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July 24, 2011

Making and Using Talismans and Amulets

Charms That Banish Evil, Bring Good Luck, Psychic Ability

by Joy Richardson

Talismans and amulets are considered magical items by some people. They believe the items can offer protection, influence, and bring about changes in bad situations.

Triskele Amulet from Wren's Grove
People carry or wear talismans and amulets for a variety of  purposes. For some, it's the hope of bringing about change, for others it's the belief that magical items can provide protection. Talismans and amulets can be carried on the person or they can be put in an appropriate place, such as on a desk, or under a pillow.

A talisman or amulet can be made for any reason, though commonly they are used for such purposes as stimulating creativity, increasing prosperity, expanding psychic receptivity, and overcoming problems.

The difference between a talisman and amulet is simple. A talisman