Many people who are familiar with talismans know very well that these
symbols can be used for either of two purposes – first to
oneself from evil and second to attract good luck. What people may not
know is that each talisman symbol varies according to where it
For instance, Muslims,
Christians and Jews, who believed in the healing
power of Talismans, wore these symbols in three ways. One version can
be worn or carried in the body. The second version, on the other hand,
is left hanging above a sick person's bed. Last but not the least,
these people believe that there are also Talismans with medicinal
The last classification
for Talisman symbols in Muslim, Christian and Jewish beliefs comes in
different varieties. The first can be placed in baths, a method in
which the amulet is placed inside the water. The healing powers will
then be transmitted from the water to the bather. The second
classification for Talismans with medicinal qualities is one that can
be inscribed in food. These magical inscriptions are being made before
the food gets boiled. The person who happens to drink the broth from
this process will then get healed from any sickness.
Cosmic Sigil Talisman
the Artist - David
Weitzman and the Astrologer Michael Ofek
Aside from Muslims,
Christians and Jews, people from different parts of the world also have
their own histories associated with the use of Talismans. Take the case
of the Celts who were noted for wearing their Voodoo drawings as
amulets. Not to forget their four-leaf clover that is said to bring
good luck to the wearer.
Buddhists, on the other hand, wore footsteps of the Buddha and conch
shells to represent their religion in Talismanic tradition. Of course,
the Chinese also had their own Talismans in the cricket – a
small creature that they capture alive and keep inside an osier box.
This, they believe, will attract good luck. Besides the cricket though,
the Chinese also presupposed that coins and rice grains can bring about
Lunar Phases Talisman
Rare and Genuine Moon Talisman that is also a Lunar Calendar!!
Some countries made use
of other forms of symbols and connect them with Talismanic purposes. In
the case of people from Central Europe, a clove of garlic, together
with the cross, was considered a talisman symbol that can keep vampires
away. For repulsion and attraction, perfumes and colored candles were
popular options for Afro-Caribbean individuals. As a protection against
thieves and all sorts of bad elements, Scandinavians made use of the
non-alphabetical rune that seems to depict Thorn's hammer.
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By David Weitzman, Astrology
Talismans remain very popular up to these days.
In fact, many people coming from different religious sects wear their
own symbols to serve as protection and inspiration for their daily
lives. Even children of these ages keep smooth stones inside their
pockets in the belief that these will later on serve as talismans
symbols and bring about magical changes in their lives.