Demystification

“This year’s Samhain celebration will be safe, powerful, and wickedly fun”

If you’re reading this post, chances are that you already know two things about Samhain: 1. It happens on the same night as Halloween. 2. It’s impossible to say it right. (Sol-win? So-win? Sew-in? It’s definitely not Sam-hain, right?) In a nutshell, Samhain is the ancient Gaelic/Celtic end-of-harvest-season festival. It’s kind of like Thanksgiving in

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Let’s Debunk The “Rules” Of Sigil Magick

Question: I’ve heard that sigils must always be written in the present tense, can’t contain negative statements, and must follow a bunch of other rules to work. Is that true? There’s no easy way to say this: Occultists in the turn of the 20th century had some pretty strange ideas. If you read their thoughts

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Simple Sigil Creation: A How-To Guide

One of the most common messages I get goes something like this: “What is your process for creating sigils? It can’t be as simple as scrambling up letters, so what’s the real secret?” The truth is, there isn’t a secret. Making sigils is actually quite simple. Anyone can do it. Even for a complete newcomer,

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Sigilcraft: Creating A Simple Sigil

I get a lot of questions about my process for creating sigils. I actually use a variety of methods, but the “strike the vowels and mix the other letters up” approach is still a favorite. Here, you can see the entire process happen on a single page, with the original text at upper right. Down

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Raw Sigil Art

As a kind of follow up to the “Peek at the process” post I made last week, here are some images of the raw, pre-Photoshop versions of various sigils from the past year or so of the Sigil Daily project. Some of these are unused versions or early drafts. If you like them, let me

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A Peek At The Sigil-Making Process

I regularly get requests for clarifications on the sigil-making process, so I thought I’d show a few of the steps I use to (quickly) create some of the custom sigils I make for Sigil Daily’s Tumblr and Twitter followers. This isn’t meant to imply my process is the “right” way to do it, as there

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