An amulet and a talisman can attract and emit energy depending on their duties and each is almost one in the same depending on its intended use or purpose. A talisman is a type of amulet (or amulet) generally engraved or inscribed with words, symbols, images, or characters (eg, Runic Alphabet Charm) to attract or attribute occult or magical influences and is often used to perform a specific intention. or action. It is made by humans. A talisman is often activated (powered) by performing some type of physical movement on the part of the wearer, such as shaking it, touching it (rubbing it), or even kissing it. The same can almost be said about an amulet, in general, but the difference between the two is that an amulet is natural (for example, a four-leaf clover, a gem or stone, the claw, foot, or feather of an animal ), can only be adopted, and is more of an ornamental amulet usually worn around the neck.

The amulet, usually, has been blessed in some way to free, ward off (deflect) and / or protect the wearer or bearer from the negative forces or energies of their physical body. An amulet tends to have a specific period of time attached to it for use, whereas a talisman's lifespan can be or often indefinite. Holy masks are a type of talisman that can be used in rituals or spells over and over again. In practice, I tend to use talismans more during spell casting and ritual work because I have made them from scratch, so to speak, and these ritual items contain my energies. Also, an amulet that has been engraved, enshrined, or altered in any way for spiritual and / or ritual purposes is known as a "talismanic amulet."

From a world religious perspective, all religions have used talismans and amulets for purposes specific to their traditions and needs, including the Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam), as well as the Afrikan-centric religions and the spiritual paths of Vodou (Vodun , Voodoo), Hoodoo (Diasporic Afrikaans-American Spirituality or Spiritualism), Santeria, Santeria Ifa, Kemetism (Ancient Egyptian Religion), and the religious-spiritual paths of Wicca (the religion) and Witchcraft (the practice), Asatru, Druidism , Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, Jainism, Shintoism, Taoism, Sikhism, etc. Talismans and amulets have played an important role throughout history, even for kings, queens, emperors, popes, or dictators.

Amulets and talismans can be made from almost any type of material (including cloth, paper, or parchment), as well as any type of object, such as a rock, stone, mineral, crystal, energized or "magically" infused geode. , gem, wood (eg, rowan), metal (eg, hematite, lodestone), herbs, doll (can represent both or have a charm or talisman attached or sewn together), trick (hoodoo root, hand, Toby, Mojo, or Conjure), sachet, charm sachet, or even a liquid or oil mixture that an amulet may contain or be filled with. Natural or organic materials are always the best to use because they contain their own variety of natural energies for you to work with. Amulets and talismans can be used for many positive things (healing and good health, love, divination, avoiding danger, necromancy, ill will and hexes, employment, legal situations, attracting money and prosperity) and negative (revenge, curses and generalities ). ill will). Both can be worn or carried on the person, as well as can be planted (buried) and around one's own or other people's property.

One final note: In today's modern times, some Wiccan and Witchcraft practitioners do not hold fast to earlier spiritual or magical traditions, guidelines, or practices for the use of various magical tools such as talismans and amulets.

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The difference between amulets and talismans