The ‘High John the Conqueror’ sigil is among the oldest works in this series and a popular motif among my plant inspired sigils. It is an abstract vision of the famous Jalap root (Ipomoea jalapa). In the sigil I summarize folklore and personal experiences related to this powerful magical root, which is often used in charms to bring about luck, success and for making oneself attractive. Similar to other roots of power, the jalap root is chosen based on its peculiar form. The name “High John the Conqueror” refers to a legendary folk hero from Afro-American traditions, who stands for freedom, strength, sovereignty and cunning. Because the root is of a dark brown color and has a shriveled surface it literally symbolizes “balls”, and thus is supposed to bring power and virility to its wearer. It is believed that by rubbing the root, the spirit of High John the Conqueror can be contacted and petitioned for help in different matters concerning the struggle for a better life, love, wealth and good luck in gambling.
You can now purchase an original ensouled paper talisman with the sigil. The motif is drawn with black India ink on coffee stained paper, which has been infused with tinctures of wormwood and jalap root oil. Each paper sigil is signed and dated on the back.
You receive an original work similar to the one shown here. Please note, that each paper talisman is unique and whilst the motif is the same, can have slight variations and differences in texture.
Artwork size: 10 x 21 cm