The Sigil Magic* of Orthobionomy

One needs to play with these to master the effects. As sigil magic goes, these are very simple. Perhaps less is more, Lucrezia.


Sigil is a word not many are familiar with. A sigil is simply an inscribed or painted symbol considered to have magical power. The word derives from the Latin sigillum, meaning "seal." I recommend the Wikipedia entry "Sigil" to go a bit deeper into it.


The process of using the sigils of orthobionomy involves visualizing them, drawing them in the mind (though they can be drawn ink on paper, finger in sand). However you may draw them the point is to embody what they indicate. They are tools to help you feel and regulate your response to the Other. Other may be a person, a situation of concern.



"The Volcano"

  • Release
  • Freedom
  • Movement
  • Chaos
  • Yourself



"The Mushroom"     (or is it an umbrella?)

  • Holding
  • Constraint
  • Stillness
  • Order
  • The Other



First, there is the One (let's say it's you). This is the Monad. The Monad is not really there. It is only a concept.


Then there is another. You move to meet the Other (which sits unmoving). Now each can have the possibility of being, and only in reflection of each other. We can call this the Dyad.


It really is all in the space between the notes. That space between

(a space Rilke asserts One must protect for the beloved Other )

gives us the Triad, a three-legged stool and also an opening, a doorway, a transition zone. Called Mandorla, called Vessica Piscis, "The Third Space."

Where movement meets stillness a spiral form results. The spiral sits in the third space, emerges through the doorway. The spiral is an ancient symbol and often represents the place of coming together of chaos and order. 

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The vision is for Ongoingness; Life continuing on . . . .


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I am I and my circumstance;

and, if I do not save it, I do not save myself.                       —JOSÉ ORTEGA Y GASSET

Changing the Conversation

I was born. I am always a vessel for something other than myself. The self is only a

vehicle for Foreign matter which comes from elsewhere and is destined to go on

elsewhere without me, whether it's words, smells, vision                                                      ––EMANUELE COCCIA  Metamorphoses

The Story Teller

Now, more than ever . . . our place in the universe and the place of the universe in us, is proving to be one of active relationship. That is more than a scientist's credo. The separateness of our lives is a sham. Physics, mathematics, music, painting, my love for you, my work, the star-dust of my body, the spirit that impels it, my politics,  clocks diurnal, time perpetual, the roll, rough, tender, swamping, liberating, breathing, moving, thinking nature, human nature and the cosmos are patterned together.

      —JEANETTE WINTERSON                Gut Symmetries

What you do, what you become, is not my concern.                      ROBERT MCCALL



Yes, there is beauty

There is love

There is joy.

All you who suffer from

the world's miseries

Defend them.

                         ––EEVA KILPI


"Don't immanentize the eschaton."  

                     ––ERIC VOEGELIN

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