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Antique Amulet Ring with Large White Chalcedony Stone for the Occultic Practice of Divination

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The white variety of chalcedony is considered a mystical stone in Indonesia. It is inextricably linked with Indonesian mysticism because of the stone's spiritual potential. Since the natural gemstone was obtained from a holy cave near Mount Salak in Bogor (West Java), it is therefore regarded as an auspicious object of reverence. Many highly respected ...

Dwarapala Tutelary Spirit Amulet from Sacred Powders and Ashes, including Talismanic Scroll

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Dwarapala (Sanskrit: dvārapālā) is a Hindu-Buddhist tutelary deity. In traditional Indonesian temple architecture, a Dwarapala statue stands at the main entrance of the temple complex. Besides being the celestial gatekeeper of the sacred temple compound, the tutelary spirit is also the protector of the Dharma (cosmic law and order). As such, this particular asura demon ...

Divine Mercy Charm featuring Islamic Depiction of Prophet Noah (Nūḥ) with Ancient Hilal Symbol and Yā Sīn Spell

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In Islam, the Prophet Noah (Arabic: Nūḥ) is considered one of the most important prophets of all. Indeed, a whole chapter of the Noble Qur'ān is dedicated to Noah; i.e., Sūrat Nūḥ (Quran:71). Furthermore, he is acknowledged as a trustworthy Messenger of God (Quran 26:107). It is believed that the prophet had lived 950 years ...

Dhanyang Deity Amulet featuring the Holy Image of Semar and Javanese Magic Spells in the Ancient Aksara Jawa Script

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In traditional Indonesian mythology, Semar is a dhanyang deity (i.e. a guardian spirit) who rules over the island of Java and protects its inhabitants. The Javanese have worshipped this powerful spirit since pre-Hindu, -Buddhist and -Islamic times. Indeed, Semar is considered one of the most sacred figures in the Javanese pantheon of animist deities, as ...

Semar Mesem Deity Talisman Yielding Magical Power to Influence One’s Way to Success

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Semar is Java's deity of guidance and protection. This celestial spirit is of Javanese origin, tracing back to pre-Hindu times in Indonesia. The local god plays a dominant role in traditional Indonesian shadow play (wayang), as the elder brother of Bhatara Guru (Īśvara, an avatar of Śiva). In the classical wayang stories Semar is the ...