Forbidden Pendants - AMirror of our Soul:
This "forbidden" pendant is a key to our subconsciousness and even the word "forbidden" itself lures us to the more mystic, magic and darker aspects of our soul which we often, contingent upon society, reject as pure fantasy. In this pendant archetypical pictures are combined with seals and sigils imaged in old grimoires to create a powerful magic amulet.
The Pendant Ægishjálmur:
This pendant was the most important amulet in Nordic lands to preserve magic powers and it was believed that it is able to aid its wearer in creating order out of chaos and to successfully complete all upcoming tasks - to the Vikings the eightfold wheel of Ægishjálmur symbolized order and perfection. Furthermore the Ægishjálmur was considered to be a very powerful protective charm - that powerful that its manufacturing was forbidden after Christianization under penalty of death.
Example of a Charging Ritual from an old Grimoire:
1. Preparatio (Preparation):
In a quiet room prepare a table with a white tablecloth and take care to have ready a white candle with a candle holder, joss sticks or incense cones, a glass of water and a dash of salt.
Darken the room and ensure that you are undisturbed: Put the white candle, the glass of water and the incense on the table, light the incense and the candle and place the sign besides it. Meditate with closed eyes over the meaning of the sign for some minutes - try to imagine its effect as clearly as possible.
2. Purificatio (Cleaning):
Put a dash of salt into the glass of water and imagine how the water is filled by a golden light. Pour some of the water on the sign and imagine how it too is glowing in a golden color thereby being cleaned by the element of water. Then move the sign through the smoke of the incense in order to clean it by the element of air. Now move it above the candle flame and sprinkle some salt on it thereby cleaning it with the elements of fire and earth.
3. Potestatem Facere (Charging):
Take the sign in your hand and close your eyes. Imagine that a shimmering white sphere of light is hovering above you - feel how large and full of energy this sphere is. Visualize a golden ray of light which leaves the sphere and flows through your head into your solar plexus - this way your body is filled with golden light, is warmed and strengthened. Again concentrate on the effect and the meaning of the sign and let the gold-colored light flow through your arm into your hand and then into the sign.
4. Salvatio (Reorientation):
Take a drink or eat a meal in order to recover - this way your body is led back into this world. The sign will stay charged as long as you keep it close to your body.
5. Exoneratio (Discharging):
After charging you hold a very powerful symbol in your hands which can cause deep changes in your life. If the effect of the sign is undesirably strong you can discharge it by holding it under running water and imagining for a few minutes how the energy is leaving the sign.
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