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Sigil working

12 Jan

After my last post I have spent some time thinking. I decided that I will go ahead with the work at hand. The best way to approach this work, for me, was to create a series of sigils. I then mapped these sigils onto the specific area of Belfast where I felt they needed to be cast. I did this because I wanted to clearly visualise them in my head, as they make up nodes in one larger sigil that I am casting over all parties concerned. I then went to each physical location and cast each sigil. I drew each sigil in each location in chalk, and when the rain washes them away they will be activated.

In saying all of this I want to make quite clear, because I haven’t stated it in a while, that my experiments with Magick are purely that: experiments. I don’t believe in magick. Rather, Like a lapsed catholic, I continue to practice regardless of belief!

Lets see how it develops…

11 Dec

MAGICK AND CHRISTMAS mix in a funny way. One of the best things I’ve found about being a magician at Christmas is casting spells using sigils so that the Christmas presents you’re tyring to buy are in the shops when you head out to get them. Just the other day I was going to town to get some stuff for my girlfriend. She wanted this outfit that was in one of the stores on town. she was worried that they wouldn’t have any left but low and behold I cast a sigil and when I went their they had a whole load of them. one present down, a few more to go!

Servitor Circuit

18 Feb

Recently I’ve been getting pissed off at some peoples attitude towards my practice. It seems they really can’t get beyond my sense of humour. To counter these problems I’ve decided to create a Servitor. To do this I have employed a technique described in Phil Hine’s Condensed Chaos (a very good book).
I’m going to describe my process although I’m going to leave out some details as I don’t want to describe exactly what the servitor does.
To begin with I created a sigil encapsulating my primary desire. I then created two other sigils. The first of these encapsulated a secondary related desire and the second encapsulated something I knew I needed to happen for the first two sigils to work. I then spent some time considering how these things could be wired together. I was literally using the form of an electrical circuit.
After working out the final form the Servitor Circuit would take, I cast it using a small ritual invoking the toilet god. I like using toilet magick because I like the way it poetically relates the physical realities of the body to the poetry of the water cycle. Also I like the idea that it’s possible to charge and cast a servitor by imbuing every molecule of your urine with it’s circuitry form and then pissing it out into the world where it will multiply through the water system to fulfil my magickal will.
I’ve scanned the circuit and attached it to this entry.

note book drawing of servitor circuit

note book drawing of servitor circuit

Samhain Ritual

12 Dec

Like any Wizard I decided to celebrate Samhain with a bit of ritual magick. My girlfriend was going out for the evening with some of her friends so I decided, since I couldn’t be bothered with the endless fights to get to the bar, that I would stay in, rap some presents and generally get up to a bit of hocus-pocus.
So, after she’d left, the first thing I did was get dressed up in my Santa suit and invoke the spirit of old father time. Then I lit some candles and began wrapping Christmas presents for everyone. With every present I wrapped I also did a spell for the person getting the gift as a kind of invisible present contained in the wrapping. The idea being that when people opened the wrapping they would activate the spell. The spells were simple things for luck and success for the recipients of the gifts.
After I was finished doing this I then prepared to cast a few sigils for people who had requested or expressed a desire for something specific to me. To do this I got some tea light candles and used a cocktail stick to draw an individual sigil on each one. I then lit these and placed them in the fireplace along with all the other candles. One of the sigils was for a girl named lola who had emailed me on myspace asking me to make a spell for her so as to bring love into her life in the future. Finally, to finish everythign off, I performed a Tarot reading for myself for the coming year.
After I was finished my magickal shazzamings i thanked father time and then let leave me. I was in jolly spirits so I kept the Santa suit on, poured myself a glass of Baileys and had a bit of a dance round the house to some bad christmas songs until my good lady returned home.
Ho ho ho!

Sigil to meet interesting people: Bill Bailey!!

2 Nov

Today while wandering down botanic avenue with my girlfriend, who do you think we spotted? None other than Comedian extraordinaire Bill Bailey standing outside the Empire bar!!
AMAZING!!!!!!!!!
I said to Meabh “we have to go over and say hello”, because we both love his comedy so much. But Meabh wouldn’t do it she was too star struck. She nearly got knocked down by a car she was so star struck, so I thought the best thing to do was take her away and come back when she was a bit composed. So we went to the War on Want bookshop, which seemed to have lost all it’s normal excitement in the wake of having just spotted Bill Bailey. We walked back up the street towards the Empire. But Bill was gone. I was gutted.
It was only then that I realised we were standing almost in the middle of the sigil I had cast some months earlier: The sigil to meet interesting people. The sigil had apparently worked but I had been too slow to react to the situation. Damn!
Now the only hope of the sigil working is if I hang around the Empire bar long enough I might run into Duke Special.

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

Sigil to protect the punks in the park

26 Aug

Today I went for a walk inside my I want to meet interesting people sigil. I met up with my friend Sinead O’Donnell, who I hadn’t seen in ages. Sinead and I went for coffee in a little place called Queens on botanic. It was really nice. There were two eastern European woman working behind the counter who seemed to fine everything I said funny, which put a smile on my face, as it seemed I could do no wrong.
Sinead and I must have spent about three hours sitting in their chatting and drinking coffee. Afterward, we went to the crescent park just around the corner. When we got there I got out my notebook, a piece of chalk, my wizards hat and a sparkler. From my notebook I retrieved the design of a sigil I had recently made. The purpose of the sigil is to protect the punks who hang out in the park. I like the punks, so that was my motivation. I put on my wizards hat, then I drew the sigil on the ground. I stood over it with my sparkler outstretched in my left hand. I lit the sparkler and then held my right hand out over the sigil. I was passing the charge of the fire, earth air energy exchange, which was going on as the sparkler burnt, down through my left arm and out of my right down into the sigil.
As above so below.
I left the sigil on the ground, when it rain’s the rainwater will wash away the sigil and complete the magick. It will then become active.
Sinead took a few photographs of what I was doing, I’ve attached them to this entry for anyone who is interested.

me drawing sigil in the park

Sigil I drew in the park. When it rains the spell will be completed and it will be activated

Sigil I drew in the park. When it rains the spell will be completed and it will be activated