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Tools of Magick
Athame: Usually a black handled knife, double edged and strictly a ritual tool. Symbolic of the element of fire. Can be used for laying the circle and also represents the male aspect. Customarily used to assist with blessing of the waters of life in the chalice.

Boleen: Usually a white handled knife, used in ritual carvings and cutting, IE. magical symbols we may want to engrave on a staff, wand, candles, etc. so as not to harm the energy within the Athame.

Broom: Used for sweeping any negative energy from an area that the broom is cleansing, IE. house, room, circle, sacred space, etc.

Cauldron: Represents the gift of birth, death and rebirth, also knowledge and inspiration. The cauldron is the female aspect and is a symbol that represents water. May also represent fire.

Chalice: The chalice or cup is used to represent the female aspect. The cup is symbolic of water. It is used to hold the waters of life. Once the waters of life have been blessed during ritual, the chalice is often passed around so that all may symbolically ingest the Goddess and the bringing of the Goddess within.

Peyton: The peyton is a circular disk with a pentacle or sacred symbol inscribed on the face of it. The peyton can be made out of many different materials, in the olden days it was made of beeswax so that in the event that someone came around that may be a threat, it could be broken and tossed into the fire and melted down quickly.  It is placed at the center piece of the altar,  where all consecrations of salt and water occur, and other objects as well. It is also the focal point of the altar. It is the symbolic representative of earth and because of that it is of the female aspect.

Staff: Usually a wooden pole often of shoulder height, used basically the same as the wand. Like the wand the staff may be decorated with crystals, symbols, feathers, or just about anything that makes it your own.

Sword: The sword is another ritual tool that can be used as a tool for sovereignty and authority. It is like the athame a symbolic representative of the element of fire. It is considered a representation of the male aspect and can be used in the same manner as the athame.

Thurcible: (incense burner) A heat resistant, or preferably fire proof container used to contain a hot coal for burning incense. The incense is symbolic of air, while the coal is symbolic of fire. It is used to cleanse and purify the air within the sacred space, or used in the cleansing of a home.

Wand: The wand has been known as a tool that is gentle in nature and has the male aspect, it is the symbolic representative of air. It is another too that can be used for casting the circle, invoking and releasing the quarters, and casting of spells, and some have used this in place of the athame or sword in the performance of the symbolic ritual of the Great Rite.