I am reproducing the following handout from Santo Nino Botanical Center (aka Peter Mystical Book Center) verbatim with no editing.
HOW TO TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOUR AMULET TO BE MORE EFFECTIVE
The efficacy and power of an amulet depends not only on the magical symbols or power words shown on it, etc. but also on how it is “consecrated” and how it is used.
Granting that you already have the amulet and “consecrated” it according to our instructions on “How to Consecrate” your Talisman, Amulets, etc. The following are the simple instructions to be strictly followed to get the very best out of your amulet or to be more effective.
1. HOW TO WEAR YOUR AMULET
a. Wear your amulet as a necklace or as a pendant. In this case, make a small hole in one corner of the parchment paper on which the amulet is drawn or printed. Put a golden or silver neck chain through the hole, and wear around your neck under your clothes., in order not to be seen by other.
b. The amulet may be carried, put into a locket or red flannel bag and wear it like a necklace.
c. Finally, the amulet may be carried or folded in your wallet,purse or in the pocket of your clothes. Always wear or carry your amulet wherever you go. The longer you carry it, the quicker will the expected results come.
2. BE CONSTANTLY AWARE AT THE PRESENCE OF YOUR PARTICULAR AMULET
Remind yourself always that you have the amulet in your person, and you have a “COMPANION” a force that is quietly, deligently and powerfully working to your advantage. This is necessary to complement the mystical powerof the amulet in order to obtain your desire.
3. DO NOT ALLOW OTHER PERSONS TO TOUCH YOUR AMULET
a. As much as possible, do not allow other persons to touch or otherwise handle your amulet. Why? Because whether deliberately or inadvertently, other persons might, if they touch or handle your amulet, transmit onto/into it negative psychic energies which could, unless removed, cut down the magical power invested in the amulet.
b. It is even better, in addition, that you do not make other persons see your amulet! Perhaps the best way to prevent your amulet being touched or even seen by other people is to fold it and keep it inside a locket which you then hang around your neck by chain or keep (inside a small envelope bag, if you wish) it inside your wallet, purse, handbag, briefcase, etc.
In cased your amulet is accidentally touche by other, you must consecrate it again.
4. DO NOT TELL OTHER PEOPLE ABOUT YOUR AMULET
a. You should not tell anyone about your amulet unless you are certain that they share your interest in the occult.
b. The need to keep quiet or silent about your amulet and about your occult work in general stems mainly from the fact that the majority of people are afraid of the occult and of people who are associated with it — and what people are afraid of, they tend to attack with all their might! If you did tell just anyone about your amulets, or that you practised magic, etc., they would probably not only shun your company and spread false information about you but they might also suspect you of being behind their personal problems. Of course you would be innocent of the misdeeds they suspect you of but how are you going to prove that to them?
c. Let your amulet work for you — quietly and effectively. It is not your duty to convince anyone that amulets do work when consecrated and used properly; you could, in your bid to convince, talk to someone from dawn to dusk, and they might still consider you an ass for believing “such things”, anyway! So why don’t you please let them alone? Let your amulet help you to prosperity and let other people wonder at your success and “luck”!
5. DO NOT DOUBT THE EFFICACY OF YOUR AMULET
a. If you should, even before you commence to use your magical amulet, get it into the mind that it would not work, well, then you have succeeded in cutting back drastically its magical power! This is a point you will do well to remember: in all matters spiritual, the degree of one’s faith or belief in the particular spiritual formula being used helps to determine the degree of the person’s success or failure in the use of the formula concerned. It does not matter who or what you are praying to, are asking for help from, or are using: if you strongly disbelieve its ability to work for you, well, it won’t.
b. The uninitiated are, to a large extent, puzzled by magic and other forms of the occult. How and why, they often ask themselves, do a few (usually silly-sounding) words, phrases and sentences, or some funny looking symbols drawn on parchment or embossed on metal and carried around, produce such remarkable results? They often conclude that it is illogical that such methods could produce the said effects; that the “effects”, should they occur as expected, were the results of pure coincidence!
c. It is quite likely that the person who has had no prior experience with the occult will think this way: the problem is that thoughts like that, when held long and strongly enough, tend to inhibit the effectiveness of the amulet (or other magical spiritual method) being used. The best attitude to adopt, in a situation like that, is one of open-mindedness. Amulets and other magical devices have been around since prehistoric times; they have been used throughout history by kings, queens, nobility in general, as well by common ordinary people. And they are still being used today in all corners of the world! If there was really nothing in them, it is logical to expect that they would have been out of use centuries ago!
WE HOPE FOR YOUR SUCCESS AND PROSPERITY
In posting this handout from the Santo Nino Botanical Center, I wish to give a full account of one Philippine tradition on how to properly handle amulets, talismans, or anting-antings. There have been differing accounts of this in the Forum and their is no way to settle those differences in a conclusive way. By giving at least one complete tradition, you can, if you wish, fully adopt it and erase any uncertainty you may have on how you should be handling your anting-anting.