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General Amulets and Talismans Questions and Answers

Unread post by master4 » Sun May 09, 2010 6:33 pm

What would you called an Ankh?
Is it an Amulet or a Talisman?

I have an Ankh i an wearing now for the past 15 years or more and i was wondering if i can used it as my protection or good luck charm.
What can i used to clean my Ankh?

Thank for all advice.
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Unread post by Turnsteel » Sun May 09, 2010 6:56 pm

Hi.

Thiswill tell you what a amulet is and Thisexplains what a talisman is.

In modern terms tho the two terms are often used interchangeably.

master4 wrote:What would you called an Ankh?
Neither, I think, its not a protective charm, nor is it lucky, its the ancient Egyptian symbol of life, both here and in the after life.
master4 wrote:I have an Ankh i an wearing now for the past 15 years or more and i was wondering if i can used it as my protection or good luck charm.
If you bless and fix it, yeah almost any piece of jewelry can be fixed for luck or protection. If you don't know how to do it I suggest you heir a rootworker to do it for you, I believe a few members of the AIRR will fix jewelry for people.
master4 wrote:What can i used to clean my Ankh?
Hoyt's Cologne,Florida Water, Van Van incense/oil, you can wash it in a tea made from cleansing herbs or bath crystals. There are many options.

http://www.luckymojo.com/vanvan.html

http://www.luckymojo.com/hoyts.html

http://www.luckymojo.com/floridakanangawater.html


Hope that helps :)
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Unread post by Devi Spring » Sun May 09, 2010 6:57 pm

I learned that an amulet is something meant to protect against something, whereas a talisman draw something. However, the two have become so conflated that they are often used interchangeably.

I think an ankh is more of a protective device, as it is a symbol of a particular faith, and also of Life. But it's been yours for 15 years, so what does it mean to you?

There are many different ways that you can clean it. You can smudge the ankh with cleansing herbs if you wish to clean it. Or wipe it down with a tea of cleansing herbs &/or holy water. Depending on what it's made from you could also use salt water, or leave the pendant in a bowl of salt.

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Unread post by jwmcclin » Sun May 09, 2010 6:58 pm

LM pages found here http://www.luckymojo.com/willss15ankh.html lists it as an amulet

You can use Van Van found here...http://www.luckymojo.com/vanvan.html

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Unread post by ConjureMan Ali » Sun May 09, 2010 9:21 pm

The ankh *is* an amulet. While it is certainly the symbol of Eternal Life, Man and Woman etc etc, it is ultimately an apotropiac object that wards off evil, illness, and unnatural death.

The ankh found in the hands of a god or goddess is symbolic of their dominion over an aspect of life and death. When worn by the average person the ankh invokes the power of those gods to stave off the evil that may interfere with the natural order of things.

In modern usuage not everyone makes a distinction between talisman and amulet, but I find the distinction useful.

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Unread post by cognitivedissonance » Sun May 09, 2010 11:53 pm

Be careful with the ankh, as it's been appropriated by some left-hand cliques. I'd use it in the same awareness as one would use the swastika... it might be a powerful and lucky charm, but one that is also iconographically confusing for people who aren't aware of it. If you're wearing it to make a statement, make sure you know what statement that is you're making.

I've worn the ankh and I've never had a problem, but I know several people who have been automatically mistaken for somebody they weren't because of it, often people mistake the ankh for the Satanic Baphomet due to it's appropriation in vampire/dark magic sorts of fiction. I highly suggest wearing it tucked away, unless you're around people who know the real meaning of it.

My experiences with the ankh: The ankh IS very, very good at giving the wearer the impression of spiritual authority. If you're wanting to present yourself as a guru or a real spiritual person, the ankh IS DEFINITELY the talisman to wear. I've had people I had never met before in my life approach me and start conversations about death and the afterlife, out of nowhere. It's a very powerful symbol and I have actually had to stop wearing it because that wasn't the image I wanted to create about myself (I want to be approachable, but not THAT way... hee hee). The ankh is very good if you wear if you're helping a grieving person, whether they see it or not.

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Unread post by master4 » Mon May 10, 2010 4:45 pm

Thanks for all advice. My Ankh is sliver and I wear it because i dint know of any other think
to wear and i don't like wearing the Cross.

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Unread post by Hartleigh » Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:33 am

Traditionally a talisman is an ensouled object; a non-living object which has some of the attributes of living things. Some talismans seem to have minds of their own, and they are very active on the spirit plane. Legendary talismans in ancient times were statues that came to life. Mojo bags are talismans because they are given a spirit or awakened by the practitioner, but there are many other kinds of talisman in a multiplicity of traditions.

