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Bones Of Murmur
Still Speaking To The Dead
Yet another colorful spirit portrays himself as a human skeleton. This time it is Murmur, the entity that could always speak with the dead.
In the early years the magickians saw Murmur thus: "He appears as a warrior riding upon a gryphon and wearing a ducal crown, as those before him sound trumpets." His specialty has always been channeling so that humans speak with the dead.
Aaron C. Donahue recently evoked this spirit and found him to be no more than the skeletal remains of his former self. But the crown is still on his head, even though it is cock-eyed for lack of flesh and hair to hold it in place.
Murmur has neither wings nor arms. He stands behind something twisted and broken, looking out over a bright head stone for a grave.
Donahue explains some of what we are looking at on his web site at:
He writes that Murmur "leans against a divided and broken wing." In death, then his wings have fallen to the ground. "Below a blank tombstone shines bright. The background is of the earth.
"The exorcists may command Murmur to bind the dead," Donahue explains. "One may write the name upon the stone thereby limiting the deceased by name. Once bound, the dead shall speak..."
Even though he presents himself with a death mask, Murmur seems to still be on the job.

Sigil of Murmur

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