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Author Topic: Magickal Tools and Elemental Symbolism  (Read 3106 times)
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« Reply #1: January 31, 2009, 08:22:39 pm »

So, in light of the different takes on the tools' elemental correspondences, I was interested in hearing some arguments in favor of a particular set of correspondences.

All UPG, and not really an argument -- just my view.

Personally, I hold the wand as air and the athame (or knife, w/e) as fire. I have never been able to wrap my head around the other way, and I think it may be because I know logically that knives are forged in flame -- so they should be representative of flame, in my view. As for wands being representative of air -- well, honestly my particular wand is representative of all the elements. I carved it out of a piece of driftwood, so that's earth, air, and water right there -- the sunlight that I found it in or the fire of the blade I used to whittle it would be the fire. But it's a very light wand, and I found it on a breezy day. It speaks 'air' to me, while I know that it contains all the elements.

I suppose part of the reason wands speak air to me is that when I use one I'm 'waving it through the air' -- not really waving, but moving it. It sort of becomes one with the air when I use it.  Undecided Sorry, I've never put this into words before -- I hope my meaning is clear.  Smiley

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