Menu
Your Cart

Some people are experiencing technical difficulties on our site. We are looking into this issue. If you are having trouble placing an order, please use or contact form or email portlandbuttonworks@gmail.com with any questions you have.

Contact Form can be found here.

Sigil Witchery: A Witch's Guide to Crafting Magick Symbols

Sigil Witchery: A Witch's Guide to Crafting Magick Symbols
Hot
Sigil Witchery: A Witch's Guide to Crafting Magick Symbols

By Laura Tempest Zakroff

Sigils are magical symbols that are designed to influence ourselves and the world around us. Tracing through history, art, and culture, this illustrated book offers an innovative and fresh approach to sigil magick that is accessible and intuitive. You don't need a degree in art or magick to make effective sigils!

Learn how to manifest your will through your very own designs. Explore traditional and modern meanings of shapes, symbols, numbers, letters, and colors, while receiving guidance on how to add personal meaning to your marks. Sigil Witchery includes methods of application, tips for choosing materials, and important considerations for both temporary and permanent sigils. This book helps you improve your drawing techniques, use sample exercises to challenge yourself, and gain deeper metaphysical insight and inspiration--all to guide you to develop your own powerful sigil magick.

Praise:

Table of Contents:
 

Contents

Illustrations and Photographs . . . xv

Foreword by Anaar Niino . . . xxi

Introduction............................................................................................................. 1
Our Journey Ahead 3
The Modern Tradition of Witchcraft 4
What Is a Sigil? 6
What Is Sigil Magick? 6

Chapter 1: A History of Mark Making......................................................................... 9
Eye--Brain--Hand--Art 9
Signs, Symbols, and Societies 17
Simple Yet Sophisticated, Sacred, and Secular 18
A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words ... or at Least One 22
Embodying Symbols 27
Gateway of the Divine 31
The Timelessness of Tagging 34
Symbol Genesis 36

Chapter 2: The Meaning of the Mark........................................................................ 37
The Symbolism That Lives in Lines 38
Basic Shapes and Signs 39
Elements 75
Directions 76
Numbers 77
Zodiac and Astrological Signs 79
Letters 81
Colors 82
Other Symbol Systems 83
Finding Symbolism in Words: Building a Symbol Library 84

Chapter 3: Making Magick........................................................................................ 91
Understanding Magick and Spellcraft 91
How Does Drawing Sigils Work? 93
Uses for Sigil Witchery 95
Step by Step: How to Plan and Create Your Sigil 96
Applying Sigils, or Put a Sigil on It! 102
The Ritual Arts, or I Got That Witch a Ritual, Witches Love Ritual 103
The Vanishing Sigil 109
Sigils on Skin 118
Acknowledging Your Sigil 122
Devotional Sigils 123
Devotional Design Ritual 124
Sigils in Motion 125
Be Present in Your Body Exercise 127
Comparing Sigil Methods 129
Left Brain versus Right Brain? 131

Chapter 4: Design Guidance....................................................................................135
Setting Up for Sigil Witchery 135
An Instant Sacred Sphere 136
Getting Over Getting It Wrong 137
Simple versus Complex 138
Avoid Pictures and Pantomime 138
Why Draw Your Own Sigil? 139
Drawing Tech 140
About Tracing 141
Drawing Instructional 141
OMG Art Supplies! 148

Chapter 5: Practice Exercises...................................................................................157
Scenarios 157
Solutions 162

Chapter 6: Gallery...................................................................................................179
The Power Sigil 179
Festival Sigils 183
The Artist's Sketchbook 187
Mago Djinn Sigil 190
Custom Sigils 191
The Mother Matrix 199
Other Artwork 202

Conclusion . . . 207
Resources . . . 209
Bibliography and Suggestions for Further Research . . . 211
Index of Symbols . . . 217



Biographical Note:

Laura Tempest Zakroff is a professional artist, author, dancer, designer, and Modern Traditional Witch. She holds a BFA from RISD (The Rhode Island School of Design) and her myth-inspired artwork has received awards and honors worldwide. Laura blogs for Patheos as "A Modern Traditional Witch," for Witches & Pagans magazine as "Fine Art Witchery," and contributes to The Witches' Almanac. She is the author of the bestselling book Sigil Witchery: A Witch's Guide to Crafting Magick Symbols, as well as The Witch's Cauldron: The Craft, Lore & Magick of Ritual Vessels, and The Witch's Altar (co-authored with Jason Mankey). Weave the Liminal: Living Modern Traditional Witchcraft is her fourth book.

