Amulets are a tool for for reflection and a symbol of protection, commonly used in one form or another among most cultures.  Christian, Jewish, Wicca, and contemporary Pagan, most religious paths make room, in one form or another, for this well-intentioned tool.

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INTRODUCTION

(Introduction adapted from The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

An amulet [similar to a talisman] is any object that is imbued with protective powers, and all cultures and faiths have manifestations of such objects. In the world of Islam, they bear Qur’anic inscriptions, and religious narratives. Many Muslims believe that an object that is inscribed with the word of God will protect the person who reads, touches, or sees it and that the word of God has the power to ward off evil. The surface of a talismanic object can be covered with prayers, signs, numbers, and decorative motifs, and the object is carried in a pocket, or rolled and placed in an amulet case; some talismans are worn as clothing, rings or pendants as well as displayed in the homes and cars as plaques or stickers. Sometimes the writing is reversed so they can be used as stamps. The material from which the amulet is…

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