A risk view on Amulets and Talismans

A risk view on Amulets and Talismans Since the beginning of time humans, single individuals or groups, have looked to protect themselves against disease, physical and moral pain, hazards and any potential damaging events. Among the variety of “protections” developed since ancestral times amulets and talismans have played a major role. Amulets (lucky charms) are passive protections often made of natural materials: minerals, plants or animal parts. Talismans are active protections. The etymology of the word talisman shows an arabic…

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