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The book of Talisman

The book of Talisman

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The book of Talismans
1IN MEMORY OF EDWIN CORLEPRESENTED BY JEAN CORLE
THE BOOK OF TALISMANS, AMULETSAND ZODIACAL GEMS
BY
WILLIAM THOMAS & KATE PAVITT
SECOND AND REVISED EDITIONWITH COLOURED FRONTISPIECE AND TEN PLATES
LONDONWILLIAM RIDER & SON, LTD.CATHEDRAL HOUSE, PATERNOSTER ROW, E.G.1922First Published 1914THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO
MRS. G. M. WALKER
 WITH GRATEFUL THANKS FOR HER INTRODUCTION TO AND INFORMATION ON A SUBJECTWHICH FOR MANY YEARS HAS BEEN A SOURCE OF MUCH INTEREST AND PLEASURE
 
The book of Talismans
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Preface
THE subject of Talismans and Gems of the Zodiac covers a wide area, and the difficulty of arriving at a definite conclusion is increased because of the varying opinions between writers onthese subjects as to the stones referred to, or intended by the Ancients, complicated still furtherby the different languages from which these records have been translated, and where Month orZodiacal gems are referred to many of the writers are obviously unacquainted with Astrology orAstronomy.The present volume, being the result of many years of study and research, it is not easy in allcases to specify the original source of our information, which has been collected, not only fromancient and modern writings, but also from personal experience and experiments, noted at thelime they occurred, long before this book was contemplated. Again, we find that many, and moreespecially modern authors, quote from one another in places, and the original source of theinformation is obscure; we have, therefore, endeavoured to give as far as possible our authorities,although, owing to the antiquity of the subject, much is necessarily left to deduction andconjecture; and it is more than probable there may be unintentional omissions, to remedy whichwe give a list of books that we have at different times consulted and studied with advantage.We have endeavoured throughout to make the subjects dealt with as interesting as possible ,believing that the symbols expressing the faiths of bygone days form the basis of occult forces, aproper understanding of which is becoming more and more recognised by scientists as necessaryin the interests of progress at the present day.It will be noticed that many of the gems have similar qualities attributed to them which,according to the ancient authorities, were specifically arranged for the benefit of those typeswhose planetary aspects brought them into harmony with the particular stone specified.With regard to characteristics dealt with in the second part of the book, this must be regardedas general, and liable to variation according to the remaining Planetary influences, which wouldbe indicated in a horoscope. With this proviso, the information given will be found reliable andvery helpful in giving a knowledge of our own dispositions and those of our friends andassociates and should pave the way to a sympathy and understanding impossible without thisknowledge. It will also afford a simple and easy means of at least proving there is something inAstrology, and if interest is aroused the fullest information may be obtained by a study of thebooks mentioned, dealing with the subject.We have greatly benefited from the assistance given us by Mrs. G. M. Walker in lending usscarce and valuable books for reference, and by G. H. Greenop, Esq., kindly translating many oldGreek and Latin writings; we should also like to acknowledge our obligations to the Directors of the British Museum for the facilities given in obtaining information, and their permission tomake drawings from the actual Talismans in their collections.WM. THOS. PAVITT
17 HANOVER SQUARE, LONDON, W. 3
rd
August, 1914
 
The book of Talismans
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CONTENTSPART IChapter I
The Psychic and Magnetic Influence of Talismans and Gems
Chapter II
Talismans of Primitive Races - The Axe Arrow-head - The Swastika - The Serpent - TheInterlaced Triangles
Chapter III
The Tau Cross - Aum Ma Ni Pad Me Hum - Indian Talismans - Ganesa the Elephant-headed -Hanuman the Monkey God - The Eight Glorious Emblems of Buddha - The Wheel of Life - TheConch Shell - The Two Fishes - The Lucky Diagram - The Lotus- The Frog - The Three Gems
Chapter IV
Talisman for Wisdom Buddha’s Footprints - The Dorje - Knots - Chinese Talismans - TheTrigrams - The Five Bats - The Goose - Stork - Pine Tree - Peach - Lucky Sentence - ThePhoenix - The Dragon - Horse Hoof - Siva’s Charm - The Money Sword - Red in Talismans -The Lock - Bells - The Tortoise - The Tiger - Pigs - The Black Cat
Chapter V
The Pear Charm - Show Fu - Jade - The Blue Gown for Longevity - Japanese - The Tiger - Wolf - Fox - The Thunder, Fire and Echo - The Fan of Power - Hotel, the God of Contentment - TheEagle - The Millet Dumpling - Carp - Sacred Dog - Stork - Tortoise - Crane - Child’s Hand -Mitsu-Domoe Hammer of Daikoku - The Keys - Anchor - Crystal Ball - Leaf Talisman - Ota-fu-ku - Bow - Temple at Ise 44-54
Chapter VI
Egyptian Beliefs - Crux Ansata - The Menat - The Two Plumes - The Single Plume - The Nefer -The Cartouche - The Angles and Plummet - The God Bes - Aper - The Tat - The Heart
Chapter VII
The Buckle of the Girdle of Isis - The Scarab - The Eye of Osiris - The Two Fingers - The Collar- The Hawk - The Sma - The Ladder and Steps - The Snake’s Head - The Serpent - The Sun’sDisc - The Frog - The Fish - The Vulture - The Sa, or Tie
Chapter VIII
Gnosticism - Abraxas - Sacred Names - Khnoubis - The Seven Vowels - The Magic Symbols -The Archangels - Lion-headed Serpent - Aum - The Ineffable Name - Horus - Osiris - Isis -Etruscan, Greek, and Roman - The Crescent Symbol - The Horseshoe - Tusk, or Horn - StableKeys - Amalthaea’s Horn, or Cornucopia - Serapis - Bull’s Head - Diana - Harpokrates - Anubis- Bellerophon - Salus Ring - Hygiea
Chapter IX
The Bulla - The Tusk - Pine Cone - The Frog - Skull of an Ass - Key Talismans - Grylli, orChimera - Goat - The Ox - Lion - Eagle - The Caduceus - Mercury - Health Rings - Boar’s Head- Clenched Hand - Open Hand - Figured Hands - The Lizard - The Spider - The Fish - Snails
Chapter X
The Orient - The Koran - Jochebed - Bead Necklaces - Mashallah - Hassan and Hussein - Handof the Lady Fatima - Five Principal Commandments - Zufur Tukiah - Nasiree - Gadiri -Mohammed - Merzoum - The Diamond - Cube of Amber - Scorpion-charming - Early Christianand Mediaeval Talismans - Clement of Alexandria - The Fish - Dag - Palm Branch - The Ship -Sacred Monogram - Shen - Constantine the Great - Thoth - The Cross - Household Cross -Yucatan - Hand and Cross - Wheel Cross
Chapter XI
The Agnus Dei - The Coventry Ring - Ananizapta - Tau Cross - Cross of St. Benedict -Byzantine Ring - Simsum Ring - Abracadabra - Pentalpha, Pentacle, Pentagram, or Five-pointed

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