Objects of faith are objects such as: Harry Dresden's pentacle necklace or Michael's cross, the Swords of the Cross are tokens of a person's belief which can help repel certain creatures of the Nevernever.
In Blood Rites, Harry Dresden states that his mother's pentacle represents the five forces of the universe—air, fire, water, earth, spirit energy—in a pattern of order contained within a circle of human thought and human will. He believes his magic is the force of life, of good, something meant to protect and preserve. That was belief enough to tap into the vast power of faith.
It is important to note that objects of faith do not necessarily have to be of Christian origin. Any symbol which represents an individual's spiritual beliefs or ideals has power. Dresden believes in the power of magic - the four elements controlled by the human spirit, represented by the pentacle - and thus his necklace is an object of faith.(reference needed)
In the seriesEdit
In Blood Rites, Harry Dresden's pentacle necklace is the symbol of what he believes in. When Black Court Vampires under Mavra's control attack him (and Thomas, Lara, Inari Raith) he calls on its power, the power of his faith in what it stands for to take down the last vampire.
Individual objects of faithEdit
- Pentacle necklace
- Swords of the Cross
- Michael Carpenter's cross
- The Blessed Cloth with silver emboidered crosses the Knights use to wrap the Denarian coins in.
- Saint Mary of the Angels