Amulets & Talismans
Le Païen Sage,
The Wise Pagan
and Talismans have been with us since the dawn of humankind,
literally millions of years.
Today they are used in increasing numbers, even by those who refuse to
acknowledge them. Our belief and use of Amulets and Talismans
would not likely have survived for such an incredibly long time if they
The words Amulet and Talisman are often used
interchangeably, but they are different. Amulets are universally
used to provide their owner protection. Today we wear them as jewelry;
however, they can be made from almost anything.
Perhaps the most recognizable Amulets are those from ancient
Egypt; the Ankh and the Ujdat. The Talisman is carefully designed to
provide its owner specific benefits, which can include protection. Again,
they can be made of various materials. However, the most powerful
talismans are made of metals and made by its owner. This is difficult to
do for most of us. So they can be acquired and then "charged" with entent
by its owner.
A powerful Talisman would be inscribed with astrology
and metaphysical symbols that would empower the object.
This Talisman is inscribed with the Seal of Great Prosperity. It has been
carefully recreated from ancient sources such as The Greater Key of
Solomon and The order of the Golden Dawn. They have been
chosen based on their ability to invoke only the blessings of good spirits
and to do good works. The forces invoked by this Talisman are
thought to be planetary or elemental forces; sometimes called angels, or
As we've said,
Amulets and Talismans have been around since pre-history. They worked then
and they work today. Why? The talisman is usually cut from or engraved
with characters and/or symbols from a particular belief/system. Most often
they represent the astrological or planetary influences. By far the most
popular are derived from that period when the craft was at its height, the
Middle Ages. From the ancient Shamanic World Tree to the astral planes to
the modern view of the mind and its levels of consciousness (and we can
include the new alternate realities of quantum physics), symbols and words
are power. They are a bridge to forces outside of us and embedded deep
within us all. Regardless of your particular belief system, be it based in
Shamanism, Magic (High, Low or Elemental), Eastern Mystic or Western
Metaphysical, the Abrahamic religions, or the alternatives of Mind, Body,
Spirit (this is not an all inclusive list), they work because we believe.
Your believing is indeed a force, personal energy and power.
How does this work? You charge the talisman with your belief, your energy.
The word Talisman is a derivative of the Greek telesma, meaning
consecration. Consecration is the solemn dedication to a purpose by
ceremonies or rites. It is the strength and focus of the energy (the
committed belief) of the owner who is consecrating their talisman that
charges it with the powers called for by its inscribed characters and
So, the why it works is described in the system by which it is crafted.
The how is in you.
The ankh is the
Egyptian hieroglyphic symbol for "life". It is most frequently depicted
among ancient Egyptian artifacts, adorning the goddess, gods, Queens and
Pharaohs, its origins are unknown. Based on the earliest of beliefs,
current theory speculates that the upper circle represents the female
(vulva) and lower T shape represents the male (penis and testicles). There
are variations on this theme, but all suggest that the ankh represents the
female and male joining that produces life. It was very popular with the
ancient Egyptians and used as a powerful amulet for life, health, and
Another very popular symbol, frequently found among ancient Egyptian
artifacts, is the Ujdat or the Eye of Horus. Also referred to as the Eye
of Ra. Horus is the falcon headed sun-god, therefore the Ujdat was
designed to resemble the eye of a falcon. The Ujdat was believed to ward
of sickness, to have healing and protective power, and used as a
Once you select
your Amulet or Talisman, or receive it as a gift, you'll
want to make it your own and cleanse it of any prior attachments or
negative energy. There are varying methods used to purify and consecrate
your spiritual items. Suggested here is a very casual but appropriate
Purification and Consecration Ritual for Amulets, Talismans and
Gemstones. Those of you who may not have developed your own spells
and rituals may find this helpful.
The Greater Key of
Solomon is a book of magic (grimoire) produced by King Solomon. It is
comprised of seven manuscripts currently preserved in the British Museum.
They are considered to be the fountainhead and storehouse of Kabalistic
Magic and the origin of much of the ceremonial magic of medieval times.
Our talismanic designs are taken directly from the "Key of Solomon" or
from the later magical grimoires influenced by it. Solomon received
his knowledge directly from "Homadiel" the angel of God who granted
Solomon ineffable wisdom. The Order of the Golden Dawn was founded in 1887
and included some of the most talented personalities of occult science. It
is perhaps one of the most influential orders because of it dedication and
mission of preservation, education and teaching of the ancient crafts.
Their credibility and influence continues to attract individuals around
the world who want deeper understanding of the ancient mysteries, and of