The Identity Ritual

Discover who you are, what you want, and how to get it.  By combining archangel magick with sigil magick, you can gain insight into what you really want. This helps you tear away the habitual thoughts, expectations, beliefs, and illusions that have slowed your progress. The result is an easier, clear life, and one where your magick works more often and more powerfully.

Blending magick is about using two styles of magick at the same time to get a result. It’s not like doing ten rituals at once to force a result but uses two processes that interlock. We believe it can help you know what you really want – not what you’ve got used to wanting or been trained and conditioned to want.

This is one of the most powerful keys to magick. When your desire is authentic, magick smoothly shifts things into place.

This is a pretty big claim for a blog post. Although this is powerful, it doesn’t mean you do one ritual and all your problems are solved effortlessly. What it does mean is that you can gain clarity of will, and with that, you can achieve great things. The benefits of this work are immeasurable.

We wanted this ritual to appear in a book or a course because we think it’s a big deal, but there was no way to do it without repeating a lot of things you already know. All the techniques you need are in Archangels of Magick and Sigils of Power and Transformation. The Identity Ritual was left out of the books because it’s annoying to buy one book and be told, ‘If you buy this extra book, you can also do this…’ If you own both books, you now have an optional (and free) way to get more magick.

The Changes

Don’t worry that this will turn your life upside down. The changes can be dramatic, but they are never horrible, and they always give you a choice. You are never forced to change your life, but you see what it can be.

You might realize that a long-dreamt-of career or experience isn’t something you want. That can be a shock but also brings so much freedom, because you no longer have to waste time chasing something you don’t want. Even more exciting is finding out something new about yourself, a hidden dream that makes complete sense, and gives you a new direction.

You may find dreams that you never thought were possible, and find the hope and courage to become the person you want to be. The dreams can be personal, emotional, spiritual and material because they all emanate from who you are.

Your identity is composed of who you are and who you believe you are. This ritual is a way of illuminating hidden aspects of yourself, so you have an authentic identity. With that, everything becomes easier.

You might think, ‘Oh, big deal, this is about finding out who I am, but I want results.’ What this ritual gives you is a faster way to those results, by homing in on your real desires. And when a result is something that will make you happy, satisfied and something that will aid your growth, it’s way more likely to happen.

If you use magick to get the things you desire, the magick will be more likely to work after this ritual. The ritual can give you revelations about what you want on many levels, from the most material to the emotional and spiritual.

The Discoveries

Sometimes you do the ritual and realize you do already know what you want, who you love, where you’re going and what your desires are. If so, that might seem like a boring result, but it’s priceless. If you find out you’re already on the right path, enjoy that knowledge. If you discover a new path, enjoy the challenge. Know that in using this magick you are shown hopes, dreams, and futures that are possible to obtain.

It’s true that there are countless rituals for exploring your needs and wants, throughout our books, diving into your spiritual essence and your material needs. These all remain valid. You may also have seen Road Opener rituals (in The Greater Words of Power for example.) This is similar, but Road Opening rituals are usually about looking for a breakthrough or new opportunity when you feel stuck or jaded. This Identity Ritual is more about the big picture of who you are. When you refine your identity, you can attract all that you desire.

What you discover rarely remains static, because even your ‘core self’ changes through experience, time and your personal development. You might want to use this ritual once a year, to see who you are becoming and how your dreams are progressing and changing.

The Magick

Let’s get into the magick. You need to have two books: Archangels of Magick by Damon Brand and Sigils of Power and Transformation by me, Adam Blackthorne. The research into this method was led by Damon Brand, who used archangel evocation to refine the technique. It was developed many years before either book was published.

Make sure you are familiar with the methods used. Blending uses The Sigil Ritual from Archangels of Magick and the Step 4 process from Sigils of Power and Transformation  (in the chapter How to use The Sigils). Make sure you know how they work and that you are familiar with them. If you’ve not read the books, what follows might sound mind-boggling, but it’s all easy to do.

In a quiet place, with Metatron’s Sigil of Power before you, begin The Sigil Ritual (as outlined in The Sigil Ritual chapter) until you get to the point where it says, “In this state, contemplate the situation that you want to change.” Instead of the usual contemplation of current reality that “only takes a second or two,” you spend quite some time gazing at the sigil while contemplating your life. You are not trying to recall everything that’s happened – that would take hours – but look back over your life. Try to notice three things:

Firstly, notice chance events, coincidences and even accidents, that had a significant impact on your life.

Secondly, try to recall times when you had very determined ideas or goals and obtained them. Even if things have not gone well, everybody has some memory of pursuing a goal and achieving it, even if it was just climbing a tree when you were a kid. Find one or two of those memories, at least, and more if you want.

Thirdly, think about times when, no matter how you tried, things didn’t go the way you wanted.

Keep your gaze gently on the sigil as you do this. You’ll probably find your memory jumps all over the place, sometimes remembering a weird coincidence, then a surprising victory, and out of nowhere you’ll recall a betrayal or disaster. It’s easy to get mixed up in a mass of memories, and that’s OK.

Keep coming back to the idea that you’re reviewing your life to see those three types of events: chance events that made a big change, times you achieved goals, and times when things went wrong no matter what you did.

This is not just a memory game, but a connection to one of the major streams of magick; the balance of chaos, synchronicity and the manifestation of your will. If you skip this part, the ritual won’t work. But don’t spend hours and hours on it. An hour at the most is enough, and if you get a good feel for this mix of events in less than an hour, that’s OK. Ten minutes might be all you need.

Don’t worry about getting it right. Obsess about the method, and you miss the magick, so try the method. Remember to keep your gaze on the sigil as you do this, and when you feel ready, confidently move to the next step.