Amulets are usually lucky or protective objects which have their own innate power, and are more passive than talismans. A crystal pendant has metaphysical properties, but isn't necessarily alive. A blue evil eye amulet hasn't necessarily been infused with spirit, yet it is said to be effective anyway.

I personally break things down into more categories, but ultimately the question is where the source of the power is because it will somewhat determine the powers, maintenance, and limitations of the object.

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Unread post by HappinessRules » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:37 am

If I purchase an amulet or talisman from your store or one that can be infused with a particular energy, by me gold plating this item I've purchased disrupt the energy within it or should I leave it to tarnish and look that way as that wont disrupt the energy? confused on this matter?

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Unread post by Miss Aida » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:48 pm

Hello, HappinessRules,

Lucky Mojo blesses those they sell. So, I would not mess with them at all

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Unread post by HappinessRules » Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:30 am

even if metal and might rust?

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Unread post by Miss Aida » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:34 pm

Hello, HappinessRules,

All I can say is to do what's in your heart to do

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Unread post by Shutter » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:07 pm

I can't find ANYTHING on the forums about the Tricky Dogs. I'm not sure where to put this on the forum either...so apologies in advance. I just wanted to know if it's REALLY okay to put the pups on top of 2 lodestones for love drawing or if they'll drain the magnatism. I don't want to be a killer!

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Unread post by Miss Aida » Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:58 pm

Hello, Shutter,

Can you show me where it says that?

This is the page

http://www.luckymojo.com/magneticdogs.html

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Unread post by catherineyronwode » Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:37 pm

Shutter, i have never heard of rider lodestones or tricky dogs "draining" the magnetism from a large lodestone.. That makes no sense to me. The use of tricky dogs on lodestones is shown and described in two books we publish, with no mention of such a thing:

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Unread post by CiCi » Tue May 08, 2018 3:23 pm

Hello I am looking to purchase something to hang over my front and back door for protection. Also I want something I can carry for protection. I also play lottery and scratch offs what can I buy to bring good luck with that? What type of Amulets, Charms, or Jewelry would you suggest to help with what I listed above. Thanks in advance.

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Unread post by RevJames » Tue May 08, 2018 3:54 pm

Krazil -

This page is chock full of the information your looking for: http://www.luckymojo.com/protectionspells.html

I myself have a Hamsa Hand (Found here - http://www.luckymojo.com/mojocatamulets.html#egypt) and Evil Eye Bead's (found here - http://www.luckymojo.com/mojocatamulets.html#turkey) at my front door along with a Horseshoe (found here - http://www.luckymojo.com/mojocatamulets ... itedstates near the bottom) above the door on the inside.

As for lottery luck, I know lots of people that carry rabbits feet for this purpose - http://www.luckymojo.com/rabbitfoot.html - I also know a few people when I worked at a convenient store that always carried their "lucky half dollar" or "lucky dollar coin" in their pocket to use for scratching scrach off's. Lucky mojo sells SACAGAWEA DOLLAR COIN, BRASS which may suit this purpose for you http://www.luckymojo.com/mojocatamulets ... itedstates

Good luck!

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Unread post by CiCi » Tue May 08, 2018 4:01 pm

Thanks this helps plenty

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Unread post by Sister Jean » Tue May 08, 2018 4:45 pm

Another very useful answer from RevJames!
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Unread post by CiCi » Tue May 08, 2018 5:18 pm

I can’t find the coins can you post the direct link to it

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Unread post by RevJames » Tue May 08, 2018 5:49 pm

Krazil -

If you go to the amulets page - http://www.luckymojo.com/mojocatamulets.html and if your on PC press CTRL+F (Command+F on MAC I believe) it will open a dialog to search the page, type in "coin" and hit enter to cycle through the various coins from different cultures. There are 17 total (that I see anyway)

If your still having trouble, and are interested in the Sacagawea coin I mentioned you can try the link below: the first is a link to the image, and the second will add it to your cart.
I apologize as I do not have the capability to post as the moderators and add products directly to the posts, and the products are not coded in such a way that a direct link can be given to them.

Click here for an image of the SACAGAWEA DOLLAR COIN, BRASS - http://www.luckymojo.com/sacagawea-doll ... -thumb.jpg

Click here to add SACAGAWEA DOLLAR COIN, BRASS to your cart

If all else fails, perhaps a mod can add a few of the various coins to a post for you, though I'm confident you can find them using the method above :)

Good luck!

