School and Sigils

by Liz

First, let my apologize for bucking my post-every-four-days schedule. The semester is finally in swing, which means that I m inundated with regular schoolwork (for what seems like the first time since I’ve been in college… is this what normal students feel like? perhaps I’ve just been a slacker this whole time). It’s mostly comprised of foreign language homework, because my International Relations major has a very advanced language requirement. I must say though, completing French homework regularly does fill me with a deep and profound sense of accomplishment.

Also, on a decidedly francophone note: when I become proficient in French, I’ll be able to read Ancestrel, which looks like an absolutely wonderful magical blog, composed almost entirely in French, which is yet another incentive to continue my studies.

I’ve also been working a little sigil magic as of late, drawing mostly from U.D. Frater’s Practical Sigil Magic, which is a really wonderful text covering a number of methods for sigil work. The book was published in the US by Llewellyn in 1990 and I personally enjoy this text quite a bit. The book delves into some very interesting history concerning sigils and contemporary occultists (namely, Austin Osman Spare) and is, in my opinion a very intellectual and handy go-to book for sigil work.

Though it was published within the last twenty or so years, it’s fairly hard to come by on the various book-selling sites (amazon, alibiris, etc.), but it is quite easy to obtain a PDF of the text* with a simple internet search.

Again, my sincerest apologies for deviating from the rough schedule I was trying to keep to. I am still diligently working on the first of the Craft in College post series on Dorms (exciting, though I am having to draw on my pool of college-witch friends, because I’ve spent little to no time living in a conventional dormitory) and I’m adding to the growing list of posts I intend to get around to writing. In any case, I hope that pointing you to U.D. Frater’s book will give you some food for thought while I get myself back on the blogging track.

Thanks for reading!

*Note: I do not condone piracy per se, but if you’re looking to read this particular text, it’s about the only way you can get it without spending upwards of $90 for a paperback Llewellyn book from 1990; which, to me is just absurd.

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