reply to post by Cythraul
As The Parallelogram stated, sigils in music is so common that people don't realize they are doing it... especially when the music is a collaborative
effort from the soul. I still like to use Incubus and Pink Floyd as examples. Incubus has an overall feeling in their music and lyrics that invoke
feelings in the listener. Incubus' music actually has power to change people spiritually, intellectually, and emotionally. This is their intent, and
they want to make the world a better place.
reply to post by wayno
Hey, give it a try with the doodles. In my case, I've apparently been using mental sigils for over half my life and never put 2 and 2 together until
this thread. Once I learned how to make my own, I realized what the shapes and lines I saw in my mind after performing 'majick' were the sigils I
needed. Funny thing is that I would see the sigil somewhere later and it would tell me that my wish was done. It's so strange how it works.
I just want to make a note here concerning majick and such...
I look at it this way: majick and such wouldn't abe able to stand the test of time if it had no foundation. Just because we don't currently
understand fully how it works doesn't mean that it doesn't work. There is no easy way around explaining things like this, and results HAVE been
repeated and confirmed by MANY people, if nothing else, at least to themselves. A skeptic is just as diseased as someone who has total and utter FAITH
in a being or entity they can't see and can't prove to ME that exists. A Skeptic will always battle with some kind of explanation, and if there is
no 'logical' scientific explanation, it's the placebo effect.
Unlike the notion that if I 'Step on a crack I'll break my mother's back', which has been quite obviously proven to NOT be true by every person
who has stepped on a crack, majick has been proven to be true by ancestors, and then passed down through generation after generation after generation.
Why would I pass something rediculous down to my offspring like superstitions such as stepping on cracks? I wouldn't, and most people I know
wouldn't pass something on unless they knew it to be true from personal experience. Yes, superstitions have been passed down, but are usually
localized. There are very few worldwide 'superstitions', and the few there are will eventually be phased out due to lack of self proof. I still
won't walk under a ladder if I can help it, but that's because I've used ladders extensively and have had them slip, fall, etc. I don't want the
roofer dropping a hammer on my head.
BTW, sigil use is apparent in almost every religion. Just as in music, religions use their own time-tested sigils. Christianity used, originally, the
Ichthys (Jesus Fish), and later, the cross. They attach importance and meaning to these symbols, and in turn the symbols have a sort of 'magical'
quality to them. Hebrew have their own symbols. Buddhists have their own symbols. How about the YinYang? Is it really 'representive', or is it a
sigil to help bring balance and unity to one's life? I vote the latter... by merely looking at it and contemplating it's meaning one would see the
balance it represents, and thus alot of people adapt it as their own as some form of balance. In a sense, every symbol created has a meaning and
intent behind it. Alot of my artwork, especially my 'tribal' style work, contains a subconsciuosly created sigil: the Scythe. Look below... even my
"E" is made up of a couple of them. The significance of it is the reaping of grains to sustain life. When your meat-vessel has expired, it's flesh
is reaped by the natural forces of earth, and feed grain. It's a cycle. Through death comes life. I have killed myself spiritually many times, and
through that 'death' has come a stronger sense of being and oneness with all around me. Thusly, the wish through my use of repeated sigil is
basically that through death I shall be born again a better person, and I like to extend that to others who view it.