“The talisman I created using the very methods Gary has outlined in this book helped guide me, inevitably, to both my inner and outer gold. It took me on a journey to arrive at my own microcosmic sun.” - Benjamin Turale, The Temple of Mercury
An essential practical guide to the art of talismanic magick, Liber Sigillum expertly guides you through the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to incorporate the creation and empowerment of planetary, elemental and angelic talismans into your work. A talisman can act as a battery of power for the magician, emanating will and intent across planes of existence as well as the everyday world. Just as fascinating for the curious newcomer as the experienced practitioner, this critical but often overlooked aspect of the Western Magickal Corpus is made accessible to all. Author Gary St. Michael Nottingham translates his many years of valuable practical experience into clear and straightforward practical exercises and examples.
Drawing on the age-old wisdom of the Corpus Hermeticum, grimoires, Agrippa's Three Books of Occult Philosophy and the Picatrix, this exceptional work not only teaches methods for the physical creation of talismans, the importance of the celestial conditions and how to call upon both angelic and demonic powers as necessary, but also the crucial nature of personal emotional engagement and focus. The author's experience shines through the original development of techniques he shares in this volume in print for the first time. Whether you are just starting on a ritual magic path or are a seasoned practitioner of witchcraft and the occult yourself, Liber Sigillum is bound to become a treasured and oft-consulted companion.
“We are created in the likeness of God therefore those powers which make up God are expressed within ourselves, even if they lie dormant or are not apparent. It is this which allows us to approach the realms of the Gods, and like Prometheus 'steal their Fire' as we challenge our fate with the very powers of the Gods themselves. No other being in creation can do this... for it is the fate of man to challenge the Gods, even with their own power. For mankind is not a snivelling wretch, burdened with sin and Christian guilt, but a glorious being made in the image of God and bearing his powers. Therefore let us not forget how the Corpus Hermeticum tells us.... ‘For the human is a God-like living thing...’ ”
- Gary St. Michael Nottingham in Liber Sigillum
138 pages, with numerous seals and photos of the author's work.
Available as a paperback, and hardback with dustjacket.
Liber Sigillum: Of the Lords Who Wander
Gary St. M. Nottingham’s commitment to the study and practice of the alchemical arte, ritual magic, grimoires and spirit conjuration means that he can often be found peering at bubbling flasks or a shewstone – or otherwise engaged in deepening his knowledge and understanding of such matters. His practices also draw on the work of the 17th-century astrologer William Lilly and the arte of horary astrology.
He organised the legendary Ludlow Esoteric Conference (2004-2008), helped produce Verdelet occult magazine, has taught many free day workshops on basic occult skills and is a popular speaker at esoteric conferences.
The seven volumes of Foundations of Practical Sorcery are an unabridged collection of Gary’s much sought-after previously published work, updated and made available to a wider readership at last. Ars Alchemica, Ars Angelorum and Liber Sigillum may be seen as companion volumes to this central work.
Gary was raised in south Shropshire, where, during his mid-teens, he became involved with a small Coven, thereby gaining an excellent grounding in a wide selection of magical practices. Following the conjuration of a spirit, and asking it for help that manifested when least expected, he subsequently became involved with a group of practising alchemists.
He has a background in horticulture, enjoys spending time in the garden and playing chess.
CHAPTER 1: God is in All Things
CHAPTER 2: Of the Body: its Material and Construct
CHAPTER 3: The Magic of Numbers
CHAPTER 4: As I Do Will… So Mote It Be
CHAPTER 5: Of the Lords Who Wander
CHAPTER 6: Of the Mansions of the Moon