consecration techniques are not listed here, the basic tools are listed. The
tools listed here are primary tools. Many paths of the craft choose types and
numbers of tools although the ones listed here are the most commonly known.
is the black-handle Witches' Knife also known as Seax or yag-dirk. It is always
a double edged knife with a blade usually from five to six inches long. The
athame is a witches primary tool for rituals and circle magic. It is the
instrument we use to draw magical circles and other diagrams, in the midst of
which many of our spells are cast.
witches cup is a variant of the cauldron of Ceridwen. The cup is also known as
the chalice. It is used to contain the salt water of exorcism or, alternatively,
the wine of libation. This is the sacramental wine which is consumed in some
ceremonies, and also used to consecrate things at times.
cord is also know as the girdle, cingulum, or cable tow. The latter name derives
from its use in various initiation rituals. The cord is basically used to
measure the radius of our circles, for binding things - and even on occasion,
for binding one's self!
is quite simply used for burning incense during ritual, whether it be Mercurial,
Saturnian, Sabbat, or standard incense.
us the last of the five major tools, also knows as the workbook or spellbook.
This is the book where all rituals, spells and magickal recipes are written
before use. Traditionally binded and covered in either leather or other animal
skin, but even a standard book of high quality drawing paper will suffice.
minor tool, a white hilted knife, sometimes called a Bolline, is used for
cutting herbs and any other use save magickal ritual in which the athame is
implemented. Many paths differ on the need for the Burin. Gardnerian Wicca
absolutely forbids the use of the athame for any purpose other than rituals.
Seax-Wica on the other hand finds no need for it. It is a tool either abandoned
or accepted by the various paths.
for various magick in rituals. Deemed necessary in some paths. The wand can be
made from tree branches or copper piping. Decorate it with ribbions or
stones....however you like.... some wiccans put crystals in the top of their
wand or staff.
by some in magickal rituals employing the vibrations of sound. For centuries it
has been thought to have certain magickal properties.