Talismans

There are a lot of spells and magickal operations that call for the use of a talisman or amulet, so it is a good idea to know something about them.

The word talisman means "to consecrate." It is the process of consecration that converts a mundane object into an effective vehicle for inducing changes to occur in accordance with the will.

According to MacGregor Mathers, a ceremonial magician, author, and founder of the Golden Dawn magickal order, a talisman is "a magickal figure charged with the force it is intended to represent." A talisman is usually constructed to attain a specific result, and its effectiveness is obvious immediately or within seven days of its construction.

Associations and Correspondences for Spellcasting

Association

Color

Plant

Incense

Stone

Tool

Symbol

Creativity

Orange

Verbena

jasmine

Orange

Wand

Window

Calcite

Fertility

Green

Mistletoe

Peach

Pearl

Chalice

Serpent

Friendship

Pink

Sweetpea

Rose

Rose Quartz

Chalice

Door

Gambling

Yellow/

Star Anise

Strawberry

Magnet

Pentacle

Hand

Green

Harmony

Fale Blue

Lavender

Lavender

Amethyst

Chalice

Dove

Love

Pink/Red

Rose

Patchouli

Rhodochrosite

Chalice

Heart

Money

Gold/

Irish Moss

Pine

Aventurine

Pentacle

Dollar

Green

Sign

Passion

Red

Damiana

Vanilla

Camelian

Chalice

Torch

Power

Red/Purple

Galangal

Galangai

Quartz Crystal

Athame

Fire

Protection

Black/

Mettle

Frankincense

Onyx

Athame

Fence

White

Strength

Red/White

Bay

Carnation

Tiger's Eye

Athame

Chain

Success

Gold

Sunflower

Cinnamon

Diamond

Pentacle

Crown

Most Witches and practitioners of the magickal arts make their own talismans. It is believed that magickal objects work best when they have been constructed by the person who will be using them. Since a true talisman is a custom-made artifact, designed for a specific purpose, it is only reasonable that the individual using it should be its creator as well.

The important thing to remember about talismans is that once created and charged, they can be left to do their work—without further attention. This is because the energy set up by the operator continues to work over a set period of time. Talismans work like batteries — once charged, they continue to give off energy. This continual output of energy is due to the relationship between the talisman, its creator, and the corresponding symbolic force it is related to.

Talismans give you the ability to summon forth the cosmic powers of the universe and make it possible for you to extend and intensify your personal magnetism. What makes the talisman such a powerful expression of magickal force is its occult symbolism. Ancient magickal seals, such as those of Solomon, Moses, and David are full not only of original power, but also of the power built into them through thousands of years of use. Talismans reflect the inner universe of human nature, help unlock the powers within us, and provide access to the powers outside of us. As carefully crafted vehicles of magickal force, talismans contain tremendous energy that is of great benefit to their owners.

Personal Power Talisman

Personal power is important because it sustains self-confidence and moral fortitude. It also maintains your self-esteem and helps you bring into physical reality what you most desire. Personal power is your divine spark

and motivation. It gives you peace of mind and keeps you from being a victim.

Items needed:

► The personal power pentacle (pictured) engraved on an iron disk or reproduced on red construction paper.

Using the pin, inscribe your name on the candle. Light the candle and hold it in your left hand and the talisman in your right hand. Chant the following five times with great energy and power:

Glory of Mars, pulsing bright

Bring me power, strength and might.

Place the talisman in the box. Close the lid and set the candle on to of it. Allow the candle to burn completely out. Whenever you feel the need for personal power, take the talisman out of the box, repeat the chant, and carry it with you.

Fundamentals of Magick

Fundamentals of Magick

Magick is the art and practice of moving natural energies to effect needed or wanted change. Magick is natural, there is absolutely nothing supernatural about it. What is taught here are various techniques of magick for beginners. Magick is natural and simple and the techniques to develop abilities should be simple and natural as well. What is taught on this site is not only the basics of magick, but the basics of many things.

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