Previously, we were able to learn how to create a magical sigil according to the occult doctrine of Chaos Magic, but we still have one step left. Indeed, in this post, we are going to focus entirely on the last step which is – how to activate a sigil?
So, after creating a sigil, we have to perform a small ritual in which we banish the sigil to Chaos, where Magic takes effect.
- 1 Why is activating a sigil essential?
- 2 How to activate a sigil?
- 3 Different types of activation processes
- 4 Passive vs Active Sigils – activation processes
- 5 The collection of sigils I personally use
Why is activating a sigil essential?
Activating a sigil is essential for our intentions to be truly listened to by the energy and the universe and to achieve what we desire.
How to activate a sigil?
First step: Create a relaxing atmosphere and calm the mind
Isolate yourself in a nice room. If you need it, you can light candles, light incense, and play suggestive music. This is not due to any particular reason.
If we remember, according to the current of Chaos Magic, the use of accessory utensils is due more to the fact that they are an aid to center the will, rather than actually effective in themselves.
Some tips that, obviously, can be overlooked and annoy the climate of mysticism: turn off your mobile phone, turn off the lights, and disconnect the landline.
If you have any important issues to address, ideally leave activation for another time. But if you feel the need to do it even then, keep in mind that this is a quick method that will not take more than a few minutes of your time. It is important to get a quiet environment.
Surely this is the reason that all the magical ceremonies of folklore were performed at night, because this is the moment when the World is calmer.
You can put objects near you that remind you of the purpose we are going to breathe into the magic sigil.
All this has the sole purpose of relaxing mental voices and quieting the mind. You can meditate before, although it is not strictly necessary to do this under a meditative state.
Simply close your eyes and inhale and exhale a few times from the diaphragm.
Second step: Light a candle
Prepare a candle and a bowl to burn the magic sigil. It doesn’t hurt to make sure there’s nothing flammable nearby.
Third step: Summon the magic sigil and focus on what it represents
By summon, we mean simply picking up the paper design of the magic sigil.
As an optional step, some suggest that redrawing the same sigil onto another paper helps to bring the emotional energy that we put into it creation back to your mind, so if you see it necessary you can double the sigil and burn it in duplicate.
Once we have it ready, we have to focus completely on it. We must focus our attention on it until we engrave its image in our mind while evoking its meaning.
Fourth step: Gnosis. Free Chaos Sigil
This is surely the most complicated and most confusing step. That is probably due to ignorance regarding the term ‘’ gnosis’’.
Within the Magic of Chaos, the term “gnosis” differs quite a bit from any mystical or religious connotation it may have outside these circles.
We can summarize the concept of gnosis as “one-point concentration.”
There are two ways to achieve this method:
The so-called inhibitory methods, which seek to silence the mind by focusing it on a point or an object. In this way, the concentration remains constant on the sigil.
These methods vary from keeping your eyes fixed on sigil (or at a specific point) for a long time, to fasting, not sleeping, etc.
The methods that use excitation. With this, we over-stimulate the mind while maintaining floating attention on the sigil.
The most commonly used procedure is that of sexual arousal, which consists of reaching orgasm with the sigil in mind. However, any strong emotion such as fear or laughter can be used instead.
Methods related to dance are also used, or singing in the middle of the lungs. In short, any method in which we can induce a strong emotion in ourselves will be useful, so that it over-activates our mind.
Once the gnosis is reached, you have to observe the magic sigil for the last time and light it in the candle flame. Let it burn in the bowl.
It is very useful to imagine how the energy filled with our intention in the sigil and the idea it represents takes on a new form, converted into light and heat. And how then these universal forces release the sigil of their physical paper form and are fired to the entire Universe, launching the order you have programmed.
Fifth step: Forget
Although it sounds contradictory, now you must forget about the sigil. The controlling rational mind will seek to remember the magical sigil. It is necessary to release all the importance and let Chaos work.
Take a few deep breaths and give thanks. And … congratulations! You can now call yourself “Chaos Wizard” and this has been your first spell.
Different types of activation processes
Once your sigil is activated, you are done, and your desire – INTENT – will start working, all you have to do is not think about it anymore … just wait for the results that will reach you.
Passive vs Active Sigils – activation processes
Ways to activate passive sigils
In passive activation of the sigil, energy usually comes released, in a very moderate and controlled way. This method is done through the act of keeping your sigil around so that it can continue to work and release energy when needed.
This allows this sigil not to use all the energy at one time, but to continue working for an extended period of time, or only when activated.
- Put the sigil on a piece of paper in the corner of the house that it is always visible in your passage.
- Draw the sigil on your body.
- Get a sigil tattoo on your body.
- Carve the sigil into a candle and light the candle.
- Carve sigils in soap and wash your body with the soap.
- Place the sigil on your computer, or the background of your phone.
Ways to activate active sigils
This is a faster way of activating a sigil. The energies released here, are much more stronger and work faster.
- Put the sigil on a piece of paper and burn it in the fire.
- Place the sigil on a piece of paper and dip it in water until it dissolves.
- Put the sigil on a piece of paper and tear it in half.
- Draw the sigil in the sand on the beach and let the sea wash it away.
- Draw the sigil in the air with your energy and push it through a black hole to destroy it.
- Burn a sigil into ashes, and then blow it away to destroy it.
- Create the sigil in your mind, and then imagine it destroyed to activate it later.
The collection of sigils I personally use
There are a whole series of sigils that I usually use for different occasions. An example? Over the years I have explored all the various options to attract success, power, and money, but also to work with the magic of Saturn, the occult, and the moon.
Here are a few I’ve created:
- Money Sigils
- Love Sigils
- Banishing Sigils
- Fertility Sigils
- Relationship Sigils
- Protection Sigils
- Moon Sigils
You can find all of them here – Magical Equipment (scroll down to the section about sigils).
Have you ever activated a sigil? How was your experience? Which activation method do you prefer? Write it in the comments and share your experience with us!