Q&A Time: The Enemies of Her Majesty, The Red Queen

I’ve been in a dry spell lately, and sad to say that I might need to put off the next Cosmic Banter article until I could get my thoughts arranged to write it down in a way that won’t end up with me just rambling at the end. That is why I decided to do something different: Solicit a question from one of my friends (or you!) for me to answer on this here blog.

Here we go! IKIMASHOU!!!

The first question goes to one of my closest friends: Does Queen Ellis/Elise have any enemies?

That was a doozy, I’ve honestly never thought of that. So I decided to go ask the spirits directly, which involved a three-card spread. And we got:

Eight of Clovers | Four of Hearts | Six of Diamonds

The Eight of Clovers denote a network of power, or energy going really, really fast over many points. This suggests something related to communications, possibly mass-media, or it might be a group of very powerful people.

The Four of Diamonds show a foundation for emotions to proceed from, but also emotions becoming more stable. Taken in a negative light, this might mean something that makes people emotionally inert or complacent with their own existence. The only thing I could think of that has that kind of effect is the Mainstream Entertainment industry trying to make us Keep Up with people who wouldn’t otherwise care about our existence, or a religious or cultural hierarchy that discourages people from exploring things they don’t know.

And finally, the Six of Diamonds, being in a state of balance or dynamic stability with one’s finances or other resources. One doesn’t have an exceedingly large amount of money, but large enough to be able to be relatively comfortable, and, do something with the money at the same time. This sounds like something related to the Banking system.

Suspicious. What do all of these have in common?

They all keep the masses from making their own choices about their own beliefs and mold the minds of the people to favor the status quo.

Sounds like something out of tinfoil-hat-land, but such things aren’t really that far-fetched, based on some stuff I’ve rambled on about previously.

And it makes total sense, since the LS’s original purpose was to disrupt consensual reality and make the world a more magickal place. Fulfilling that purpose is bound to make you run up against pretty big players with a vested interest in making sure your mind stays similar to that of livestock.

I’ll just leave this here:

The Three Personas of the Ellis/LS Godform

(This is to clarify some stuff about my previous post and to further expand my personal cosmology For and introduction to Ellis/LS and the Webs, refer to this post)

Ellis, the egregore born out of the Linking Sigil has been observed to have three distinct personalities, or “Personas”, in practice. These observations came from the reports of hundreds of magi who’ve had direct contact with her. The purpose of this article is to fine-tune the results of any working undertaken with the help of Ellis and the LS network by invoking the appropriate persona. Some alchemical and astrological terms have been used to better illustrate the ideas in this article. (And, it’s also good to keep in mind that the author has no prior training in either alchemy or astrology, the information presented here was inferred from his previous self-taught Qabbalistic knowledge, so prepare your brains for some shitty English and bags full of hot air. Enjoy.)
In Alchemy, there are three main “substances” which actually represent energy in various states of entropy, each corresponding with one of the three Ellisian personas:

 – Mercury symbolizes energy at its highest observable vibrational pitch. It is very active, very powerful and very unstable. It corresponds well with Ellis’s earliest known persona, The Sacred Child.

