The Talisman for Poets was was inspired by the importance poets were given in Celtic history. In true bardic fashion, poets were the keepers of Celtic history and culture. Traveling from city to city, the poet was most sought after entertainment; the purveyor of all the news and the most eloquent composer and reciter of epic and heroic poems.
Our talisman is updated from a design found in an ancient grimoire of magical symbols. The design consists of Angelic sigils and alchemical symbols around a rendering of a Celtic-stylized, six-pointed star by artist Chris Bennett. These symbols are said to create a powerful magic to help one find the right word at the most opportune moment. Concentrating on the endless knot work of the six start will intensify natural inspiration and assist in your writing endeavors.
On the backside of this talisman is the Seal of Eloquence, also known as the Seal of Mercury,which is lifted from the Greater Key of Solomon, a foundational grimoire of Western Esotericism that contains influences of Judaic mysticism/Kabbalah, Roman astrology and Hermetic alchemy.
Every one knoweth in the present day that from time immemorial Solomon possessed knowledge inspired by the wise teachings of an angel, to which he appeared so submissive and obedient, that in addition to the gift of wisdom, which he demanded, he obtained with profusion all the other virtues; which happened in order that knowledge worthy of eternal preservation might not be buried with his body. [The Greater Key of Solomon (1999), Liddell & Mathers]
Made of high quality excelsior pewter; nickel free and lead free
Made in the USA by American artisans
Adjustable cord (30 inches/76.2 cm) with laminated ends and pewter accent bead included
Double sided pendant; different seal on each side
Measures approximately 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in diameter
Stock Number: PP-212-026