So I always hear and read that you should forget the original intent of a sigil for it to work and bypass the conscious filters. Now to me I find this concept wrong for a few reasons. One we do not forget the usage or intent behind what talismans are be it your own, Solomons, someone elses or physical amulets or stones etc. We know what the basic task is and we charge it with a new intent along the lines of that task each time we use it in a ritual form or by opening the talisman up etc or simply knowing its with us and looking at it every so often. This works fine and nowhere in this process did you forget its job. Infact knowing about its task makes it stronger. We can look at a talisman as a more complex sigil or at least formed intent sigil that has more of a structure, but not always.
Then we have spirit seals or sigils, We know what they are for and what we do with them and they work. Or language constructs like say Enochian or the Enochian keys. Circles for use in magick, symbology and Alchemical symbols.
So why should one forget the intent of a sigil but not anything else? surely to me if you should forget the intent then how does a ritual or any spell work which is simply a fancy way of carrying that intent into the mind. So it doesn’t hold weight to me and would love to hear views on this. My opinion is as long as we know its powerful, believe it can do something and its magickal by nature then it will simply work. The gazing helps stick it into our subconscious by making a light trance and allowing the conscious to lose focus, same with placing sigils around the house. This then tells your brain this thing is a powerful artifact that can change your life or at least do something fun.