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Sam Hain – Occult Detective: Volume 1 is OUT NOW!

The compendium of the first six stories in the Sam Hain series – featuring the author’s preferred text, revised and expanded, and illustrations by Camilla Winquist – is out now. The hardback, paperback and Kindle editions of this volume are available to order from the Sam Hain Store, Amazon, and through your local book retailer.

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Signs and Sigils

Pentacle

A mage's principle tool for magickal protection. The pentacle is a five-pointed star contained within a boundary circle, the five points denoting the four elements of air, fire, water, and earth, plus the sacred element: spirit.

It is a powerful symbol, invoked specifically for the purpose of protection. Whether it's drawn as an image, worn as a talisman, or conjured in the mind's eye, the pentacle is essential when dealing with magick, and to connect with positive protective energy.

Don't leave home without one!

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Thaumaturgic Triangle

A powerful symbol for evoking energies. The word Thaumaturgy derives from the Greek words thauma, meaning "wonder", and ergon, meaning "work", (essentially: magick) and is quite a fun word to say. The three points of the Thaumaturgic Triangle represent the Arcane, the Divine, and the Magickal. It is especially effective in evocation magick and conjuring energies (note: always remember the boundary circle to better contain and control the magickal energy being channelled).

It is also used in Wiccan circles as a sign of first degree initiation, as well as being a Solomonic symbol of protection.

Eye of Horus

Also known as Udjat. In Ancient Egypt, the Eye of Horus was a force of protection and was often cast to ward off evil. Egyptian sailors used to paint the symbol on the bow of their vessel to ensure safe sea travel. The symbol was also used for funerary amulets to protect the pharoah in the afterlife.

After Seth gouged out Horus's left eye in battle, Horus later retrieved the eye and offered it to Osiris, his father (I can think of better gifts to give on Fathers' Day...), to restore his life. Hence the Eye is symbolic of healing, restoration, and protection.