The Pentacle, a 5-point star within a circle, usually is placed in the centre of the altar. The pentacle is one of the most The Pentacle represents the Element of Earth and is the fourth major sacred tool. The Pentacle is the symbol of Witchcraft and is over 8,000 years[…]


Magical words, phrases, chants (see chanting) and incantations used in the casting of spells. Charms have been common since ancient times. Some charms are verbal—a phrase, formula or prayer—while others are inscriptions on paper, parchment, wood or other materials and are worn on the body. Still other charms combine phrases[…]


Usually an iron pot, the cauldron is a tool of witches and sorcerers (see sorcery). In European witch lore, the cauldron was the receptacle in which poisons, ointments and philtres were brewed. Wiccans may have cauldrons, but use them for burning fires and incense in rituals or for decoration in[…]


Candles have a long history in religious worship, magic and folklore. Candlelight repels evil spirits while attracting benevolent ones. In liturgy, they are offerings of fealty to a deity. In magic, candles are used in various rituals and spells. Beeswax candles were used in Egypt and Crete as early as[…]


The wand is a symbol of Fire and should be placed in the South of the altar. The wand is sometimes represented by a spear. Both the wand and spear, like the athame and sword, are male symbols. The spear, another Fire symbol, is not used in magick, except occasionally[…]

The Wand

Salt rituals are among the oldest forms of magick and salt can form the focus of magick for health and prosperity ceremonies as well as for psychic protection. The kind used is most usually sea salt and represents the Earth element. It should be kept covered and separate from domestic[…]

Witches Salt

Once you have prepared your elemental substances, you can charge your tools ready for use. If they have been bought, whether new or second-hand, you might also like to cleanse them first. You can also cleanse them after a formal ritual or when their energies seem depleted. If the ritual[…]

Charging And Cleansing Your Tools

The pentagram,  is one of the most sacred geometric forms in magick. Some witches wear a gold pentacle, a pentagram in a circle , on a chain as a sign of their craft. Each of the five points of the pentagram represents one of the five elemental powers, so that[…]


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