Tools and Altars
Learn about ritual tools, such as the athame and chalice, and the Wiccan altar.
Acquiring Too Many Wiccan Accessories
When we first discover the Wiccan path, our enthusiasm can lead us to acquire way too many accessories. Can too much materialism distract from the spiritual? Find out how to scale back if your instincts lead you toward minimalism.
Book of Shadows Versus Book of Mirrors
Think of your Book of Shadows as a cookbook and your developing Wiccan skills as recipes to be written down and organized. Your Book of Mirrors is your personal journal, which details the results of practicing those skills.
How to Choose Your Wiccan Wand
The wand is one of the four ritual tools found on a traditional Wiccan altar. Thanks to the Harry Potter books and movies, everybody nowadays knows about wands. Just as shown in those books and movies, the wand is used to channel, focus, and direct psychic energy.
Starting Your Book of Shadows
When choosing the format for your Book of Shadows, you want something easy to maintain and well-organized for useful retrieval of information. Otherwise, there are as many unique ways to build a Book of Shadows as there are Wiccans.
Types of Wiccan Altars
There is no best way to put together a Wiccan altar, which will be as unique as the Wiccan who creates it, but here are the three most common types.
Use a Wand Or Athame Wicca Homepage | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Wicca Site Map
The athame and the wand are both phallic symbols used for similar purposes in Wiccan rituals and spellwork. If you must choose, which one should you get? That depends on you and your associations with each ritual tool.
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