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Sigils, Symbols, & Icons
Update September 6, 2022
I've been playing with animating vectors using native SVG and CSS - no scripts required! These are sigils, geometric shapes, and spirograph-style patterns you can use different ways. The spiral patterns are useful for breath training and other breathing exercises, and you might find some of these designs helpful for meditation. Check it out here!
Update February 13, 2022
Iconography and symbolism are a nearly universal aspect of humanity, and humans' use of symbolism can be found in tribes of people across the planet, and across many timelines and eras.is a wonderful example of symbolism and imagery. Digging into pre-Christian European civilization, my own ancestors made liberal use of symbolism and iconography in their day-to-day life. One can find bulk lots of Bronze Age artifacts on eBay for surprisingly little money, and you can be sure that whatever you receive, there will be symbols among the pieces.
Sigils, on the other hand, are symbols created with specific metaphysical or magical intent. Their design may be more esoteric and less directly symbolic, but that's because sigils are meant to be special, as the point is to help direct and focus the energy you put into a ritual, spell, invocation, or similar. A lot of literature available on sigil magic is very Abrahamic in influence, primarily kabbalism. I do not practice any form of Abrahamism, which has left me to be a bit more creative in this particular branch of folk magic.
At the moment, my focus is on recreating symbols as vectors, making the iconography of Europe's ancient White tribes more accessible to us in the modern age. The files I've made available are clearly named to indicate whether they're for engraving/writing, or cutting (i.e. cutting out shapes).
I have done a little sigil work as well, and will be sharing my projects as I finish them. You might also be interested in the section on Runes.