runewynd:

shelby-melissa:

runewynd:

Question!  If I wanted to change my URL, would I have to go in and change all the links in my sidebar to match?

Also- what would y’all suggest as a good URL?

For your sidebar, it depends. For example if it just says /links it might be okay, but if you put in the whole url runewynd.tumblr.com/links you would have to change the runewynd portion.

At least that is my understanding.

And I am really bad at url suggestions. D:

Thanks!  That actually fixed a problem I was having- now the problem is fixed AND it will change over when I change my URL!

What effect does this have on tumblr-internal things pointing back to you? I mean, I know that in  normal situation pointing to a URL that doesn’t exist gets you a whole heap of 404… but I just wasn’t sure if the tumblr system handled redirects automatically behind the scene or not :\

oh, and oh crap all the posts I have tagged #runewynd … damn it … *sigh* .. :P hehe 

Total Umbra Lunar Eclipse - October 8th

(Image source: Science.com)

The lunar eclipse, on the 8th, is the second of four in a Tetrad (which I talked about [here] back in April). This Full Moon, however, will fall dangerously close to a Void of Course period; There is about a four-hour window between when the moon reaches it’s Full Moon state, and when it enters a Void of Course period.

I urge those of you who take lunar movements into account when preparing magick, to reference a Lunar Calender in order to find out when this is for your area, and to plan accordingly. 

Where the eclipse can be seen (sourced from [timeanddate.com]:

  • Intense red shading: Observers within this area can see the eclipse from beginning to end.
  • Red shading right/east of intense shading: Observers within this area can see the eclipse after moonrise/sunset.
  • Red shading left/west of intense shading: Observers within this area can see the eclipse until moonset/sunrise.
  • No coloring: Eclipse is not visible at all
  • Note: Actual eclipse visibility depends on weather conditions

 

soror-dxm:

Sigillum Dei by Will Erich Peuckert, ‘Pansophie’I can not find much information on this book, or what it’s contents are. The book was fairly recently published (1950’s) is in German, and is hermetic in nature, with a lineage tracing back much further to the Renaissance period. There are many different ‘Sigils of God’. They are similar in structure, sometimes also in content though a few I’ve found are different in small ways. I should probably do a post on these some time.

The Esoteric Archives has a list of some of the more prominent ones. You might be able to use this as a starting point :D
The list is right on the front page of their site (far right column, second row). Here is a copy/paste of the section, for ease of reference:

Sigillum Dei Aemeth
Ganellus’ Summa Sacre Magice, Kassel 4° Ms. astron. 3, fol. 104r.
Athanasius Kircher Oedipus Aegyptiacus (1652) Kircher’s discussion of Sigillum Dei Aemeth (Latin)
Leipzig mag. cod. 16, p. 175, from uni-leipzig.de
Sloane 313, fol 4r.
My reconstruction based on Sl. 313
Sloane 3850, fol 70v
Sloane 3853, fol 127v
From an Italian manuscript of the Key of Solomon in the Bodleian Library, MS. Mich. 276, fol 13r.
Redrawn but based on Mich. 276.
From a Latin manuscript of the Key of Solomon in the Bodleian Library, MS. Aubrey 24, fol. 60r
Kircher
John Dee
From Will Erich Peuckert, Pansophie(Berlin, 1956)
La Véritable Magie Noire (“Rome”, “1750”)

Additionally, Asterion has a post on one of his blogs with a version he’s done, based on the description in Liber Juratus Honorii. It’s very nice as well, and can be found [here].

soror-dxm:

Sigillum Dei by Will Erich Peuckert, ‘Pansophie

I can not find much information on this book, or what it’s contents are. The book was fairly recently published (1950’s) is in German, and is hermetic in nature, with a lineage tracing back much further to the Renaissance period. 

There are many different ‘Sigils of God’. They are similar in structure, sometimes also in content though a few I’ve found are different in small ways. I should probably do a post on these some time.

The Esoteric Archives has a list of some of the more prominent ones. You might be able to use this as a starting point :D

The list is right on the front page of their site (far right column, second row). Here is a copy/paste of the section, for ease of reference:

Sigillum Dei Aemeth

Additionally, Asterion has a post on one of his blogs with a version he’s done, based on the description in Liber Juratus Honorii. It’s very nice as well, and can be found [here].

