All About Wiccan Supplies
Wiccan supplies are the supplies people need for their craft, and they are chosen depending on the personal tastes of the individuals. The supplies enable the individuals to cast spells, perform rituals, and engage in ceremonies. Each of the tools represent one of the five elements which are spirit, earth, water, air and fire.
The wiccan supplies are also referred to as altar tools, and can be the following:
This is a double edged blade or a dagger that has a mental blade and a wooden handle. It is used in rituals to mark sacred space and is associated with the element of air as well as male energy.
This is used as a symbol of the feminine and is a stemmed goblet although it can also be a simple bowl. This chalice is associated with psychic ability, water and the subconscious.
This is a small metal hand bell that is made of brass, silver and pewter and is used to punctuate parts of the ceremony, clear sacred space and welcome the deities. This bell is associated with the element of air.
This is also known as a peyton or pentacle and is used to open the elemental gateways, protect as well as bless ritual tools and food and evoke the divine. Altar tiles are made of wood, clay, metal or stoneware.
These are cloths that are used to keep the altar protected from dirt and grime, stray wax and embers as well as any other kind of damage.
> The Wand
The wand is considered by some people to be one of the most important wiccan supplies. These wands are made of wood and are used in the projection or in the direction of energy to a specific person, area or object. The element that corresponds with this is fire.
This is a ritual broom that is used to prepare the ritual space.
This is a tool that represents the feminine. Cauldrons are used to brew, burn as well as mix things. When it is used to burn offerings it represents fire and when used in the brewing of a portion it represent waters.
The alter has three candles a black one which represents the Goddess, a white one which represents the God, and a white candle which represents lighting. Candles are used for candle spells and this depends on the color of the candle.
> A Censer
A censer is a flame proof vessel used in the burning of incense, they are of various shapes and sizes. The vessel that is used as a censer can simply be filled with sand at the bottom so that it can absorb heat. This censer represents the element of air.
The crystal ball has been the longest serving wiccan tool. When used for divination purposes, the user gazes into the ball and pictures are then perceived either inside the ball itself or perceived in the mind’s eye of the gazer.
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