Holy Serpent Sigil

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Holy Serpent is climbing through the hottest sun and the heaviest rains, the strongest winds and the hardest rocks to the whole emptiness on the highest top.

This sigil originated from a vision I had after visiting Loch Ness in June 2006. It would not do it justice if i do not explain the circumstances.

I first heard of Loch Ness as a child reading about the monster in  a book on paranormal mysteries. The photograph of the strange narrow loch made a very strong impression on me. It was a mixture of familiarity and exoticness.

One day I was watching a sunset over the Tatra mountains and the clouds seemed to have formed the familiar shape. I felt ecstatic, out of body, beyond time and space. I felt like I was standing on the shores of Loch Ness and had a sense that this will become a reality.

I forgot the vision and the desire until I became interested in the occult and came across the writings of Aleister Crowley. I was very inspired by Thelema and the link to Loch Ness really astonished me. Since then my dream became a goal, my true will. Incidentally this was also when I first heard about the Abramelin Operation.

Thanks to favourable circumstances and a lot of determination I moved to Scotland in 2005. Traveling to Loch Ness became now only  a question of time or more exactly money. I was barely covering my own bills but I already began planning the trip.

It was a middle of winter in Edinburgh. I couldn’t sleep perhaps from cold or hunger, most likely both. I was listening to the wind howling outside half awake in my bed. In this liminal state my mind drifted into a strange vision. I was walking up a spiral staircase in an old, stone building. I arrived at a mazanine floor and noticed a heavy wooden door, slightly ajar. I walked into an empty, circular room. At the back there was a large desk and a cloaked figure standing behind it.  They were drawing a seal of some kind. I came closer and recognise the person as Crowley at around 30. He said ‘This is for you’. I tried to remember what I saw but I couldn’t. How disappointing.

I finally managed to visit Loch Ness in early June 2006. It was absolutely amazing experience. I didn’t get to Boleskine itself but got a glimpse of it from the other side of the Loch. I really fell in love with the whole area. To stand on the shores of this loch felt to me both mystical and magickal. It was a manifestation of my true will, a fruit of my magick. It seemed also that the place welcomed me, that I had found my home.

In the days following my visit I felt supercharged with magick. It was one of these times when you begin to live it. The image of the Holy Serpent Sigil and its mantra began revealing themselves to me in glimpses and took their full form on the 6th of June the same year. In the following days I became aware of two additional sigils and mantras.

I received a clear message that all three relate to Liber AL and that I need to share them with the world. I felt very hesitant to do so. I only showed them to a very few people. They all seemed to have an interesting response to the sigils. Still, like many mystical experiences this one left me feeling like keeping quiet about it.

My own experience of working with the sigil and its mantra suggest that it helps to align oneself to their True Will, Higher Self, Genius  or Holy Guardian Angel.

Avi Lago’s Show

Myself and Anton had the pleasure of being guests on the Avi Lago Show last night. We met Avi midday at the Botanic Gardens in Glasgow. We spent the day visiting interesting magic and occult related shops, walking down the river Kelvin, visiting Glasgow Cathedral, the Necropolis and Lady Well. We had many long conversations before the evening.

Avi runs his show from his home where we received a warm welcome. We were treated to some lovely home-made soup and humus before the show and to a full supper afterwards. We also tried some delicious Indian tea made with freshly prepared spices. The show itself took place in a room that could only be accurately described as a temple. It’s a lovely atmospheric space full of books and figurines. Incense smoke rising from the altar filled the space with a pleasant aroma and it drew my attention to a beautiful Kali figurine and a very heavy stone with a carving of Ida and Pingala serpents. I was also welcomed by lovely little person who guards the space.

Being on the show was really amazing. Avi knows how to be a great host and make you feel comfortable. The private setting made this a truly magickal experience. I will be more than happy to appear on the show again someday.

One of the subjects we kept coming back to throughout the show was interactions with spirits. Myself and Anton mentioned a goddess we often see in the Lower Falls of Foyers as well as seeing trolls in tree stumps and other natural forms. I feel it’s most appropriate to illustrate this with a couple of photos capturing such appearances. The first one was taken in Foyers during KIA Retreat 2012 and it shows the goddess of the falls. The second photo was taken in Roslin Forest last autumn. This one is an excellent example of forest troll.

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