Sigil Magic, Particularly the system developed bythe English painter and sorcerer Austin Osman Spare, isone of the most efficient and economical disciplines of magic. For the most part, it can be performed withoutcomplicated rituals, needs hardly any paraphernalia, isindependent of philosophical and dogmatic premises and,due to its simplicity, can be learned easily and quickly.Most important of all,
none of the magical techniques weknow of today is more efficient and will give evenbeginners the immediate chance to convince themselvesof its power and their own abilities.
These reasons alonesupport a volume like the following to show the possibilities of this discipline and to explain itstechniques and its rationale. The reader—the completetyro and the advanced practitioner alike—will receive anintroduction which will accompany him/her in his/her magical practice for a long time to come.You will find in this edition in the followingchapter a reprint of my article “Austin Osman Spare andHis Theory of Sigils'' from the, alas, now—defunctGerman magazine Unicorn, issue 1/82. This issue has been out of print for quite some time, but many readers'inquiries have shown that there is still much interest inthis article and it is increasing every day. Since the articlealso covers some of the historical and philosophical background of Spare's sigil magic, it might be useful to present it here within a new context to a greater audience.