Words are spells!
We cast them out to create and form language… to mask and cloak matter. We label things with sensory tones so that we can each find a commonality to unite our perceptions with meaning. How often do we really take the time out to feel into what it is we are putting out there… How often do we break down semantics and powerful prose… feeling into the energy and manipulation behind such words we so often take for granted? I have always loved word play and it wasn’t until 2006, when watching a documentary by Freddy Silva, that I really took interest into spoken word and how often we cast our spells blindly. Freddy spoke of the appropriation of the church over Pagan practice and posed a couple of poignant questions which really struck a chord with me. To paraphrase him- (only because I can’t even remember what the documentary (about crop circles) was called) When you enter a building you enter via the entrance… but what exactly is it entrancing? and then you walk down the nave to the altar, but what exactly is it altering?
When studying my Visual Arts degree, I gained a little insight into typography and how we can even take fonts for granted- particularly those with energetic imprints from long ago. I remember hearing about how the serif was from Roman times, often used in political propaganda etched in stone- where little bits would sometimes break off the end, consequently causing the serif. That made me wonder about the energy that is carried through when that font is used and appropriated in design today. Interesting!
Words are codes, and the way in which sentences are strung together can be used as a form of persuasion or manipulation. The more I delve into word play with syntax and semantics, the more I am called to be mindfull of the words I weave, and the intention in which I write and release those symbols into the world. When I am in flow, my words spill out in a poetic dance in what I like to call, Heart Script.
Some words I have been ruminating on recently, particularly how they sound when you break down the syllables.
Deserve- De Serve
Insane- In Sane (the truth is stranger than fiction!)
Believe- BE LIEve (when we believe something, it does not come from a place of knowing- beliefs can always evolve and change)
Politics- Poly Ticks (Many Parasites?)
Responsible- Response Able (Ability to Respond)
BIRTH- bEARTH, BE Earth
When I embarked on my first LSD journey in 2004, I saw a massive Shiva/Laksmhi, clock like deity in the sky with all these turning cogs and gears- the “clock face” was multi faceted and was inscribed with sigils, glyphs and symbols that I had never seen. The clouds spelt out words as if from a foreign cosmic language- the letters of the english alphabet where all there, they were just in a sequence that I couldn’t interpret. It was this journey that I began to feel into what I call “The Secret Writing” or the coding that makes up this 3d reality. In a sense, it’s like how binary code creates our platform for digital communication- The Secret Writing as I see it, is the blueprint to create the map of this Earthly dimension.
I often see the imprint of these codes in my peripheral vision- they shift like auric energy, but linger just enough to know they are there! I often wonder if this energetic language that I see is what we/I have projected outwards to engage in communications with the Cosmic Intelligence. Or perhaps it’s what is known as the “Akashic Records” and we are swimming in a cosmic soup of discourse, weaving the heart script of the Divine!
The more I delve into trying to make sense of it all, the more I am often left in a quandry over questions I’m not sure I can find answers to, as human language is so very limiting. It’s like the more I learn, the less I know!
When we set our intentions to actively create spells with our words, it is important to express ourselves from a pure heart space. When we look at language in the context of ritual majick, we must be cautious as to what exactly we are casting, as what goes out comes back! I guess looking at it this way, helps to become more impecible with our words, for we are responsible for the consequences, whether direct or indirect… Sometimes we’ll never know how far the ripple can travel and what interference it may cause.
Love and Blessings,