Currently reading through Damon Brand’s Angels of Magick. I don’t suppose this will get much traction, but I am curious if any other readers have attempted to create their own custom talisman, in the style of those in the book, for the talisman of power ritual?
This is something I’d like to attempt. I don’t really have any reservations about doing so, but obviously, I am a bit lacking in theory and a lot more research is required before I dive in, i.e. deconstructing the given talismans and words of power into their respective parts.
It would be designed in a similar style to those already in the book, to call upon several powers at once. I suppose something similar might be achieved via the Ladder of Ascent, however, the Ladder of Ascent seems to focus on having a single stated desire (which may change as the ritual proceeds), whereas I am looking to combine the powers of several archangels to achieve one overarching purpose which is perhaps too nebulous to be summarised easily.
Of course there is also the option to perform a series of continuous sigil rituals to approach the problem from different angles, but I have concerns: the rapid firing off of sigils might cause conflict in achieving the overall result when I want minimal upheaval, and it also feels unseemly to perform one extended ritual where I fire off sigil after sigil one after the other in a single sitting. The ideal outcome is gentle easing, healing, and uplifting over the long-term.
To clarify a bit further, the talisman I am interested in creating is one for the mental and emotional healing of another person:
- Metatron: to heal old injuries, and bring peace & clarity where emotions are confused
- Raphael: to become immune to stress
- Michael: to remove the curse of fear
- Haniel: to experience emotions without restriction
- Iophiel: to experience authentic optimism
- Kamael: to find peace when mentally troubled
- Tzadkiel: to heal painful memories, find serenity in a tempest, and expand boundaries.
Maybe I’m overthinking it? Maybe I’m biting off more than I can chew? Any feedback would be welcomed.
Otherwise, I’ll probably just give it a few days or weeks of thought and research, attempt it, and report back in a few months.