Tools are used in witchcraft to aid and enhance ritual worship. While tools are not absolutely necessary to the practice of the craft, some tools are nice to have if only to focus our will and concentration. The basic tools to start with are the elemental tools or those tools which represent the four elements of life: The Pentacle for Earth, The Wand for Air, The Athame for Fire and The Chalice for Water.
Tools have no power in themselves, though they do have powerful symbolic significances. Some like the Wand and Athame (pronounced ath-ay-me) are used to invoke and direct whatever power we generate or pass through them.
Pathfinder: Neopagan - Tools of the Craft
Incenses are composed of a variety of leaves, flowers, roots, barks, woods, resins, gums and oils. Semiprecious stones may also be added to incenses to lend their energies to the mixture. Most wiccans make noncombustible incense for burning on hot charcoal tablets. All the... Read more
Elemental Cauldrons Ways to use a cauldron for Wiccan magick, Sabbat celebrations, and to attune to the energies of the four magical elements, Fire, Water, Air, and Earth. The cauldron represents, among other things, the "fifth" element Spirit, and symbolizes inspiration, rebirth, illumination, and rejuvenation. Elemental cauldrons... Read more
The Pentagram/Pentacle The Pentagram and Pentacle are commonly the most famous symbols of Witchcraft, and are symbolic of the power of Spirit as the overriding power controlling elements. As the cross is to Christianity and the six-pointed star to Judaism, so the pentagram is a... Read more
How to Inscribe & Anoint Your Ritual Candles This will explain how to charge and anoint plain candles that are not already anointed or charged. The importance of charging and anointing your candles before you use them for spells and rituals cannot be overlooked. If you... Read more
Benefits of Gemstone Spheres in Your Wiccan Supplies Using gemstone spheres and adding them to your wiccan supplies can be incredibly beneficial for many reasons. Gemstones in general have many different healing, protection, attraction, and purification based properties that by themselves can be quite potent. When... Read more
Creating Your Own Book of Shadows History As with all spiritual texts, there is large debate about where and how a book of shadows came into use. Some say they were prevalent during the Middle Ages, written only in Runic alphabets to hide their magickal meanings.... Read more
Setting up an altar, replete with special tools and meaningful items can set the stage for the practice of many rituals, spells and magick. There are so many accessories available to the Modern Witch today, creating sacred space can be an enjoyable and uniquely... Read more
“Tis the witching hour of night, Orbed is the moon and bright, And the stars they glisten, glisten, Seeming with bright eyes to listen For what listen they?” John Keats The singular popularity of the Harry Potter books and movies has magically transformed the occult... Read more
Spring Prosperity Spell for the Month of March Because it is the waxing part of the year, at a time when fertile energies abound, the Spring Equinox is a prime time to cast prosperity spells. There's no coincidence that prosperity is related to the fertility... Read more
Basic Tools of the Craft As with most other religions, tools are used in witchcraft to aid and enhance ritual worship. Tools have no power in themselves, though they do have powerful symbolic significances. Some like the Wand and Athame (pronounced ath-ay-me) are used to... Read more
Stone and Gem Magick Since the first time man struck two stones together causing sparks to create fire (a magickal act to primitive man), stones have been viewed as possessing magickal powers and influences. In times of old stones were carried as talismans when traveling... Read more