[quote=“Attis, post:1, topic:283”]I have been wondering about what you do to sigils of spirits after you’ve done the evocation.
In sigil magic I’m used to burning them during the ritual or after it as a way to both get rid of it aswell as a final gesture of sending it into manifestation, but if it’s a sigil of an entity that you are evoking on a weekly basis and have an ongoing relationship with, then what do you do? I plan to get the help from more and more spirits as I get further, and then at some point those old sigils will become really inconvenient. But I do not want to be rude to the spirit or do something to break the relationship.
What do you do?[/quote]
Keep them around while you work with the spirit and until your goals with the spirit are achieved.
After a 1 year period of time devoted to working with a grimore, I burnt all my sigils, even some I freshly crafted. It was to signify I needed new beginnings with works of magic, since the last time I had to quit evoking due to a near death experience that made working with incense impossible for quite some time. One of the spirits urged me not to destroy it’s sigil, so out loud I explained to it why I regretfully had to. I felt an intense sorrow, and a real desire of the spirit to help me.
This entity communicating with me was one who’s sigil I had “lost” after a complex situation where a ritual backfired horribly on me, and no matter what I could never find it’s sigil again. It was the first and only spirit I used in this grimore for over a year prior to contacting any others. I reflected upon this while burning the new sigil. So after I did my next evocation the original lost sigil of the entity appeared in my ritual box, over 2 years later. Even the way this sigil appeared, was related to the lessons it gave me when it visibly manifested and changed my life.
If a spirit wants you to keep something, it will let you know.
But…I’d say…After a while just burn them and dispose of the ashes properly, these are gateways to another world and if left dormant for long periods of time it’s asking for a problem. Especially if you are collecting them, and letting people see them who don’t understand what they are. It’s not like you drew the sigils in your own blood, redrawing them will not be hard.
Keep in mind it might be prudent to keep it around if you feel you are still working with the spirit and it’s trying to give you help. But if your goal is long accomplished, a spirit may get bored. These are (usually) your friends, but they come from an existence that is far different than ours, and our values and sense of humor do not match. These beings are very old, very powerful, and have a very different nature of existence. Their humor might easily escape you, but you’ll be left to clean up their mess.