Kabbalah is a philosophical theology in Judaism. It is based on the belief that every word, letter, number and accent of the Torah contains keys to understanding the world and its inhabitants’ souls. Much of Kabbalah is derived from a text called the Zohar – ” Book of Splendor” in Hebrew – a few volumes of mystical commentary on the Torah, written by Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai (Rashbi), who lived in the 2nd and 3rd centuries CE.
According to several sources, Amulets and good luck charms have existed since the dawn of history. Their purpose was to provide emotional security for people, success in their endeavors and good things a person could want for one’s family and oneself.
Kabbalah pendants are inscribed with Kabbalah verses that bless their wearer with fertility, safe income, health, full recovery or other blessings.
The original Hebrew language is known for its special powers and so it works directly on ones subconscious. Many believe that Hebrew is the mother script from which all scripts evolved. According to Kabbalah, it is forbidden for the person who wears it, to be familiar with the content and the meaning of the codes in the amulet, but only the purpose for which it is intended. There are two main reasons for that:
1. “There is no blessing save from what is hidden from the eye”;
2. If the person knows the Amulet’s meaning, he is liable to try to interpret it in his own way which “disturbs” the Amulet’s powers.
A person who wants to benefit from the amulet must be conscious of the fact that he is bearing a blessed jewel and “consider” it from the moment he wears it. The intention here is that he or she gives the Amulet an opportunity to help. In the Amulet’s design, the writing is generally Hebrew but there are those that use a form of writing called “Kabbalistic writing” or “Angel” script. The verses and the combinations are meant to help solve a problem or have a wish answered.
Amulets can be written on any material because the letters are the active element, yet gold, silver, leather and copper have energies that support the writing. So it is important to bear in mind the material from which the amulet is made.
Silver, from the sphere of Grace (Chesed), helps unconditionally (like the moon, which belongs to the same sphere and reflects the light of the sun). Gold, however, is from the sphere of law (Din), and helps only to those who deserve help (as does the sun, which creates its own light that reaches everyone, but can harm those who are not protected). Gold will either provide very strong assistance or none at all. Copper (as well as brass and bronze) belongs to the sphere of essences (Yesod) which gives and takes equally, making it a sure platform for writing amulets.