The basic activity for today is inscribing one’s harvested wand with the following traditional markings:
I don’t know how traditional these sigils are, and apparently Roderick doesn’t either, for he carefully chooses to say “The supposedly traditional sigils first appeared on the Witch scene in the 1930s through Gerald Gardner” (my emphasis). He says that these sigils were most likely derived from several occult sources such as Francis Barrett’s 1801 book The Magus and Kabalistic manuscript, The Key of Solomon.
My response to this can be summed up in one word: Meh.
These are random scribblings that mean nothing to me, and I don’t know what they are supposed to mean. For all I know, I could be writing the name of some crazy demon. If I went through with this inscription, I’d only be doing it to slavishly follow instructions. I think it would be far better to just hang on and do an inscription with my own personal symbols later.