The Deathly Hallows Symbol
Ever since I first saw this symbol on the cover of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”, I was taken back at how similar it looks to the Triangle of Manifestation commonly used in Ceremonial Magick and other esoteric systems. The symbol for the Deathly Hallows is a triangle with a circle inside, and a vertical line down the middle. In the Potter books, these three components represent the Invisibility Cloak (triangle), the Resurrection Stone (circle), and the Elder Wand (vertical line).
The Triangle of Manifestation is simply a triangle with a circle inside, often with Hebrew words added, though not always. The only thing missing is the vertical line. The purpose of the Triangle of Manifestation is exactly that-to manifest something. Ceremonial magicians use it to manifest astral beings, but it can also be used to manifest spirit guides, animal totems, healing, prosperity, etc. What I find fascinating is that if you superimpose the Deathly Hallows symbol over a person, with the top point of the triangle at the Crown Chakra, the vertical line can be perfectly aligned over the seven major chakras, with the bottom of the line at the Root Chakra. (The seven chakras along the spinal column could also represent the vertical line in the symbol). In this regard, the Deathly Hallows symbol becomes a variation on the Triangle of Manifestation. Each of the seven chakras represent specific qualities and aspects of our lives. For example, the Heart Chakra relates to issues about love and relationships, while the Third Eye Chakra relates to psychic abilities and intuitive skills. What would you like to manifest in your life? Peace? Creativity? This symbol can be used in numerous ways. One method is through visualization and meditation.
DEATHLY HALLOWS SYMBOL MEDITATION
Sit cross-legged on the floor with your hands at your sides, palms up, with thumb and forefinger touching.
Close your eyes, and take several deep breaths until you reach a meditative state.
Visualize a black Deathly Hallows symbol in your mind’s eye. See it pulsating with light. Place the top point of the triangle at the top of your head, between the Crown and Third Eye Chakras. Place the lower points of the triangle at your wrists.
Visualize a vertical line beginning at the Crown Chakra and descending to the Root Chakra.
Starting with the Root Chakra, visualize a spinning wheel of energy at each chakra, in their associated colors. Root-Red, Sacral-Orange, Solar Plexus-Yellow, Heart-Green, Throat-Blue, Third Eye-Indigo, Crown-Violet.
Visualize a circle surrounding your Heart Chakra, and expand this circle until it touches the sides of the triangle.
Take a few moments to think of qualities you would like to see manifested in your life. Creativity? Patience? Compassion? Choose one or two that you would like to work on.
Say the following statement three times: “I call upon (compassion, peace, etc…) to be manifest in my life, for the good of all, harming none”.
Visualize these qualities coming forth in the circle. See yourself experiencing and enjoying the qualities you have called forth.
Hold this visualization for as long as you feel necessary, then slowly bring yourself back to full awareness and open your eyes.
In a journal, write down any impressions you received during this meditation.
MANIFESTATION SPELL USING THE DEATHLY HALLOWS SYMBOL
This spell is to be performed during or near the Full Moon.
Draw a large Deathly Hallows symbol on a piece of parchment paper, at least 7 inches (or larger) from the top of the triangle to the bottom.
Lay the paper on your altar or magickal working area, with image facing up.
Place a small white taper candle at each of the triangle points.
Place a fireproof dish/container in the center of the vertical line. Make sure your container is small enough to fit inside the symbol.
Place a few bay leaves or scatter some Cinquefoil around the container.
Light some Patchouli, Oak Moss or Bayberry incense somewhere outside of the triangle.
On a separate piece of paper, write down whatever you wish to see manifested in your life. A new job, a solution to a problem, health, money, etc. Choose one specific thing to focus on.
Light each candle, beginning with the top point of the triangle and moving clock-wise. As you light each candle, say : SPIRIT, SOUL, BODY.
Close your eyes and take several deep breaths until you reach a meditative state.
Open your eyes, take the piece of paper containing your written goal, and light it on fire.
As it burns, drop it into the fireproof container and say loudly, “I NOW CALL UPON (HEALTH, PROSPERITY, ETC…) TO BE MANIFEST IN MY LIFE, FOR THE GOOD OF ALL, HARMING NONE”.
Allow the piece of paper containing your goal to burn completely.
In your mind’s eye, visualize the goal as being present in your life this very moment.
Dispose of candles, paper and herbs. Do not re-use them. The spell is complete.
This spell can also be used to remove something from your life. In this case, use banishing herbs and black candles instead of white, performing the spell on or near the Dark/New Moon.
I also view the Deathly Hallows symbol as representative of the magickal practitioner (vertical line), balancing spirit, soul and body (triangle), in sacred space (circle).