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Amulet's, Talismans, Rings, Pendulum's, Pendant's,
Pentacle's, Pentagram's, Censer's & Incense, Candle's

Even full-fledged witches do not agree on the exact difference between amulets and talismans. (So much of witchcraft is based on tradition that some rules are a bit blurry.) However, everyone versed in the occult agrees on one thing: Whether they are called amulets or talismans, these objects are basic necessities in the practice of witchcraft. Familiarize yourself with the amulets and talismans mentioned in this section. When linked with an appropriate spell, they greatly increase its strength. However, they can also be used alone, for their magic is powerful.

bulletHOW TO USE AN AMULET

Almost everyone agrees that amulets are small objects, worn to benefit their owners in some way. Some are used for a specific purpose to prevent colds, bring money, etc. Others simply bring general good luck. Usually, an amulet is placed around the neck. It can be worn as an ordinary necklace or pendant; or it can be put into a small silk or leather bag along with several other amulets if you like. Amulets can be worn anywhere pins, cuff links, etc. For secrecy, they can even be pinned to an undergarment. (A single red garter worn on the left leg and bulging with amulets is a popular witch adornment.) Wherever an amulet is worn, the closer it is to the body, the more powerful its magic.

bulletHOW TO USE A TALISMAN

Talismans are also used to benefit their owners in general or specific ways. Usually they are more complicated affairs than amulets carved or engraved figures, inscriptions in gold, etc. 0 Generally, talismans are not worn. Most often they're carried in a pocket or purse; sometimes they're kept near the object they're intended to benefit, for instance, tacked over a child's bed.

Right now, controversy rages over when an object is an amulet and when it's a talisman. For example, it's undisputed that black agate worn around the neck is an amulet for the protection of travelers. If the agate is engraved with an anchor (lucky for sailors) and carried, it becomes a talisman. However, suppose that same anchor is worn. Is it an amulet or a talisman? The best a beginner can do is forget about what it's called, and get one before climbing on any boats.

bulletHOW TO FIND THEM

The pages that follow list many objects traditionally regarded as good amulets or talismans. The power of each varies from person to person. Keep experimenting until you find the objects that work best for you.

You are not limited to the objects listed here. An amulet or talisman can be made of, and look like anything. The only rule is that the item must give off good vibrations. If you find something that sends waves of well being and peace in your direction, grab it! It's probably the best all around good luck charm for you.

bulletPRECIOUS & SEMIPRECIOUS STONE

To generate power, the stones listed below must be authentic, but they needn't be flawless or expensive. Unpolished semiprecious stones are available for a few cents each; un-faceted stones can be bought for a dollar or two. (Rock and craft shops are good places to find these gems.)

Amber Amber beads are a strong protection against rheumatism. In any form, the stone wards off evil spirits, especially from children.
Aquamarine Worn in earrings, it brings love. Worn or carried anywhere else, it brings hope to the oppressed and protects travelers.
Beryl Engrave a frog on a piece of beryl and set the stone in gold. Anyone who touches the engraving will find its owner irresistible.
Coral Coral loses its color when a friend is dying. It's also another protector of children.
Diamond Worn on the left hand, a diamond repels wild beasts and evil men. It's also a generally lucky gem, and insures fidelity in a lover.
Emerald An emerald set in gold helps its owner see into the future. Alone, it strengthens the memory and prevents possession by evil spirits.
Garnet This stone brings good health and is a powerful protection against nightmares.
Jade Another protection from nightmares, as well as the bearer of general good fortune.
Lapis Lazuli Worn as beads, it protects against black magic (as do all blue stones). In any form, it wards off melancholy and insomnia.
Moonstone If a woman in love places a moonstone in her mouth during the full moon, she can see what the future holds for her and her beloved.
Onyx This stone protects a marriage from intruders; however, it can cause friends to quarrel.
Pearl While pearls improve the skin, cure fevers and bring tranquility; black pearls carry bad luck.
Sapphire One of witchcraft's favorite stones, sapphires are reputed to bring peace, happiness, and to protect the eyes.
Topaz To cure a chest or rheumatic complaint, wear a topaz around the neck. Worn or carried anyplace else, it helps to locate buried treasure.
Turquoise To patch up a quarrel between a husband and wife, give either spouse something made of turquoise; it brings peace to married life.

