|Christopher Warnock, Esq.
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Under the Head of Algol, they made an image whose figure was the head of a man with a bloody neck; they report that it bestoweth good success to petitions, and make him go carrieth it bold and magnanimous, and preserveth the members of the body sound; also it helpeth against witchcraft, and reflecteth evil endeavours, and wicked incantations upon our adversaries.Three Books of Occult Philosophy Bk.II, Chapter 47 (Tyson ed.) page 395. Agrippa gives the following instructions for the making of rings which we can adapt for our Algol talisman,
Now, the manner of making these kinds of rings, is this, viz., when any star ascends fortunately, with the fortunate aspect or conjunction of the Moon, we must take a stone, and herb that is under that star, and fasten it under that star and make a ring of the metal that is suitable to this star, and in it fasten the stone, putting the herb or root under it; not omitting the inscription of images, names and characters, and also the proper suffimigations..."Three Books of Occult Philosophy Bk.I, Chapter 47 (Tyson ed.) page 140.