Marisol, if it can be discussed here, could you expand on that a bit?
Talismans are an easy way to focus magical intent, when worn or carried.
It is a form of symbolic magic meant to attract or repel influences from the carrier. These talismans are usually made for Love, luck, fertility, protection,
and a well balanced and happy life. Food is the usual offering in the creation of talismans. A votive offering or gifts may also be left at a shrine.
To cure the sick Shamans make offerings of food and wine, animal sacrifice
is used only as a last result.
Animal sacrifice is the most known type of offering in Santeria in severe situations. Food is offered first.
I do not recommend anyone making talismans unless they are very sure of what they are doing. Using blood should be avoided.