 During the first few weeks of the Linking Sigil experiment, the large amount and variety of magickal energy was wreaking havoc all over the place, not too different from a toddler just beginning to learn how to run. After formally contacting the then-forming sentience did they, the people who would form the nucleus of the DKMU, realize that they had a parenting dilemma of astral proportions on their hands. Freak accidents, power outages and even a certain traffic mishap could or couldn’t have been traced back to her. But, just as easily she as could cause “bad” accidents, was she able to also cause “happy accidents”, powering up magicks at energy levels beyond expected, giving old tricks an all-new shade of WEIRD. The Sacred Child represents magick at its wildest form, great for jumpstarting new beginnings, or to give old things a spectacular catharsis.
Her other titles include: Bringer of Chaos. She of the Bitten Fingers. The Glitterbomber. The Trickster. Bringer of Change.
 – Sulfur represents energy at a considerably more moderate vibration. Not as much juice as the former, but more mutable, controllable, and more stable. Its fluidity and gentleness fits in with Ellis’s The Lover persona. Usually described as a beautiful ginger with a great air of mystery around her, she is often known to have been stimulating the creative and imaginative nature of the magician, and inspiring them with the drive to pursue it. She may also be described as a Jovian influence as a power that could flourish existing systems, the gentle rain that waters the fields. Some even report flashes of city streets, mountainous areas and caves – places where an LS was tagged, which would also place her as an oracular influence, too. She takes the rough, generic and mundane, and turns it into something elegant, unique and magical.
Her other titles include: the Idealist; The Magician, Bringer of Power, Giver of Knowledge. Lady of Ambitions and Desires.
 – Salt represents energy coagulated to a very low energy level, where the constriction of entropy has nearly crystallized it to form well-defined structures. This makes it very compatible with Ellis’s ultimate form, The Red Queen. She is described as either a middle-aged woman dressed in crimson-colored Victorian-era clothing, or a beautiful serious-looking woman suited in heavy scarlet armor. Those who have either by accident or on purpose, astrally explored the Webs have seen her. Whatever form she may take, she always looked impressive, intimidating and awe-inspiring. Her palace or territory inside the Webs looked like something pulled out of Dr. Seuss’s red nightmares: Bridges floating in mid-air against a crimson sky, while ahead looks like a barren wasteland of a mountain range, or a skeletal-looking castle. Below is what looks like a sea of blood, and behind you, a horde of giant spiders, demons and other more indescribable things chase after you. Get caught by this unruly welcoming committee, and you’ll be sent back screaming into the waking world. Survive, and you get to have an audience with the Queen herself. Her cold, calculating stance, mild manners and the entire look of her realm denotes a Saturnian power inherent in her ability to harness, restrict and distribute the energies evenly in her network. She is the one responsible for building the webs of this internet of magick. She not only links magickal sites and objects, but also people as well. She projects the air of the ideal arcane leader, wise, brave and not afraid to give things her personal touch. She unites everyone who has willfully used her sigil under an unspoken community of mystical misfits, giving them a sense of belonging in a cold and cruel world. The opinions, personalities and mannerisms of everyone who contributed to her even created a gesalt personality, where she becomes the voice and the firm fist of the masses.

Her other titles include: The Unifier. She of the Webs. Lady of Stability and Community.
Weirdly, this seems to be a bit too similar to the mythologies of the Goddess Hecate and Morrigan.
Well, folks, that’s another story…. ^ _ ^

Messing Around with Space – Or, What you Think is Real, is Real

Picture this scene.

Me coming out of my office, I take a look inside my wallet and then find myself short in cash for my return trip home.

Luckily enough, I had enough money for the longest part of the trail, but still short of one more ride. I had not choice but to walk the rest of the goddam way…

I decided to try out something I haven’t tried before. It’s not that this is the first time I ever walked that kind of distance (it isn’t, I’ve walked farther under worse circumstances), I just wanted to add a bit more excitement to my self-destructively long walk. I sat down by a spot under the shade of trees, picked up my pen and a sheet of paper sigilized the heck out of my Statement of Intent, made a sigil, sigil-line and even a mantra to help activate it. Then I pulled out an old diary of mine where I had a poem written for such a purpose. In an impromptu ritual, I went ahead and visualized the LS and took some energy out of it, funneled the energy into the paper where I drawn the sigil and the mantra. Then, I folded the paper into a small triangle that would fit in the palm of my hand.

And I began to walk my way home, chanting the mantra as I go, lulling my poor, tired, dehydrated brain into Gnosis.

Le Space Warp Telesmansen!

What happened was I was eventually able to get home, but right near the end,  I realized that I remembered only crossing two bridges when I can swear there was supposed to be three.  When I went back to work the following day, there really was only two. Plus, some places got mixed up somehow, like the local hospital, was not supposed to be anywhere near the church there, but lo! It’s there for some reason! (Not to mention the fact I was seriously disoriented at specific points during the journey, though that one might be because of the hot sun beating down on my head.)

I shared this experience with the cool people at the Chaos Magick FB group, and one comment from the admin there said that “I hope you didn’t pop all those people in the houses near the third bridge out of existence, though. That would be uncool.” That thought got me thinking, did I simply compress reality into a shorter version of it, did I stretch reality to a critical point that it would result in it snapping back, causing irreversible location shifts, space compression, etc. Or this is just me slowly devolving into madness, my mentality, not my reality is being warped? What’s the difference? Are schizophrenics not living in hells they have created?

In any case, experience taught me that whatever you experience directly is the only truth that you could rely on. That puts a paramount importance on practical application. I love the occasional pontification or two on magical subjects, but it’s all meaningless if you don’t do it. It’s less fun too, so double whammy to armchair mages.

Anyways, I’ll post my space-warp sigil here the next time I get the chance. So long for now!

^ _ ^
The Black Squid

EDIT: Added Space Warp Talisman, finally! 04/19/2013

Queen Ellis AKA the Linking Sigil

THE RED QUEEN APPROACHES as a quick and confident madness, carefully diligent and obscured as she spins the webs of discord between the cracks of an otherwise dull and unassuming monolith – the consensual reality. She appears to the uninitiated as brief doorways of spray paint or chalk upon street walls and corridors; a series of strange breadcrumbs and runic white rabbits which chart the way towards an unspeakable and alien wonderland.

