Charms/Talismans

WOTC Extra – Empowering Those Charms, Talismans and Amulets


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How to Empower a Charm, Talisman, or Amulet

 

Complete your grounding, centering, and shielding exercises

Cleanse and empower your ingredients

Wash your item if necessary and possible using soap and fresh, warm water.

Rinse well with cool running water

Place your item on a clear or reflective plate

Place on the widow sill or another location where it can absorb early morning sun

You will become familiar with the actions and emissions of your charms, amulets, & talismans so you will know both when they need charged and when they are fully charged by how they feel to you.

 

 

Spell Craft Primer A guide to understanding the basics of spell workings

Laurie Pippen

 

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Let’s Talk Witch – Selecting Charms, Talismans and Amulets


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How to Select a Charm , Talisman, or Amulet

 

Selecting the proper charm, talisman, or amulet components is a very personal decision. The most important factor in choosing the right charm, talisman, or amulet will be your personal energies.

You will need to open yourself to feel the powers or energies radiating from the items you intend to use in your ritual.

Complete the grounding, centering, and shielding processes.

Choose an item that you feel attracted to.

Place the item in the palm of your right hand.

Close your eyes and feel the item.

You might notice a variety of sensations from a change in temperature, a tingling, or an electrical current that illustrates that your energies and the item are attractants.

If you do not feel any change, select another item appropriate for your task.

Continue until you locate an item that causes you to feel a reaction.

When you have located an appropriate item that causes a reaction, think of the purpose you plan for the item and feel whether it is right for the job.

There is no way to describe how you will feel when you have selected the right items for a specific job. You will just know.

The most important factor is that you find an item that makes you feel an affinity.

 

 

Spell Craft Primer A guide to understanding the basics of spell workings

Laurie Pippen

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Healing Arts and Pagan Studies ~ Irish Charm for Protection

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Healing Arts and Pagan Studies ~ Irish Charm for Protection

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Winter has weakened its icy grip, yet March winds howl like the Irish Bean Sidhe, the wailing woman of the hills. Known commonly as the banshee, this Celtic death spirit is thought to haunt the fairy hills and knolls, keening her death cry into the wind. Her flowing hair and robes create a formidable image. Hearing her wail portends a death.

Make an Irish charm of protection tonight. Gather a green candle, a plate, a four-leaf clover (or its image), and four drops of rosemary oil. Melt the candle wax to make a coin-sized puddle on the plate. As it hardens, press in the clover, add the oil, and shape a charm.

As you mold, infuse it with protection energy, saying:

Love conquers fear.

By: Karri Ann Allrich
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Spell to Empower Object for Protection

This spell is best done during the Moon’s waxing phase or on the full Moon to get the most Universal energy to help empower it.

This spell can be used on a black stone, a necklace or other jewelry you were all the time.

First cleanse the object of all energy besides your own and the objects internal energy.

Hold object in your power hand or if you are doing it while in a circle place it in the middle of your altar. Use your wand or atheme to direct the power you raise into the object. Repeat spell three or five times. Fill in the blankets with the object you are empowering.

This _____ is now mine,

I will wear (carry) it through out time.

To protect me from things I can see.

To protect me even more from things I can not see.

_____ call to me if I forget to take thee.

So Mote It Be.

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Full Moon – Simple Love Charm

Full Moon – Simple Love Charm

Put the following things in a drawstring bag: 1 Rose Quartz, 1 Pink Feather, and 1/5 Cup of Clove.

Get one pink candle to burn while your chanting the spell. Now light the candle and chant the following words

“Love shall come to me by the powers of three, by my will so shall it be!”

At this time anoint the bag with holy water and say,

“The bag is sealed and the charm is made.”

A spell to draw two people closer together.

Take two pink petals from a Rose.

Write on one the male lover, and on the other petal the female lover (or if gay write the different names on the two petals as above).

Take an apple, and slice it through, so that you can clearly see the five-pointed Pentagram of the seed capsules.

Take the two Rose petals and putting them together, place them on the bottom half of the apple.

Place the top half of the apple on to the petals so that the apple is whole again.

Now tie a red cord first one way across the apple binding the two halves together saying:

“I bind this man to this woman until the Goddess deems otherwise.”

Now tie a green cord ninety degrees from the red cord and say:

“I bind this woman to this man until the Goddess deems otherwise.”

These words can be set in rhyme (which makes the spell stronger) and helps you not to forget it.

