the highest intension is good enough
of the fields in which Marcel specializes since 1996 is the preparation of
amulets and talismans.
comes either from inside, or from outside – the latter being the case when he
composes a ‘custom-made’ charm
a customer – and even then the process is in essence an inner one.
starting material for a talisman is almost
wood, gathered in the open forests and country sides, comparable to the ways of
the original druids.
feels called upon to mediate between trees/wood and people.
Art has a Native Heart when it comes to wood!
intension with which the wood is gathered is essential. When the intension is
right, the wood has its own powerful
healthy magic, even before it is transformed into a talisman, amulet or Healing
feels every talisman
amulet should be a project on its own during the entire creative process, from
the moment the wood has been
by the tree up to the moment of handing it over to the user.
talismans created by Marcel Gotjé are known
their profound, catalyzing effect on people: they can start and accelerate inner
processes. Talismans are aimed
helping us to reach our inner kernel, and only when this has been accomplished
they can help us reach
goals in the outer world.
off the form and sawing it out.
wooden ball, polished
slice and orca, ready to be painted
is a virtue
the gathered wood is dried, it lies waiting until the time is ripe to turn it
into a piece of art.
always comes a time when Marcel feels ‘called upon’ to start working on a
certain piece of wood.
can be a piece of wood that has been waiting for maybe eight years.
the years Marcel has gathered
than 70 sorts of wood from trees and shrubs. Often these are rare species that
are not available
the regular timber yard.
and in the highest possible concentration the wood is turned into a miniature
wood carving, talisman
rattle and other materials and symbols are added. These can be shells, bones,
minerals or metals and
symbols, depending on the purpose of the talisman or amulet.
object is one of a kind and will never be copied, even when the themes are the
every charm you’ll receive extensive information on:
what is a
talisman or amulet
symbols and their meaning
specific sort of wood and what it stands for
purify and inaugurate the talisman
every ‘custom-made’ talisman or amulet a booklet is included, in which all
explained in a step-by-step manner based on a photograph of your talisman.
the mouse-cursor hover over the logo to see an example)
the pictures below you can see how a small block of Atlas Cedar wood is
a talisman in the form of a bear. Then a turquoise is incorporated.
treatment – rough
the appropriate piece of wood has been selected,
global form is drawn upon it and roughly sawn out.
treatment – fine
form is being cut out with knives and gouges.
appropriate stones for the talisman are selected,
this case turquoise.
the stones, carving the wood
stones are cut and the outlines are drawn on the wood.
forms are carved out from the wood.
stones are glued into the wood.
are polished into the form of the figure.
total figure is smoothed off into one flowing form.
stones get a final polish.
result is a simple Bear figure with a powerful form,
but at the same
time with a loving character.
to make a string with sliding knot for your talisman
and amulets with a special mission
in custom-made talismans and amulets is growing rapidly. Considering the
its great changes and far-reaching events, this is no wonder. Talismans,
a special mission, have proven to be of great support in difficult times.
They can give us
powers and strengthen our confidence.
ancient times man has looked for these spiritual aids. One of their main
effects is that
help us keep up our natural shield against external troubles and
symbols, if rightly chosen, attract from the universe the positive
energy that we need
affect our whole being. A talisman can give us confidence, until in the
end we have learned
find confidence within ourselves.
An amulet shields against the negative energy we don’t want.
best thing you can do, is to make your talisman yourself.
second best thing is to have it made by
someone who has dedicated his life to this art
who can mediate between this and the other reality. He
can ‘catch’ the symbolic keys for you.
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