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« Reply #2: February 07, 2010, 02:25:35 am »

I've been thinking on the subject of the use of tools in ritual and I thought I'd pick your brains for a bit. Smiley Some questions:

What tools do you use doing ritual or other religious work?
How do you use them?
What do they represent?
How did you decide on them? (IE, are they tradition specific, historically informed, UPG, something else?)
Are there any special rules involved with them? (IE, no one else can touch them, you have to make them yourself, etc?)
How necessary are they? If you couldn't use your tool, are can you substitute/adapt, or do you just go without?

The only tools that I use are candles and crystals. Mainly crystals. Most importantly crystals. The crystals can represent anything that I need them too, be it animal vegetable or mineral. The candles are generally representative of the spark of life in the universe and, sometimes, the physical representation of an oath -light the candle, seal the oath. I have tried working with other things, but these 2 work the best for me by far. I can allow others to use them, but there is a lot involved in arranging it if they are to be used without my being there. If they are for a ritual with others and I am involved then it is not really a problem. I can work without them if I have to, but I then have to visualise my altar rather than physically using it.

 The best thing about most of my candle holders is that they are either made from, or contain in a setting, different types of crystal. Once a Crystal Witch, always a Crystal Witch!  Wink
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