Magical talismans can be very useful in your Magical practice. Our human brains often need symbols and objects to contain the ineffable quality of the universe- it helps us focus our will and energy. It is thought that certain herbs, stones, metals, etc. correspond with planets, stars, and purposes. When we pair or group these objects into a single object it can unite with our own will to create a magical talisman. In "The Philosophy of Natural Magic", the author details the process of creating a magical ring:
Now, the manner of making these kinds of Magical Rings is this, viz.; When any Star ascends fortunately, with the fortunate aspect or conjunction of the Moon, we must take a stone and herb that is under that Star, and make a ring of the metal that is suitable to this Star, and in it fasten the stone, putting the herb or root under it—not omitting the inscriptions of images, names and characters, as also the proper suffumigations
In the footnotes of the same text on Magical rings it warns the reader against trusting charlatans who would sell magical talismans claiming they will cure an ailment or accomplishing some task. The true virtue in these Magical rings is that which the wearer imparts to the object:
Consult yourself, therefore, regarding a personal occult ring, selecting the metal, stone and design that you are most pleased with. Then you have made a proper start, and, in a great many cases, need go no further; thus every plain gold marriage ring becomes a magical ring... Every ring, being a circle, contains occult force and symbolizes the eternal.Think of those objects, stones and metals that may hold special significance for you. Perhaps you and your partner's birth stones combined on ring to signifying the child as a union of the two of you. Think of your future child and write down, quickly, those colors, stones and metals that come to mind. Often the best talismans come from your instincts. Wear this ring and feed it positive energy daily, thus creating your own Magical ring.
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The Philosophy of Natural Magic, by Henry Cornelius Agrippa, L. W. de Laurence ed.