First of all, we must understand the meaning of the words we speak of. An amulet, and in this case the closely related term, good luck charm, is defined as "an object that protects a person from trouble", and is a very close relative of the term talisman, from the Greek, which translates as " to initiate in the mysteries "and is really part of the objects that are destined to bring good fortune and / or protection to its owner. Amulets can be many different things, including plants and animals, pendants and rings, statues, coins, drawings, simple gems or stones, or even words spoken on certain occasions, such as Namo Tassa Bhagahato Arahato Samma Sambuddhasa, which are used to protect against bad or bad luck.

Talismans and amulets vary considerably, for example, in ancient China it is said that it was great luck to catch a cricket alive and keep it in a wicker box, while elephant figures are believed to bring good fortune and money if one " pay". , hmm ?, and in India demons escape the sound of chimes in the wind.

Protection against supernatural powers has been an important asset for all recorded history and amulets have always played an important role. Soldiers especially, and others involved in dangerous activities, have traditionally worn amulets to increase their luck and ward off evil. Charms are not only limited to soldiers or peoples of certain areas or tribes, but are found all over the world in fairs, museums, shops and homes. In addition, it is said that in some Far Eastern societies monks must pray the amulets for days to obtain their maximum power. There, a top-of-the-line charm can fetch up to 10,000 baht ($ 300 or more), which can be a month or more in wages for many Thais
The world may know about lucky charms, but Thais seem to have the inner clue, as it seems that virtually every Thai has at least one to ward off evil spirits and bring good luck and prosperity. These amulets are almost always blessed by monks and are highly appreciated by Thai society. Much of the luck charm's prestige is based on factors such as who made it, where it was made, the charm's beauty, and its reputation for bringing good luck. In short, while most people in the world can scoff at the power of charms and good luck charms, millions of people around the world use them and believe in their powers.

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