Charms are also called talismans, or amulets.

They’re objects but also words; spells, chants and incantations.

The church has an ambivalent attitude towards charms.

Rosaries and holy relics are encouraged and blessed.

Other objects are thought of as superstitious.


In the 17th century Scotland a charm could be reason enough to condemn someone to be burned.


In South America shamans must have a large knowledge of many charms to battle illness, overcome evil, and destroy enemies.


4 thoughts on “Charms

  1. Good stuff today. Love the chicken foot.

  2. I love this and the idea of charms. We all have our own “charms” that we keep close or wear – even if we don’t always want to admit it. I might do a post on everyday charms and I’ll link back to here (if you don’t mind.) Thanks for the inspiration. Love this post.

    • mari wells says:

      I agree. I have a few charms I wear, and a few I keep at the front door. I wouldn’t admit them to anyone who came into my home though. I’d love to read your post and think about my everyday charms.
      Link away. 😀
      So glad it helped inspire you and that you loved it. ❤

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