The New Sigil…

It’s not very often that I use a sigil in my practice, but I thought it would be appropriate this time. Without going into too many details, I wanted to give someone a very special experience. The experience of a lifetime in fact.

I figured that a servitor or some sort of minion summoned up through other methods might have the potential to get out of control, so I used the sigil so I could better represent the exact intentions of my will. Merely making a sigil is not enough, it does have to be charged and fired, so that will take place over the four-day weekend that I have coming up.

I need this one to have a very strong effect, so I will use blood, and the fact that it is very specific will keep it from going overboard. That’s the one thing that I have found to be the hardest with magic is being specific enough to get the job done without a huge chance of something going sideways. It reminds me a bit of those movies where there is some genie granting wishes, but he’s kind of an asshole about it. Any hole or ambiguity in your intention seems to attract the forces of magic to do things in a wacky way. And, as with most things in life, control is the real key to it.

Just like Chaos mathematics in science, Chaos Magick is massively effected by the bazillion tiny variables that you didn’t account for. That’s why caution and deep thought are such a necessary part of this discipline.

Cast hard, be safe.

Ripples in the ether…

So, as you can see by the fact that I’m posting again, things have settled down a bit in the ether. Like dropping a stone into a pond, the ripples will continue for some time, but the current wake seems to be gone at the moment. It doesn’t mean that another stone can’t be cast, but the energy (at least in my area) is stable enough to be safe for the moment. As is my way, I will resume my training very gently. I haven’t swam in the ocean of ether for a while now, so I’ll make sure I get used to the water before I dive in again.

Fortunately, as I started my esoteric journey, I decided to not only learn how to do things, but how to not do things. All of the skills I have learned are completely voluntary, and can be ëturned off’ at any point that I desire. Being entirely mundane can be handy in quite a few different situations. My wife, however, is not so lucky. She was born with her gifts, and has not learned the ability to turn them off. So, she has to ride the waves that come through, while I can just get out of the pool and avoid them entirely. At first I envied her ability to do things without any conscious effort, but now I think I got the better end of the bargain.

Expect more updates in the near future. My office is now totally setup as my sanctuary for my practice and meditation, so I should be able to continue my training in peace and privacy.