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Mementos
By: / Novice
Post # 1

Hello everyone , today I will be talking about something many people are unfamiliar with but yet meet in daily in their lives , mementos. Since this is going to be one rather long post , im going to be splitting it up into categories , so that its easier to read and well track.

The categories are as follows:

1.What is a memento?

2.What varieties of mementos exist?

2.1 What is an Event born memento?

2.2 What is an Intent driven memento?

3.How does one go about making a memento?

3.1 How does one create an Event born memento?

3.2 How does one create an Intent driven memento?

4.Encountering mementos in your daily life?

4.1 How to detect a memento and its effects?

5.What kind of repercussions does a memento have?

Alright , so I guess we should start , and to those who have to ask , yes this is an original post.

1.What is a memento?

The word memento , as some people here most likely know if they are well versed in latin comes from the word Meminise which means to remember. A memento is an object that captures the essence of an event , and for a very long time people believed that having this memento in their possession would help them replicate the event from which it was born. For example a hunter captures a big deer and uses its antlers as a memento , as his pride and joy in the belief that it will help him catch an animal that size once again in the future. As you will be able to read later on , you encounter mementoes daily , in the most unexpected places.

2.What varieties of mementos exist?

Two distinct varieties of mementos exist , through my study of mementoes Ive taken to calling the two varieties Event born mementos and Intent driven mementos . Usually the main difference between them is the way they are made , but there are some differences in the effects they possess , and the way they influence people.

2.1 What are Event born mementos?

An Event born memento is the most common form of memento , people encounter them daily without even knowing it , most often they are created accidentally without the intent to create one , such as the essence of the happiness of a child when he and his parents learn that his cancer went into remission being captured inside his favorite stuffed animal, or the torment and pain of a man in held captive in a foreign land for something he did not do being captured inside his marriage ring. Such mementos can hold any number of different effects , from turning the slightest argument into a chaotic tantrum to bringing a sense of serenity to those who have no hope at all in their hearts. Just with magick they are neither good or evil , they just serve a purpose which can be utilized to either end. An Event born memento increases in power the more it replicates the essence of which event it had in it , for example the more people get have their cancer go into remission while being in contact with (just giving an example) the bear of the boy who created the memento , the stronger its influence becomes. The more hands it passes through the greater its influence.

2.2 What are Intent driven mementos?

An intent driven memento is created by a person via the exact intent to make one , such as a person believing that their necklace will bring them luck , you could just call them Enchanted objects but they fall under the classification of a memento either way . The pure will of the owner creates a bond that passively imbued the object with their intent to achieve something with it , be it luck , fortune , good health , or so on. Intent driven mementos are the thing we create many times through our lives without even noticing that we did , we dont even look at them as something magickal we just have a sentimental attachment to them.

3. How does one go about making a memento?

Depending on which of the two varieties you seek its either harder or easier to do , Event born mementos are easier to find then to create , while Intent driven mementos are easier to create then find (because they are often bound directly to their owner , which gives the notion of sentimentality twords an object)

3.1. How does one create an Event born memento?

To create an Event born memento you need an object that you are already sentimentally (not all objects you are sentimentally attached to are mementos )attached to (you could call an Event born memento an advanced evolutional stage of an Intent driven memento). The object just needs to be present in the event which is coupled with a strong emotional state , such as getting good or bad news from a doctor about your health , marriage , near death experience ,incredibly agonizing pain , and so on. The object will grow in size the more similar events it influences by being in contact with people.

3.2 How does one create an Intent driven memento?

An Intent driven memento is created purely by the power of will , passively influenced by the belief that something has the ability to bring forth an effect , an Intent driven memento becomes more powerful by being in contact with you , so just by wearing a necklace , braclet , ring , shirt or anything really you can create a memento.

4.Encountering mementos in your daily life?

As I said before you encounter mementos daily , on another person , in a shop , library , at home , so many places , but you most of the time wont even notice it. It just seems like an object at first glance , but so much more hides beneath it all.

4.1 How to detect a memento and its effects

Detecting a memento is easy , usually any object that stands out in your eye in a group of similar or different objects has a high potential to be a memento , you can also detect them by energy work , some people are sensitive to energy , such as seeing auras , they can also detect a memento with some practice , and the energy behind the memento be it malevolent or benevolent. Now figuring out the exact effect without coming in direct constant contact with it , now thats the hard part , without tracing the history of the object its hard , but meditating on the object itself can give you insight into what lies inside.

5.What kind of repercussions does a memento have?

A memento can be dangerous or very helpful to you , but there are some repercussions that both sides have , first of all a memento creates a strange addiction , you could explain it simply as sentimentality but the objects influence people to like them with either kind of effect , making it hard to relinquish someone of one , only their will can beat the sentimental bond to the object in question. The other repercussion is that specific mementos of either kind can attract energy entities such as spirits. But that is rather bland since you need a very powerful memento to attract such beings.

Well were done! Shesh , that was alota writing , hope you guys like my topic on Mementos , please post comments if you wish , Ill be doing some moreposts later on.

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Re: Mementos
By: / Novice
Post # 2
An epic post sillieh ! Really enjoyed reading it !
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Re: Mementos
By: / Novice
Post # 3

To anyone who needs to know , this post is made via a combination of logic , life experience , and studies into the nature of mementos no specific sources were quoted or copied from.

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very great post :)
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Re: Mementos
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Post # 5

This is a really informative post, Sillieh. Thanks! I wish others would lay theirs out like this. It makes for an easy read.

Now, I realize that a lot of topics tend to overlap due to jargon/semantics involved being used in a variety of paths and each come up with their own variations. However, how would you classify a memento against an enchanted object, charged object, etc.?

Also, how long do mementos work? Do they need an energy source to still be effective? Do they have an effective physical range? Can their purpose be altered intentionally or unintentially?

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Re: Mementos
By: / Novice
Post # 6

The difference between an Intent driven memento and a charged or enchanted object is next to non , its just a bland differentiation of ones own prefference to call something a specific thing , because all enchanted or charged objects can fall under the category and in one or another way are a memento (such as sentimentality twords and object or a specific memmory asigned to them) i've taken to calling them Mementos due to a unified way of thinking about it in my mind. The Event born mementos are different from enchanted objects so they might aswell be called true mementos.

An Event born memento works at all times depending on their effects they take energy from different sources from leeching energy from areas or people to generating energy through events. , while an intent driven memento only influences events as long as its owner the source of energy keeps their faith and intent for it to do the specific thing alive.

A purpose of a memento can be altered by the will of people tempering its effects , such as a memento whose essence is to protect from evil may be corrupted in its purpose if it is found within the hands of someone who wants to do harm. Mementos usualy affect the area they are immedietly connected to , but through specific ritualistic practices one can increase the range of a memento or devote it to a specific person , the effects of the memento are diluted in the process. Most of the time however they affect the beholder of the memento itself.

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