For centuries people around the world have used crystals, talisman and amulets for protection. Each item has been specifically chosen to deflect a certain type of energy and to protect the user from the potentially debilitating effects caused by these negative and harmful energies.
Take the evil eye for example. This ancient amulet has been used to protect people against looks charged with negativity, envy, and jealousy for centuries. It is believed that people can send out malicious intent consciously or subconsciously and it is imperative that people protect themselves against these harmful negative energies.
Evil eyes have been fashioned into jewelry and key chains so they can be worn to protect the wearer at all times. They are also designed into wall hangings, door hangings and tapestries so they can protect the space they occupy.
Wiccan and Pagan cultures have found protection in the powerful pentacle symbol. This captivating symbol has been treasured by wise-men and mystics and detested by the masses for its association with evil ideology.
Pentacles and pentagrams, which are encircled pentacles, are ancient symbols of balance and protection. They represent the elements and the heavens. Pentacles are often used to enhance one’s own personal power and as an aid in spell work. Pentacles protect the user from negative, malicious energy that can be absorbed from the spirit world and the earthly plane.
Medicine bags are a traditional Native American talisman. They are filled with personal items, stones, herbs, feathers or other materials. Often times the items selected to be housed in the bag are those that carry special protective energies and therefore they can be used to protect the owner.
Crystals and stones are another popular item used for protection. Because of their size they can be easily carried or made into jewelry to protect the wearer from negative thoughts, emotions and energies. As we come into contact with other people subtle energies are transmitted person to person, yours to theirs and theirs to you. Most of these energy exchanges are positive and uplifting, but not always. Sometimes people are filled with toxic energies and negative emotions that can be transmitted to the people around them. These negative emotions and energies can adversely affect your physical, mental and spiritual health.
Each crystal and stone has its own properties, energies and attributes that can be used to protect and repel certain types of negative energies. They also enhance positive energies. Below are few examples:
Turquoise has been prized for its beauty, heralded as a symbol of wealth, and revered for its power to protect. It is the stone of friendship that brings inner wisdom and encourages healthy relationships and happiness. Turquoise promotes mental and spiritual clarity. It enhances wisdom, trust, kindness and understanding. Turquoise protects one from danger, physical injuries and negative outside influences.
Black Onyx is believed to be one of the most powerful protection stones. It absorbs and blocks negative energies and influences, it protects against harmful energies and environments by alleviating worries and tensions.
Deities from numerous religions also are said to offer protection and guidance. Quan Yin is the mother of mercy and compassion. She is a fierce protector of her devotees and guards them from physical and spiritual harm. Because of her ability to enter all realms and dimensions she can find you anywhere your spiritual journeys take you.
Metaphysical and well being markets offers numerous methods and practices to enhance one’s life and to protect that which we hold dear from the unseen negative forces. These tools enable us to release the fears and worries that can often trap us from growth.