My friend Malik’s post a few days ago regarding the amulet and talisman in the Muslim world made me curious, and I found some images of amulets from different faith traditions.  Rather than a thing which is magic in itself, most faith paths use amulets as physical reminders of hopes and desires which they pray God will hear.

Byzantine Menorah TokenImage from Wikimedia Commons

Byzantine Menorah Token
Image from Wikimedia Commons

Roman Amulet with Mithras and AbraxasImage from Wikimedia Commons

Roman Amulet with Mithras and Abraxas
Image from Wikimedia Commons

Christian Cross with St. ChristopherImage from Wikimedia Commons

Christian Cross with St. Christopher
Image from Wikimedia Commons

Muslim Amulet from EgyptImage from WIkimedia Commons

Muslim Amulet from Egypt
Image from Wikimedia Commons

Byzantine Amulet with Jewish, Christian, and Pagan ImageryImage from Wikimedia Commons

Byzantine Amulet with Jewish, Christian, and Pagan Imagery
Image from Wikimedia Commons

And learn how to make your own, here and here.

The object in and of itself doesn’t hold the power, rather the power is in the faith of the person making and using the object.  Belief provides the substance.

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