My husband and I were discussing recently the use and power of Sigils as a magical and psychological tool. He was full of enthusiasm as he has created them recently to aid his motivation for his studies. He lives with autistic spectrum disorder and can find normal routine and motivation hard, for him Sigils work.
During our discussion I remembered with deep love our own sigil we created during my pregnancy, by our garden fire pit under the new moon before our daughters birth, and I realised I had never suggested or shared this incredible tool with my clients! Despite it being a magical memory that helped me through my final weeks, our birth and early days with our daughter. Essentially, we created it for the transition to motherhood, and our daughters transition to earth, to give her strength too.
We asked a friend to sew it onto her blanket and a taggy toy after she was born (as seen in this photo - Jo www.spookshowangel.com).
I think it never entered my mind to share with clients because it is quite 'out there' unless you are on a pagan path, which most people arent. Although pagasim is becoming increasingly popular, which is completely understandable with our earths crises. I am finding over the years being more open about the magic of this belief and how it can augment life easier to discuss, people are genuinely interested now and even ask how they can learn more.
Anyway, so we sat up till the wee hours this particular night creating together a Sigil creating magical workshop to help expectant parents create a simple yet effective, and often powerful tool that can help empower and focus them through their birth.
(Admittedly my husband is my rock behind a lot of my work, he debrief's my births with me, empowers me, believes in me. I can never take full credit for some of my work really as he often helps me edit my final ceremony drafts and i tap him for ideas if im stuck. The more 'shamanic' my work becomes the stronger he stands behind me).
What is a sigil? It is a magical symbol, it has a use within a psychological model of magic. Working with your mind similarly to a self fulfilling prophecy to help you manifest the intentions you want to help you through a process .
In this case helping parents prepare magically for birth and guiding your subconscious on a deeper level.
It is a beautiful thing to create in pairs with birth partner's in preparation for birth.
During this workshop I'll explain more about sigils, about how they can help you as a form of magic through birth. Ill guide you through creating your own, how to use it, and provide some materials and ideas to help you create it.
I have no doubt women would have created similar techniques in times gone by. There is evidence of birth protection belts having been used up until 1600's in england, as well as astrology to plan for childbirth. We saw examples of both in the Spellbound Exhibition in Oxford last year.
I'd love to run these as workshops and one to one for couples.
My first workshop is Friday 1st November, 7pm until 9pm at Unity Studios Brighton.
Contact myself, Eva for more info and booking: firstname.lastname@example.org