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Take a look at this page for an example of an authentic Renaissance Astrology talisman, the bronze Joseph Smith Jupiter talismans.
While this particular casting of talismans has sold out here are all of our Currently Available Talismans.
Like Smith's these talismans use the design from Francis Barrett's Magus, itself derived from Cornelius Agrippa's Three Books of Occult Philosophy. Not only are the designs authentic, but unlike all other "Joseph Smith" talismans these limited edition talismans were actually cast out of molten bronze at a time precisely chosen astrologically. You can see the actual chart of the making of these talismans below. Joseph Smith, an esoteric expert, would have had his made at a proper astrologically elected time, unlike the cheap, factory mass produced "talismans" that merely carry the design which in and of itself carries no magical charge.
We also have silver Joseph Smith Jupiter talismans plus Jupiter rings and Regular Jupiter Pisces Talismans, and Jupiter Pentacles from the Greater Key of Solomon.
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Agrippa says of the table of Jupiter, that,

" conduceth to gain, and riches, favor, and love, peace, and concord, and to appease enemies, to confirm honors, dignities, and counsels..."

Three Books of Occult Philosophy Bk II, ch. 22.
On the front of the talismans, which you can see above, in the middle is the planetary table of Jupiter. Above the table is the Hebrew, El Ab a Divine Name of Jupiter, corresponding to the number 4. Underneath the table is the standard symbol of Jupiter. In the outer ring to right is the Hebrew ABA another Divine Name of Jupiter, which corresponds to the number 16. To right on the outer ring in Hebrew is the name, Johphiel, the intelligence of Jupiter, whose number 136 appears at the bottom of the outer ring.
Turning to the back of the talisman which you can see to right, we see the in the middle above the seal of Jupiter, below it the sigil of the Intelligence of Jupiter, Johphiel or Iophiel. To left is the standard symbol of Jupiter and in the outer ring, the Latin, Confirmo, Deus Potentissimus, "Strength me, O God most powerful."
The so called Joseph Smith Jupiter talisman is actually a talisman design from early 19th century esoteric author or rather compiler, Francis Barrett. Barrett's The Magus was published in London in 1801 and is made up of selections from Cornelius Agrippa's Three Books of Occult Philosophy, the Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy attributed to Agrippa and the Robert Turner's 1655 translation of the Heptameron of Peter of Abano. Barrett made a few modifications and modernized the spelling and syntax of these selections.
Francis Barrett's Jupiter Talisman
Barret Talisman Design
Nevertheless, as the modern scholar of religion and magic, D. Michael Quinn notes the Magus had a great influence despite only one printing,

"Barrett's book was not reprinted until 1875. Nonetheless, Francis King's study of the Western tradition of magic noted that the first edition of the Magus, 'played an important part in the English revival of magic'. Antoine Faivre has also emphasized Barrett's book in the general European revival of magic during the first decades of the 1800's."

D. Michael Quinn, Early Mormonism and the Magic World View (Signature, 1998) page 21.
Joseph Smith's Jupiter Talisman
Joseph Smith's Talisman
Barret's book also played a significant role in one of the most interesting discoveries and subsequent controversies involving Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormons or Church of Latter Day Saints.
In 1974 Dr. Reed C. Durham, a Mormon and noted scholar of Mormon history gave a lecture entitled, "Is there no help for the Widow's Son?". Durham revealed a medal worn by Joseph Smith and long thought to be a Masonic emblem was, in fact, a talisman of Jupiter. Smith's talisman appears to left.
What is interesting to note is that Smith's Jupiter talisman is almost identical to the example given by Barrett above and to the right. This format is not provided in either Agrippa's Latin original nor the English translation of 1651 by John Freake. The illustration in the English translation appears below to right. Note the break in the seal which seems to be a printer's error and does not appear in the Latin original though it is faithfully copied in the Magus and Smith's talisman.
1651 J.F. translation Jupiter seal
Not surprisingly this discovery caused an immense amount of controversy as opponents of Mormonism seized on it to attack the LDS Church with charges of occultism and magic and LDS adherents attempted to undermine the significance and provenance of the talisman. As a practitioner of occult philosophy I had a somewhat different reaction to the talisman. Rather than seeing the use of magic and astrology as evidence against Joseph Smith I had greater respect for him and the coherence of his world view.
That being said I have no desire to be drawn into the battle that still rages concerning Joseph Smith, occult philosophy and the Church of Latter Day Saints. My interest here is in the diffusion and survival of talismanic magic after the Enlightenment.

Chart produced by Solar Fire 5

These talismans were cast on 7:10 am MDT, April 19, 2012 MDT, in Boulder, Colorado, by our jeweler/mage, . It is Jupiter day and the planetary hour of Jupiter. Jupiter rises, and is dignifed by term.
These talisman are 16 grams, over 1/2 ounce of bronze and 1 & 3/8s inches in diameter. White bronze is composed of 61% copper, 18% manganese, 16% zinc, 2% beryllium, 2% nickel and 1% lead. The talismans were cast and consecrated at the elected time.
Only a very few of these talismans were made. They are unique and the timing of their election can never be replicated. These are not the usual mass produced pewter "talismans" but made from bronze and carefully cast to the specifications in our original sources at the exact time auspicious for Jupiter.
These talismans are wonderful examples of the ancient art of astrological magic, authentically and beautifully made!
While this particular casting of talismans has sold out here are all of our Currently Available Talismans.
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Here is further information on Astrological Talismans and Astrological Magic.
You might also be interested in my Renaissance Astrology CD Library Series, with over 120 rare astrology and magic books as well as my Facsimile Editions of unique Astrology and Magic Books and my discussion group Spiritus Mundi.
If you wish to delve even deeper into this fascinating area I offer my Planetary Magic Mini-Course and Mansions of the Moon Mini-Course, which allow students to immediately start making talismans and elections and are a great introduction to my longer Electional Astrology Course, and Astrological Magic Course.



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Please note that due to the effect of the consecration ritual, which individualizes the talisman, that no returns will be accepted nor refunds made for talismans.