Amulets, talismans, and fetishes are commonly used for personal protection, attracting luck, creating positive energy, and promoting healing. Sacred items such as crystals, protective symbols, etc. are often used during healing rituals and ceremonies
. These healing items are tucked inside medicine pouches
, crafted in jewelry to be worn as body guards, incorporated in healing sessions, and displayed in sacred spaces
and home altars
Worry dolls are tiny handmade dolls used as amulets to discharge worries. You tell a doll one of your worries as a means of releasing it. The doll carries the burdon of doing the worrying for you so that you can be free of your troubles.
The Egyptian eye of horas, also called the all-seeing eye, is a protective amulet that keeps guard with an open eye to evil, blocking its menacing ways. It is likened to the falcon god (son Geb and Nut).
Japanese in origin, the Beckoning Cat or maneki neko, is a protective and good luck talisman. The Beckoning cat invites good luck and also wards of bad luck. This cat figurine with its raised paw brings success, prosperity, good health, and happiness. Smaller likenesses of the Beckoning Cat are worn on the body to ward off illness and protect the wearer from pain.
An evil eye charm works by deflecting evil whenever evil looks in your face. Possessing or wearing the evil eye charm as a protective amulet is based on the belief that evil can only harm you if looks at you directly in your eye. The evil forces are tricked by the evil eye charm. Rather than evil looking you in the eye it directs its focus on the charm where it can do no harm.
The Egyptian scarab amulet represents immortality and the belief in reincarnation. Egyptians wore scarab amulets to protect them from death. Scarabs were also included in their burials to insure a safe journey into the afterlife.
The Hagoday is commonly found on the entryway of churches and other holy places. Legend has it that a fugitive could seek refuge and protection inside buildings with The Hagoday adorning its front door.
Witch balls are hung in the window to protect homes from evil spirits. The witch ball attracts anyevil spirit that are lurking about. Once lured to the ball's beauty, negative energies are trapped inside the witch ball where they can do no harm.
The shamrock, a three-leaf clover, is well known globally as a lucky charm. The shamrock originates from Ireland where it was first used as a protective amulet that was carried whenever a person may be in situation that could possibly bring harm such as battle or traveling far from home.
Mandalas can be displayed as beautiful pieces of art in your home. But, they serve a larger purpose. Place them in sacred spaces as a shield to keep negative energies from entering. Creating your own mandala can be healing in of itself, allowing you to go inward and awaken your senses.
Each type of stone has its own unique talent. Gemstone colors, shapes, and textures all have special meanings. Crystal elixirs can be made by soaking crystals for a few hours in a glass of water. Healing crystals are used for divination and meditation purposes. You can intuitively choose which crystals to use by noticing which stones you are attracted to. Keep your heart and hands open and allow the appropriate healing crystals to find their way to you.