In Archangels of Magick, where it says, “You now scan your eyes around the outer circle of letters in the sigil…” you continue from that point as normal. At the point where it says, “As you scan your eyes over the archangel’s name, allow yourself to feel that the result has already happened.” You do this, feeling that the ritual has worked, and you’ve gained great insight into who you are and what you should do with your life. Do this only for a few moments.

It then says, “The final step is to take this slightly further.” Instead, you now switch to Sigils of Power and Transformation.

Locate the sigil called Recover a Sense of Joy. This is possibly not the sigil you’d expect, but that’s the one you use. You are not using it to recover a sense of joy. You are using it to achieve the result described here, but trust me, this is the sigil that does that work. The sigils have powers that aren’t always obvious.

You skip steps 1, 2 and 3, and go straight to Step 4. Normally, during Step 4 you feel the resolution of a problem as though it is in the past, but here there is no problem as such. You are seeking insight. Instead, imagine what it would feel like to look back from the future, as though you have gained all the insight and power you seek. It’s that simple and doesn’t need to take any longer than Step 4 usually does.

When you have done that, instead of closing your eyes to end the ritual, you again gaze at the Metatron sigil and say the name Metatron three times, as you usually would for a sigil ritual. You now close the ritual as described in The Closing Ritual (in the chapter Part Two: Opening and Closing.)

Experiencing the Magick

If all that sounds complicated, it isn’t. Go through the books and make notes if you need, to clarify what you will do. Take your time preparing. If you’re familiar with the processes, you can probably dive in now.

The most challenging part of this is having two books open at the same time, so both sigils are easily accessible. If you have the eBooks only, you might want to take screengrabs or photos of the sigils you’re using, and print them out, or display them on two different devices at the same time. You don’t need to see both at once, but it’s easier to have them both in front of you, rather than switching from one book to another.

You don’t need to look for answers actively or seek any result. When the ritual is complete, as instructed in The Closing Ritual, go about your normal life. That is unless you feel an immediate revelation. Some people finish this ritual in tears, filled with an instant and deep realization with profound inner change. If that happens, or if you gain insights, don’t push them away. Contemplate them.

If you feel absolutely nothing at first, and it feels like nothing has happened, just let go and get on with your life. Gradually, the knowledge seeps into your consciousness over the coming weeks, often nudged by key moments – you see something symbolic, somebody says something that makes you realize a truth, or something happens that makes you know what you want. Stay alert, but don’t strain for insights, and the insights will come.

What else happens?

What if you feel like you didn’t get it all right? Unless you miss a step or do something completely wrong, put your trust in this ritual and be open to finding out who you are and what you want. If you did make a huge mistake, try it again in a week or so.

You may come up with all sorts of ideas for adapting this method, with different archangels, different sigils, and so on. If you want to try something else, go ahead and experiment, but we can’t predict how well it will work. We can say that what’s described here is the best way we know to get this magickal insight into your identity. You can also do this ritual when you’re working on other rituals unless a book has specifically instructed you to take a break from other magick for a period of time.

You may also have lots of questions about how to get this right, and whether you’ve interpreted it correctly. Trust that what’s written here is enough for you to get the result.

The process of self-discovery can be subtle or quite alarming, sometimes slow, sometimes happening in occasional bursts. It also feels utterly natural to come to terms with who you are. As I mentioned earlier, there may not be much new that occurs to you, or you may undergo a big change, but something will happen.

Many people find that the influence and judgment of others -such as parents and peers – falls away. Sometimes, you know something is not right, but you’re not sure what it is; this can nudge your mind for days or weeks. Don’t worry; if a gap appears, it will be filled. In time you will know who you are and what you want, and you will start to get ideas about what magick will help you get there.

This is one of the most valuable rituals we have ever published, and I hope you get a lot out of it. When you know yourself well, magick becomes close to effortless.

And just in case you’re worried, the results of this magick never wreck your life. You are who you are, and this is a gentle, kind reminder of what burns softly within you. It can sound a bit frightening to be told you might have all your illusions stripped away, but unless you’re really good at self-deception, it unlikely to be a shock. It’s more like a feeling of, ‘Yes, of course.’ If you’re in your sixth year of training to be a dentist, it won’t make you run away to live in a cave.

Most people who use this ritual gain freedom, direction, and improved magickal results. When you feel ready, see how it works for you.

– Adam Blackthorne

If you don’t own the books yet, here are the links so you can buy them now:

Archangels of Magick

Archangels of Magick

Sigils of Power and Transformation

Sigils of Power and Transformation

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58 Comments on “The Identity Ritual

  1. Hello GoM!
    I always wanted to ask this question. It’s unrelated to this ritual but hope it’s fine for me to ask.
    In your various books and rituals, when you say to imagine or visualize a scenario, especially a scenario involving the user, is it best to visualize in first or third person view ?
    That may seem a silly question but many books and mentors strictly ask to ONLY visualize in first person view, saying that seeing yourself from an external point of view (like watching yourself in a movie) is less effective.

    But I don’t know what is the stand of the GOM about this. Do you recommend one way ?
    For example from the 72 angels of magick book, how do you visualize ? Do you imagine a thunder striking you where you are right now or do you imagine being vaguely somewhere else and seeing a thunder striking you there, from a distance ?

    • Hi. Visualize however you find easiest. Some people just can’t see anything – and we cover for that; you can speak words instead, describing the images, and so on. But if you can visualise, great. So what’s best? Well, I think both, first and third, simultaneously, but that’s an advanced technique and not an offical Gallery POV, just mine. Second best is first person. Third person will work fine. And lots of people will find that they picture something, and it’s sort of first and then third and drifts. Anything is better than nothing. Interesting question. Hope the answer helps. Adam B.