Going through the process of constructing an alphabet of desire, or alphabet of binding can be a very personal experience for the practitioner, and will result in many different styles of alphabets that will be very individualized. These are alphabets that are connected to the practitioners work, and our tools that that practitioner, and others can call upon, and use in order to empower their working. Throughout this creation process you will use your creativity, intuition, and metaphysical association skills to form an alphabet of sigils that will be able to be used in your magickal workings.
What is an alphabet of desire, and what is an alphabet of binding:
Both of these are alphabets made of reusable sigils, which build up power over time through constant use. An alphabet of desire is an alphabet of sigils that reflects aspects of constructs that you want to manifest, that you want to have a connection to, or are aspects of your world, or reality. These aspects do not all have to be positive, and can be whatever you would like. An alphabet of binding is an alphabet of sigils that reflects more negative aspects that haunt, and disempower the practitioner. These negative aspects are given form, so that they can be controlled, and utilize for the practitioners purposes.
Creating a layout for the alphabet of desire, or alphabet of binding:
The first step I would say to create an alphabet of desire, or alphabet of binding would be to lay out the different aspects, or energies that the sigils will be connected to. In order to think of these aspects you should look deep within yourself, so that you can bring them up from your inner being allowing you to create a very diverse list.
For the alphabet of desire you might want the aspects to be something like:
For the alphabet of binding you might want the aspects to be something like:
Once you choose what aspects you want in your alphabet of desire, or alphabet of binding you may also want to go through the process of grouping these aspects together in specific groups. This can be done in any way you would like, or you don’t even have to do it at all. this will be a way of categorizing the aspects that you have in your alphabet of desire, or alphabet of binding, while also giving them groups to work within. You could also go through the process of assigning these groups opposite, or adjacent groups that work off the energy of the other group they are associated with.
Creating the physical appearance of the sigils of the alphabet of desire, or alphabet of binding:
Once you have all the aspects of your alphabet you can then go through the process of using whatever sigil creation methods you would like in order to craft the sigils that will be uses letters in your alphabet of desire, or your alphabet of binding. Each sigil should reflect the energy of one of the aspects you chose out earlier. When making your sigils you should make sure to ingrain the energies and intentions of these aspects directly into the design of the sigil, so that they act as that aspect made physical. These sigils are going to be reused over, and over again, so it is a good idea to make sure that you like the design, and that it resonates with you. These sigils should also be pretty simple so that they can be used as letters.
Charging the sigil letters, and giving them meaning:
After you’re done creating the sigils is time to charge them for the first time. Take time here charging each individual sigil with the energy, and intentions of the aspect that it belongs to. You can do this through the use of any sigil charging method. It is important to do this first charge of all the sigils in the alphabet, so that they can start becoming associated with those aspects more powerfully in the practitioner’s consciousness, and in the universal consciousness, while also allowing the sigils to draw in the energy of its aspects. After this is done you can begin using them in your working, At this point you have completed your alphabet, and now you can begin to use it in your practice as a very powerful magical tool. From this point you can also begin to assign more meaning to your alphabet by bringing in different metaphysical association, and energies in order to improve your alphabet by allowing it to connect and interact with more constructs, energies, and properties.
Things that you could do to improve your alphabet would be:
- Give all of the sigils names.
- Name the sigil groups.
- Name the alphabet.
- Give all of the sigils alphabet sounds.
- Create a language to go with your alphabet.
- Give each sigil an association to a specific element.
- Give each sigil an association to a specific planetary body.
- Give each sigil an association to a specific astrological sign.
- Figure out different ways of using your alphabet.
There are many ways to go about using your alphabet of desire here are just a few ways:
- Charging, and activate an individual sigil from the alphabet
- You can use the letters from your alphabet to make sigils.
- Charge, and activate some of the sigils together so that they can be used simultaneously and in-tangent.
- Working with the aspects of the sigils in order to get to know them, manifest them, or control them.
- Write your book of shadows, or grimoire in your alphabet.
- Use the sigils like runes in divination.