i’ve been researching the lake of fire ritual recently, and i was wondering how “destruction” of angelic sigils differs from “retirement” of the sigil. in the BoA, the example given is one of clay tablets engraved with the angelic seals being shattered after opening of the sigils themselves.
if drawn on parchment, could they instead be burned? i don’t see how this differs from simply retiring the sigil, though. my impression was that the angelic influence was to be “banished” to remove the light of the archangels from the ritual area. why would they need to be banished if they were never evoked to begin with (as with the LBRP for example)?
if one wanted to prevent angelic influence, wouldn’t it be more useful to bind the archangels of the quarters via their sigils instead? say, by charging them and placing them under a dressed candle consecrated to the task of preventing influence?
i own a bloodstone sphere which gives me horrible nightmares, so i charged a circle on a piece of paper with a few binding commands written in theban script, placed the stone inside and now i sleep much better. this is my only frame of reference, but it got me thinking on possibilities.
any explanations of this part of the lake of fire ritual, and any suggestions as to how to proceed with regards to banishing angelic influence would be greatly appreciated.
kind regards, james.