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CREATING AND CHARGING SIGILS Before you even begin making and working with Sigils, you need to know what they are and why they work. I will be as direct as possible, keep it simple, since I will be providing further sources on them for further reading and understanding... So what are Sigils anyways? A sigils are a type of symbol or seal (often seen on talismans) that are created for specific magical intent.

The signs and staves seen here can be found in Icelandic grimoires, some from the 17th century, some from later times though all of them seem to be related. The origin of this peculiar Icelandic magic is difficult to ascertain. Some signs seem to be derived from medieval mysticism and renaissance occultism, while others may be related to runic culture and Germanic belief in Thor and Odinn. Most magic mentioned in court records can be found in grimoires kept in various manuscript collections.

Wheel of Fortune | Henry Cornelius Agrippa produced this pentagram in his 16th century Three Books of Occult Philosophy. It displays humanity as a microcosm, reflecting the influences of the wider macrocosm as indicated by the seven planetary symbols.

"Everything in existence has a spiritual signature, which is a symbol. To invoke the symbol is to summon the creature it represents. This, of course, is the basis for all sacred magic. Manipulating symbols is manipulating the energies they contain and transmit. Ancient symbols still carry a full charge of energy and can be summoned as allies."