November 2001
Witch Book;2001, p89
Reference Entry
An encyclopedia entry for "charm" is presented. Charms may pertain to a talisman or an amulet, or a Christian rosary or agnes dei. Regarded as a lucky charm is a three-leaf clover, or a rabbit's foot. They are objects, but they are also words used in spells, chants and incantations. The attitude of the Church toward charms is discussed. The charms of witches are believed by many as far more effective than any traditional, well-known charms.


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