According to old belief amulets and talismans are tools to trigger changes in life. Old grimoires contain instructions on how to build these charms in a way so that they can use positive planetary energies to fulfil their purpose. For this talismans transfer positive powers while amulets grant protection by absorbing negative energies.
The biblical king Solomon established the Jewish secret doctrine of Kabbalah and his wisdom is the foundation of all western magic until today. 3000 years ago he wrote the magic book "Key of Solomon" - also this talisman is built according to these magic instructions.
This old talisman originates from the "Key of Solomon" - in medieval times this charm has been extended using Christian symbols. Formerly this medieval charm was worn to quickly reach one's goals and wishes. It is divided into four areas by a cross and is dedicated to the four directions. At the left side of the cross there are two crossbars, symbolizing the roots of a tree, whereas at the right side a sling can be seen which is a symbol for the tree crown. The crossbar of the main cross thereby becomes in itself a tree which is deeply rooted in the material world. In the lower left area of the talisman a magic symbol is placed which is said to motivate the wearer of this pendant to great deeds. A small orb is arranged at the right side of the tree symbolizing the connection of the mundane with the divine. Finally a horseshoe-nail is shown in the lower right area which is said to enhance the wearer's constancy. At its topmost location the main cross has a crossbar thus symbolizing the cross of Christ.
Among other things medieval knights of the 16th century carried this magic talisman as a fortune charm on their belts. It was popular because according to old belief it was not necessary to charge these kabbalalistic pendants - the correct choice of symbols and materials was everything needed for the talisman to work. The knights therefore used this pendant not only as jewelry but also as an aid to achieve changes in their lives.
This pendant is made of brass and copper. The brass, a copper zinc alloy, is responsible for the yellow golden parts of this piece of jewelry and the copper for the red golden ones. With the exception of gold copper is the only colored metal and just like silver and gold it is classified as a precious metal. Due to its softness and malleableness copper is particularly suitable for the jewelry production.
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