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24567477 Migene Gonzalez Wippler the Complete Book of Amulets and Talismans 01

24567477 Migene Gonzalez Wippler the Complete Book of Amulets and Talismans 01

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Understanding the Power and the Historyof Amulets
This book gives a fascinating history of amulets and talismans.It shows you how to construct these charms to fulfill your needs anddesires. From the historical background provided, you can see thatusing amulets is no idle, superstitious whim, but rather a naturalfollowing of a traditional faith in the power of protective signs andsymbols.Reading this book will give a complete understanding of themeaning of amulets and talismans and of their place in today'smodern society. Do amulets and talismans work? Are they really ef-fective? Do they possess magical powers in themselves or do theydraw such power out of the maker? The answers are all here, wait-ing for you.Today's modern society, with its continual need to progress, itshigh pressures, stress, and constant competition, is one in which theamulet and the talisman can find a natural niche. We have come fullcircle from Paleolithic times when the world seemed overly .com-plex. At that time, primitive people incorporated symbols repre-senting the powers of Nature into talismans that they could use toprotect themselves and'give them the confidence to carry on. Todaythere is that same need in many people. Using modern talismans,we can bolster our courage and reinforce our confidence to fight thecompetition and run the "rat-race" of super-civilization.Through its complete and detailed examination of the subject,the book puts religious and magical faith into true perspective, un-derscoring the utilitarian nature of charms in everyday life. They arenot the exclusive preserve of ritual magicians, cabbalists, mystics,and priests, but the common tools of all of us; the birthright of thosewho would compete in a world growing ever more complex.-Raymond BucklandAuthor of Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft
About the Author
Migene Gonzalez-Wippler was born in-PuertoRico and has de-grees in psychology and anthropology from the University ofPuerto Rico and from Columbia University. She has worked as a sci-'ence editor for the Interscience Division of John Wiley, the Ameri-can Institute of Physics and the American museum of Natural His-tory in New York, and as an English editor for the United States inVienna, where she lived for many years. She is the noted author ofmany books on religion and mysiticism, inclsding the widely ac-claimed Santeria: African Magic in Latin America, The Santeria Expevi-ence, A Kabbalah for the Modern World, The Complete
of Spells,Ceremonies
Magic, and Dreams and What They Mean
To Write to the Author
We cannot guarantee that every letter written to the author canbe answered, but all will be forwarded. Both the author and the pub-lisher appreciate hearing from readers, learning of your eiijoymentand benefit from this book. Llewellyn also publishes a bi-monthlynews magazine, and some readers' questions and comments to theauthor may be answered through this magazine's columns if per-mission to do so is included in the original letter. The author some-times participates in seminars and workshops, and dates and placesare announced in The Llewellyn New Times. To write to, he author, orto ask a question, write to:Migene Gonzalez-Wipplerc/o THE LLEWELLYN NEW TIMESP.O. Box 64383-287, St. Paul, MN 55164-0383, U.S.A.
Please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope for reply, or
to cover costs.

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