As a beginner in the craft, I was completely overwhelmed with all the tangible items involved in practicing. There are many that believe you don’t need tools to work your magic, but most traditions require the use of tools in some way to work the magick or perform rituals and spells.
When I first began there weren’t online marketplaces to go buy the tools I need with one click. Growing up in Indiana, I had to travel and dig around to find even a scrap of a witchcraft tool, and it made practicing that much more difficult. Luckily, Finding these tools for a good price is now easier than ever with online marketplaces and tools of the craft are available to anyone who wants it.
I decided to scour the pages of Amazon and bring you the best deals for witchcraft tools I could find. You can also find some of these and more in our Witchcraft Shop.
An altar cloth is used for designating the surface as a sacred space and the patterns and colors of the cloth itself has its own magickal connotations and purposes.
An athame is a ceremonial knife or blade used in spells and rituals and is considered part of a witch’s altar tools. Often a double-sided blade dull at the end. Not used for cutting.
Most often a cauldron is made of cast iron and is used to burn loose incense on a charcoal disc, to make black salt (used in banishing rituals), for mixing herbs, or to burn petitions (paper with words of power or wishes written on them). Cauldrons symbolize not only the Goddess but also represent the womb (because it holds something) and on an altar it represents earth because it is a working tool.
A wand is used to direct energies much like the athame. Charged with the witch’s energy, it becomes an extensions of oneself.
A chalice represents the feminine and is used to hold drink during a ritual or spell. Often a witch will drink from the chalice after pouring out some in offering to a deity
I’ll add more to my list as I find them, but in the meantime, check out the Witchcraft Shop for more!