Talismans & Amulets

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2008 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 267 pages
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Since the beginning of time, people have seized upon “magical” objects to guard against danger, assure good luck, and gather strength along life’s journey. Amulets and talismans still possess this power—and this fascinating reference showcases ancient and revered examples from cultures throughout the world. They come from the goddesses of antiquity, Egypt, the I-Ching, Chinese zodiac, Celts, runes, and medieval Europe. Each symbol serves a different purpose: Udjat, the Egyptian Horus Eye, is the protective amulet, warding off evil and blindness, while the tai chi encircled by eight trigrams fosters self-knowledge and the Venus talisman enhances attractiveness, harmonizes relationships, and cultivates love. 

 

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Contents

Foreword
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UdjatHorus Eye 23 Djed Column 25 Ankh 25 Schen Ring 27 Bastet 27 Falcon 29 Scarab
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2I 43 43Guai 43 44Gou 43 51Dschen 45 53Dsien 45 55Fong 45 56Lu 47
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Buffalo 53 Tiger 55 Rabbit 55 Dragon 57 Snake 57 Horse 59 Goat 59 Monkey
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Celtic Knots with Three Horses 71 The Fourfold Celtic Knot 73 Circles with Celtic Knots 73 Ring
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SOWILO 91 TIWAZ 91 BERKANA 91 EHWAZ 93 MANNAZ 93 LAGUZ 93
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The Green Man 101 The Sword of David 101 ABRACADABRA 103 The Lucky Hand 103
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Pentagram 117 Heptagram 117 The Rose Pentacle 119 Hexagram 119 Sun Coin
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Taurus 153 Gemini 155 Cancer 155 Leo 157 Virgo 157 Libra 159 Scorpio
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AHAU167 AKBAL 167 BEN 169 CABAN 169 CAUAC 171 CHICCHAN 171 CHUEN
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MANIK 183 MEN 183 MULUC 185 OC 185 MAYA GLYPHS
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Totem Spirits of the American Northwest and the SubArctic Regions
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The Greetings 207 The Eagle 209 The Raven 209 The Owl 211 The Whale 211 The Whale
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Turtle 237 Wolf 239 Mountain Lion 239 Medicine Bag 240 Bear Claw Necklace 243
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Kundalini 253 DorjeVajra 253 Dragon Phoenix 255 Chinese Good Luck Symbols 255 Black
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The Twelve Foundation Stones of Celestial Jerusalem
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