bulletSYMBOLS AND SHAPES

The items below have magic powers because of their shapes or symbolism. (Bear in mind that the animals and insects listed refer to images of these creatures not the real thing!) You may buy any object (hat strikes your fancy However, try to make it and add a little of your own power to it. Unless a material is specified, use any natural substance wax, clay, etc.

Acorn A dried acorn is excellent for keeping a youthful appearance. Though not so powerful, an acorn made of silver, copper or gold will do.
Arrowhead A stone arrowhead the older the better is a powerful force against evil spirits. However, a metal arrowhead (or arrow) might bring bad luck if given as a gift.
Bee When cast in silver or gold, the shape of a bee brings success in business.
Beetle A beetle made of jet is a strong protection against black magic. Made of any other material, it attracts money to its owner.
Cat Contrary to popular superstition, a black cat is one of the best all around good luck charms known to witchcraft (and has been highly regarded by European sorcerers for centuries).
Coin Generally, any coin that you find brings good luck. A coin with a leap year date is especially lucky and a coin with your birth date on it is dynamite. However, if a coin, with any date, was cursed and deliberately left in your path by an enemy, it can bring bad luck.
Egg Anything egg shaped brings good luck. However, eggs are also a powerful fertility charm; they should not be used indiscriminately.
Fish A fish in any material brings a large family. If cast in gold or mother of pearl, its magic is especially powerful
Hand The shape of a hand, in any material, is another powerful charm against evil spirits.
Horseshoe For general good luck, hang a horseshoe over your bed (with the points down!).
Oak The oak is a sacred tree in witchcraft. (Technically, when you "knock on wood," it should be oak.) Thus, anything in the shape of an oak tree or a piece of oak itself is lucky.
Pig The pig's shape is a potent bearer of fertility. A boar protects its owner from enemies.
Serpent  An amulet or talisman in the form of a serpent brings long life and wisdom (especially lucky for doctors and teachers).

More Symbols

bulletMAGIC SQUARES AND TRIANGLES

Many amulets and talismans are made from letters or numbers that seem meaningless; however, the figures themselves and the shapes into which they're arranged give off excellent vibrations.

The squares and triangle that follow can be carved on wood or metal and used as talismans. Or, they can be written on paper or cloth and worn in an amulet bag or a locket. For writing, use red ink and add to it a pinch of salt, nutmeg and a drop of your blood.

If you're a city dweller, this is the square for you. Notice that the words read the same backwards and forwards, up and down and sideways. They bring general good luck, and protection from the trials and tribulations of urban living.

T R A P S
R E L A P
A L U L A
P A L E R
S P A R T

The arrangement given below is the most celebrated of letter squares. It also reads the same in every direction. The words are Latin and they make no sense, even when translated. However, their magic is considered very strong.

S A T O R
A R E P O
T E N E T
O P E R A
R O T A S

Inscribed in the usual way, it protects against misfortune and illness. Written in blood on parchment and carried in the left hand, it is said to grant the owner's every whim or desire.

The letters below are arranged according to an ancient Hebrew formula. For general good luck, write them on a round piece of paper. (Written in green ink, the spell protects the eyes.)

S H E B R I R I
S H E B R I R
S H E B R I
S H E B R
S H E B
S H E
S H
S

Here's a simple little square that uses numbers instead of letters. The numbers add up to 15 a very lucky combination in every direction.

4  3  8
9  5  1
2  7  6

These numbers protect from evil forces generally. However, if you fear a particular enemy, write his name under the numbers. As long as you carry or wear the charm, he will be unable to you, you, or anyone dear to you.

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