 

Write a review

Please login or register to review
  • Stock: 1
  • Weight: 18.00oz
  • Dimensions: 7.40in x7.40in x0.75in
  • ISBN: 0738753696
$19.99

NEW IN THE CATALOG

From Contagion Press: Acéphale (1936–1939) by Georges Bataille et. al. In 1936, at the height of the anti-fascist struggle, ..
$17.00
Supernatural Tarot? Ok. I know. What a cheezy show, right? I kinda love it though and I also really enjoy the feeling of this deck and how it related ..
$24.99
Verdant Gnosis brings together international authorities on the Green Way, ranging from plant alchemists, shamanic herb-masters, to bioregional animis..
$24.00
Shades of Faith: Minority Voices in Paganism is an anthology that encompasses the voices and experiences of minorities within the Pagan community and ..
$19.99
Enthralling tales of the sea, rivers and lakes from around the globe. Folklore of the seas and rivers has a resonance in cultures all over the wor..
$19.99
This is the hard cover version! Since 2002, Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY Resource for Zines and Zine Culture has been the go-to guide for all t..
$15.00
Rituals & Declarations is a beautiful comp zine from the UK with a literal book spine and a figurative spine of weirdness, curiosity, found truths..
$13.00
Runa – Wisdom of the Runes presents what is, without doubt, the most misunderstood, probably the most cynically abused set of runes in the histo..
$19.99
The Psalms, mysterious in origin and possibly pre-dating Judeo-Christian scripture, play a critical role in classic grimoires and folk-magic tradition..
$14.99
Of Chalk and Flint: A Way of Norfolk Magic is a celebration of the county of Norfolk and its Nameless Tradition of magic and witchcraft. The spiritual..
$25.99
"With legends going back over a millennia, Wassailing is a fascinating and colourful part of the folklore and traditions of Britain. From the App..
$15.99
I Am A Unicorn and I Like to Fight : A Kid's Guide to Standing up tp Fascism & Bullies A cute little comic zine for kids about standing up ..
$5.00
This life-changing book goes far beyond simple money magic. This is a tome of true financial sorcery that will show you how to ensure success no matte..
$15.99
There is no shortage of spells out there. Some books highlight thousands of spells, but do any of them actually work? And how well do they work? I don..
$16.99
Written with a mix of reverence, approachability, and deadpan wit by a funeral industry insider, Morbid Magic is the first multi-cultural guide to dea..
$19.99
Every Recipe has a Story. Inspired by classics from the world of folklore, Chef and Author Eric Johnson serves up seventy-five original folktales for..
$19.95
2021 International Zine Month Poster
New Free
Every year Alex Wrekk makes a poster for July, which is International Zine Month. Each day has a corresponding activity. I'm not sure if anyone ha..
$0.00
You asked for and here are! This listing is for 25, 50, or 100 1" buttons that say Philadelphia Pride flag. These buttons are meant to be shar..
$6.00
A truly contemporary take on how to be a witch, Rebel Witch is an antidote to the cookie-cutter witchcraft agenda that gives a new perspective on the ..
$24.95
Issue 3 of Grimoire Silvanus, a zine with an interest in nature, folklore, magic, and the land. Inside issue 3 - Mermaids, Forgotten Stones, Wirral..
$9.00
Chance, the great beloved of gamblers, lovers, generals and kings, has long held sway over mortal affairs. Whether assuming the form of the goddess Fo..
$18.50
Delight Your Senses and Your Soul with a Feast of Recipes, Rituals, and Spells Discover a magickal collection of lore, recipes, and practices from ..
$19.99
Tapping into the political power of magic and astrology for social, community, and personal transformation. In a cross-cultural approach to unders..
$17.95
A unique divination deck based on the authentic backwoods traditions, folklore, and superstitions of Appalachia. For centuries, people living in Ap..
$24.95
I pre-ordered this at the request of a customers months ago and it was so thoughtful and heartfelt in exploring this liminal space and making it's..
$18.95
I trust anything the fine folks at Fiddler's Green release from their peculiar parish and this does not disappoint! A thoughtful collection of pro..
$15.00
From Tukru: this zine used to be called Your Pretty Face is Going Straight to Hell, for reasons. it’s still the same zine, just with a new ..
$4.50
From Tukru: this zine is was going to be about just little things in my life like my new printer and being able to make and print zines at home (..
$3.00
From Liz Mason Things in this issue have to do with reaching out and connections: people, technology, print, conclusions. There are pieces a..
$5.00
From Liz Mason Perhaps you'll find this food-themed issue of the zine I do with Julie Halpern appetizing? (Insert groan here.) We talk food t..
$4.00
  From Liz Mason This issue of Caboose: Jury Duty! Everybody wants to know if being on a court jury anything like TV, but if you read my ..
$4.00
In this issue of Cul-de-sac, childhood friends Liz Mason and Julie Halpern focus on "past lives." By that we mean businesses that have close..
$4.00
NOTICE!
Current turn around for custom orders under 1,000: 2-5 business days from receiving properly formatted artwork.