Since the beginning of time our ancestors used elements of nature and celestial correspondences to make amulets or protective charms as we know them today. Amulets have powers to protect against harm and negativity and is common in one form or the other throughout many ancient cultures and modern societies. During times of epidemics, people would wear necklaces of garlic to protect against diseases, soldiers would carry personal charms to protect them during battle as documented in this Slate Magazine article. Amulets were also used by Egyptians especially for the dead to protect and ensure a successful afterlife.
D.I.Y Protection Amulet
Amulets are different from Talismans in which an amulet is used for protection against harm whereas a talisman is charged to bring about luck and manifestation. They’re also interchangeably known and used as a totem, a personal object that brings you luck, complements your personality or connects you to your lineage. Anything can be a totem, talisman or amulet so long as your intent is present and clear for what you wish to create it for.
Although most commonly amulets and talismans are carried on your person or bag, you can also make a talisman for your home, business or car. Today I’m going to share a very quick & easy D.I.Y Amulet for your home with very simple and basic household item.
Tools You Need & Why
• Garlic • Protects against evil, and dark spirits as well as low energy. Purifies and cleanses. Keeps energy vampires away.
• Aloe Stem • Protection against sudden accidents, healing, attracts positive spirits, balances homes energy promoting peace and love within the home, especially where anger or arguments persists.
• Sewing Pins • To hold garlic and aloe together
• Red Ribbon • Represents binding your intent as well as red to ignite the intention.
• Cinnamon Sticks• Increases Power and enhances energy for your intent, in this case protection. Prosperity, harmony, healing, clearing and very protective.
- Cut aloe piece to size considering it will serve as your base.
- Take Garlic Clove and with pin pierce through the aloe and garlic piece held together.
- Take red ribbon and pierce through and tie a knot above the garlic piece, which is held by the pin.
- Once you have secured the ribbon with one knot, add your piece of cinnamon stick and double knot again.
- Hang over your window or keep in car. Make sure to be careful with the pointy part!
- You can also place on window sills, keep at your altar or home’s entry way.
The Esoteric Codex: Amulets and Talismans
By Roland Cuthbert
The Magical Household By Scott Cunningham