Now place the apple in a dry cupboard, where it won’t be disturbed such as a wardrobe or something similar.

Each full Moon, bring the apple out (unobserved by anyone) and place in the full rays of the Moon for at least an hour, then put the apple back where you had put it first.

You may say something whilst it is in the Moon’s Light to aid the spell of attraction and binding of the two souls.

 

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WOTC Extra – Making and Charging Magical Talismans


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Making and Charging Magical Talismans

 

Talismans acquire the power through ceremonies of consecration. But before consecrating a talisman, we must first decide what its function is. Firstly, we need to decide why we feel that we need it, and what we intend it to do for us. Should the talisman function as a weapon or as a shield (should it be magically active or passive)? Should it attract good fortune, or ward off harm? If it is to protect me, should the protection come from invisibility, so that it works unnoticed, or should it be visible, appearing fearsome? What is the talisman to be called? These are important considerations to contemplate, for they affect the style and content of the proposed talisman.

When we make or charge a talisman, we must have the right magical attitude from the beginning to the end of the ceremony. Proper mental preparation is essential. Natural magic should never be performed as a game, for entertainment or as a joke. Performing natural magic is primarily a means to inner spiritual development, and this is even more important than the results on the outer level. In any case, magical processes will not work properly unless we are mindful at every part of the entire operation, no matter how long it takes to finish.

During a magical action like this, however long or difficult the procedure may turn out to be, it is essential to remain concentrated throughout. We must first rid ourselves of any negative attitudes, emotions or thoughts. We must remain clear-sighted, mindful of our task. Because consecration focuses our concentrated willpower into the object, every action we take must be in accord. Any departure from this means failure.

It is customary to give talismans personal names. Like everything made by hand, a talisman is unique. It is made by a specific individual, at a specific time for a specific purpose. It is as individual as the person who made it, and ensouled with that person’s main. Even if the individual has made many similar ones before, they were made at other times with other materials. Each talisman thus has its own personality, and it is fitting to name it when we empower it. The name should reflect the function intended for the talisman.

As well as our personal attitude, timing is important. When we want to promote growth or expansion, we make our talisman during the waxing Moon. Conversely, those connected with decline and diminution are made during the waning Moon. Astrologers can recommend exact moments that are best suited to the purpose.

When we have everything we need, and the time is right, we can make and empower our talisman. Firstly, collect together everything necessary, decide on the talisman’s name, and create a psychic enclosure. This is a temporary magical barrier that protects the worker and his or her materials from psychic interference at this critical time. Once in the correct state of mind, let nothing distract you from the procedure. Everything necessary must be done with full concentration, visualizing the appropriate energies flowing into the talisman as you proceed.

Talismans are named with a naming ceremony, which may be used for anything that needs to be named. Once the talisman is finished, it should be enclosed in darkness. You can put it in a box, a lightproof bag, or wrap it in black cloth. Then rotate the container and the talisman within it nine times, calling upon the power that you intend it to have. When you have completed this, bring out the talisman into the light once more. This moment of re-emergence from darkness is its symbolic birth. To name it, first pass the talisman three times over a burning candle or other flame. As you do so, call upon the powers of light and life to empower the talisman with their full strength. Then, sprinkle sea-water or water with salt over it, whilst chanting:

As I sprinkle water over you

I name you (name of talisman).

By air and water, earth and fire.

 

Once this is over, the final infusing of its necessary energy is done. A spell stating the function is needed, such as:

(Name of talisman), who bears my will,

I charge you to do as commanded,

For the purpose of (state what it will do and where it will do it).

May this talisman work my will

In accordance with eternal laws.

 

Finally, visualize three interlinked circles over and around the talisman, and close down the psychic enclosure. It is a fundamental principle of natural magic always to remove any psychic construct that we have made, once we no longer need it.  Close the working down with an ending spell such as:

Now the work is finished,

Where (name of talisman)

Has been brought out of the

dark nothingness

Into this world,

In the name of the elements (or another appropriate deity or power).

The talisman is now ready, fully empowered.

Natural Magic

Nigel Pennick

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Let’s Talk Witch – Talismans and Amulets


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Talismans and Amulets

 

Talismans and amulets – sometimes called collectively ‘lucky charms’ – are worn as magical protectors. When we wear or carry them, we are under their benevolent influence. Amulets are usually natural objects that possess some special power: a special object for example, such as a stone, a fossil or gem. Amulets exert their power whether or not they have been consecrated. They are almost exclusively protective in function. They resist unwanted entities, such as harmful sprites, and unfortunate states of being, including ill luck, depression and sickness.

