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Post  TipsyCad147 on Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:02 am

Tools of the Craft

Magick can be performed without the standard tools. These are only props to help you focus your energy and concentration. You many collect al of these, a few of these, or none of these. I don't have all of these items but I keep an eye open for things that catch my eye.

The Altar
Your Altar has to be one of the most important tools. This is where all the magickal things happen. Your altar centralizes your personal power. It is a work table. A permanent altar helps you honour the Gods even when you are not physically present.

The Wand
The wand serves to protect and direct your energy to a certain place, thing, person, or dimension. There are many Occult shops that sell wands, but I think if it is possible, make your own. This makes it more personalized. The wand and the Athame are interchangeable.
The Broom or Besom
The broom can be for decoration, magickal and ritual use. It is used to "sweep" the negative energy from an area.
The Chalice or cup
Used in a magickal circle to hold the beverage to be drunk during the ceremony. You may want to have 2 : One for you and one for the Gods.
The Pentacle
The pentacle is a flat disc with a pentagram (among other possible symbols) inscribed onto it. Its basic use is to evoke entities and protection. It's also excellent for empowering jewelry and gems.
The Athame (pronounced Athaymay)
The athame is used for commanding and directing power. This is usually a double-edged, dull knife as it is never used to cut anything on the physical plane. After a magickal rite is over, most maigickians absorb the circles energy back into the athame for later use.
The Bolline
This is the magickal knife used to cut things on the physical plane. Most use a curved hilt or blade. It is used to harvest herbs, plants, inscribing candles, cutting cords, etc.
The Censer
This is also called the incense burner. The use for this should be obvious. It should be made out of a heat resistant material especially if you use the type of incense made from herbs that will need to be burned on charcol.
The Cauldron
This is where the witch makes brews, oils, or other crafty things. This should also be made out of a good material that can stand high heat.

These are the basics that every Witch should try to have


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