Magic Amulet: what is the meaning and use?

The use of magical amulets dates back to a time when people still believed in magic. These objects were used in the hope of seeing these forces concentrated and then transferred to the owner of the amulet.

Archaeologists have found magical amulets dating from Antiquity in many places. It seems that people created these objects to protect themselves on the one hand, but also to influence their own future or that of others. Knowing this, there was certainly cause for concern.

During everyday combat, all kinds of injuries could occur and had to be treated. Diseases had to be cured and it was also necessary to protect oneself from one's most hostile neighbors.

There have also always been men and women who have devoted themselves to the service of evil. These dark magicians were naturally feared, sometimes even more than the unpredictable predators who stalked them wherever they went.

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Several amulets made of Nazar Boncuk, a magical object that fights the evil eye.

The evil eye

People made magical amulets to gain more strength, have children or to fight against visible… and invisible enemies.

However, another thing is notable when it comes to magical amulets: the fight against the evil eye.

The Nazar Boncuk amulet, for example, is widely found in the Orient. It must protect the wearer from the threatening gaze of hostile people. This is why the Nazar Boncuk amulet resembles an eye that returns every glance like a counterattack spell.

It is also similar to the "hand of Fatima", an important symbol of protection in Islamic culture that is still used today in countless variations as an amulet.

If this type of amulets interests you, take a look at this collection dedicated to witchcraft. It contains many tools, jewels and symbols capable of giving you great powers!

In short, there have always been amulets to protect women, children, homes and livestock. In the past, people were much more dependent on each other, yes, but also on this kind of spiritual protection.

Wild animals devoured livestock, venomous snakes hid beside the paths, and storms were to be feared because they could destroy the grain harvested during the year. The witches cast their spells, invocations and other spells.

In short, each man was looking for something that would protect him from dangers.

Three lucky amulets: one from voodoo, one Christian and one from Wicca

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Type and nature of a magical amulet

No one can say exactly what the deep meaning of the word " amulet " is. What is certain is that it has evolved since its creation.

Today we simply use this word to refer to a special item that has magical powers.

Primitive people used amulets made of natural materials. In particular, shape and color could vary enormously from one culture to another.

Anything rare or unusual could be used to make a magical amulet. In itself, this point has not necessarily changed much with the current situation.

Look for example at the richness of our collection of lucky amulets. You will find accessories with very different shapes and stories…

In short, natural materials such as crystals, minerals, pieces of wood or bark were particularly suitable. It was only later that more manufactured materials, such as metal or paper, appeared.

Typically, a magical amulet will therefore be a complex combination of materials, legends and mythology.

Magical amulet set with emeralds and rubies.

Two main categories of amulets

Nobody knows what all these magical amulets found in archaeological excavations were used for. Really, we found an incredible quantity of them and no one knows why the phenomenon was so important at the time.

If we consider the multitude of variations of amulets found, the possibility that they were intended for a single use is to be ruled out.

In fact, we can basically distinguish two types of amulets, personal and general.

Individual who stands out for its red color among the other whiter ones.

Personal amulets

Since ancient times, people have readily turned to magical amulets to protect themselves from illness. The goal was actually to strengthen and preserve the body's natural strengths.

In this context, it is worth mentioning amulets intended to strengthen male potency.

Used to facilitate reproduction, and therefore the very existence of the clan or village, this function was very often associated with magical amulets worn in Antiquity.

In the same vein, there were also amulets supposed to protect pregnant women, save them from miscarriage and alleviate the pain of childbirth. Some amulets were also used during breastfeeding.

In addition, people used (and still use) amulets to protect themselves against various epidemics of diseases, but also famines, attacks by wild animals, scorpion stings or snake bites.

For the warrior, amulets were used to protect themselves in battle and to always return victorious from war.

Sailors also wore magical amulets to protect themselves from shipwrecks and ward off storms.

Traders carried amulets with them to keep fraudsters and dishonest people away from their business. Sometimes a caravan leader could use a magic amulet to protect his animals and repel highwaymen.

Farmers hid their amulets in their fields to ensure good harvests or hung them on the branches of their diseased trees so that they would still bear fruit. Sometimes they also hung particular symbols on the necks of their animals to ward off predators.

You will have understood: as a general rule, an amulet will be used to protect a specific individual from evil... hence the term personal amulet.

Aerial photo of a traditional market in an oriental village.

General amulets

Sometimes a magical amulet could also be used to protect a place or community. In this case, we are talking more about a general amulet, or a global amulet.

Such amulets were often placed in the foundation when building a house. Because of its durability, jewelry made from materials such as stone or metal was often preferred to fulfill this role.

In itself, this kind of tradition can make us think of certain habits that we all apply in our daily lives. Thus, the dice that we hang from the rearview mirror of our car or the garden gnome that sits in front of our front door are all forms of general amulets. The Ancients undoubtedly used other supports (such as parchments or precious stones)... but the principle remains the same.

Gargoyles, mermaids or any other tutelary figure, villages and communities of yesterday as well as today have been able to use magical protective amulets, which were placed on doors and important crossing points.

Bust of a mannequin with a lucky amulet presented on it.


If you want to use a magical talisman or amulet to protect yourself, our lucky charm site may be a good place to start your search. We present numerous jewels to wear around the neck which will offer you their occult and esoteric virtues. We necessarily offer other types of magical jewelry, such as rings, pendants or necklaces but, yes, amulets remain very central for us.

They will help you keep evil spirits away, gain power and develop true magical strength. Between angels and demons, white magic and black magic: the magical symbols are varied and will all bring you something unique.

To have another point of view on the question, here are two other sites which tell you about amulets in another way: and

Be aware, however, that a magical amulet is supposed to bring spiritual help, a powerful, almost sacred charm to a person. Finding the right one will therefore be the result of your personal opinions and your own individuality... and no others!

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Discover the author: Cyril Gendarme

Cyril Gendarme is a writer whose website "The Lucky Door" ("La Porte Du Bonheur" in French, his native language) has become a reference in the field of esotericism. Born in Belgium, Cyril has been attracted to the mysteries of the world since he was a child. When his interest in occultism was awakened, a particular subject caught his attention: lucky charms.

After years of study and in-depth research on esoteric traditions from around the world, Cyril decided to share his knowledge with the public through the internet. In 2019, he launched "The Lucky Door," a website dedicated to exploring lucky charms, magical symbols, and esoteric arts.

The Lucky Door is much more than just a showcase for those curious about magic, divination, or tradition. It is the result of Cyril's passion for researching and understanding the mysteries of the universe. Every piece of information available on the site testifies to his dedication to sharing his knowledge of the most hidden symbols and their unique powers.

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