Feeling a very subtle tickle in my throat, after a long flu season with near perfect health, I have decided to do something about it with a little sigil magic.
Here is the sigil:
And here is my process:
Step 1: Draw the sigil.
When I draw my sigils I have found I have no strict system, I just let my drawing tool work it’s way around and I intuitively select marks while focusing my intention of the sigil. The intention for this one was written clearly next to it as I drew it: IMMUNITY. I have a little workbook that is being mostly used for sigils and other things such as automatic drawing and writing. A nice fluid pen and cartridge paper was used giving the sigil a feeling of permanency and solidity.
Step 2: Take a photo of the sigil.
I have an iPhone 3GS so I open up the camera and take a quick snap in dim light. I angle the shot to give it a feeling of upward movement and empowerment. A little thing, but I think the camera angle does change the meaning of the image. The sigil is now rendered digitally.
Step 3: Open up an editing app and tweak hue, saturation and contrast.
I now begin to edit the digitised sigil to help charge it. I think running it through at least 3 different apps will be sufficient to give it enough ‘charge’. I first use an app called Luminance which has some basic editing functions. I also add a vignette to the sigil and give it a green tone to signify strong health.
Step 4: Add some additional symbols with other apps.
I used an app called Catwang which is mostly for ‘lulz’ but it has some silly things like clouds, explosions, lasers and cat faces which add to the symbolism embedded within the sigil.
Step 5: Process and post via Instagram
I run it through the ‘Valencia’ filter which reminds me of the oranges, and their vital nature such as the fibre and vitamin C which is good for colds. I post it to Instagram, go to Followgram to retrieve the image on my PC and then I blog about it here! Guess what? You are currently helping to charge this sigil by reading this.
The whole process means the sigil has been exposed to a number of different elements giving it additional charge, changing a simple drawing into something a little bit more. Each ‘view’ of the image, whether it is a scroll past or puzzled scrutiny of a clueless acquaintance or stranger, adds to the charge of the intention of the sigil.