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6th-Nov-2009 05:59 pm
Am curious:

 If you combine two protection symbols....does it negate the protection of each symbol or does it combine both protections together in a more powerful protection symbol?
7th-Nov-2009 12:37 am (UTC)
I think they'd combine into an uber-protection symbol.
7th-Nov-2009 01:27 am (UTC)
I think so too---but I'm not sure! I want protection so if combining them nulls it out I wanna know :D
7th-Nov-2009 01:37 am (UTC)
I think it might depend on the symbols. I mean, pardon me for wandering into my personal philosophies of magic (which this really is, ultimately). Using the right words, and only the right words will banish a demon, screw up the symbols and they don't work. So, it could be that you can combine two symbols for protection, but it might be that combining them doesn't so much negate them as mess them up. Like trying to draw some pagan thing on top of a devil's trap. The trap wouldn't be drawn correctly, then, and it wouldn't work at all.

Also, I can't help but think that symbols from two opposed religions, for example, fundamentalist Christian and wiccan, might cancel each other out because the sources of the two are so diametrically opposed that they can't work in concert. I mean, magic works on metaphor too, like when knowing something's true name gives you power over it, or using a bit of someone's hair or something to cast voodoo spells on them. The backing intent might cause trouble too.

So, cautiously, I'd say yes, two protection symbols should double the protection (or some kind of multiplier), but it's really something that feels to me like it has lots of exceptions. Like the "i before e" rule.
7th-Nov-2009 01:54 am (UTC)
Your reply sums up all my worries and thoughts! To a scary degree *great minds?*

The design is the design of the previous symbol under the winchester's symbol----since I recently discovered that it is supposed to be a genuine protection against evil symbol. I could maybe manip the two designs in one and post it on this as a visual?
7th-Nov-2009 02:03 am (UTC)
If you're looking to find out what people think of a specific instance? You'll have a better chance of pertinent responses if you post a picture as a reference. Although I have to ask -- do you mean it's a symbols the Winchesters *say* is a protection one and your smishing it together with another thing, or is it something else?
7th-Nov-2009 02:21 am (UTC)
I was looking for protection symbols and found out that the symbol that the winchester say is an anti possession symbol is actually a symbol to protect from evil *not* possession. Yeah, adding another symbol kinda like in the background of it.
7th-Nov-2009 02:25 am (UTC)
Definitely totally feasible then. As long as you hedge it with something like, "Bobby/Chloe/Ruby/Someone-we-know-would-really-know says it'll work."
7th-Nov-2009 07:44 am (UTC)
i would say it depends on the symbols...normally i think it might make the protection stronger but with so many things, if the symbols are oppoisite, then that wouldnt be true...like i said, depends on the characterisitcs etc of the symbols used :)
7th-Nov-2009 07:47 am (UTC)
Thanks! If it were just for teh design this would be so easy but considering if you believe in protection from symbols its a serious business....don't wanna give myself bad luck or something by accident *.*;
7th-Nov-2009 08:18 am (UTC)
cant hurt to take everything into consideration :)
8th-Nov-2009 05:31 pm (UTC)

I'm one of your loyal lurkers just though I'd put my two cents in. I actually did something like that with the ella or elf cross which is from Scania, Sweden and the 2000 Jubilee symbol. They are my two personal talismans and I wanted to have one that combined the two for just me. The way I see it, symbols get a lot of their power from what people believe. If you believe it will work it will, and if you believe it won't it won't. Don't think of it as altering two symbols, think of it as creating a one that uses them as a foundation. Good Luck!
8th-Nov-2009 05:32 pm (UTC)
sorry, I meant think of it as creating a 'new' one...
8th-Nov-2009 05:40 pm (UTC)
Wow, the thought that I have a loyal lurker is kinda awesome :D
Thank you so very much for that comment! It made me think, and you're right in a sense. Things have a lot of power when we believe in them...and I liked the idea of thinking them as the foundation to creating a new symbol instead of altering two different ones.
Thanks once again!
8th-Nov-2009 06:06 pm (UTC)
You're welcome. Happy to know that it helped.

Ps. an author that replys to comments, even ones from anonymous people, is pretty awesome too. ;)
9th-Nov-2009 08:37 pm (UTC)
this is totally random now but i sent you a message a while ago and i didnt see a reply... :) i am just wondering if you will continue the merlin stories you've got going or if you arent going to do that...

thanks! :)
9th-Nov-2009 08:40 pm (UTC)
Oh! Sorry! I thought I'd responded to that! *sorrysorrysorry*
I WILL continue them, I'm actually writing and rewriting and rewriting the last chapter of memories over and OVER again because I'm just not happy with what I'm getting so far. Sorry for the wait---and so sorry for not responding! I was so sure I had! So sorry! *bows repeatedly*
10th-Nov-2009 08:49 am (UTC)
LOL no worries...maybe my inbox ate your reply...that has been known to happen to! :)
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