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How to Make and Use Talismans (Paths to Inner Power) Paperback – 1 Jun 1972

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  • 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)
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'How to make and use talismans', by Israel Regardie is a short paperback book of 63 pages that details how one can create their own effective talismans. The talisman you see on the book cover is essentially what the book guides you to make - your own custom qabalistic style talismans.

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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so easy to read and learn
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5.0 out of 5 stars 93 23 May 2014
By Frater taunox - Published on Amazon.com
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93 well I got this before I bought the completely golden dawn from I Regardie but a kool an informative little treatise 93/93
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not for rookies 27 Oct. 2007
By Elias Bachaalany - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this book because of its intriguing title, however as soon as I got it and started reading it I got disappointed.

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.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Traditional Approach to Creating Sigils and Talismans 26 Aug. 2015
By Frodi Ingsson - Published on Amazon.com
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What can I say? Regardie is always good for the traditional esoteric approach to magic stemming from the Golden Dawn and Grimoire traditions. While it is sometimes outdated, colored with early 20th century English sentimentality, and stepped in over-blown Solomonic prayers and invocations, you will, at the very least, gain a solid understanding of how talismans and sigils were created according to those traditions.

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.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 3 Aug. 2015
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