Sigils are one of the
most used techniques of Chaos Magick. The theory seems to be that
they will go straight to your subconscious, where they will take
effect, without your conscious, realistic brain tapping you on the
shoulder and telling you that what you are attempting is
Many magicians also have personal sigils, which they continuously
charge and use as a magickal signature of sorts. Plus they look
really cool, of course.
Example of Sigil
Statement of Intent:
I WANT TO ACQUIRE A COPY OF THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE
Now, more forcefully and correctly, this should be: I WILL ACQUIRE
A COPY OF THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE
(It is important to state that you WILL get your desire, not
that you merely WANT it.)
(Cultural Note: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is banned in the UK.)
Get rid of repeating letters: I WL ACQURE OPY F TH XS N M
Or rather: IWLACQUREOPYFTHXSNM
Dump the vowels: WLCQRPYFTHXSNM
You can get rid of repeating letters or get rid of the vowels,
or both - or anything else you can think of that's appropriate,
within all probability.
You can optionally eliminate all letters that repeat instead of
just each repetition after the first, which is, to be honest, more
practical as it produces fewer letters.
Eliminating all repeating letters results in:
I WILL ACQUIRE A COPY OF THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE
QU PY F X N M
This is still a rather large set of letters, and will produce a
more complex sigil than a smaller set, but we'll have to live with
Now turn the letters into a pictogram, using the shapes of the
letters, but in no particular order. The sigil should not be
particularly obvious as a representation of your desire. For
Implementing a Sigil
Okay, forget, for the moment, how much you want that film.
Just concentrate on the sigil. It is preferable that you visualise
the sigil, but I suppose in a pinch you could stick it on the wall
and concentrate on it REALLY hard. But DO NOT think about your
- Visualise your sigil, while masturbating or fucking. As you
come, pour all your energy into the sigil This method is
particularly good for achieving sexual desires, but don't over
categorise. Any method is pretty much suitable for any desire.
- Have yourself caused great pain, and pour all that pain into
the sigil. This is especially useful for curses, but again,
generalisation is a nasty word. Particularly considering the
number of magicians into S&M...
- Visualise yourself killing someone you hate, possibly the
victim of the working, if that is suitable. Then visualise your
sigil and pour all the joy, and hate, and anger into it.
- Visualise making someone you love very happy, and pour that
love into the sigil.
- Here's one for all you programmer types out there. Embed a
sigil in one of those fractal acid programs, take some acid, and
masturbate to orgasm while obsessing on the image on your
- Visualise your sigil while on a really steep rollercoaster.
- Achieve a state of gnosis by meditation, exertion, whatever,
and visualise the sigil (most successful methods of charging
come down to this really).
- Combine 'em any way you like.
Forgetting the Sigil
Try to forget about the sigil. Good luck. It might be worth being
off your face when you do all this to make forgetting the whole
business easier. Don't now stop looking for the video, or
necessarily forget the fact that you did a working to help you
find it (although this can be helpful), but forget the sigil.
I've found that sigils charged by intense orgasm are the easiest
to forget. Other techniques to aid in forgetting the sigil include
charging a large number at once in no particular order, getting
drunk before charging them, taking vast quantities of psychadelics,
charging it just as you're at the point of drifting off to
Should you want to keep a record of the sigil in a magickal diary,
I'd advise having a seperate book to keep track of your sigils and
to avoid looking at it (or given pages of it) as much as possible
until your desire has been realised or you don't think it's going
to be. You might want to have a set time at which you go through
your book of sigils, for example, every 3 months or so.
The Continuous Creation
Method: A Different Technique for Charging Sigils
Posted to the z-list by Furie 333 (hello)! on 5/7/97
Last night I realized a 'new' style for charging sigils, and
wanted to post it so people could help me check its validity. The
idea stems from what I was saying a few weeks ago about sigils
seeming to function without being 'charged' (i.e. without a gnosis
rite expressly for that intent, be it sexual, chemical, whatever).
It is based on the intimation that the most potent method of sigil
'charging' is the act of creation itself. I call it:
THE CONTINUOUS CREATION METHOD
The idea is that the act of Creation is what actually empowers the
- When you create the Sigilimage, try to think only of the
Sigil and/or the Creation Process.
- Once you have a Sigilimage, copy it at any opportune times
and on all available surfaces. Think only of the Sigil and/or
the drawing Process.
- Try drawing your Sigil in places where doing so is actually
dangerous (i.e. on overpasses, the wall of a police station, the
side of a bus at a bus stop). This adds an element of Fear
Gnosis to the Act.
- The use of a stencil would make it easier to make hundreds
of copies of your Sigil all over the place.
- Try both with, and without 'forgetting' the intent of the
Sigil, just to see if this affects results.
Any help testing and/or refining this method is greatly
welcomed. Please feel free to use this method in any way you wish,
just so long as you credit it. Thanx.
ps: I accept NO responsibility for any trouble you might get
into as a result carrying out my suggestions - any fool should
know never to listen to me! ;)
A Sigilisation Bibliography
Liber Null & Psychonaut - Peter J. Carroll
Chaos Servitors: A User Guide - Phil Hine
This is almost completely unavailable, and most of the material
is repeated in:
Condensed Chaos - Phil Hine
Practical Sigil Magick- Frater U.D.
The Book of Pleasure - Austin Osman Spare