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  • Just Starting Out?

    2 posts, 2 voices, 416 views, started Jan 22, 2009

    Posted on Thursday, January 22, 2009 by Rena Bennefield

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    • Garnett
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      Tools You Need To Have In Your Closet

      The Bell
      To ring in the beginning and ending of a ceremony or ritual.  

       Amulets
      To symbolize and connect with specific energies for specific ceremonies. For instance, some of us casting healing spells will wear an amulet made of malachite or emeralds to connect with the green healing energy of the divine forces.  

      Atham
      To symbolize masculine energy or the God force of the Divine.  

      Baskets
      Used to present offerings such as rose pedals, sage or tobacco to the spirits.  

       Bowls
      Used for holding salt, water, oils and other mixtures  

       Broom
      For decoration, sweeping energy, or a spiritual barrier such as “Jumping the Broom” keeping the negative or unwanted forces out of a space.  

       Candles
      All colors, shapes and sizes. Different colors will be used for different castings, rituals and ceremonies, so be sure you have a variety of colors available.  

       Candle holders
      Make your altar interesting for yourself. You may have a particular set of candle holders you like to use for one type of ritual, but you may not feel they are appropriate for another.  

       Cauldron
      Everyone needs a mixing bowl with which to combine energy and essences of nature.  

       Crystals and Gems
      Different crystals and gems hold different energies. You may want to keep a variety of crystals in your magik cabinet for various rituals.  

       Divination Tools
      From a crystal ball, to Runes and Tarot cards. Keep your skills sharp, your mind interested and a variety of divination methods at your finger tips.  

       Herbs, dried plants and spices
      There are various combinations of herbs, plants and spices that add energy and purpose to your rituals. Learn the various uses and keep your favorites handy.  

       Incense
      Just like the herbs and spices, incense are used for cleansing, clearing, calling in energies and much more.  

       Lighters or matches
      Don’t get into the midst of a ritual and realize you have no way to light your candles or incense.  

       Magik Book

       {A Grimoire, Book Of Shadows, etc.}
      A journal to keep your favorite spells nearby, to record your experiences or simply to write your thoughts and feelings.  

       Music and Music Players
      Music of various types that bring significant spiritual meaning and energies to your sacred space.  

       Pentacles, Pentagrams
      Used for various purposes  

       Ropes
      For making a circle. You might keep various lengths at hand. A five foot rope for making a children's circle and a 10 foot rope for a private circle are examples.  

       Sea Salt
      For cleansing objects and using in your ritual ceremonies.  

       Statues
      Any objects that give you spiritual significance for an altar or ceremonial purpose.  

       Stirring Utensils
      Glass, copper, or wood, various types, sizes and makes.  

       Wands
      For projecting your energies to other objects, people or dimensions  

       Wooden Boxes
      For storing sacred objects, such as a deck of tarot cards or other specially consecrated tools



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