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Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Tools What They Stand For

Tools What They Stand For Cover
Sword male principle; symbol of God; energy pouring through; channel for energy from person doing casting - an active principle.

Besom Feminine; receptive; cleansing; some consider this a balanced tool as it is also phallic; sweep negativity from circle; gets rid of psychic garbage.

Caldron Symbol of Goddess; holds wine/ale/mead for large groups; represents the womb of the Goddess; represents the well; can also be used for the balefire; offerings tossed into it - receiving place for petitions, prayers.

Athame Personal little sword; male symbol of outgoing energy; preferable made of steel or iron; it is used to project your energy, draw quarters into circle and for casting. Wood or bone are good for the hilt.

Wand Can be used the same way as an athame; can also replace a sword.

Thurible Symbol of air; used to make the circle fit for the element; salute quarters leaving a doorway at each point. Cleanses the circle site and those present.

Fire Red Candle is used to represent the element of fire. Symbol of energy and power.

Books in PDF format to read:

Frater Fp - Sigils In Theory And Practice
Hermes Trismegistus - Book X The Mind To Hermes
Benjamin Rowe - The Book Of The Seniors

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