Anonymous asked:

hello! I was wondering if you know of any norse sigils for luck? Thanks! Sorry for any inconvenience!

From what I understand, Icelandic Staves were created with two very important requirements built into them: First, the location of that tattoo was very specific; and second, the purpose or activity for which it applied its effect was very narrowly focused.

If either of these were not met (i.e., you apply the tattoo in the wrong location, or you are doing anything other than what the tattoo was specifically designed for) it would not confer it’s benefits.

I found a post on this topic (including a bit of finger-wagging at tumblr for taking an image of a collection of different staves competently out of context) over on the Icelandic Language Blog titled, Staving off a disaster; magical tattoos.

An example they use, in fact, are Gapaldur and Ginfaxi … From the post:

thiscrookedcrown:

Icelandic staves* might be what you’re looking for in which ginfaxi for courage in combat or gapadalur for success in combat are along those lines although I question whether these are original Icelandic staves.

Alternatively, if you’re referring to runes, gibu auja* is what you’re looking for and is luckily a fairly simple one to draw.

* I have absolutely NO original historical source material for these symbols. I get a vague “they’re norse” answer when I try. Gibu auja might actually be historically accurate because auja means “fortunate”, last I checked. To be honest, the Elder and Younger Futhark is probably what you’ll want to aim for.

I’m not the best person to ask as I avoid runes in an attempt to avoid dealing with the norse gods more than I already do.

Some won’t work alone, such as Gapaldur and Ginfaxi. They have to be present at the same time to have any effect at all but that’s not enough, they also have a specified location. Gapaldur has to be placed under the heel of the right foot, and Ginfaxi goes under the toes of the left one. Worn in this manner they will ensure their bearer victory in battle!

That’s if you’re a pro wrestler. Gapaldur and Ginfaxi are not generic battle runes, they only help in the ancient Icelandic wrestling, Glíma.

More About Chaos Magic

taurotrickster:

So I was talking to pomegranateandivy and I think I might have a slightly better way to explain some of this concept, since it’s pretty difficult. So we’ll give this a go and see how it works.

I’m going to refer to the natural state, without influence, as the ‘balance’ or ‘order’ from this point on. That’s just day to day life without Chaos user A (known as you or I for the sake of easy writing) doing any magic. [We can ignore minor things usually like good luck charms and protective wards]

Metaphor time:

Think of the balance as a pane of glass you are running your hand along: when you use magic, you exert pressure on this glass. When you do ordered magic, you gather your tools and time your strike, and use that to break or fracture the glass. It isn’t actually damaging, it just creates a new order, because the continuing pane of glass has been shaped by this tool. It can be jagged and messy, or it can be a nice, neat, cut, sanded and smoothed and all decorative. Point is, magic is exerted on the glass. For ordered magic, though timing and things might be important for your tool(can’t use an electric saw if it isn’t plugged in), where you do this on the pane of glass is, largely, irrelevant.

Back to Chaos and your hand on the glass. As your hand runs over the glass, as you feel and keep track of the order, you will notice imperfections, structural flaws and weak points that naturally occur. You might find natural cracks. Chaos magic is applying pressure to these weak points. You don’t know where they’ll be until you feel for them, but they mean you have to exert less force to change the glass or introduce new cracks.

Now, you don’t necessarily know how these cracks will form, because you are working with a natural weakness, as opposed to creating the break entirely on your own. You may push on a crack expecting it to fissure out and create more cracks, only for it to break fully.

To control that, you have to learn how to push on the crack, and how to identify what kind of weakness it is. What you use will affect the nature of the crack (there is still control, you can still use it for a specific purpose, you just need the knowledge to ensure the things you are using will be relevant to that purpose). It takes less energy, but it’s more circumstantial.

You can also push on different points of a crack. You can exert pressure in multiple ways. You can push from the inside or the outside. (That has a lot to do with intent and direction) Because Chaos magic is exploiting the weakness of the glass, rather than the strength or precision of your tool (though again that does still have bearing), it is a less than predictable form of magic.

That is, essentially, the very basic premise of how Chaos magic works, in my experience.