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Charms, talismans, symbols

There is a primitive id living within us. A primitive part of us that has remained from ancient times. It is believing in the healing power of stones, that symbols will bring us luck, abundance and fertility, and protect us from evil... It makes life enjoyable and colorful. It gives hope.

Belief has a very powerful, helping effect. I am one of those who believe that it is enjoyable to keep symbols and talismans in our lives, even just to give hope. But on the other hand, I witness that this subject is abused, I am sad to see that it is used only to take advantage of people's weaknesses.

You may know of the diasporic minaret, which was branded as Zultanite, which was started to be mined in Milas in our country in the 1980s. You will be surprised when you research what it is good for. You will find resources that talk about the calming property of this stone, which has such a short history, and that it balances energy. Which ancient knowledge said that?

Science explains the effect of stones or symbols as a placebo effect. So it's an effect on belief, not reality. I believe in humanity and I believe in ideas. In fact, all talismanic things reveal the power within a person. It activates and whatever is mentioned in appropriate conditions; healing, positive expectations, etc. makes it possible.

Each society produced its own symbol. In which culture it emerged, why that shape has always intrigued me. A symbol becomes more meaningful if you know the powerful story behind it.

Sphere necklace with self-contracting chain
Silver sphere pendant

Every society has experienced similar anxieties. For example, abundance. Sometimes it rained on time, the crop developed fruitfully and abundantly. Sometimes it was attacked by an insect species and, while still in the sprout, dried up before it was mature enough. It was important to hope, as yields depended on natural events. While the spike form was the symbol of fertility in Anatolia, it became a pomegranate in the Ancient Greek period. The pomegranate symbolized different things in different cultures. While it was a symbol of prosperity and ambition in Ancient Egypt, it became a symbol of fertility and abundance in the myth of the emergence of seasons in Ancient Greece.

There is also the issue of popularity. In today's world, there is a rapid physical and intellectual interaction between all societies. When it is heard that something is good for something, information spreads so easily and quickly. Everyone wants to carry this rare, precious, healing, useful symbol and stone.

As such, new symbols and beliefs from different cultures, geographies and past come into our lives. We embrace the new symbols in the hope that they can make real what the old ones couldn't. Fundamentally, it is us, not the symbols that need to change. We need to realize how abundant nature is, how it generously shares it with us, how precious and perfect each of us is. Objects, stones, jewelry can only be reminders of this. The performer is ourselves and personally ourselves.


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