Talismans, on the other hand, are artefacts charged by ceremonial consecration to possess specific energies. The nature of a talisman depends entirely upon the actions we take during its preparation, and the intent we put into it. Each talisman is given a function that the user knows, so that, when it is in use, it evokes its powers within the user internally as well as externally. Talismans are useful material supporters of spiritual powers. Their form frequently reflects a spiritual principle, and they give an opportunity for master craftspeople to produce work of exceptional beauty and power.

When we make talismans, we try to ensure that the magical virtues of the materials correspond with the desired use. Only when inner powers and purpose are in alignment, can we expect the best possible outcome. Talismans are frequently of a practical, as well as a decorative, nature. Bracelets, pendants and rings can be worn easily and enhance the wearer’s appearance as well as her or his spiritual powers. Although talismans written or printed on paper or parchment form part of some magical systems, natural magic uses only talismans based upon metal, wood, bone and stone. Amulets that cannot be made into personal jewelry are often carried in a special container, such as a pouch or a locket. Amulets and talismans are sometimes worn together, as on ‘charm bracelets’. Stones, beads, amber, silver, gold, claws of eagles and bears, wolves’ teeth, toads’ bones and snake vertebrae. Teeth, claws and bones link the wearer to the corresponding animal powers. If one has a personal power animal, then it is fitting to choose something from it, either a symbolic representation or part of one.

Natural Magic

Nigel Pennick

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General Cleansing Ritual for Magickal Objects

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The following should be used to cleanse any object for Magickal use. Be it a ritual tool, amulet for protection or other need, any object to be charmed/enchanted for a specific reason. It can also be used on any jewelry or other gift your receive.

The purpose for this is to rid the object of anyone else energy who may have handled at some point in time. This way it will only have your personal and Universal energies attached to it, making the object totally yours.

This should also be done if anyone besides you picks up and/or touches the object after it has been cleansed and empowered or blessed. If you have charmed something to absorb negative energy before it can reach you; you should also cleanse the object weekly to ensure it is always at its peak of power to collect the negativity before it gets overloaded and leaks on to and/or into you and/or on to someone close to you.

WARNING: Some gems and semi-precious gems should not be left sitting in any type of water. For those things sparingly sprinkle them with the salt water (Earth/Water Element)and then immediately dry it with a soft clean cloth. The color of the cloth is in someway unimportant but many say it should be a white cloth. The reason for the white is it can bring positive energy on to the object you just cleansed.

What you need:

12 inch by 12 inch Clean White Cloth

Shallow bowl or cup of plain Water

About 1 teaspoon of Regular (not iodized or sea) Salt Or Dirt from your yard or a special place in the woods you go to.

White Candle

Hand Fan or Feather

Pentacle

Object to be cleansed.

How to cleanse any object:

Repeat each incantation three times before moving on to the next Element.

Add the salt or dirt to the water. place the object in the salt/dirt water with your power hand (the hand you write with). Then say” Earth and Water I ask you to remove all energy but my own from this object”. Take it out of the salt water with your power hand. WARNING: Some gems and semi-precious gems should not be left sitting in any type of water. For those things sparingly sprinkle them with the salt water (Earth/Water Element) on all sides. Also see warning above for complete directions for cleansing delicate things.

Place the object on the white cloth. With your power hand pick up the feather or hand fan. Wave it over the stone saying “Air I ask you to remove all energy but my own from this object”. Turn the object over and repeat until all outside surface has been done.

Light the white candle then pick the object up in your power hand. Move the object over the top of the flame (being careful not to burn yourself) saying “Fire i ask you to remove all outside energies from this stone”. Turn the object over and repeat until all outside surface has been done.. Place the object back on white cloth and blow out the candle.

Pick up the object and place the Pentacle on the white cloth. Lay the object on the white cloth and say, “Spirit I ask you to remove all energy from this object except mine.” There is no need to turn the object over on the Pentacle as it is all encompassing when in use.

After the cleansing is done close the ritual be saying one time :So Mote It Be

Now your object is ready to be Magickaly empowered and/or blessed for whatever it use to you is.

Copyright 2013 Carla Schultz-Ruehl

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