Sigil Witchery

Sigil Witchery : A Witch's Guide to Crafting Magick Symbols

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Sigils are powerful magickal marks designed to invoke spirits and deities, influence people, or designate sacred places. This illustrated book breathes fresh life into the contemporary practice of sigil magick, showing you an innovative approach to using marks, lines, dots, and colors to manifest your will in the world. Learn how to create designs that best support your intention by exploring the traditional and contemporary meanings of shapes, numbers, letters, language, and color. Sigil Witchery includes tips for choosing locations, materials, and surfaces, as well as important considerations for permanent, temporary, and wearable sigils. Sample scenarios, exercises, examples, and techniques for handdrawing lines will help you build skills and insights as you develop your own powerful sigil magick.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 191 x 191 x 17.78mm | 408.23g
  • Minnesota, United States
  • English
  • illus., photos, resources, index
  • 0738753696
  • 9780738753690
  • 15,651

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To the best of my own knowledge, Tempest has invented an entirely new approach to making and using sigils here, and I think it is an extremely powerful one . . . I recommend this book in the highest possible terms.--Robert Mathiesen, Professor Emeritus, Brown University, and co-author of The Rede of the Wiccae

This wonderful book takes the concept of sigil well beyond the simplistic, basic notions of the [Austin Osman] Spare method, and opens the door on the deeper art and potential of sigils as it applies across the spectrum of spellcraft. Any student of the occult with an interest in sigils and sigil crafting: this is a book you need.--Arjil, teacher of Just Effing Magick and creator of the Ellis Sigil

With style, wisdom, and a generous dose of humor, artist and author Laura Tempest Zakroff offers us a new look at an ancient magical practice: the creation and use of sigils, as well as modern tools to take this practice to the next level. From the historical and ritual use of symbols, signs, seals, and marks to the creative process itself, including tools and artistic techniques, Sigil Witchery makes an impressive contribution to a traditional body of occult knowledge.--Storm Faerywolf, author of Betwixt and Between

Sigil Witchery pulls together a number of threads in contemporary magic with insight and intelligence while keeping the applications of magical symbolism front and center. Zakroff's study ranges from the tattoo patterns of the Amazigh people to graffiti tags found in urban alleys, yet the wide scope of her interests never gets in the way of her clear writing. Her approach to sigil craft is rooted, practical, imaginative, and inspiring.--Cory Thomas Hutcheson, author and co-host of New World Witchery

Full of original art, sigils, massive research, and a clear writing and teaching style, this is definitely the best book on the subject of sigils that has ever been written, hands down. This book isn't just a showcase of historical sigil methods or rehashed information. Tempest brings new creative ideas to the table while placing a focus on directly interacting with the book's material to make sigil magick your very own personalized form of witchery.--Mat Auryn, professional psychic, witch, writer, and blogger at Patheos Pagan

Sigil Witchery perfectly combines the history and art of mark-making with the science and art of magick.--Chris Orapello, author, artist, and co-host of Down at the Crossroads
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About Laura Tempest Zakroff

LAURA TEMPEST ZAKROFF (Seattle, WA) has been a practicing Modern Traditional Witch for more than two decades and is the author of The Witch s Cauldron. She revels in the intersection of her paths as an author, artist, and dancer. Laura blogs for Patheos and Witches & Pagans, and contributes to The Witches Almanac.
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