I’ve just released a new magickal tool: The Sigilizer. Below follows the explanation presented within the app:
Sigilization is a magickal technique that involves redesigning a desire mantric or pictorially and charge it in a state of Gnosis, so that the created symbol can access the almighty “Subconscious”, able to make that wish come true.
There are several ways to create a sigil, but the methodology used by the Sigilizer to create mantric sigils was made popular by Austin Osman Spare and consists of 3 steps:
1 – Declare an intent:
Ex: It is our will to create sigils.
ps: It is said that beginning with “It is my/our will” is more efficient.
2 – Eliminate all repeated letters, accents and points:
is our w il l toc rea te sigils
I T S O U R W L C E A G
3 – Arrange the letters to find a pronounceable mantra:
Ex: OGITAL ERCUWS or TESAGO CURILW
This technique has proven to be efficient and is very popular among Chaos Magicians. However, this process can be bureaucratic and boring, when in fact the most important part is the state of gnosis and charging the sigil.
At this point the Sigilizer comes in. The application creates mantric sigils automagically from intents input by you. And not only one sigil, but several possible variations. The script will always search for the more pronounceable mantras moving vowels to separate consonants.
Moreover, the Sigilizer is a collective project that aims to understand what magicians are desiring. Each input intent is saved (anonymously!!) in a database (Only at the web app. The app inside Google Play and App Store don’t keep anything.). The idea is that over time we have a “Desiring Panel” to be presented at art instalations and related.
And besides generating sigils, the app offers a simple meditation to charge it. Input your will, sigilize it and click at “can we offer a meditation to charge it?” to have a small trip (Only available on the desktop version.). Below follows the explanation about it:
This is a simple meditation that uses the Sigilizer to generate several sigils in accordance with the desire you have input. Each generated sigil will be “spoken” by the application at the same time that the letters forming the sigil will be drawn in motion in the background. The idea is that you sit in a meditative posture and try to empty your mind to “receive” impressions of this visualization. The total time that the sigils are spoken is about 15 minutes, but you can and should look to the screen for as long as you feel necessary. Experience suggests that the use of strong doses of hashish dramatically empowers this meditation.
And a tool for Guerrila Magick – A mobile Sigilizer
Since the main goal of the Sigilizer is avoiding boringness and bureaucracy within magick, a mobile version was needed to allow the use of sigils at “runtime” situations. Open the Sigilizer on your phone and banm! A mobile version of the tool, optimized for it, will be presented and you can generate sigils for anything at anytime. “It is my will to receive my pizza Eventually.”, anyone? And more, after opening it for the first time, your phone will save it and you can use it offline, even in the jungle!
The Sigilizer is now available on both App Store and Google Play. Much easier and with full screen mode support.
PS: The core engine of the app is on Github (https://github.com/caostar/sigilizer) under the Do What The Fuck You Want To Public License (WTFPL).
Awesome work Pablo! Thanks very much!!
It doesn’t seem to work properly on my Samsung Android phone though, is it for iPhone only? When you say the phone will save it and you can use it offline, do you still do this through the phones web browser?
I just had a play on a friends iPhone and then again on my Samsung, it looks like it does actually work fine on Android, you just can’t see the “Write your intent here.” box (all black screen with “Sigilize it!” visible). If I click just above the “Sigilize it!” text, it allows me to enter an intent and works fine.
If I might be so bold as to offer a suggestion for the mobile version, perhaps once one has entered the intent and pressed the Sigilize it button, could the intent and Sigilize it fields be blacked out, to leave just the mantra sigil visible? This may help so one is not focusing on the intent during casting. To clarify, sometimes I stare at a mantra sigil whilst chanting the mantra silently to cast the spell. I find this as effective as staring at a pictorial sigil made out of the letters of the mantra, and it would be awesome if I could do this whilst staring at the mantra sigil on the mobile screen. Not sure if this would help others or just me though. 🙂
Thanks a lot for the feedback Paul!
I’ve just tested on a Samsung and got the exact same results. It is a layout issue on Android Mobile browser. I’ll fix it.
You can be as bold as you want. 🙂 The suggestion sounds nice. The thing with the mobile version is that I’ve tried to make it as simple as possible and remove all the buttons. I will try to think a way to handle your suggestion. Maybe fading out intent field and sigilize button as soon as you tap it and fading in again if you tap the screen.
Did you check the meditation provided on the desktop version? A powerful way to charge the sigil indeed.
And yes. As soon as you load the page on your mobile, the page will be saved and you can visit the url offline after that and everything will work fine. If you want it to behave like an app, just choose “Add shortcut to homescreen” and an Sigilizer icon will be added to your phone among your apps.
Maybe I should push it to the App Store and Google Play, but is so bureaucratic… blah.
That sounds great! I haven’t had a chance to try out the meditation yet but I definitely will, it looks beautiful and I’m sure it would be very effective.
I can see how you would be blah about the bureaucracy associated with the app stores, but I know I would be definitely happy to pay for an app like this, I’m sure I wouldn’t be the only one!
Hi Pablo, I’ve tested it and it works perfectly, thanks very much for fixing that! I’ve also had a go at the charging meditation, that was great also, I’ll definitely be using that again. Good to see you are going ahead with the app idea, I’ll definitely buy it!
Hello Pablo. I just purchased the Android version. How do I get the desktop version?
Hi, my name’s sena. Your app really help me save time to formulate my sigils. But it doesn’t to function when I’m offline. Why not make it operable offline? It will be better since I paid, guess theres no need for ads. And one more: please fix copy function, it seems really hard to copy a sigil from this app. And it easily randomize when I touch the screen. It is not practical to have to jot it down to a piece of paper everytime I make a sigil. And I wont need the app if I have a piece of paper. So it will be much easier if I can copy the sigilized intent more easily