The Pattern on the Trestleboard is often attributed to several hermetic axioms. It is also plays a major role in the philosophy of Freemasonry, which iis a hermetically rich organization.
0. All the Power that ever was or will be is here now.
1. I am a center of expression for the Primal Will-to-Good which eternally creates and sustains the Universe.
2. Through me its unfailing Wisdom takes form in thought and word.
3. Filled with Understanding of its perfect law, I am guided, moment by moment, along the path of liberation.
4. From the exhaustless riches of its Limitless Substance, I draw all things needful, both spiritual and material….
Many years ago I began development on a system of magic called symbol magic. The premise behind it involved the origins of such designs as tribal tattoos and what their meanings were. As I started to lay the groundwork for such a system a good friend introduced me to a very similar magic that already existed. He called them sigils, besides having a neat name they have also been the only “magic” I have done that always works. I can’t say the same will work for you but it doesn’t hurt to try.
Sigil magic was first developed by Austin Osman Spare a very uniquely talented artist. Spare served in the Ordo Templi Orientis and also worked closely with Aleister Crowley. The system I am going to describe for sigil creation isn’t Spare’s original concept but a blend of my own with his and the now more common version of sigil creation.
Let’s start with what a sigil is. A sigil is a symbol that is created by you used to focus your subconscious to do a particular task. The creation of a sigil is done as follows.
Apollonius of Tyana reads your future
From The Circus of Dr. Lao, Charles G. Finney, 1935.
The widow Mrs. Howard T. Cassan came to the circus in her flimsey brown dress and her low shoes and went direct to the fortuneteller’s tent. She paid her mite and sat down to hear her future. Apollonius warned her she was going to be disappointed.
“Not if you tell me the truth,” said Mrs. Cassan. “I particularly want to know how soon oil is going to be found on that twenty acres of mine in New Mexico.”
“Never,” said the seer.
“Well, then, when shall I be married again?”
“Never,” said the seer.
“Very well. What sort of man will next come into my life?”
“There will be no more men in your life,” said the seer.
“Well, what in the world is the use of my living then, if I’m not going to be rich, not going to be married again, not going to know any more men?”
Freemasonry is found throughout the world, and men of all religions are Freemasons. The entered apprentice degree, below, is the induction ritual of the masons. Much like all Masonic activities the ritual is supposed to remain secret to the public. The Entered Apprentice Degree is being conducted in the movie From Hell, and we also used it in our documentary game The Secrets of Freemasonry