Do Magick December ’18: Talismans Masterpost

The work completed in August paid off and I’m still here. As the year ended with more pots to cook than I have stove burners available some obligations would have to be fulfilled as sparingly as possible. I had wanted to get back into the DoMagick game, but didn’t want to stir up more trouble.

The December 2018 challenge is about as straightforward as it gets: Talismans.

I decided to buck my normal tendency to overcomplicate matters and make the most basic type of modern talisman using two things found in any grocery store: Paper and glue. What follows is the masterpost of entries for the December 2018 DoMagick Challenge.

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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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