Casting a sigil over Belfast…

27 Aug

I’ve progressed my sigil experiment further by attempting to cast a giant sigil over Belfast. The Sigil in Question has a diameter of approximately 1.2 Kilometres and encapsulates the desire to meet interesting people in the area upon which it has been cast. To cast this Sigil I first took a map of Belfast, a piece of OHP transparency film and a red marker pen. I placed the OHP film on the map and began to consider which area of Belfast I would like the sigil to cover. I eventually settled on an area of south Belfast. I shifted the OHP film around the map and deliberated some more over precisely which bits of the area of south Belfast I was now looking at that I wanted the sigil to cover. After much deliberation I cast the sigil using the map, the OHP and a red pen to aid with my visualisation. What I found most interesting about placing this object upon Belfast is that it is essentially placing a large psychic circuit over the city, which will redistribute psychic energy in a way to bring about more interesting interrelations, not just for me but for everyone living in these areas.
The most Northern point of the sigil rests at the junction of Rugby road and University St. The Most Easterly point lies in the Ormeau Park. The most Southern point is located on the Anadale embankment between the Kings Bridge and the Governors Bridge. The most Western point lies at the Malone road end of the Wellington Park road. What is interesting about the position of the sigil is the area and things it encompasses: the lines of the sigil cross some significant landmarks in Belfast, some of which can be used to energise it without too much effort from me. This is no accident.
The lower left hand line of the sigil, which is the only part that extends outside the circle, begins at Edgehill College. This line then runs up through the Ulster museum to join one of two major lines of the sigil, which runs directly through the main hall entrance of Queens University. This part of the building used to be an old Masonic lodge. This is testified to by the original tiling that still remains on the floor. This line runs from here down through the theological college and out onto the lower Ormeau road. Another part of the Sigil encompasses the building that currently houses SARC, which is a world-class musical research facility owned and ran by Queens University. Other lines in the sigil pass directly through the holy lands, the area where all the students live. The amount of fervour (religious, academic, hedonistic and otherwise) contained in these areas generates enough psychic energy to really boost my working. I also believe that the presence of the river lagan in the middle of sigil will really help to flush any bad energy out of the sigil diffusing it and carrying it out to sea. While doing this, the river will also simultaneously exert a subtle calming and relaxing effect on the area the sigil covers, thus making those who live and work in these areas feel a little bit more relaxed and happy. Have a look at the photograph attached to this blog entry to see exactly where the sigil covers.
All in all I think the sigil is a very positive thing. I will be interested to see if/how it works. The one thing I’ve left to do is destroy the image of the original sigil. I’m going to do this by tying it to a helium balloon and releasing it. I’m going to do this in the Ormeau Park, on the edge of the sigil I cast. I might even wear my Wizards hat as it is a special occasion.

sigil I cast over Belfast

sigil I cast over Belfast

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2 Responses to “Casting a sigil over Belfast…”

  1. Lumi December 24, 2008 at 8:07 pm #

    wouldnt it have been better to try and utilise the shapes of streets/natural features etc…??
    VERY intersting blog by the way.. am enjoying reading:)

  2. psychonautic December 26, 2008 at 5:31 pm #

    Thanks for your kind words! I can understand why you would suggest such a thing, but for this sigil in particular I was more interested in working with the subtle socio-political gradients in the psychogeopgraphy of the city, rather than its physical form. That said I have been working on reverse engineering a couple of sigils that are embedded in the cities architecture, but I’ll post more on this in the new year.

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