Do Magick December ’18: Day 30 + 1 – Task Completed

Technically, yesterday was the 30th day of my DoMagick Challenge regarding talismans. But yesterday ended on a strange pivot that effectively removed a third of the day from public review, so I took advantage of the New Year’s Day holiday to take some deliberate actions with some deliberate observations that I could report on.

I went to work.

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Do Magick December ’18: Day 29 – Home Work

I tried to be lazy! I really, really did! *whining intensifies* But I was up at sunrise anyway. It’s (not at all) funny how the time-management seal has exposed many more interconnected problems and deficiencies I have regarding something so simple and buzzwordy as “time management”.

Well, that’s why it’s called “Work”, right?

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Do Magick December ’18: Day 26 – Disappointment

According to my much revised schedule, I should have had at least four sigils entered into the mini-book and much more dramatic effects to report by now. Instead I have three sigils entered, and I find myself consciously bucking the most active of them.

I’m still marking the effort as a success even though there are four more days left to observe and record.

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Do Magick December ’18: Day 25 – Limitations

I took some time before the work day actually began to retrieve and open the mini-book to the red time management seal. I read and spoke the latin words written in it as solemnly and softly as I could in the office. I then put the mini-book back in my wallet and began the day with purpose and vigor.

So of course, the day went to shit.

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Do Magick December ’18: Day 24 – Time Enough?

Of the three things that were on my To Do list this morning (not counting coffee), the first one fell flat because I realized that it is a calendar sensitive task that can only be worked and completed on a Saturday. The second took longer to do than I had anticipated. And the third will have to wait until the second one is completed.

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Do Magick December ’18: Day 23 – An Idle Day

The problem with “Set & Observe” operations is that observing can be boring to do, boring to ponder, and even more boring to report. And yet, that is my report for the day as the passive sigils didn’t have anything to overtly influence. As I don’t “do” Christmas, today has been more of an extended weekend than anything else. The day passed quietly and peacefully, which is the gift I have been needing for months if not years.

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Do Magick December ’18: Day 22 – A Proposed Complication

After adding the shoal sigil to the mini-book, I placed it under a heavy candle holder, lit a tea light in the holder, said some words, and let the candle do as a candle does overnight. At the beginning of the month, I resolved to keep the unfolding experiment as simple and as quick as possible. (I still have the worry that I’m not doing enough.)

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Do Magick December ’18: Day 21 – Promises Kept

Last week, I took up Andrew Watt’s book recommendation and realized how I could use the skill in both my esoteric and mundane hobbies. If nothing else, duplicating the diagrams in the book will give me something to focus on when the pains of the past try to strangle me in the present.

So I was not surprised in the least about dreaming last night of drawing out a circle, inscribed square, and even dissecting the square into a 3×3 grid of 9 smaller squares as I reconstructed the shoal sigil using only a ruler and compass. It was a delightful dream and I quite enjoyed it completely.

When I woke up, I realized just how infuriating and self-defeating it would be to do exactly that for the mini-book.

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