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The Complete Book of Amulets & Talismans

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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, G

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Paperback, 304 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Llewellyn Publications (first published September 1st 1991)
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Jack Yeaton
Mar 30, 2012 rated it liked it
I read the Complete Book of Amulets and Talismans by Migene gonzalez-Whippler. This book outlines various amulets and talismans from different religious beliefs. The book starts off talking about the different types of amulets and talismans from the Christians cross and it's origins as a pagan symbol, to the imogen david, the hand of fatima and the swastika. The second half of the the book outlines how to create and charge them. As well as their origins.

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Mark Woodland
A pretty good book, and extremely thorough in its way. However, I found myself a tad disappointed that there weren't more literary examples of where items they described were used. That was one of the reasons I decided to read this book; I'm writing a work of my own. Still, I'm sure that material from this book will wind up being helpful to me. There were items and symbols with which I was not familiar, and that will probably also have the effect of sparking my imagination in new directions. It ...more
Andres
Dec 08, 2009 rated it liked it
Interesting, if very superficial book. It does provide useful information, but not at the depth required if you actually wanted to apply it. Thankfully, I was only looking for a general reference and in that sense this book fits the bill. If you're looking to practical applications, steer clear of it, though. Better if you look at Regardie's work, or something equivalent if you prefer not to dabble in his Kabbalistic realm.
Sandra
Mar 04, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Sandra by: myself
well it just say something about things that you should use as good luck. Supersticiones.
I sort of believe in them but this book wasn't what I was looking for.
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