Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Charms: Ward Off Evil Spirits


Make Good Luck Your Permanent Abode With Lucky Charms

What are the lucky charms? Is it the good luck that can attract and people’s belief in them since ages? Or something else?

Known since centuries, the power of charms cannot be denied. After all, it must have worked for many that they are still used and believed by people and in fact more than people of ancient times as the number of people who wish to be buried with their charms has considerably increased in the recent years.

Though, most people often get confused about the difference between charms, talisman and amulets and often use them synonymously, still there is a distinction among the three of them that has to be recognized. While charms are worn or kept for good luck, amulets are to seek protection from dangers or to ward of negative influences around and talisman is to attract some peculiar benefit to the owner.

Charms were earlier the songs or mantras that were often spoken by priest, but their effects were thought to be ephemeral, whereas the effects of an object were considered to be permanent. There are different rituals and symbols that are related to these charms and are perceived in different ways by diverse cultures or religions that form a part of the society.

These rituals and symbols are an important part of the society and have their own relevance, for instance, a cross is a symbol that is often worn by all Christians or people who believe in Jesus, even today. They believe in it and so it works for them. That is to say, charms have the powers, but it can only be realized if we believe in it.

In fact, the more we believe in it, the better impact it seems to have on the individual wearing it. However, some people may ward them off calling it superstitious beliefs, but the truth still remains in the sensations that it gives to an individual and the meaning it holds for him that makes the difference.

Some of these lucky charms even have religious significance, like fish generally symbolizes the Christian church. This is probably related to the Jesus story when he fed five thousand people. Fish is thereby believed to be a charm of abundance and wealth.

Also, there isn’t any civilization that has been spared from charms, though these charms can vary according to the civilization. Egyptians, for instance, believe ankh to symbolize everlasting life and attract good luck. It also helps to keep away the diseases and illnesses, and so it serves the purpose of both charms and amulets.

People also consider a single object or a collection of them as their lucky charm and always carry with them or wear them. However, it isn’t important for the lucky charm to be visible to work and can either be worn under the clothes or carried in the purse, as it suits them.

While there is no evident reason that qualifies to explain the working of these charms, it is mere magic or powers that have been charged in them by someone who is thought to have the transcendental powers that make it working for an individual along with the person’s own belief in these powers and magic.

By: Mani5 Zone Ltd5

Mani Zone Ltd is author of this article on Magick Talismans Amulets & Charms. Find more information about Antique Keris Swords & Daggers here.

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