Thaumaturgy

According to the druid and neopaganist Isaac Bonewits , thaumaturgy was “the use of magic for nonreligious purposes; the art and science of ‘wonder working;’ using magic to actually change things in the physical world”.

The origin of the word comes from the greek “thaûma érgon” which means something like miracle or marvellous work.  Sounds like a lighter use of magic, for kind proposes.

However we can see it with an obscure atmosphere around the practice and we believe that the so-called thaumaturges or miracle-workers are defined with much darker shapes. We can’t tell how evil they are, we are sure some of them are working in very noble stuff but honestly it is much cooler to relate it with some dark or vampiric stuff, following Horror/fantastic universes, such as  Vampire: the Masquerade.

Sometimes the Thaumaturgy practice is related to conjuration of demons and wicked spirits, and for that reason we decide to work upon a very common conjuring pattern as described by Reginald Scott (“Discovery of Witchcraft”) where the magister/ magician: “…must stand in the protected center, and the many conjurations and magical symbols are supposed to protect him from the loathsome and dangerous creatures which, when conjured, appear on the outside of the magical pattern.” – Fred Getting in Encyclopaedia of the Occult.

We decide to replace some of the original symbols and turn it into a personal square, showing blood magic and sacrifices at the bottom and replacing the top circles to planetary seals/ talismans (with magic squares inside)

1- Venus (The feminine principle); 2-Sun (The masculine principle); 3-Mercury (The day-to-day expressions and relationships);  4-Jupiter (principles of growth and expansion), a personal journey, in that particularly order!

From Jacob Boheme’s Cosmo-conception, comes the expression “Byss and Abyss, Nothing and All, Time and Eternity” the Manifested God and the principles of divine essence and all things.