Tools And Treasures

You may need to collect some basic tools for your spells and rituals.

They need not be at all expensive.

Magick was traditionally carried out with the equipment of the home.

The broom for sweeping the magical circle was the besom used for sweeping dirt (and negativity) out of
the door and was stored with its bristles upwards to protect the home.

The cauldron was the iron cooking pot on the black kitchen range that served to heat the home as well
as for cooking.

Items often can be gathered from around your home: for example, a silver bell, a
crystal bowl, or a large wine glass.

Attractive scarves or throws make ideal altar cloths.

Car boot sales are an excellent source of magical equipment.

It may be a good idea to keep your magical tools separate from your everyday household equipment.

These items can possibly be kept in a large box or chest, so that you can keep them charged with positive energies for magical and healing work.

Some items, such as the pentacle, you can make from clay.

Herbs can be grown in pots or in gardens and chopped in a mortar and pestle.

Fresh herbs have more immediate energies than dried, though the latter are better in sachets and poppets.

Always bear in mind that the magick is in you, not in your tools.

A wand cut from a fallen hazel or willow branch in the right hands can be more magical than the most elaborate crystal-tipped one purchased from a New Age store.