The amulet is a protective stone, which protects its wearer from misfortunes and afflictions, can inhibit negative emotions, without the risk of exposure to "evil eye".
This stone protects from unwanted influences, smooths out the contradictions between the inner world of man and its external manifestations.
The salve amulet intended to protect its wearer from unwanted adverse effects, to smooth out such internal impulses and motives that he may somehow harm.
The amulet raises immunity to diseases, helps avoid possible danger, leaving an unsafe place, avoid the impending danger of a party.
The word "amulet" comes from the Latin word "protection". Real amulet is one way of attracting the patronage of the good forces, dating back to the early beliefs of ancient people. Pliny had recourse to their aid himself, and wrote about the three types of amulets, which became widespread among the Romans of the classical era. Typical amulet of that time was a piece of parchment with the formula spells guardian. It was worn around the neck, turning and thrusting a metal cylinder.
Perhaps the best known among amulets is an amulet against the evil eye. People believe in his power. Also always been popular phallic symbols in the form of horns, hands, and, of course, the phallus. Some amulets devote a god or goddess, and the one who wore it, was under the patronage of the deity.
Inhabitants of Mesopotamian plain wore amulets. In Assyrians and Babylonians the favorite amulets were inlaided with precious stones, cylinder seals. Also, they loved amulets and talismans in the form of animals, gives them the inherent properties of these animals: an amulet in the form of Leo confer courage, in the form of the Ox - strengthens sexual potency, and so on.
The ancient Egyptians always placed amulets at the burial in the tomb, many of which now can be seen in museums. The ancient Egyptians were made of a material called faience - glazed mixture of crushed quartz, usually blue-green color. The more affluent residents of the Nile (the members of the royal family and the caste of priests) wore amulets made of gemstones and crystals.
Lapis lazuli, perhaps, valued more than others. This mineral produced amulets of various forms. The most revered religious symbol was the eye of Horus, then went scarab - a symbol of rebirth, the frog - a symbol of fertility, and the Ank - a symbol of eternal life.
World Religions borrowed the amulets too. In the Middle Ages, almost all were small amulet with a short verse from the Torah, the Bible or the Koran. In our days, many Catholics wear a medallion with the face of a saint, for example, St. Christopher, patron saint of wanderers, magicians involved with black magic, and modern Pagans vehemently advocate amulets, talismans, prompting renewed interest in the Celtic symbols and sculptures.
Salve amulets easy to make, and it is a wonderful gift, if you believe in what they will help your friends who are aware of their special properties and strength. Making an amulet: choose a crystal, endowed with the necessary energy. Keep it on the palm of your hand until it warms up from the heat of your hand. Then visualize the force, which has given a stone. If you make an amulet for yourself, wear it around his neck or put it in your pocket or purse.