J – SIGILS

Dictionary of Occult – Hermetic and Alchemical Sigils


 JAB

Mag. Name, perhaps derived from Jabniel, one of the ruling angels of the Third Heaven, and sigil given by HEYDON 1664 to represent the letters J and I in the secret writing called ‘Alphabet of Angels and Genii’ :


JABAMIAH

Génie 70

YABAMIAH vocale: yabamaÿah
évocation du 15° au 19°59′ des poissons,
domine les 9° gémeaux / 21° lion / 3° scorpion / 15° capricorne / 27° poissons
chaque jour durant 20′, 23h aprés le lever du soleil.
Il règne sur le physique et les actes de ceux qui sont né du 6 au 10 mars.


JASON

Ast. Hypothetical planet claimed by WEMYSS 1927 to be ruler of zodiacal Sagittarius, and to be in orbit between Saturn and Uranus :


JASPER

Alc. SIGNA 17C


Jeliel


JESUS

Rel. TESTA 1962 records many of the ancient sigils for the name Jesus :

The same source shows also that the following sigils are derived from the early Christian gematric tradition (888 being the numerical value of the name Jesus) :

 

TESTA 1962 also gives a number of sigils for Jesus Christ :

SCHEIBLE 1848 gives the sigil

for Jesus triumphant.

See also CHRIST, CHRISTMON and CROSS.


JOCHMUS

Demon – JOCHMUS « the first saviour of hell »


JOD

Occ. The 10th letter of the Hebraic alphabet (see HEBRAIC SCRIPT) for which many derivative forms have been given in the tradition of secret alphabets, notably those collected by BARTOLOZZI 1675 :

WIRTH 1927 equates Jod with the Tarot arcanum the WHEEL OF FORTUNE. He gives the sigillic forms

as the prototypes of the letter, which he says is derived from a vestigial drawing of a hand, though the etymology is actually connected with a vestigial hieroglyphic of the god Sath, representative of Lower Egypt.


JUDGEMENT

Occ. WIRTH 1927 relates this 8th arcanum of the Tarot pack to the Hebrew letter HETH, and accords it the sigil

a so-called primitive Heth which in point of fact only approximates to a letter from the Old Phoenician script

as given by JENSEN 1970. WIRTH 1927 also says that this figure approximates to our own number 8, for it was originally drawn :

This form does not appear in the development of the Hebraic scripts, though it is found in (for example) the ETRUSCAN SCRIPT. The confusion may have arisen from the variant for the phonetic h in the Sinai script :


JUGGLER

Occ. WIRTH 1927 relates this first arcanum of the Tarot pack to the Hebraic ALEPH, and thus to the constellation Orion and zodiacal Taurus. He accords the card the sigil | and the point . drawn as the centre of the pupil in the Eye of God.

thus completing a cycle in the 22 arcana with the

of the last in the series, the FOOL ARCANUM.


JUNO

Ast. Sigil given by WILSON 1819 for ‘planet’ (actually an asteroid) in orbit between Mars and Jupiter :

WILSON 1819

KOCH 1930

SHEPHERD 1971


JUPITER

Ast. Modern sigil derived from the late mediaeval tradition, a printed example being HYGINUS 1462 :

AGRIPPA 1531 traces its form to the sceptre, but this is imaginative, and as rare examples below indicate, there were many variants tor which no such graphic etymology could be given. LEO 1914 says of Jupiter that it represents ‘the semi-circle rising over the cross’ and is ‘the symbol of soul literating itself from matter’ .

Ancient Egyptian : BERLIN 42AD

Graeco-Byzantine : NEUGEBAUER 1959

BERTHELOT 1885

OMONT 1994

ALCHEMICAL 14C

CONJURATION 14C

RAGOR 1474

FIRMICUS 1499

BERNARD 15C

BONATTI 15C

CAMPAUS 15C

CANONES 15C

DOMORUM 15C

HOROSCOPE 15C

LIBELLUS 15C

SCALIGER 15C

SCOT 15C

SHEMA 15C

SIGNIFICATIONS 15C

TRACTATULUS 15C

SCHYNAGEL 1500

AGRIPPA 1510

ALCHYMIA 1563

DARIOT 1557

ALCHYMIA 1563

KIRCHER 1655

BELOT 1667

TABLE 1676

ALCHEMICAL 17C

MAGICI 17C

SHELTON 17 C

SOMMERHOFF 1701

WELLING 1735

MAGIE 18C

PYTHAGORAS 18C

CHRISTIAN 1870

LUEDY 1928

NEROMAN 1937

CARBONELLI 1925 records an early mediaeval manuscript form

and a later mediaeval

whilst CAPPELLI 1949 records a mediaeval :

The sigils qiven under TIN may be used synonymously with Jupiter.

See also AQUISITIO, SPHERE, SPIRIT OF JUPITER and ZACHARIEL

 



Raymond MARTIN-FABER