Sometimes in spellwork, and life, for that matter, it is necessary to put pen to paper and write down your thoughts and intentions. In order that these remain private it is sometimes benefical to use a secret alphabet - in fact, it often enhances the experience by adding to the mysticism.

In order to assist you in this quest, I have listed a few of my favourite mystical alphabets.

Origin:  A gift to humankind from the norse god ODIN, runes are an alphabetic script used by the peoples of Northern Europe from the first century until well into the Middle Ages.  In addition to their use as a written alphabet, the runes also served as a system of symbols used for magic and divination.

Origin:  The Enochian alphabet first appeared during the 16th century. The Court Astrologer and Magician, Dr. John Dee (1527-1608) and his associate, Sir Edward Kelly (1555-1597) claimed that the alphabet and the Enochian language was transmitted to them by angels.

The alphabet is used in the practice of Enochian Magic on Enochian Calls or Keys, which are used to call angels.

Origin:  The origins of the Malachim alphabet are shrouded in mystery. It was based on the Hebrew alphabet and was popular with secret socities. It is still used by Freemasons to a limited extent.

Origin:  The origins of the Theban alphabet are lost in the mists of time. It is often called "The Runes of Honorius" after its reputed inventor, Honorius of Thebes. It is also known as the 'Witch's Alphabet'.

Notable features
There is a one-to-one correspondence between letters of the Theban and Latin alphabets with the exception of the letters j and u. These letters are represented by the letters for i and v.
The Theban alphabet is used by witches to write spells, inscriptions and other texts. It serves to disguise the meaning of a text and to give it a mystical quality.

Origin:  Modern alphabet, created for the film Atlantis: The Lost Empire by Marc Okrand, who also created the Klingon and Vulcan languages for the Star Trek films and television shows. Okrand worked with John Emerson, a designer at Disney, to produce an alphabet for the language. The language is spoken and written by the people of Atlantis in the film and is integral to the plot.

Okrand based the Atlantean language on a hypothetical reconstruction of the language spoken by the early Indo-Europeans using sounds common to modern Indo-European languages and some not found in any of them. He wanted it to sound like a real human language, to be easy to speak and to be unlike English.

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