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Grant Morrison, MBE (born 31 January 1960) is a Scottish comic book writer, playwright and practicing Occultist who is known for his nonlinear. Collection of works on Chaos Magick. (Mateo Sol) Sigils. I am enchanted by the simplicity and power of these little magical symbols. Sigils help you to achieve goals, co-create your reality, self-actualize your potential and fulfill.

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.

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]

List Of Sigils And Meanings

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:

Chaos magic 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]

Look up sigil in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.
Wikimedia Commons has media related to Sigils.

References[edit]

How To Use Sigils

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

Sources[edit]

  • 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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Edit: This article is out of date. Explanations for all features can now be found in the web-app itself by clicking on the symbol from within whatever section you want to know about.

The chaos magick sigil generator allows you to generate sigils using a variety of different methods and setting! Click the button to begin, or scroll down to read about how it works.

How to use the chaos magick sigil generator:

Select one of the methods below:

  • Sigils
  • Mantras
  • Other

Under construction:

  • Guidelines/Number display
  • Rose cross
  • New methods and functions

Kamea Method

To use the Chaos Magick Sigil Generator using the number square method just type in your phrase, then use the controls to:

  • [no-vowels] Removes vowels
  • [no-repeat] Removes repeated letters
  • [→] Direction repeats are removed in
  • [sigil] Pick the color of the sigil
  • [bg] Pick the color of the background
  • [square] Choose your number square (more coming soon)

Number squares currently available:
(Click the [?] while using the generator for help choosing the right kamea)

Now supports Hebrew!

Witch’s Sigil Wheel

You can read more about the Witch’s Sigil Wheel here. It’s like a magic square, but well, circular. It also has it’s own traditions and quirks.

Word Method

To use the Chaos Magick Sigil Generator using the word method just type in your phrase, then use the controls to:

  • [no-vowels] Removes vowels
  • [no-repeat] Removes repeated letters
  • [→] Direction repeats are removed in
  • [show controls] Hides the skew and rotate transform tools when you are done transforming letters

While “show controls” option is on, use the mouse to click on the transform and rotate controls around each letter. Move them around however you want to create a sigil from the combined letters.

Musical Method

To use the Chaos Magick Sigil Generator using the musical method just type in your phrase, then use the controls to:

  • [no-vowels] Removes vowels
  • [no-repeat] Removes repeated letters
  • [→] Direction repeats are removed in
  • [pitch] moves the notes higher or lower on the staff

Create Your Own Sigil

  1. Play in whatever cleff you want depending on your instrument.
  2. Play the notes in whatever time and key signatures sound the best to your taste.
  3. Adjust the length of the note and ad rests to your taste.
  4. Charge it however you’d like. You could play it over and over like a mantra, or sneak it into a larger piece of music to get it stuck in people’s heads.

If you are seeing something like “=N=L=I=G=H=G=” instead of a musical staff, the embedded webfonts aren’t loading for you.

Try a refresh or give it a few more moments before digging deeper into your web browsers capabilities or switching browsers.

Kuji Kuri Method

To use the Chaos Magick Sigil Generator using the Kuji Kuri method just type in your phrase, then use the controls to:

Chaos Magic Sigils

  • [no-vowels] Removes vowels
  • [no-repeat] Removes repeated letters
  • [→] Direction repeats are removed in

You can use these by performing the hand gestures and/or reciting the mantra.

Read more about Kuji Kuri here. It’s a real thing even though you also see it in Naruto.

Bikram Yoga Sequence

Type in your phrase, using the controls to:

  • [no-vowels] Removes vowels
  • [no-repeat] Removes repeated letters
  • [→] Direction repeats are removed in

This will output a sequence of Bikram Yoga postures you can do while meditating similarly to a mantra.

Lenny Bruce 9 Dirty Words

Create a mantra from the 9 words Lenny Bruce was arrested for saying in 1966 😀

Gematria

To use the Chaos Magick Sigil Generator using the Gematria just type in your phrase and choose which cipher to use.

You’ll get the number and below it the reduction.

You can find GoN1 meanings here. More to come.

Chaos Magick Sigil Making

Cartomancy

Choose which deck you want to use.

Decks begin in order. Unless you want to view them in order click “shuffle”

Sigil of chaos

At any point after dealing you can also shuffle the remaining cards that are undealt.

Shuffling only shuffles the deck you currently have selected.

Click “draw” to lay a card down from the deck you have currently selected.

You can change decks and continue drawing if you want to use more than one type of deck in a spread.

Use the ↑↓ checkbox to decide if you want to view reversed cards or not (determined during shuffle).

Click restart to clear the table and order all the decks.

You can find The Forty Servants meanings here.

Dreamachine

Epilepsy warning, flashing lights!

You can use the Hz setting to fine tune the speed of the strobe, then just close your eyes, place your phone over your eyelids, and wait for the visions.

Alternatively, you can use a VR headset, they are cheap af.

About Chaos Magick Sigils

Magick Sigils are commonly used in Chaos Magick to bypass the conscious mind and let the subconscious mind do the work without your mind’s natural filters working against you. According to Peter J. Carroll’s Liber Null, they are created using one of 3 methods, the word method, the pictorial method, or the mantrical method.

The pictorial method
Generating a chaos magic sigil using the pictorial method is freehand so this tool does not help with the pictorial method. You might try MS Paint or Photoshop for that, or a pencil and paper. To create a chaos magick sigil using the pictorial method you draw a rough picture of what you want and minimize the elements of the picture until you arrive at a simple symbol.

The word method
Generating a chaos magick sigil using the word method you will start with a phrase of desire like “I want to win a million dollars” (always stated in the positive, not the negative, because the subconscious mind often ignores words like “not” which can cause you to get the opposite of what you intend). Then you eliminate the letters that appear twice and either arrange them into a symbol.

The mantrical method
Generating a chaos magick sigil using the mantrical method, you start out just like the word method but arrange the letters into a mantra instead of a symbol.

(Some practitioners also remove the vowels so that is also an option)

The Magic Square method
Your phrase is converted into numbers and then traced out on a planetary number square called a kamea. Different planetary kameas are used depending on what you hope to accomplish.