As I go though my magickal inventory, trying to redefine and refine it into a simple yet functional system – throwing away the junk and keeping and strengthening the diamonds in the rough – I hit upon the same problem I always hit in my magickal journy(ies) for years now.
Should I start a fresh symbol set of my own making, or utilise an already established functioning set? I’m already aware of the pros and cons because like I said, this topic always come up in my head but I haven’t been able to find the answer even after all these years. Should I use greek vowels, demonic enns, or go chaote and sigilize or barbaric words?
I started jotting down in a notebook goetic entities and their associated demonic enns, and I wrote down entities of NAP and their associated words of power that I want to utilise more. I’ve been working again with Kuji In w/ empowering chants and hand seals but then I hit a point where I though this is not very minimalist, still very convoluted IMHO.
What I’m looking for right now is a system of magick to deal with my microcosmic needs; something simple and elegant, yet powerful.
My main issue is that I always need to be flexible and I want consistent results. I’ve been able to achieve results with the words of power from NAP or demonic enns in conjunction w/ goetic seals but it’s so..black and white. I’ve been working w/ Kuji In for years as well but it’s so….light’centric. I’ve worked w/ sigils and customized words of power but I don’t achieve consistent results. I’ve worked w/ just pure elemental energy but it’s not very flexible for my taste, it’s so primal that programming the colours of human nature don’t seem to take well – also it doesn’t have any words of power I can link to (as far as I can tell).
1 step forward, 2 steps back, lol – but that’s ok, it’s all part of the journey. At this point though, it feels like I’ve let go of every system that I know to a point where I don’t have a personal magickal system.
It’s kinds scary….and I’m not at the point yet where I can call this feeling..refreshing as I have a blank slate to paint at.