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Merlin's Circle by Jeffrey-Scott Merlin's Circle by Jeffrey-Scott
This is fan art for the new Disney movie, "The Sorcerer's Apprentice".

I found out that the Merlin's Circle that Nicolas Cage's character makes, actually has a meaning to all the symbols.

Once I added the glow in photoshop, I decided it needed something more magical, so I added a little bit of photoshop effects around the edge to show off a little bit of the magic of each symbol.

It only took a couple hours to do, just did it for a little fun.

EDIT (9/3/2010): The time symbol is actually a circle within a circle, so I fixed it.
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:iconyaminokitsune:
YaminoKitsune Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
Nice but... Where did you find each symbol meaning? Can you give me the link to it?
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Jeffrey-Scott Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It is in a book called "the making of the Sorcerer's Apprentice."  I did not find the information online.
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YaminoKitsune Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
Coooool.... I don't want to bother, but you think you could post those pages (only about the circle and symbols) or sent them to me? I can't find the book :/
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:iconyaminokitsune:
YaminoKitsune Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
Coooool.... I don't want to bother, but you think you could post those pages (only about the circle and symbols) or sent them to me? I can't find the book :/
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Jeffrey-Scott Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Here is more about the book, and a sneak peak inside: www.amazon.com/The-Answer-Yes-…
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:iconyaminokitsune:
YaminoKitsune Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
Thnaks :)
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Rob19666 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
nice but what does it mean. the symbols.
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:iconjeffrey-scott:
Jeffrey-Scott Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think a lot of the symbols were made up for the movie. But it looks like Mind is the symbol for Tin/Jupiter and Motion is the symbol for Mercury. The Time symbol looks like two moon in a sun, which seems fitting.
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:iconyaminokitsune:
YaminoKitsune Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
I like it ! I always wanted to know which symbol was for which magic... How did u find out ?
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Jeffrey-Scott Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. There is a page in the Book "The Answer is Yes" by Michael Singer. And it shows a part of the book of spells that we don't get to see in the movies.
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YaminoKitsune Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Thanks, I'll look for it !
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Hikari-the-wolf Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
;)
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nevets1027 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
very cool
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Mistque2016 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011   Writer
crap... it double posted.
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Mistque2016 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011   Writer
the symbol for mind is the symbol for jupiter, motion is Mercury, and the others I have yet to find the others.
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Mistque2016 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011   Writer
the symbol for mind is the symbol for jupiter, motion is Mercury, and the others I have yet to find the others.
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Pagan4love Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
The most inner symbol of the circle is the Sun. Still doing research on the others.
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danielsantana Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Hello guys... Thank you for the symbol, Jeffrey, and also for the information you've posted about the book and everything else.
As a return gift, I'm from Brazil and want to give you a single word. If you have the opportunity to meet the meaning of that word, I think you gonna see a little bit more of what is magic.

Ayahuasca.

Good luck and thank you!
Daniel
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strider0075 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
i have one question anyone know why the symbol of the mind is the symbol for the planet of jupiter. just curiousity after i saw this circle.
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biba3R Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011   Traditional Artist
iīm pretty interested in magic, work with energy and so, iīve been looking for the meaning of merlinīs circle for some time but still havenīt found anything useful. please could you tell me where did you find this merlinīs circle with signs and their meaning?
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Jeffrey-Scott Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
In the Book "The Answer is Yes" by Michael Singer
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GapyNamikaze Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
can you make a merlins circle without all the effects and that stuff?
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:iconjeffrey-scott:
Jeffrey-Scott Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I did do another version of the circle, seen here: [link]
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Ellofri Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
Thanks bunches for this! [link]
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Jeffrey-Scott Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome. I've always been a fan of fantasy magic. *puts up an invisible barrier, creates a spooky illusion, and then vanishes in a poof of smoke*
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zerogalaxy Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:thumbsup::nod:
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ManInTheChair Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Student General Artist
Working on a pitch for a sequel. Thanks for this! Really helps me out!
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HileyCaine Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
And this is what I was looking for!
I'm going to write a fanfic about "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" and I think that this Circle will help me :)
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thevampiredio Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
so merlin's circle is actually real? like is not made up just for the movie?
where did u find those infos can u link me?
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Jeffrey-Scott Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
In the Book "The Answer is Yes" by Michael Singer, it says the symbol as a whole is based on Ancient symbols from many cultures. But they named it "Merlin's Circle" so audiences would know it is a powerful symbol for good... So in a way it is all made up for the movie. (I wish it was real though, it would be nice to learn a bit of magic ;-) )
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thevampiredio Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
ah too bad. it would be awesome if it was real. cos i was planing on designing some magic symbols for a tattoo and one of the merlin's circle symbols was in the design.
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Aphophis Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
The seven domains in the Merlin Circle include Space-Time, Motion, Matter, Elements, Transformation, Mind, and in the center, the Forbidden domain-Love. The multi-colored flames that shoot out of the Merlin Circle in the underground lab were created by the special effects team like a gigantic stove-top burner, with fire rods six inches below the deck in a water tank.

[link]
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Jeffrey-Scott Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I would have put Space-Time instead of just time, but I thought that would take the ancient magical feel away from it. I also could not include the Love title for the center symbol just because there was no space for the word in the middle.
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LadyAstrianna Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
That's really cool! I've been wondering what they mean, Thank you!
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Jeffrey-Scott Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome, I was walking through a book store the other day and found a book on the making of the Sorcerer's Apprentice. In there they had the symbol, and the meaning of it all and thought I it was cool.
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Aphophis Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
Hi

I was wondering what book exactly this is(The title, Author, Publisher, ISBN Number & date of release)

Thanks
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Jeffrey-Scott Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The book is called "The Answer is Yes: The Art and Making of The Sorcerer's Apprentice", by Michael Singer.
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The-Theory-Liz Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for finding out what the symbols mean!!!
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Moonravin Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
Awesome! Great job :)
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SiriusFan13 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
Kaytori sent me to this link. I'm so glad. This IS a wonderful fanfic reference. And, I'd like to add, it's really cool looking. Great job:)

Sirius
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Jeffrey-Scott Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :) . When I found out the meanings of the symbols, I realized that each one was a category of magic spells. It is pretty neat, makes magic seem a little more real ;)
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SiriusFan13 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
Totally cool! I'm actually already looking to use some of that great info to help with a SA fanfiction I'm writing! So your art is both cool looking AND helpful:D

Sirius
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Jeffrey-Scott Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I made an edit on the Sorcerer's Apprentice Symbols artwork. Just a heads up. There was a slight inaccuracy on the time symbol. It's fixed now. It looks much better.
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SiriusFan13 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
Thanks for the head's up. I appreciate it:)

Sirius
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Kaytori Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
Oooo great referance for fanfiction.

Thanks for making and posting this!
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VendettaHex33 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
Nice!
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