- Paperback: 64 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services (Jun. 1972)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0850300932
- ISBN-13: 978-0850300932
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,730,980 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
How to Make and Use Talismans (Paths to Inner Power) Paperback – 1 Jun 1972
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In the book Regardie details the relevant elemental and planetary properties for the construction of a talisman. He also guides the reader on how to create a custom line sigil based on the planetary kamea (magic square) and at the end of the book gives methods of consecration such as the Golden Dawn method.
He suggests that a talisman can be composed of relevant planetary symbol, planetary kamea, planetary intelligence name, hebrew God name, bible verse and geomantic glyph, in relation to its proposed function.
This is actually a very useful and inspiring book, since it encourages you to design and make your own talismans. Unfortunately the book is out of print and obtaining a physical copy at a reasonable price can be difficult, but it is a worthwhile addition to your collection. There are pdf versions available at a price or for free on some websites.
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This book is not for rookies or beginners, apparently, it is meant as a hint and answer book for the veterans.
Nonetheless, Considering this book's age, you can count it as a rare book, and use it as a reference when you become more experienced.
For instance, with the use of Aiq Beker, Kabbalah of the Nine Chambers, we are able to ascertain a spirit's numerical value which then can be sigilized using the planetary squares via a technique called Camea/Kamea.
Over all Regardie gives the reader a solid system to create sigils and pentacles with. In addition, he encourages the practitioner to play with classical symbols, colors, shapes, and such to create their own personalized sigils and talismans.
Regardie uses Alchemical, Solomonic, Agrippa, Geomancy, Astrology, Tarot, Crowley, Biblical, and Enochian symbols and verses to create his sigils and talismans. All powerful sources to work with.
Is it worth buying: not for what Amazon is selling it for. If you find it in a used bookstore, garage sale, or just sitting around somewhere, definitely buy it. Otherwise, try to get it through an interlibrary loan or some other avenue. For the most part, all the information can be found on the internet, you just have to search for it.