because i wanted to use the latin alphabet

The Elementarium, by Isobel Winter  

What is it?

The Elementarium is a script based on the Latin alphabet that I created about three years ago.

What is it for?

Initially I created The Elementarium as a way to write down spells, sigils, and other magical words that had anything to do with the elements, or that I wanted to embellish with the power of the elements. These days I use it for all magical purposes. Is especially effective as protection and spell charms.

Who is it for? Can I use it?

Anyone who wants to use it! I’m opening it up to the wider public because I feel that they would benefit from a magical script to use that they know was written by a witch, instead of using one in which they are unsure of the origins or rules. I’d love to see what you use it for; please post a picture and tag me in it, or tag it as #elementarium.

Why use it?

Unlike conventional linguistic scripts, this one was invented specifically with magic in mind. It automatically has a deeper connection to your inner energy. I created the script by meditating and then writing symbols down with my eyes closed, visualising how they would fit into each letter.

A letter from my language isn’t on the script, what should I do?

Send me an ask telling me which letter this is and I will create it! When I wrote it I was learning Norwegian and Swedish, hence why those letters are present. But I truly believe that everyone should be able to write magically in their own language, so please don’t be afraid to send me a request.

Can I get a tattoo of it?

Of course! I have a friend who did so and it looks great, I’m waiting on her to send me a picture so I can show you all. Just make sure you don’t mess up how you’ve written it down; I don’t want to be blamed for a shitty design.


Hello! This is my alphabet that I created for anyone who wants to use it-for magical reasons in particular! It is designed to be written in cursive, but anyone is welcome to change the way it is written to whatever their own personal preference may be.

I call it shadow script because of my username. My username, viv-umbra, is a combination of two Latin words with the meaning living shadows.

I tried my best to keep the characters relatively easy and quick to write, but as I’ve never created an alphabet for such a large group of other people before I may not have done as well as I would like. I hope you guys find it useful anyway.

If you make a post using shadow script, please use the hashtag #shadowscript so I can see it! I would love to see any sigils or other things made using this alphabet.

Anyway, I hope you are all doing wonderfully, and I wish you the best of luck in your magical endeavors!

Hello everyone!  I’ve had some friends asking me to give them a reference sheet to see if they can learn to write in my Phonetic Script, and I figured maybe some of you nerds would be interested.  I know it’s a little crowded, but I wanted to fit all of the notes onto one page.  This should contain everything you need to start reading my diary and writing like a wizard! 

I’ve been writing in this alphabet in my sketchbooks for about 2 years now, and it’s getting harder and more strange to write in the Latin alphabet and use Arabic numerals.  I started doing this project for a number of reasons, but largely as a way to visualize the sound of words and the cadence and music in spoken language, but also because there are so many redundancies in the English written language as well as holes.  We have sounds we have no letters to accurately describe, and letters that have multiple sounds so that you don’t always know how to say a word just by reading it.  With this script, I’ve tried to make it possible to describe the pronunciation of any word from any language.  I have mostly been writing in English and French, and I find I am constantly combining characters to make certain sounds that are more rare.  Some of the permanent characters in the alphabet were constructed in this way.  For instance, you can see that TH is a combination of T and H, as in English.

A particular favorite section of mine is the color notation - if you can get yourself to adopt the associations of colors to these 10 basic shape/line forms (numbers?!), then these complex glyphs at the bottom of the page will start to read as colors mixing.  Or maybe not, I have no idea how much of this can be learned by a muggle.

At some point I will post about the calendar and time notation, if there is interest.

send me an Ask with any questions or if you want a little tutoring, or even a piece to practice translating! 

ya nerds