People have believed since ancient times that carrying a stone not only brings them healing but also influences his fate, brings him love, health and wealth. Ancient manuscripts mentioned the use of precious and semi precious stones as amulets and talismans. The belief was that powerful spirits live inside the stones. We will learn about the famous Tutankhamun and also Osorkons scarabs. In Lapis Lazuli Talismans and Amulets we’ll see the importance of this belief for past, present and future generations.
A talisman is capable to emit a magical force to help the owner. Talismans are believed to bring luck or some other benefits. It can offer protection as well.
One of the legends surrounding Talismans is that a giant invented the talismans. The giant lived before the great flood. Using the talisman this giant was able to influence the fortune of people who asked him for help.
The Romans also used plenty of talismans. A known story about talismans in the Roman Empire is about the Roman senator Norie. He preferred to resign his land and wealth, fall in disgrace and expatriation than to give Mark Anthony his talisman, the ring with Opal and Lapis Lazuli he owned.
Another story related to talismans is about a Russian singer Chaliapin. He convinced his singing partner Ylka Popova to wear his talisman ring with a diamond stone. She had lost her voice and he reassured her that she was going to gain it back by using it. He told her that it belonged to Peter the Great and that it guaranteed the perfect voice and good fortune. She never lost her voice again. Chaliapin never got his ring back.
A talisman is both focus and a natural amplifier. As a focus it serves to control your feelings to lead you to the right thought. As an amplifier a talisman brings you the ability to join with the power and energy of the Universal Life Force and the Life Force of this planet.
Lapis Lazuli as a talisman is especially important for gaining respect, keeping negative energy away and for helping us to remember to be humble in our dealings with others.
Pick a Talisman
Picking the right talisman is very important. People that are broad, violent, and short tempered should always avoid adjuvant stones (usually red colored). For example Ruby can provoke such people to act irrationally. On the contrary when it is carried by a shy, timid person it wakes up his will to win. It thrives away melancholy and boosts his vitality. Opal is a good stone for melancholic people. It gives him hope, helps out of depression. Turquoise suits everyone. If you want to develop quick of mind you should also wear Lapis Lazuli.
Your zodiac sign can be your talisman but also any jewelry you like.
Talismans also stimulate all the good sides of its owner.
Psychologists approve that if the person trusts in the talisman, he easier reaches his goals and he better resists everyday sorrow.
According to Wikipedia, an amulet is an object whose most important characteristic is the power assigned to it to protect its owner from danger or harm. The word amulet comes from the Latin “amuletum”.
Unlike a talisman, Amulets protect its owner against undesirable influences from outside. Amulets smooth internal negative impulses which can harm its owner. They are supposed to be worn under the clothes, away from stranger’s sight.
The most popular amulets were the ones in shape of a heart. They were made from Carnelian, green Jasper, Basalt, and also from the magnificent Lapis Lazuli.
The Ancient Egyptians considered the heart a life center. They had great respect for it even after death. The heart was placed in a special vessel and buried it with a mummified corpse. The heart was represented symbolically by a scarab. Egyptians have made the scarab an emblem of the world, paternity and also the human being. The scarabs personified the peoples dream of immortality.
Tutankhamun tomb was full of Lapis lazuli scarabs. There were several magnificent pectorals across his chest, representative of the Birth of the Sun, set with huge Lapis Lazuli scarabs. In one of these the wedjat or eye of Horus is balanced over a magnificent scarab with wide falcon like spread wings (a typical funerary scarab), standing on a solar boat, all inlaid with or carved of Lapis Lazuli. A couple of bracelets consist of lapis scarabs guarded by serpents or uraei inlaid with lapis.
A lapis scarab was placed over the site of Tutankhamun´s heart to prevent the heart from incriminating him in the underworld´s Hall of Judgment. The idea was that the heart or its substitute was the seat of thought and would help the defendant during his interrogation by the tribunal of gods in the underworld´s Hall of Judgment.
Large lapis scarabs were also traditionally placed under the mummy´s wrapping in place of the heart which had been removed along with other organs during the embalming process.
As with Tutankhamun, elaborate pectorals of Lapis Lazuli, carnelian and also gold covered the pharaohs Osorkon´s chest, while rings and bracelets of the same combination also adorned his arms and fingers. Lapis scarabs were buried in his wrappings, a large one on his heart. A tiny but endearing group in gold and also lapis shows Osorkon as the god of the dead, Osiris, crouching on a Lapis Lazuli pillar engraved with cartouches bearing his names. With golden statues of Horus and Isis on either side.
The bulk of the treasure is now in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. It has hundreds if not thousands of scarabs.
These are exotic representations of Lapis Lazuli amulets. One ouroboros has a snake with its tail in its mouth. This symbolizes the abyss. Another ouroboros also shows Osiris as a mummy standing on a scarab with open wings.
A mayor motivation for Trans African trade from the ninth century right across the Muslim world from West Africa to Badakhshan and beyond was the pilgrimage to Mecca, which was undertaken by thousands of West Africans. Pilgrimage was hazardous and an amulet made of the precious Lapis Lazuli was believed to protect one´s path.
Roman legionaries also carried lapis rings with scarabs because they believed these rings will give them courage and force.
Potential amulets include gems, especially engraved gems, statues, coins, drawings, pendants, rings, plants and animals. Words used in the form of a magical spell or incantations to repel evil or bad luck are also considered amulets.
The latest researches confirm that if a stone was born, lives and dies it means it’s not a dead matter. That it is a living organism capable to radiate and absorb enemy and therefore interacts with the person.
Good and evil forces surround us constantly. Since ancient times people have used stones like Lapis Lazuli to channel the good forces and repel the evil ones.
I personally believe in the power of the stones especially of my favorite Lapis Lazuli Amulets from Nammu.com. Remember, if the stone delivers pleasure and installs belief it means the stone was yours from the beginning.