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Unread post by CiCi » Tue May 08, 2018 7:09 pm

Yay found it thanks so much

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Unread post by CiCi » Tue May 08, 2018 7:20 pm

Also can you upload a picture of the Hamsa Hand and Evil Eye Bead. So I can make sure I have correct ones in cart thanks n advance.

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Unread post by RevJames » Wed May 09, 2018 5:09 am

Krazil -

It's not really which is the "correct" one, rather which one you find appealing.

Something "similar" to the one I have is something with the Hamsa and evil eye glass beads together such as this:

HAMSA HAND METAL WALL HANGER W/ ANTI EVIL EYE, FISH & FLOWER MOTIF & GLASS ANTI EVIL EYE DANGLE, 8.75" - http://www.luckymojo.com/metal-hamsa-ha ... nglers.jpg

Click here to add the above product to your cart.

I usually anoint this with Van Van oil - http://www.luckymojo.com/oil-van-van.html - weekly & recite Psalm 23 - http://readersandrootworkers.org/wiki/Psalms_23

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Unread post by Sister Jean » Wed May 09, 2018 9:46 am

Another great post, thanks for helping out, RevJames.
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Unread post by CiCi » Wed May 09, 2018 9:46 am

Thanks for this much appreciated

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Unread post by CiCi » Wed May 09, 2018 10:00 am

what can I get to carry in my pocket or bosom for protection?

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Unread post by RevJames » Wed May 09, 2018 10:19 am

Krazil -

Maybe you haven't had a chance to check all the links I provided before but a rather large list of items can be found on this page - http://www.luckymojo.com/protectionspells.html - under "PROTECTIVE CHARMS WORN ON THE PERSON" many of the ones found here are favorites for people as pocket pieces.

You may also be interested in a mojo bag to carry for protection such a the Fiery Wall of Protection Mojo - http://www.luckymojo.com/mojo-1x-fiery- ... ction.html

Depending on your situation, something else might suit you better like a Van Van mojo - http://www.luckymojo.com/mojo-1x-van-van.html or Fear Not To Walk Over Evil mojo - http://www.luckymojo.com/mojo-1x-fear-n ... -evil.html

Being so concerned with protection as you seem to be I'd suggest getting a reading with a reader or rootworker at AIRR - http://readersandrootworkers.org/ - that can help you with your particular situation. With everything we've already spoke about here, you may be using a shotgun when all you need is a sling shot ;)

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You're most welcome and thank you for your diligence in the forums. Your posts and many of the other moderators are inspiring!

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Unread post by catherineyronwode » Wed May 09, 2018 7:21 pm

RevJames --

You ought to be a moderator yourself -- you are that good. But first, to qualify, you would have to take my course and graduate. How about it? :-)
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Unread post by RevJames » Thu May 10, 2018 10:12 am

Thank you so much miss Cat! You helped me get that ball rolling again on another post, I'm eager to get started! Thank you for that too!

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Unread post by CiCi » Tue May 22, 2018 10:36 am

Hello again, what scriptures or wordings I can use for my rabbit foot and van van oil??? because as I read it’s both for protection and good luck..

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Unread post by RevJames » Tue May 22, 2018 11:07 am

Cici -

When in doubt, Psalm 23 is a good go-to. You can also check out the AIRR page on the Book of Psalms for more scripture with various attributions -http://readersandrootworkers.org/wiki/C ... _of_Psalms
There are many for protection and a couple for luck.

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Unread post by CiCi » Tue May 22, 2018 2:07 pm

This is great thanks

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Unread post by CiCi » Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:01 pm

Hello where can I purchase this charm on the website

http://www.luckymojo.com/charmbracelets.html

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Unread post by Asturias » Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:02 am

Hello CiCi,

That article may not refer to an item commercially available at luckymojo. The article's purpose may be of merely mentioning the charm's historical value, since that is also a concern of the luckymojo archive. I'm thinking that if it was carried by luckymojo it would have a direct "add to cart" button through which you could purchase it.

Either way, for further reference, here's a complete catalogue of what LM has in store, divided into propper classifications: http://www.luckymojo.com/catalogue.html

This is a link to a specific catalogue of every amulet carried by LM, you might want to have a look into it:
http://www.luckymojo.com/mojocatamulets.html

Needless to say that this forum, being connected to the LM as it is, foccuses on discussing products that are carried by the shop. Telling you where you could find it elsewhere, commercially, would be a bit unfitting. But I suppose you could try antique shops and ebay. That was a cute choice, btw :)

Good luck!

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Unread post by Sister Jean » Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:08 am

Hello Asturias,

Thank you for providing that information!
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