Friday, May 16, 2014

How Symbols Are Chosen And Empowered

How Symbols Are Chosen And Empowered

One of my one-time equals is researching "symbols in dark metropolitan invention and additional psychological distastefulness," as part of his Mythological Studies manuscript. I was extremely flattered (and conceivably a tad snobbish) after he asked me for an cross-examination to consider the symbols in "AlmaMia Cienfuegos."

The something else gratification (that swallowed my well specified correctness *cough, cough*)is vindicated, methinks. Little AlmaMia's frog, book and regulate charms thrust not truly be immortalized in the one of the literati work of someone whose theories I glance, but they are in the same way soul located taking into account to Trouble Dresden's staff, Adorn Thompson's chicken, and Trouble Potter's gruesome hallows. How cool is that, my Wicked Luvs?

I won't express you about his fixed argument such as...well, is "his" manuscript. But I can merge no matter which that came up at what time one of our pondering. He asked me, "Who came important, the symbol or the story?"

"They came at the extraordinarily time," I assumed with a immense grin. Some time ago we stopped smiling at my immature teenage boy hint of indulge, I additional that "The charm bracelet was not ostensible to be AlmaMia's talisman. Seeing that I began words the story, I had her trendy a passing silver mango tree pendant." He raised an eyebrow, so I went on. "The mango tree was a good amulet at some escort. It was AlmaMia's chest place, its fruit continues to be her in, and numerous deeds that separate her life tolerate place under its intonation. But AlmaMia evolves; she grows up, and so do the symbols she chooses for her protection."

That negotiate danced in my guard this subsequently weekend, to the same extent I rearranged my altar and my new words space (senior on the following in the future). I was feeding on the energies of the symbols that continue accomplice my life in the last part, and decision new strengths in the ones that continue been with me for living.

Confident are new but powerful, optional extra after amass with the old ones. my positively beat, Mina's on your doorstep wand, Eliora's athame

Others are predictable, but ended personal by the packed intentions of a friend.the level 13, a crystal, a regulate and leaky stone I got from Oma Linda

Confident are together to atmosphere, special people, and deeds that touched my animation deeply.stones from my prized Stacy, my important pentacle, petals from a rose a child located in my squat brother's tomb

Others are empowered by how and why they came to be minean old seashell spotty by the pedigree of an ivy, bloody pearls strung together by a thrilled teenager,

petals and stones picked on a talented efficiently afternoon to the same extent walking home from the library

Confident are unanticipated gifts that came to me outstanding after I pleasing them highest.a homemade citronella candle in an yellowish-brown blister holder, and a blessing chime braceletmy eclectic Rise Altar, which says a lot about me, in the midst of that I possibly will continue a thing for Promising and Mauve

One of my up-to-the-minute symbols reminds me of love that is empowered by blood and differences.a pentacle and a mix sent by a friend... at what time my squat brother traveled to the Summerlands

This final symbol is a gift I got in 1999. I named her Sinister Faerie. She evokes path.The librarian who gave me Sinister Faerie is no longer with us. She's believably upright the serious snippet of the Summerlands. Way back in addition to, I view the reasons why she gave me the dummy were somewhat obvious: I love books, sunburned, precious, clocks (I've incessantly been infatuated with properness), pencils, and who wouldn't darling a black-eyed faerie child trendy the highest characterless of outfits?

Many living at what time the Sinister Faerie gift, I called the librarian for course. I had fallen in love with fabrication words, and was fraught with path. Want numerous other artists, I considered necessary to support a million stuff at the extraordinarily time. I can come into contact with different projects at taking into consideration (at mysterious speeds and levels, you know?), but every awake soul told me to path on one picture, on one exemplary, on one VDT, "one"...

I told the librarian that a long way, and she assumed, "Specifically be the Sinister Faerie, as incessantly. Enthusiasm and your stories thrust go where they petition to go. Replica are very creative. Input them, you'll see."

So today, whenever a story (in the midst of my own) starts floating a bit or a strength resists a previously plotted picture (AlmaMia claiming new symbols), I pertain to at my Sinister Faerie, surprise the words of a much-loved librarian, live words (and living), and live to see what happens taking into account...

How do you show of hands your symbols, my Wicked Luvs? And how do you live to okay them?

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