An Amulet is an object which has intrinsic power to give protection to its wearer, whereas a Talisman is specifically made to achiever a particular purpose. Amulets give protection by absorbing negative energies, whilst Talismans work by generating a positive force to achieve their objective. Both work like self-charging solar batteries and are constructed in a way which links them with the appropriate planetary force concerned for the intention.
Do they Work?
The simple answer to that question in that people would not have been wearing them for thousands of years if they did not.
Amulets and Talismans have been worn by people for almost every culture right up to the present. Even today millions of people throughout the world who claim to have no time for all this Magickal nonsense happily wear their crucifix or St. Christopher or Star of David – all of which are types of Amulets worn for Magickal Protection.
Charging Your Talisman
To get the maximum benefit from your Talisman it is advisable to form a link between yourself and the cosmic forces that will operate through it by performing the simple act of empowerment described below:
You Will Need the Following:
Glass of water, which candle, a few pinches of salt, small table, white cloth, incense (or joss-stick) and a quiet room.
Make sure you are not disturbed – unplug your telephone and close the curtains. Lay your white cloth over the table, placing your candle, glass of water and incense in the center. Light the candle and the incense and place your Talisman next to them. Turn off the lights, close your eyes and spend a few minutes thinking about what you would like your Talisman to achieve.
When you are ready, take a pinch of salt and sprinkle it slowly into the water- imagine the water being filled with a golden light. Then sprinkle this consecrated water onto your Talisman which will then also be surrounded by this golden light. Pass the Talisman through the smoke from your incense to purify the Talisman. Then pass the Talisman through the flame of the candle to cleanse your Talisman of all impurities. Your Talisman is now cleansed of all outside influences and ready to be charged to achieve your purpose.
Now sit down and close your eyes, holding your Talisman in your right hand. Picture above you a sphere of brilliant white light radiating in all directions. Concentrate your energy on this sphere, feel its power and brilliance grow. Picture a shaft of white light flowing down from the sphere and slowly descending into your solar plexus, charging you with energy and forming a second powerful sphere of golden light which warms and invigorates you. With all your energy transfer this golden light from your body into the Talisman, while picturing your desired objective.
Your Talisman is now charged. Allow yourself a few minutes to unwind and then have a drink or a bite to eat to get yourself back down to earth.
Your Talisman is now working for you, in conjunction with the cosmic forces, so be prepared for some positive changes in your life.