Charm bags are a simple and effective magickal craft to create and employ. Their use is found throughout many cultures and magickal systems. Other names for and types of Charm Bags include: Herbal Charms, Sachets, Mojo Bags, Gris Gris, and Medicine Bags.
Essentially, a Charm Bag is nothing more than a small square of fabric with various curios, herbs, stones, and such tied up inside. However, it can easily be elaborated on to include more correspondences and thus increase its power and affect.
The entire act of creating a Charm Bag is part of the magick. Each and every item is carefully chosen for its representation and innate energies. Then, all are combined, with intent and focus, and aligned to the same common goal. Employing the energies contained within the Bag is simple: merely keep it on yourself as much as possible, such as in your pocket. With a Charm Bag you make for someone else, you can give it to them to carry or you can keep it on your altar (this doesn't change its effectiveness.)
Next time, I'll give step by step instructions for Crafting a Charm Bag for protection.
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