All About the Amulet

Amulets, talisman and charms are all geared towards a basic wish we all have; to live happy, peaceful and safe lives. These items inspire, possess a unique quality and are believed to fulfill that wish for thousands of years.
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Sept. 21, 2010 - PRLog -- Toronto, Canada

Q: What is an amulet?

A: An amulet is an item such as pendants, rings, symbols, coins and such which are usually worn as jewelry. The Roman sage and historian, Pliny wrote in his work, "Natural History," that amulets are "an object that protects a person from trouble." They are a close cousin of the talisman and consists of any object intended to bring good luck or protection.
Talismans are a type of amulet which can be divided into three classes: The first are the types carried or worn on the body. The second version of a talisman is one which is hung above the bed of an ill person. The other classification of talisman is one that bears. medicinal qualities.

Q: What is an amulet for?

A: People generally wear amulets for both aesthetic or fashion, and mystical, religious or superstitious purposes. Repelling evil and bad luck is the most common purpose one would wear an amulet.

Q: Where would one go to find an amulet?

A: Amulets can be homemade and can be passed down through generations as family heirlooms. They may be found in estates or jewelry stores. For a wide and varied Amulet Collection see

Q: Is an amulet for me?

A: Amulets are for everyone. Men and women of all ages and all walks of life. In Islam, amulets are sometimes forbidden as a form of superstition. However, Muslims may wear amulets, called Ta'wiz; these feature chosen text from the Qur'an. In Catholic Christianity, outside of the use of Sacraments, wearing amulets, except for crosses, is also frowned upon.

Q: What is the origin of the amulet?

A: The word amulet derives from the Latin amuletum. The first humans to wear amulets, probably charms for their aesthetic qualities were prehistoric, cave-dwelling nomads. From the classical civilizations of the ancient Greek and Romans to Jews, Christians and even Muslims in the Orient believed in the shielding and remedial power of amulets.

Q: I heard that Judaism forbids the wearing of such trinkets for spiritual purposes.

A: This is not necessarily true. First, we can consider the Mezzuzot which are nailed to the sides of the doorways in Jewish homes and the Teffilin boxes donned on the heads and arms of Jewish males during weekday morning prayers, to be forms of amulet. So are the Tallit with knotted tassels at each corner – therefore the truth is quite contrary to what you thought.

Actually Jewish amulets from the era of King Solomon are plentiful in various museums worldwide.

In Kabbalah, or Jewish mysticism, amulets are extremely common, featuring jewelry bearing the 72 names of God and often hung on red-string. For examples see

Star of David, Evil Eyes and Hamsa Hands are all very popular Jewish amulets.

Q: How about Christian Amulets?

A: Great question. Wearing crucifixes around the neck are nothing new. Neither are rosaries or St. Christopher medals.

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