In Blood Rites, Harry says 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 e.g. crosses and crucifixes. Any symbol which represents an individual's spiritual beliefs or ideals has power. Harry 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.
In the seriesEdit
- Main article: Storm Front
- Main article: Grave Peril
- Main article: Blood Rites
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 it's 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