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Talisman Definition, Meaning and
Definition and Meaning
is and object which possess magical or
supernatural power of their own which is transmitted to their possessors.
Talismans are frequently confused with amulets
which are objects which passively protect the owner from evil and harm.
Usually the solitary function of talismans is to make possible powerful
Talismans can be any object, design, or symbol believed to be endowed with
magical powers. The item is active in that it, and of itself, bestows this
magical power upon the one who possesses it at the time. For example, this
is the reason why the Excalibur was of such importance in Arthurian lore.
The sword gave King Arthur magical powers.
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In magic, however, the talismans can be endowed with its
supernatural power only by the forces of nature, by God or the gods or by
being made so in a ritualistic way. Among talismans are precious stones
for they each possess their own magical or curative powers endowed by
Talismans are believed to be powerful, and they are rightfully so. All you
need to do is make sure the talisman you are buying is original. They are
rather small in size and can be adorned around your neck, arm, wrist or
waist. They can confer you with protection and ward off evil. They
can also attract fortune, love, and luck to you if you wear the original
ones. Furthermore, talismans can be used in warding off misfortune,
disgrace, accidents, and illness of various kinds. They can absorb
positive vibes of cosmic energy and also transmit such vibes into your
life. As a result, you will be protected from any negative energy once you
wear them. The talismans are made available in the form of
necklaces, rings, and pendants.
Talismans have been discovered in all historical
periods. The Egyptians and Babylonians used them when attempting to alter
the forces of nature. In the Middle Ages, holy relics and other objects
assumed the value of talismans in attempts to cure illnesses. Some thieves
converted severed hands of thieves into talismans (see The
Hand of Glory) to assist them in their trade.
Many alchemists sought the assistance of talismans which they made in
elaborate ceremonies which were conducted during periods of auspicious
astrological signs. During these rituals they recited incantation to
conjures the desired spirits who imbued the talismans with magical power.
The talisman most sought after was the elusive Philosopher's Stone, which
the alchemists thought would transform base metals into silver and gold.
Grimoires, especially in magic, offer instructions on the making of
talismans. Many talismans were inscribed on precious stones or parchment
under auspicious astrological signs. Talismans were made for many
endeavors such as getting rich, winning at gambling, falling in love,
prevention of sudden death, improvement of memory, and even making a good
Talismans originated from the word telesma, which is a Greek word.
Telesma means initiation into a mystery; it can also mean a scared
object. It is essential for the talisman to be consecrated after
production for it to be effective. The consecration usually takes
place during special rituals; they are not charged with any spiritual
power or gain any spiritual energy until the consecration has been done.
After the consecration, they can be trusted to discharge spiritual power
that will attract love, protection and good luck to the wearer. They can
also be trusted to ward off evil.
An example is the talisman belonging to Catherine
de Medici, queen consort of Henry II of France which she constantly
carried. It was a medal allegedly made from metals that were melted
together during favorable astrological signs, and also added in was human
and he-goat blood. Although the original was broken at her death, a copy
exists in the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris. On one side of this medal
is engraved the god Jupiter, the eagle of Ganymede and a demon with the
head of the Egyptian god Anubis; on the other side is a Venus figure
believed to be Catherine flanked by demons. She believed the talisman
conferred upon her clairvoyance and sovereign power.
A perfect example of a
talisman in the Christian religion is the cross. It has also been proved
to emit strong positive energies that can ward off evil. Amulets are
good examples of talisman. They give the wearer an opportunity to
control the supernatural and also keep themselves away from evil. Many
talismans are known to heal various illnesses; as a result, they can be
hung around the neck of a sick person to help the sick get healed.
Talisman jewelry is a type of jewelry based on Amulets and Talismans made
of jewels and precious stones.
Talismans are usually made of metals, and they feature various spiritual
symbols having scared geometry, like hexagrams and pentagrams. They
can also bear various inscriptions and come in various shapes. You
can go for any of them bearing your preferred inscription in line with
your needs, wishes, and preferences. Each of the inscriptions has
specific significances. The pentagram has a five-pointed star, and it is
one of the forms of talismans most commonly used. This talisman stands for
the wounds of Christ, and it also protects from all forms of negative
forces. Also, they can be made of solid materials, like
crystals, turquoise, moonstone, jade, amethyst, onyx, and quarts.
The pentagrams are used as a healing object, and it is also good in
channelling positive energies to the wearer; this is why they are commonly
used in making lucky, protection and love talismans. They can offer
comfort and inner peace to the wearer since they give assurance of good
vibes. Talismans can also be referred to as Tabiz. When properly
consecrated, it can protect the wearer from black magic, ghosts, spirits
and evil eyes, aside from attracting positive
It is imperative for the wearer to believe in the efficacy of the
talismans; this belief contributes a great deal to its effectiveness. Lack
of belief in them may render them ineffective, making them unable to
attract material profit, good health, love good wishes, luck, and several
other benefits. At times certain words or numbers can be engraved on the
talismans; these words have mystical and symbolic values these words,
values, symbols, and pictures all combine to confer strong spiritual power
on the talismans. They get the talismans transformed into strong magical
products that are charged with effective cosmic energies and carry astral
Those who make them also attach certain instructions to them and these
instructions are made known to anyone buying them. It is essential to
remain faithful to these instructions; if not, the talismans may not work
as desired. The wearer may need to chant some mantras on the
talismans at a certain time of the day or night. If not, the talisman may
not work to its full potential. If used according to instructions,
the talismans can help with career progress and money, legal matters,
gambling, spells, relationship, marriage and love
How to buy
Before you go in search of talismans, you need to first determine why you
need it. Do you need a talisman for love, luck, and favour? Do you need a
talisman that will protect you ad ward off evil? Answering these
questions will help you to decide on the right talismans to buy
properly. There are talismans for curse protection, love, good
fortune, and wealth. Talisman of the planets is the most popular of all
the astrological talismans. The various forms of talismans and their
effects are highlighted below:
• The moon rings and moon talisman: For wealth, health,
• Mercury talisman: For technology, business,
communications and memory
• Venus rings and talisman: For arts, friendship, and
• The sun talisman: For general health, authority,
respect, job promotion and fame.
• Mars talisman: For bodybuilding, strength, command, energy,
determination, and courage
• Jupiter magic rings and Jupiter talisman: For
philosophy, justice, good fortune and wealth.
• Saturn magic rings and Saturn talisman: For occult
wisdom, astrology, magic, discipline, success, long life.
How to avoid fake
There are original talismans, and there are fake
ones everywhere. You need to be careful when buying so as not to buy the
fake ones. You can avoid buying fake talisman by choosing the outlet
from where you make your purchase very carefully. First, investigate
the outlet to find out if they are reliable or not. This is best done by
reading reviews about the outlets. The reviews are usually written by
individuals that had patronized that outlet previously, and they will give
you an idea of what to expect from the outlet. It is not safe to patronize
any outlet with poor reviews. It is safer to buy your talismans from
outlets that had been around for a very long time. Talismans sold by such
outlets can be trusted for efficacy. Finally, it is important to
believe in the potency of the talismans. As hinted earlier, your belief in
the talisman can make a lot of difference between an effective and a
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