magical seals

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The Serpent’s Lock

The seal of protection, privacy and invisibility – can be stamped or marked on documents to protect them from prying eyes, lest the witches’ venom befall them. Can also be used to hide oneself from that which walks on the astral plane. 

The Serpent’s Key

Used to see that which is hidden – aiding in the perception of the Unseen: be it spirits, deities, omens, etc. It might also be employed to find lost or hidden objects, and expose secret truths people are hiding. In addition, it can also be used to reverse the Serpent’s Lock if the key is added.

credence makes newt a mother’s day card and (even though he spent hours on it) tries to play it cool, pretends it’s a joke, but newt is so overwhelmed that he cries all day and frames it on his wall

My life is his life | His life is mine

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The Price of Life

Context: I’m DMing an oversize party and half of my players were unable to attend due to various reasons. So their characters just passed out including the moral compass of the group. This left them with the bard, sorcerer, wizard and warlock. So they are discussing a door covered in blood runes in infernal that talk of containing souls and sealing magical beings. Which led to this conversation:

Bard: I vote we go back to town and request aid from their priests.

Sorcerer: If we did go to town and request a priest we would be charged with their safety.

Wizard: If they died it would come out of our paycheck.

Everyone: *considers this for a moment*

Wizard: Can anyone afford a human life?

Seal of the Imprisoned

A binding spell to keep a toxic person away from you

In Skyward Sword, the main villain is the demon king Demise. Demise laid waste and destruction to the Surface, and brought a horde of demons with him. Even with the Goddess Hylia aiding the Surface dwellers, the violence was so bad that the humans (Hylians) were nearly wiped out. Hylia sent the humans to the sky, with the Triforce and her sacred blade to save them. With the rest of the Surface dwellers, she drove back Demise and his horde, and sealed him in the Sealed Temple for a thousand plus years. Demise later makes his first appearance in-game as The Imprisoned. Link, the hero, reinforces the seal three times throughout the latter part of the game, with The Imprisoned gaining more power each time (to the point where Zelda goes into a slumber to keep the seal closed until Link reaches the Triforce). 

The point of this spell is to bind someone who is toxic and destructive to your life. It would probably work well against someone who is abusive (please get mundane help if you can, magic doesn’t fix everything). 

What you’ll need:

  • A representation of your target
  • A black marker
  • A scrap of paper to write on, or a printout of the Imprisoned Seal
  • Water (you can use war water or another witch water, good for banishing) (optional)

You’re going to put the Binding Seal on either your target representation, or on the scrap paper (or just use a printout). The Seal looks like this:

There are three more versions of the seal, each one stronger than the one before. Use the one you feel is appropriate for your need:

If the representation of your target is flat, such as their name or a photo, you can draw it the seal directly on it, or, if you’re using a printed version, just place it on top. Roll them up into a little spike and say “With this seal I imprison you, your power is gone and you hurt me no more”. Then place it in the water, and if you like, freeze it, or leave it to be shaken once and awhile. 

If you’re using a poppet, roll the image of the seal into a spike, and secure it to the poppet with a pin (I actually recommend a rusty nail or screw, just be careful not to hurt yourself!). Repeat the chant, and keep in a dark place, or stick in the freezer.

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A Magician Fierce Deity Link made for the Character Design Challenge. The challenge was to redesign a Legend of Zelda character. Being my favorite video game series I had to participate! 

I also included an earlier design and process for the character as well for those who are interested. I started the design process but I wasn’t satisfied with the feeling and wanted to go for a more impressive angle, showing him doing magic stuff. I also wanted to use twilight inspired designs for the magic seals.

Magickal Uses for Kisses

A kiss is a very powerful thing, even in fairytales and lore of the past the power of kisses are told of (true love’s kiss, siren/mermaid kiss, first kiss, etc). a kiss can be a powerful tool for any witch. Here are a few suggestions for using kisses and the power they hold.

  • Use a kiss to charge objects: crystals, tarot cards, charms, amulets, etc etc. Use it to send your emotions and energy into the object. Love is a good emotion, but any positive energies you wish to charge the object with can be transferred this way. Adding your love to something can really give it a boost as well! Especially if it is for another to use. (Note: do not kiss toxic stones please! Be safe and smart)
  • Spell Sealing: Use a kiss to magically seal spells such as jar and bottle spells or use it to strengthen a (cooled!) wax seal. Imagine placing the kiss its like placing an invisible seal upon it, stamping in energy to lock th spell inside. 
  • For Air and Wind spells: For all of my fellow witches who use air and wind spells, blowing a kiss after a chant or spell to summon a wind in the direction you wish it to blow is a good way to guide the wind but also show it positive reinforcement. Use it to show your gratitude for the wind’s cooperation. It is best for gentler wind spells.
  • Glamour and Beauty spells: Kiss the mirror after a beauty or glamour spell. Thank the mirror for its aid and seal any negativity into it. It also a wonderful way to reflect love back at yourself!
  • Love Spells: Kisses are great for powering up love spells! Kiss a candle before lighting it (careful if you are using essential oils be sure not to kiss where they are), kiss the written name of the one you desire, kiss a charm or amulet to help bring love into your life, and finally blow a kiss when finishing the the spell to close it.
  • Kitchen Magic: blow a kiss to finish a dish (don’t be too close though, don’t want to spread germs) to put a final charge of love into it before serving it to others. Good for with tea and coffee spells too!
  • Public Magic: Want to remain discrete while casting a spell in public? Blow a kiss! Its much subtler than pointing or hand motions, especially if it is a positive spell you are casting on another or a friend but it is also good for curses, either way its a wonderful way to send your intentions. Whisper the words or chant needed for the spell (if any) under your breath, imagine them them gathering in an orb of energy at your lips as you do so. Then do a subtle kiss motion on your lips (no hands and no ‘fish lips’, you are trying to be subtle). Then release the energy and words towards the target with a gentle blow of breath, sending the ball of energy in that direction.
  • Mourning/Remembrance Rituals: Ending such a ritual with a blown kiss to close it can help release your feelings in a positive manner and close the ritual with love and sincerity. 
  • Thanking tools: As someone who uses tarot cards and many other divination tools, I like to place gentle kisses to the sides of the decks after using them to help bond with them. To show them my gratitude for assisting me in not only readings but also in my spell work. I also before days where I know i will be doing a lot of divination work, I will kiss them to help charge them up (as said above). It is an excellent way to bond with your tools!