How are charms used in ghost hunting?
Some ghost hunters wear jewelry called "charms" because they believe they will afford them some sort of spiritual protection against evil or ill-mannered ghosts. A charm is the same as an amulet or talisman - their only power, we suspect, is held within the minds of those who choose to believe in them.
Definition of Charm:
1. A magical figure cut or engraved under certain superstitious observances, to which wonderful
effects are ascribed: the seal, figure, character, or image, engraved on wood, stone, or on a metal corresponding to the image in order to receive its influence.
2. Something that produces extraordinary effects, especially in averting or repelling evil; an amulet; a charm; as, a talisman to avert diseases.
- A small ornament, such as one worn on a bracelet.
- An item worn for its supposed magical benefit, as in warding off evil; an amulet.
- An action or formula thought to have magical power.
- The chanting of a magic word or verse; incantation.
[Middle English charme, magic spell, from Old French, from Latin carmen, incantation. See kanin Indo-European Roots.]