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Amulets, Talismans, And Magical Jewelry: A Way To The Unseen, Everpresent, Almighty God Paperback – August 20, 2005
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Top Customer Reviews
At six when I was left in school I ran home first chance I got. My father took me for a blessing to a Hasidic Rabbi in Brighten Beach in Brooklyn, N.Y. in the 1930's. Besides the blessing Rabbi Yechiel Ashkanazi gave me a kamaiah: It was a Heh, fifth letter of the Hebrew alphabet representing God's name. My mother sewed it into a little cloth pouch and hung it around my neck with a string.
Reading this book brought me to new level of relationship with that Heh seeing how many people in so many lands who were soothed, protected,and made tranquil by amulets.
I will use the book mostly as an encyclopedia yet it is seldom that I open the book anywhere and not get captured by the contents of the page.
Charles Roth, Leader of Hasidic Workshops
This is a fully colored book that blends history and mystery together. Not all of the magical jewelry worn by ancient peoples is fully known as of why they wore what they wore. However, they did believe that special amulets, talismans and jewelry could be used to help protect them or attract certain things to them.
This book does a beautiful job of both showcasing these items, and also explaining the known history behind their uses. My favorite part was about the usage of gemstones in ancient times. I knew quite a bit about it before reading this book, but I also learned new things from this one as well.
Overall, if you love history and mystery, this would be a really interesting read for you to immerse yourself in for an afternoon. I recommend it to all those who want to take that journey.
* Thank you to the publisher of Amulets, Talismans & Magical Jewelry, Weiser Books, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is about judaism, there are very few references concerning other cultures. it reads more like a college essay than a real book about the matters it supposedly contains. Read morePublished on May 10, 2014 by Selma Cifka
I used this book for an university essay I was doing on ethnic amulets and talismans. The information and references were very useful. I recommend it.Published on February 17, 2014 by Darren
ignore the bible to get close to God and then justify it through the ark of the covenant?
rubbish for what it is.