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Overview of the Lesson
Tools of the Craft
Do not wait; the time will never be "just right." Start where you stand, and work with
whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
... George Herbert ...
What are the Magickal Tools?
A witch’s magickal tools are a necessary component to the interface that happens between the practitioner and the energy and working that is to be accomplished. Their acquisition and subsequent use are important first steps in working magick. Your tools are used in ritual, can be incorporated into a meditation practice and help you in the training of the mind to accomplish what the Will desires. We'll take a look at some of the more commonly used tools in a wiccan practice.
The Elemental Connection
We acknowledge the presence of the elements within the physical and spiritual make-up of our bodies and we call upon these elements to enliven and move to a state of useable energy through the use of four basic tools. These are aligned with the energies of the elements and serve to deepen the connection between the outer and inner workings of the witch.
The Tool of Great Price
The Fifth element is that of Spirit. This tool is your own being. You, as the director, conduit and creator of the outcome of the working move energy first through the vehicle of your own body and then extend and direct that energy outwards and through the tools you are working with. You are the vital ingredient in the recipe for making magick.
Smells and Bells
Beyond the basic tools are those that work in conjunction with and act as enhancement to the work being done. These include incense, oils, candles and drums to name a few. We’ll take a look at the ways we incorporate some of these as staples in our Wiccan practice.
Foundations of Practice
Our focus in Foundations of Practice this month will center on the care and keeping of the magickal tools you’ve acquired; consecration and dedication of the tools and meditative practice to deepen your energetic connection to them.
Reading and Resources:
Check out the Suggested Reading this month for additions that will give you ideas for finding, crafting and personalizing your tools. The Resource section has a few additions as well, with recommendations for stores that carry a wide variety and quality products for magickal work.
Grab your athame
your wand, chalice and pentacle.
Each holds the wisdom of
your will’s intent.
Each carries the insight
Of mystical journeys
Each carries the sigil
of your Highest purpose.
The Magick awaits your hand……….
Blessings Bright ..