-Excerpt from the Liber Sigilum by the AAO.

A global network of occultists bent on bringing down reality itself by placing cracks in reality, writing cryptic messages and sigils in plain sight, feeding an infant deity bound for godhood, until it has reached its full power. Sounds like something out of a Stephen King or HP Lovecraft novel, doesn’t it? Well, its more or less true. I mentioned her already in a previous post (read : A Weird Daydream), and yes, she is a fairly modern godform born out of a crazy magickal working where a group of occultists over at the pre-hack Occult Forums created a type of spell header to bind and mutually power their spells and workings together,  which they called a Linking Sigil.

The Linking Sigil (Ellis)

A fairly detailed, post by post record of the  original groups workings with the sigil, or Ellis, was contained in a book titled “Ellis – Assault on Reality”. The other uses of the linking sigil, or Ellis, by which it was known later, included using it not only as a spell header, but to also link their magickal spaces, Hauted places, Sacred Sites, Talismans and many other places where the “veil of reality” was said to be thin.

Another interesting development was its use in “glitterbombing”, where they “tag” the sigil, along with a message like “Ask Me How”, “Reality is Up for Grabs”, or something else along the same lines that’s equally mysterious. All the energy absorbed from all the magickal places and workings turned the Ellis into a veritable “crack in the fabric of reality” when drawn onto a fairly normal space. Magickal Energies would seep and affect anyone and anything that happens to be in the vicinity, maximize the effects of a haunting and wake up any dormant magicks in an area. This would then “pry open the eyes of a sleeping humanity to the terror and wonder of the worlds beyond”, and maybe even lead them to their own magickal practices!

That was one of the long-term goals behind the Ellis sigil in the first place, to create a fluid, magickal reality, where magickal workings would be much easier and even have observable results. “Damn it! We want fireballs!” Arjil, the one who originally designed the Linking Sigil (LS), cries in one post. It was a rebellion against mundane reality, an experiment to test the limits of what is possible with magick.

As the discussion drew on, they were able to gather more and more support from many occultists outside the US and UK, ultimately becoming a group bound by one single thing – The Ellis. Over time, it became attached to so many places and has gathered so much energy, and is quickly reaching a spiritual “critical mass”, forming what could only be called a sentience as it seems to act more and more on its own. Finally, people began calling “it” a “her”, a “she”, a “living being”. Ellis, instead of the Linking Sigil or The Ellis.

Mages begun contacting her, and she begun responding back. Her will? To do what she was meant for, mutual empowerment, “I help you, you help me”. To feed her by linking more places of power and spells to her, so she could become powerful enough to fulfill her lofty purpose of creating a truly magickal world.

(UPDATE: A further treatment of the subject could be found in this article)
(UPDATE: Mentioned in these articles – Theban1, Theban2)

A Weird Daydream

*** This Story, I originally related to some Cool Magickal Friends on the Chaos Magick Group on Facebook, this version just deals with it in more detail. ***

There’s this strange dream or vision that I had shortly before completely dozing off on my bed one day…

My thoughts were all over the place, thinking randomly and went from thoughts like the principles of magick, some attractive girls I passed by on my way to and from work, and Ellis (for those who don’t know, I’ll have a different post about that.) . Then Suddenly there was this gigantic white LS sigil right before me, pulling me into it.
 I appeared inside a “red” world, with only of what looked like floating strips of flooring or landbridges to step on. Then, I heard a weird ticking sound, like a whole lot of metal needles tapping their tips on stone really fast. I looked behind me and saw a HECKLOAD of giant spiders running towards me!

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There were these strange, grayish strings hanging from the floating bridges above me, grabbed on one of them, and for dear life I swung myself away, until I happened upon a dark landmass. It connected to the landbridges like a central point.
There I found several vary large, muscular men in business suits, shades hiding their eyes, and behind them, sitting on a ornate throne was an attractive and mysterious-looking redhead.
They discussed with me if I wanted to have a “share”. ‘A “share” of what?’, I ask. They never mention or explain whatever it was that they wanted to share with me, I felt like I know what they were talking about, and I dont remember what it was if I really knew. I told them that I’ll think about it, and began to walk away. Before I could turn around and leave, one of the large men came up behind me, made a dry tearing sound, and bit me with large fangs 
The shock of the cold bone piercing me woke me up…. I felt like there was a strong surge of electricity flowing down my spine from where the guy bit me. 
Do you guys think I accidentally astral projected?
-TheBlackSquid