Talismans and Amulets

History of Amulets and Talismans

lore and legendThe stories of crystals go back to the very beginnings of recorded history and reveal a long tradition of seemingly magical artifacts used by kings, queens, bishops, popes, sultans, and ordinary folk to improve luck or prosperity, or to cure diseases.

The history of talismans and amulets, made by alchemists, priests, magicians, magi, shamans, and witches, goes back as far as we have records. George Kunz reports that Pliny wrote in the first century about some of their uses and that poems and epics of the third and fourth centuries paint a rich pattern of the uses of crystal based elixirs, potions, talismans, and amulets.

Albertus Magnus, writing in the thirteenth century, elaborated on the uses of herbs, plants, and minerals for both protection and health. All through history, curative, protective, and divination powers have been attributed to rubies, sapphires, emeralds, and virtually every other precious stone. The records of virtually all Western and Eastern civilizations provide extensive reports on the use of all kinds of crystal talismans for a seemingly inexhaustible list of needs.

What is a Talisman?

A talisman is an object, often a crystal or gemstone, that has a specific ability to aid a person in focusing and amplifying his or her power. A talisman is not a lucky rock. The power of a talisman is its ability to aid you in achieving the future you desire.

man with flashlightA talisman is both a focus and a natural amplifier.

A Talisman is a Focus

As a focus, it serves to control your feelings to lead you to the right thoughts. It serves to focus your thoughts to lead you to perform the actions you need to take. It focuses your actions, creating important new habits. It is through these new habits that your desired destiny is achieved.

A talisman is an amplifier of the Universal Life Force

As an amplifier, a talisman brings you the ability to join with the power and energy of the Universal Life Force and the Life Force of this planet. This power and energy serve to multiply your own individual efforts. A talisman is, in a way, similar to a flashlight.

Using a Talisman

Imagine you have to walk on a dark, dangerous mountain trail one night. For many people, it would seem foolhardy to just pocket a lucky rock, then head down the trail and hope they don’t fall. A wiser person, first having a desire to be safe and feel secure on the journey, would think about the problem and determine that maybe a flashlight with charged batteries would be good to take along. He or she would procure a flashlight, turn it on, focus it on the ground ahead, and follow the light. The flashlight would help the person focus his or her feelings and thoughts on being safe on the trail, and through the light it emitted from the power in the batteries, it would amplify his or her efforts to see effectively on the dangerous trail and be safe on the journey.

What Is an Amulet?

An amulet is a special talisman that is used for defense and protection. Certain crystals and minerals form in crystal structures that focus their power to defend and protect you.  Amulets are crystals that are usually worn or carried for protection. Only certain minerals are effective for amulets.

What crystals have what Powers?

In the book, The Seven Secrets of Crystal Talismans, Henry Mason (the owner of Crystal Vaults) explores the seven secrets of what makes talismans and amulets work. The basis for the book is the new understanding that the power of a particular crystal or mineral comes from its crystal energy lattice, its chemical power, and its color rays. By analyzing the crystal structures, chemical composition, and color rays, the power of every crystal can be determined. The power of every crystal here at the Crystal Vaults is described clearly.


Every crystal has one of six Crystal Energy Structures

The minerals of this earth form six crystalline structures, each with its own energy. The chart below shows Nature’s six different crystal structures and the energy they provides us. The links will take you to a pages where that crystal structure and its energy are explained more fully. Any crystals here in the crystal vaults that have a particular energy will be listed at the bottom of the page that explains the energy.


lattice Crystal Structure Crystal Energy energy
seeker arrowhead HEXAGONAL SEEKER (S)
Triangular arrangement of molecules has the energy to point the way to a goal.
enhancers ISOMETRIC ENHANCER (E) read more
Building block arrangement of molecules give the energy to build and enhance.
guardian MONOCLINIC GUARDIAN (G) Read More
Internal order of parallelograms provides energy to protect spiritually & physically.
barrier TRICLINIC BARRIER (B) Read More
Trapezium arrangement of molecules provides strength in all directions.
dispeller ORTHORHOMBIC DISPELLER (D) read more
Diamond shaped lattices function like radiator – expelling unwanted elements.
attractor TETRAGONAL ATTRACTOR (A) read more
Lattices often provide surface sheen that draws the eye and attracts energy.


Every Crystal has an Earth Power based on its unique Chemical Composition

The mineral kingdom has been organized into thirteen chemical families, each with its unique chemical earth power. The earth power they derive from their chemical composition is listed in the second column of the table below. Again, if you are interested in which type of mineral has a particular power, click the link to learn more, and find crystals with the power you seek.


chemical Chemical Class Earth Power earth power
purifier I. NATURAL ELEMENTS PURIFIER (Pu) read more
Simple, pure elements offer the power to accomplish noble purposes
mirror II. SULFIDES MIRROR (Mi) read more
Opaque minerals mostly with metallic sheen reflecting that which actually is.
guardian III. HALIDES BRIGHTENER (Br) Read More
Nature’s brightly colored minerals bring us the joy of seeing the best in life
barrier IV. OXIDES TRANSFORMER (Tr) Read More
Minerals in transition help us transform what we are into what we want to be.
Diamond shaped lattices function like radiator – expelling unwanted elements.
solidifier VI. SULFATES SOLIDIFIER (So) read more
Formed by power of dense sulfuric acid, these crystals bring solidness to relations.
buffer VII. PHOSPHATES BUFFER (Bf) read more
These crystals have the power to balance, buffer, and neutralize negativity.
strengthener VIII-1 ISLAND SILICATES STRENGTHENER (St) read more
Strong, resilient compounds that aid us in being strong, resistant, and unyielding.
unifier VIII-2 GROUP SILICATES UNIFIER (Uf) read more
With ions bound in pairs, these crystals bring the power of unification.
energizer VIII-3 RING SILICATES ENERGIZER (En) read more
Pillar and conduit structures are fantastic energy conduits.
harmonizer VIII-4 CHAIN & BAND SILICATES HARMONIZER (Ha) read more
These minerals have the earth power to distribute energy in a balanced manner.
bonder VIII-5 SHEET SILICATES BONDER (B0) read more
These cohesive materials offer the power of bonding people tightly together.
These crystals bring the earth power to filter out the negative and unwanted.


And, every Crystal has a Color Ray of Influence.

colors explainedThe third characteristic of any crystal is its color. A lot of research has been conducted to understand the power of the colors of crystals. Click here to learn about the color rays of influences from crystals. You will learn which colors have what influence and which colors of crystals should be used for a particular purpose.



The Symbol of Talisman Power

Each crystal includes a symbol that serves as a quick indicator of its talismanic power.

symbol explained

The symbol reflects the power and attributes of talismans and amulets.

The Outer Circles – The two outer circles represent the power of the Sun and the Earth.

The triangle represents the three attributes of every Talisman: its Crystal Energy Matrix, its Color Ray of Influence, and its chemical Earth Power.

The line dissecting the triangle represents the division of the physical world and the metaphysical one.

The small circle represents the third power source of talismans and amulets: the moon.

The upper left segment contains a single letter representing the Crystal Energy Matrix of a talisman.

The upper right segment contains a two-letter symbol representing the chemical Earth Energy of a talisman.

The small moon circle is colored in to identify the Color Ray of Influence of a talisman.


Talisman and Amulets – Use them in your life

Talismans and Amulets have a long history – you can use their powers to attract, that which you desire protect that which you value, and transform your life.


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