden age of symbol literacy.

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× Pagan Sigils : Illustrated Guide to The Non Christian Symbols of Western Occultism : 3

by Mark Jackson (Author)

Format:

Paperback / softback

220 pages, 200 b/w

Publisher:Green Magic Publishing

Imprint:Green Magic Publishing

ISBN:9781838418564

Published:31 Jan 2022

Dimensions:147 x 209 x 17 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

Description

With their origins in prehistory, pagan sigils were part of our ancestor's pictorial language, created in a golden age of symbol literacy. Following a millennia of religious repression and demonization by the Christian church, they were rediscovered and revived in the 18th and 19th centuries. Since that time pagan sigils have functioned as a spiritual and graphic resource for the modern, Earth centered, religious movement of Neopaganism.

In the late 20th century, they were assimilated by the Counter Culture and New Age movements as symbols of ageless wisdom. Pagan sigils continue to inspire the Earth centered movements of Eco paganism.