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Magickal Alphabets for Children

 

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Teaching your children magickal alphabets could be especially fun ifyou have more than one child. They may enjoy communicating with a “secret code”. You might also want to teach them one of these systems to encourage creative writing or as part of their spiritual upbringing. There are a variety of alphabets you might consider sharing with your child.

 

The Theban Alphabet, also known as the Witches' Alphabet, is one we often read about in books about Wicca and Witchcraft. It was first published in 1518, but its origin remains a mystery. Some modern Wiccans use the Theban Alphabet to keep magickal writings a secret.

Another one to try is the Malachim Alphabet, which is Hebrew in origin. This may be particularly interesting to a parent to learn or teach if you practice ceremonial magick, or use Kabbalah in your spiritual practice.

Runes are another set of symbols with which a child may have fun. Sharing the epic stories of the Norse gods and heroes, and how the runes came to be can be very exciting for the young.

You might even choose to step away from magickal alphabets and symbols, and try fictional ones, such as Tolkien's scripts, alphabets from video games, or Star Trek. Just imagine exchanging secret messages written in Klingon! It's speaking it that's the real challenge.

 
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I am an urban and steampunk fantasy author, Pagan writer, homeschooler, and genealogist from Massachusetts, currently living in England with my husband, son, black-headed caique, and three cats (one of whom is certifiably demonic - at least, according to military veterinarians).

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