Protective Symbols, Charms and TotemsWritten by Sam Stevens
There is power in meanings of old images and symbols. Below is a compendium of common symbols, charms and totems from antiquity that are thought to be useful against psychic aggression: Abracabadra: One of oldest protective amulets, this is word Abracabadra written in a triangular form like as below for Protection: A AB ABR ABRA ABRAC ABRACA ABRACAD ABRACADA ABRACADAB ABRACADABR ABRACADABRA Or written as follows with an enemy’s name on reverse in order to diminish their power. ABRACADABRA ABRACADABR ABRACADAB ABRACADA ABRACAD ABRACA ABRAC ABRA ABR AB A This talisman is thought to protect against injustice and evil events. Agrippa’s Pentagram: A five pointed star superimposed like figure of a Male with arms and legs outstretched. It is used to increase connection with Higher Self as well as to protect against both visible and invisible astral attackers. Bast: This is usually represented by image of a black cat. In ancient Eygpt, Bast or Bastet was thought to protect home and family from negative spiritual influences. Cancer: The astrological symbol of Cancer, Crab is thought to protect against astral attack.
Celtic Knots: These rings of circles created from interwoven bands appear in all kinds of intricate forms and designs. One of their prime functions is to protect against wicked plots, group magic, evil spirits and demons. Celtic Cross: A crucifix within a circle,this ancient symbol is thought to protect from spiritual dangers of all kinds. Devil’s Snare/Trap: This is a circle of Hebriac writing that spirals inward in a counterclockwise direction. The idea is that evil spirits become trapped in coil of writing. It is Assyrian in origin and thought to protect against sorcery and all evil. The Dog: A North American Indian talisman against astral attacks. He stands at doors of otherworld and prevents spirits from attacking living. The Elk: A symbol of psychic self defense and protection, rune of Elk (Algiz) is worn to defend against spirits and make one brave while facing fear of unknown. Eye of Horus: An important protective symbol in ancient Egypt it helps protect against evil eye. Eye in Triangle: This is usually a pendant featuring an eye in center of a triangle. It is thought to repel usual causes of evil eye – jealousy and envy. The Falcon: The Falcon is a North American symbol of perception and represents high perch of elevated spirituality. It enhances astral abilities so one is able to perceive negative energy and make it one’s metaphorical prey. Mother Gaia: This is usually figure of a Goddess with her hands reaching in a circle above her head. She protects against disturbances to our auras and helps ground our energy Fish: In North American Indian cultures, fish represents a refusal to recognize power of another’s magic. The Frog: North American symbol indicating mediumship. It is thought to cleanse and purify aura. Hagal: This protective rune looks like an H, represents hail and protects from all attacks and misfortunes including astral attack. Ingwaz: This rune resembles a diamond shape and represents an egg. It is protective against evil eye and astral attack. Horse: A North American Indian symbol that dissolves astral blockages and cleanses aura. Isa: The symbol of an I that represents Ice. It is thought to increase personal shamanic powers as well as protect one from evil influences and undesirable astral forces.
Psalms for ProsperityWritten by Sam Stevens
The old familiar adages just don't do it for me any more. For instance, consider "the early bird gets worm." In this age of freelancing, premature ejaculation and peaking too early in one's career (by age 24) a more appropriate adage might be "The early bird dies earlier." Another one that has been puzzling me lately is "Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy wealthy and wise.' Sure it does if woman is staying up late cleaning house and taking care of kids after working a full day at office. Not only is adage sexist but it also doesn't make any sense. Most people who work these hours slave at low paying jobs with little chance at advancement. Shouldn't it read, "Early to bed, early to rise, makes corporation I slave for wealthy and wise?” "The doors of wisdom are never shut." This also should be revised to read, "The doors of a 24 hour Drug or Convenience Store are never shut." It is more truthful. Another migraine-maker is "You reap what you sow." Now whether this is supposed to apply to gardening or whatever, we know this is not true. Many individuals slave for years on projects that don't pay off, couples copulate to try and have babies with no result and people sow wheat all time only to have it destroyed by frost or rainstorms. In these hard times, doesn't a saying such as "You reap what is available" make much more sense? Also problematic is ultimate adage about being sweet -- you "attract more flies with honey." The trouble with this kind of "honey" is it also attracts other creatures such as raccoons, bears and others that would rape you of your charms. Also I am very suspicious of charming people. Often they want to borrow money from you or some other favour. I think it should be changed to "Beware those bearing gifts of honey, as they probably want bread." I also have a problem with "He who laughs last, laughs best." I think that should be changed to "He who laughs last, laughs alone." Nobody likes a joke at his or her expense.