The person who introduced me to the history of sigils and what they are was Mario Pazzaglini, Ph.D., a psychologist in Wilmington, Delaware, who studied the ancient science of alchemy and secret codes of sigils. A decade before his death, he assembled a limited edition booklet entitled Symbolic Messages: An Introduction to a Study of “Alien” Writing.
Sigils are codes created for a specific magical purpose. The pattern is the code derived from a number and/or letter grid known only to those who produce sigils from the known grid. A sigil is usually made up of a complex combination of several specific symbols or geometric figures each with a specific meaning or intent. The term sigil derives from the Latin sigillum meaning “seal,” though it may also be related to the Hebrew segulah meaning “word, action or item of spiritual effect.” Continue