Following up on my previous articles, Reiki from a Magical Perspective and Reiki Sigils, I’ve been giving a lot of thought to the subject of what is termed “otherkin Reiki“. This has largely referred to a school of Reiki as taught, used, mutated and mutilated by the members of the otherkin community. My own practice sprang from this tradition.
But in addition to Reiki by otherkin, “otherkin Reiki” has also referred to Reiki for otherkin. Reiki which deals with unique issues faced by otherkin. For example, the True Form symbol, channeled by Eyovah, is commonly used by practitioners of otherkin Reiki to explore their nonhuman aspects and even to promote awakening.
As covered in my earlier articles, this is a sigil that links to a specific thoughtform which acts to reveal a person’s “true form”. In some cases this revelation may help that person to awaken as otherkin. Personally, while I do find uses for this symbol and include it in my own practice, I don’t connect well to the “true form” concept for otherkin as someone with multiple nonhuman past lives on different worlds and as different species. So my first thought for truly otherkin Reiki is – what about a sigil to promote awakening? Purely awakening, no reference to true forms much less a symbol suggestive of a particular (winged, if not draconic) form.
There are various methods I could use to construct such a sigil, but in this case I think I’ll stick with one of the more traditional methods. A magic square. Specifically, the magic square of Saturn since awakening is roughly equivalent to the alchemical operation of calcination associated with that planet. Which looks like this:
Since I’m going old-school, I’ll also use the hebrew verb עוּר, pronounced “oor” and meaning “to rouse oneself, awake” as the basis for the sigil. It is composed (from right to left) by the letters Ayin (70=7), Waw (6), and Resh (200=2). We lay this out on our magic square as follows:
Which gives us, for our awakening sigil, this:
A simple and, once charged and released, very effective sigil to help promote awakening in otherkin.
There are probably a number of additional uses otherkin in particular could put Reiki-charged sigils to. Several of which may represent additional stages of development corresponding to further alchemical processes. I’ll be giving it some more thought, and writing additional articles in this series as I think of them and design appropriate sigils. It is my hope to eventually compile a complete set of sigils and connected thoughtforms uniquely useful to otherkin and expanding beyond the set arrived at somewhat haphazardly through “channeling”.