Tools for Wicca and Pagan

Your Wiccan Essentials
So then what items do you need for your Wiccan rituals? Well this isn't easy to answer because basically it all comes down to you and what you want to do. Some people love to have lots of items around them and some very few. To help you I have listed what I consider to be the essentials you will need to practise the craft. However I am sure you will add to these as you go!  First however let us have a look at all the different items their are this way you can decide what you would like to have for the craft.There are four main tools and they are the athame, the wand, the chalice and the pentacle.

This is a two edged knife and ususally has a black handle some witches only use the athame to direct energy and never use it to cut anything, others use it for all magical applications and some use it in the kitchen for cooking. There is also another knife called a Boline which is also used see Boline below.

The altar is your work space and really it is the first thing you will need to have for all your magickal workings, this doesn't have to be fancy or involve taking up a lot of room somthing simple and small is just as good and it is personal to you so choose what works best for you. You can be elaborate or simple the choice is yours.

Altar cloths
These come in all shapes and sizes and they are used on the alter, you can of course make them your self in different colours to represent each of the sabbats or just to decorate your altar

These are nature made objects used for protection or for magickal intent usually jewellery

Normally used to invoke the Goddess or to ward of negativity and some use it during a ritual to signify the begining or ending of a certain part of a ritual or spell.

Book of shadows
One of the most important items to have it is a book for all your magickal workings you should record all of your rituals, spells, thoughts and any other information you want to put in it. You can buy a fancy journal or have a ring binder the choice is yours as to how fancy you want it. I actually made my own which makes it special to me.

Is traditionally a white handled curved knife, used to cut herbs, sigils  into candles and cords, with in a cast circle. Although today not  always a curved blade, a Boline is a female knife and sacred to the  Goddess.

Sometimes called a besom, the broom is used to sweep away negativity and purify the space. You can of course make your own broom from birch twigs and using willow to bind it together. When doing handfastings couples use it to jump over to solomise their union. It is considered unlucky to move the broom from one house to another so if your moving house leave your broom behind and either make or buy another one for your new home.

Different coloured candles are used for many different spells and persoanlly for me you ca never have enough candles in all colours of the rainbow! See candles under the wiccan essentials on the left for all your candle needs.

Used for cooking, brewing and candle making the cauldron has many uses and a good quality one can last you many years.

This is used to burn incense always put some sand, or kitty litter into the base this will help to prevent cracking

The chalice is used for food and drink or you may simply place it on your alter and fill with water to represent the element of water

Diving tools
Black mirrors, tarot, angel cards, runes, numerology, I-ching and also a candle flame

Herbs can be used for magickal purposes for spells, having in sachets and their are many herbs these days see herbs on my link on the left. They are often burnt during a spell or a ritual

Incense burner
There are many different designs on the market and essential if you want to burn on charcoal and use good incense.

A pentacle is a flat disk and can be made of metal or wood it is inscribed with a pentagram. Personally I have two one is silver which I wear all the time on a necklace and the other is always on my altar.

Essential oils are used for anointing candles, tools, the alter and the body in spell working. All herbs and oils have their own energies and are essential for the craft.

Stones and Crystals
Tumblestones and crystals are also essential to the craft and their are many to choose from see my link for information on all the tumblestones.

Traditionally the wand should be made of wood and by the person who is going to use it, if your unable to do this then the wand you buy you should handle as often as possible to allow your energies and sending your thoughts into the object.


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