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I’ve recently discovered Rob Cutter’s YouTube channel (username: Angeldeluz1970). He’s been inactive for 2 years, with no intention of returning, so I want to jot down some of his advice so I still have it if the videos get deleted for whatever reason.
Sigils work on the principle of conscious creation – that the subconscious mind is responsible for the creation of the reality we experience on a day-to-day basis. This creation is most effective when it is not interfered with by the conscious mind.
To create a sigil, form a statement of desire.
In the video, the example given is I HAVE LUCID DREAMS WHILE SLEEPING.
The statement must be in the present tense, otherwise the subconscious mind will continue to manifest it in the future.
Using each letter once (per letter, not per occurrence), create a graphic design.
Letters can be inverted, mirrored, rotated, resized, overlapping and/or connected if desired
The sigil is basically a word puzzle that the subconscious will continue to chew on long after the conscious mind has forgotten it. This is ideal for subconscious creation, where the conscious mind will get in the way.
To facilitate the conscious mind in forgetting the meaning of the sigil, create four or five at the same time, then hide them for a week or until you forget which is which (no peeking!). If they look similar enough that you can’t distinguish between them after a week, they may be even more effective.
Although it may be possible to get effects by just leaving the sigils lying around, a better method is to imbue them with energy via energy-raising or meditation.
A concentration meditation (candle flame meditation, breathing exercises etc) will suffice for this, using deep breathing to raise energy whilst looking at the sigil.
Of more interest to me personally is the practice of raising energy through creative practices.
The time and attention spent on creating the sigil-image is a huge investment of energy and intent
Use borders to contain the energy with the image
Use colours and symbolic or graphic elements purposefully, aware of their deeper meanings
Use glyphs (eg: Ogham or Runes) to imbue characteristics into the image
After imbuing the sigils with energy, regular review will keep them in mind and enhance their effects.