The Complete Book of Amulets & Talismans

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Llewellyn Worldwide, 1991 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 275 pages
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The Pentagram, Star of David, Crucifix, rabbit's foot, or four-leaf clover . . . they all provide feelings of comfort and protection, intended to attract good while dispelling evil. Found throughout history and in nearly every culture and religion, amulets and talismans can be made and used by anyone.

Spanning the world through the diverse cultures of Sumeria, Babylonia, Greece, Italy, India, Western Europe, and North America, this book presents the history and uses of amulets and talismans. Readers will also learn the magical properties of hundreds of symbols and objects commonly used as amulets, as well as how to create, empower, and use their own talismans for health and wellness in mind, body, and spirit.

 

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This is a very informational book. If you are interested in Talisman and Amulets their origin and meanings this is the book!. Easy to read and comprehend. What is really great is the history and ... Read full review

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Contents

AMILETS
1
The First Amulets
9
Astrology and Amulets
53
Colors Numbers and Letters
73
Natural Amulets
105
The Human Touch
139
Chapter? Magical Designs
147
Amulets and the Evil Eye
167
The Cross and the Star
179
Talismans and How to Use Them
203
Bibliography
259
Index
265
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About the author (1991)

Migene Gonzalez-Wippler was born in Puerto Rico and has degrees in psychology and anthropology from the University of Puerto Rico and from Colombia University.  She has worked as a science editor for the  Interscience Division of John Wiley, the American Institute of Physics, and the American Museum of Natural History, and as an English editor for the United Nations in Vienna, where she lived for many years.  She is a cultural anthropologist and lectures frequently at universities and other educational institutions.

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