• Posts Tagged ‘Sigils’

    10 Universal Sigils To Bulk Out Your Shoal

    by  •  • Sigils • 5 Comments

    Never saw The Sorcerer's Apprentice... Anyone know if it's worth a watch?

    There is a very specific reason for deploying multiple sigils at once: You’re playing tricks on your brain. It’s an extremely effective way of removing result lust. Take it from me, it’s much easier to detach from what each symbol means when there is more than one of them sitting in front of you....

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    Sigilize Your Letters To Santa Today

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    As mentioned in the previous post, today is St Nicholas Day. Obviously, the contemporary egregore we know as Santa is a bizarre hybrid of  a Levantine saint, various nature spirits, the devil, a Coca Cola advertising campaign and the broken dreams of countless millions of children. Despite being a supremely powerful creation, he’s more...

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    Snowball Magic: Say Yes A Lot For Better Results

    by  •  • Life • 8 Comments


    When I get back, I will write the corollary post in which effective magic also means saying no a lot because good magic requires good management. Get back from where? Here. Torino. Turin. Italy’s fourth largest city. Home of shrouds and global sporting events. It takes a lot to get me excited about business...

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    Spell Casting Lessons From The Movie Biz

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    There is a little trick I picked up in film school that has found many, many applications in my life beyond merely breaking writer’s block… Which was the reason I was initially taught it. I am going to share the trick with you but it strikes me that there are actually numerous parallels between...

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    One Explanation For Sigil Bleed

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    My ongoing sigil adventures have got me thinking. I am dissatisfied with prevailing theories of accidentally launched signals because they rely on notions that I have no evidence for: Principal among these being my improvement as a magician. In one of those bibliomantic synchronicities that befalls voluminous readers such as ourselves, I may have...

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    Shoaling: Making Sigil Magic More Awesome Since 2010

    by  •  • Magic, Sigils • 26 Comments

    Shoaling 1

    Shoaling. Think of it like birds flocking but with a few key differences. Firstly, the aerodynamic (in this case hydrodynamic) advantages aren’t as great. That’s because fish ‘shoal’ when they aren’t heading somewhere, and ‘school’ when they are. Schooling gives a hydrodynamic advantage. You guys all know I used to work for Discovery Channel,...

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    How Sigils Are Like Firearms

    by  •  • Magic, Sigils • 9 Comments


    If you leave them around loaded then the unexpected can happen. Like what happened to me last night and this morning. We had a lovely, warm evening here in London. And because these things are exceedingly rare, I had agreed to meet my partner at a restaurant after work. Somewhere where you can actually...

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    Candle Magic for the Lazy and Untalented

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    I mean artistically untalented, of course. I’m sure you’re all awesome and powerful Magi. But when it comes to magically inscribing things -such as candles- I don’t so much tend to inscribe as I do “pen rape”. However, seeing as candle magic is probably my most common method of enchantment (as I am sure...

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