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From: catherine yronwode
Newsgroups: alt.lucky.w,alt.paranormal.spells.hexes.magic,alt.magick Subject: Re: Talisman Questions Date: Tue, 14 Sep 1999 19:57:42 -0700 Solarshadow wrote: > All right, I have a few questions- > > Can I just copy a talisman on to a piece of paper, > "charge" it by pouring chi-energy into it, and > have it be effective? This is basically one way to do it. You might also recite an incantation over it. You might dress it with oil or sachet powders. You might want to fix it up with sexual fluids. You might combine all of the above in a ritualistic working which might or might not include your going into an altered state of consciousness through the use of moonlight, music, dance, incense, psychoactive substances, sexual arousal and/or chanting. > Is it necessary to "purify" the paper, and how > would it be done? Traditions about paper and parchment vary from school to school of magic. A little bit of my personal opinion about papers used for magical writings can be found on a web page about "magical tools" which you can access through a link at the Lucky Mojo Spells Archive at http://www.luckymojo.com/spells.html Basically, i use unlined paper that has been torn by hand on all four sides -- because that's what i was taught to do in the African-American hoodoo tradition. > What is a good talismanic symbol for sexual > attraction (for a male to draw a female)? Check out some of the many books on talismans for examples of love-drawing or sex-attracting talismans -- there are any number of such books and such talismans. Some of these works may be online, too, but expect some very graphics-intensive pages if you do find them. > I'd greatly appreciate any help. Thanks! A final thought: Following in a traditional path has power, but creating your OWN talismanic or sigilized symbol for the occassion may be as effective -- or more effective -- for you. To learn a little bit about how personal sigil magick differs from traditional Medieval talismanic magic, read this page on the magical workings of Austin Osman Spare: http://www.luckymojo.com/austinosmanspare.html Good luck! catherine yronwode Lucky Mojo Curio Co. http://www.luckymojo.com/luckymojocatalogue.html Spells Archive ----------------- http://www.luckymojo.com/spells.html
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