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Metal and gem magick
« on: August 03, 2009, 08:03:23 PM »
So I'm a metalsmith (non-ferrous metals) and jewelry maker/designer , and I was wondering if anyone had any good recommendations for books or other informational sources about gem and metal magick and how to make amulets and talismans.  Preferably nothing from a certain publishing company whose logo is a crescent moon.  :-P
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Re: Metal and gem magick
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2009, 08:32:20 PM »
Hmm, not sure what to tell you. I enjoy jewelry-making as well, but I don't really deal with that. I have a few friends who are interested in that sort of thing. If I can get in contact with them, I'll try to let you know what I find. :)
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Re: Metal and gem magick
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2009, 09:05:30 PM »
Thanks! I'd really appreciate that. I've read a few relatively old texts (early 1900s), about the magickal properties of stones, but they conflicted with each other a bit in terms of information. One of the books was by a guy named  Evans  (he was a Sir, I think). I read somewhere that shocking a cleansed stone (with light hammer blows, fire, or ice) while focusing intention upon the stone would cause it to 'record' and transmit that intent. I suppose that the same might hold true for metals as well.  I'm also wondering if Alchemical texts might also be helpful.
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Re: Metal and gem magick
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2009, 07:49:50 AM »
Scott Cunningham has an entire book devoted to the magickal properties of metals & gems. It's a very good starting place plus I believe he includes a suggested reading list on the subject.

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Re: Metal and gem magick
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2009, 09:59:44 AM »
I'm a little leary of anything from Llewellyn. Their books on magics are, with few exceptions, notorious for their inaccuracies. That's kinda why I asked for non-Llewellyn books. But I'll give it a shot.
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Re: Metal and gem magick
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2009, 11:54:43 AM »
I know what you mean but Cunningham's books are well regarded. It's not the end all be all but its a good start. There is another one that I can't think of the name of right now that is enormous & very detailed. I will try to find it & give you the title.