Totem Mod adds a total of eight blocks. The totem will kill all creepers, zombies, spiders or skeletons depending on how you set up your totem.
The way you set up your protective totem is, as you can see in the screenshot, rather easy: First, you need a pedestal. On top of the pedestal, you place an offering to the gods. An offering can be a small offering or a great one, and the offering determines the effective range of your totem. On top of this, you place up to four totem blocks referring to a monster. ATM, you can set spiders, skeletons, zombies and creepers as a target for the totem. To cap it all of, place a totem top block on your totem. A lightning will strike if you set it up correctly. Keep in mind that a totem may not be more than 7 blocks high!
At first, you will want to craft the pedestal:
Continue with crafting the offerings, either small(gold nuggets) or great(diamonds)
And here come the totem blocks setting the monster to be killed: The monster to be chooses can be easily recognised as the crafting recipe is using the corresponding mob-drop.
At last, craft the top of the totem: