Aug 30, 2011

Aiq Bekar Sigils

Whoever had the chance of reading my Sigils of the Aiq Bekar knows my method of doing seals with the help of this technique. This is method number 2, so to speak, that I use mostly.

This method takes Agrippa’s method a bit further, but  keeps within the same lines. We keep the nine major forms that the Aiq Bekar gives us and place small circles as terminations.

This will give us a set of 27 sounds represented by 9 symbols, that is, an alphabet of 27 letters where the forms of three are identical. This is just a way of representing numeric kabbalah, since each letter is identical in form with the one it shares a numerical relation with: Aleph, Yud and Quf are represented by the same figure, for instance, because their values, 1, 10 and 100 are reducible to the same number, 1. Once we have the correct name of the entity spelled in Hebrew, from right to left, we can begin the sigil making process. We take the name of the angel BARIEL to exemplify this.

As in the Agrippa method, we make new symbols from the merging of sets of two. Two by two, all the letters of the name will be bound together. We can make use of the small circles and lines if there are similar forms one next to the other, in order to make the combination as aesthetic as possible. I

n the case of Bariel, we joined the first two and then the second two, a letter remaining. In order to make a more symmetric seal, we chose to join the last one as well, thus obtaining two seals meaning BAR and YEL.

We can either use these two symbols as they are, or we can further join them to obtain one seal. There is a multitude of ways in which one can join the resulting figures, depending on one’s fantasy, creativity, impulse, artistic reasons or simply interior intuition, but also depending on the length of the name sigilised and thus, the complexity and numbers of the figures. The two symbols obtained here are quite simple and symmetric, so they do not pose a great deal of difficulty in joining them together in a pleasant form.

If we like, we can go even one step further, and process the seal into another form, by bending the straight angles and making curved lines, even semicircles or crescents, or tilting the lines in ways we feel it can better suit the final form of our sigil. The result is often remarkable, yielding very interesting, simple and original sigils, and last but not least, effective symbols that incorporate the vibration and idea of the name chosen.

As I mentioned before, the resulting simple figures can be used by themselves as talismanic sigils. Especially when the name is longer, we have more symbols to use. This method is excellent for divine names and attributes that we can place on specific circles, diagrams or  ritual tools. We shall illustrate the example of ELOHIM TZEBAOTH (Elohim Tzvaoth). 

As usual, we write the name in Hebrew manner and choose our letters according to the sigilic alphabet listed above. After combing two letters at a time, we are left with six very interesting-looking symbols. We could have had only four, but as a rule, if there are two names, they will be dealt with separately. Even then, we could have chosen to bind them two or three at a time, but instead we used this method in order to obtain exactly six figures, because we need six figures in the talisman we wish to construct.

The result is the basis of a talismans, which can contain even more names, seal and sigils, according to our need. This is just one example.