Package amulets are collages of objects glued to a backer paper and encased in cellophane or vinyl. This one contains a rayon ribbon wrapped metal "horseshoe," plus a variety of plant seeds, including an unknown species of brassica, a piece of white quartz (Piedra de Ara), a fragment of lodestone (Piedra Iman), and a black and white photocopy image of a mustached man in a black suit sitting on a chair out of doors. This is the Mayan underworld god Maximon, also called Saint Simon or Simon-Judas. The package is finished off with a covering of clear vinyl film. Designed to attract good fortune and ward off evil, it the Guatemalan equivalent of Central and South American Charm Vials and African-American conjure bags or mojo hands. Here are all the illustrated package amulet pages in the Archive:
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Lucky Mojo Site Map: a descriptive entry-level index to the whole Lucky Mojo pile
Lucky W Amulet Archive Home Page: an online museum of folk-magic charms
Sacred Sex Home Page: essays on tantra yoga, karezza, sex magic, and sex worship
The Sacred Landscape Home Page: essays on archaeoastronomy and sacred geometry
Freemasonry for Women Home Page: a history of mixed-gender Freemasonic lodges
The Lucky Mojo Curio Co.: manufacturers of spiritual supplies for hoodoo and conjure
The Comics Warehouse: a source for back-issues of comic books and trading cards
catherine yronwode, the eclectic and eccentric author of all the above web pages
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The Lucky Mojo Esoteric Archive: captured internet files on occult and spiritual topics
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