Fire - Future - Fate
Fire - Future - Fate
This talisman has a sigil on one side developed from a concept perhaps best explained by Eliza Gauger in the description of her Problem Glyph named 'Burn it Behind You'. She writes: 'may every mistake warm your back, may the bridges you burn light the way'. The specific language used in the creation of this one was:
'The past burns behind me + the future draws me forward + Fate is my ally'. The conception is one of not allowing the past to unduly control us and instead for it to serve as fuel for the shaping of a fate (or outcome, to overly simplify) that suits the operant. A tool for transmuting the weight of the past into an energetic driver for manifesting the future we seek.
The trishula - crescent - eye side is inspired by the symbolism of Shiva.
From Wikipedia, the three points of the trishula
"...are commonly said to represent various trinities—creation, maintenance, and destruction; past, present, and future; body, mind and atman; dharma or dhamma (law and order), bliss/mutual enjoyment and emanation/created bodies; compassion, joy and love; spiritual, psychic and relative; happiness, comfort and boredom; pride, repute and egotism; clarity, knowledge and wisdom; heaven, mind and earth; soul, fire and earth; soul, passion and embodied-soul; logic, passion and faith; prayer, manifestation and sublime; insight, serenity and Bodhisattvahood or Arhatship (anti-conceit); practice, understanding and wisdom; death, ascension and resurrection; creation, order and destruction; the three gunas. When looked upon as a weapon of Shiva, the trishula is said to destroy the three worlds: the physical world, the world of the forefathers (representing culture drawn from the past) and the world of the mind (representing the processes of sensing and acting)."
Together the trishula (here doubled like a dorje or vajra), eye and sigil come together to produce a tool for seeing beyond the chains of the past, beyond our delusions, an into to a world and fate of our own choosing.
Lastly, I produced an audio sigil as part of the creation of this one which is here.
Handmade from sheets of sterling silver. As a two-sided piece, this item is not hallmarked as sterling silver, as I am unwilling to choose a face to damage with the hallmark!
Being entirely hand crafted, each piece is unique, so even pieces based on the same design have significant variations and are one-of-a-kind.
Weight is about 12 grams. 38mm tall x 23mm wide x 4mm thick (1.5” x .9” x .16”).