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Magickal Tools

Altar: A special, flat surface set aside exclusively for magickal workings or religious acknowledgement. Usually set in the center of the circle.

Athame: A cleansed and consecrated ceremonial knife used in ritual work by Witches. The knife is never used for blood-letting, and rarely used for cutting anything on the material plane. Used to direct personal power.

Bell: Used to indicate the beginning or ending of a ritual. Also are rung to banish negativity.

Besom: A decorative broom used for sweeping away negative influences or bad vibes.

Bolline: A curved, white-handled knife used for practical magickal purposes. This knife is used for cutting things on the material plane.

Bowls: Usually there are 2 bowls, one that contains water, the other contains salt.

Cauldron: Know as the "Womb of the Goddess." Placed in the center of the circle.

Censer: An incense burner or heatproof container for burning incense and magickal offerings.

Chalice: A Witch's magickal cup. Represents the element of water during magickal rites. Considered a sacred symbol of the Goddess.

Pentacle: A circle surrounding a five-pointed, upright star (pentagram). Worn as a symbol of a Witch's belief and used in magickal workings and ceremonies. Each point on the star has a specific meaning: Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Spirit.

Pentagram: Written, printed, or drawn; five-pointed star inside a circle

Sword: Used like the Athame, but is more formal.

Wand: Used for directing power. Larger wands are used to attract and repel energy.


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