Rose Ariadne's Chitchcraft Blog

Dear Friends,

One question I am often asked by students that are just stepping onto the path of the craft, is where they can get their magick tools for spell working. Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to purchase your spell working tools from some secret magickal shop for them to be effective. Tools that you use for spell working can come from anyplace, and can be made from almost anything.

Finding the right tools for spell working is a very personal thing. A tool should speak to you. When you pick it up, it should feel as though it was meant for your hand. When you hold the tool, you know it is right just for you. Anything can be a tool in magick. A stick, a shell, a stone. Even more modern items that you would never imagine for spell working such as a regular cooking pot as your cauldron or a kitchen knife as an athame. One of the great benefits of being a modern witch, is that we have unlimited resources right at our fingertips.

Many of my absolute favorite tools for spell working are tools that I have found on my own outside in nature. I have various wands that are nothing more than uniquely shaped sticks I have found, seashells which perform a number of different functions and more stones and rocks that my supply cabinet can handle. I have taken standard kitchen knives that I have found at yard sales and crafted new handles for them to make them unique spell working tools, and have pieced together unique altar cloths from favorite, but worn out pieces of clothing.

Whenever I am asked where to find good tools for spell working, my answer is always the same. Open your senses and the tool will find you. I cannot begin to tell you how many times I have been walking along the beach, on a hiking trail or even just puttering around in my backyard, and have found a tool that has proven to be extremely valuable for use in my spells. The same goes for walking through any store. I always keep my eyes, and mind, open. I truly believe there is some part of me that looks at all objects and does not see them for their practical uses, but instead looks at them to determine what type of magick tool it could be.

Now mind you, I am not saying you should never purchase a magick tool from a store or person. There are many different tools available that can be quite beneficial to you. Buying a tool that has been mass produced does not necessarily mean it is without power. The power does not always come from the tool, but from the user. For the right person, any tool whether one of a kind or mass produced, will work effectively at performing the tasks that you desire.

The important thing to remember when finding an item to be used as a tool for magick, is that whether it is purchased or found in nature it still needs a proper and thorough cleansing and consecration before it is used. Both naturally occurring objects and those that have been manufactured can contain negative energies that will inhibit positive results, so a good cleansing and consecration is essential. However, once you have performed these rituals your tool will be completely yours to use and charged with your energy, so it should work well no matter where it came from.

You don’t need a lot of money or purchase fancy items to find tools to use for magick. Remember, the magick comes from within you, not from within your tool. The tool is merely a conduit that helps direct your energies where you wish. Have fun in choosing your magick working tools, and choose those items which speak loudest to you.
Brightest Blessings,

Rose Ariadne
Your Warm and Caring “Resident Witch In Charge”

Posted by Rose Comments 3


  1. Ami Sullivan says

    Thanks, Rose for all you do….Please keep posting and bless you for it….

    October 6th, 2009 | #
  2. hi rose hope youre well,I enjoy hearing from you as i’m sure for so many others. there is much to learn but with practice it becomes easier. I’m hoping you could help me with a problem I’m having,it cocerns my husband and he’s drinking problem.He surprised me 3 weeks ago by telling me he was just going to stop and he did for 3 weeks until this weekened when he decided that he needs one or two to relax after work. i need a good spell to end all that and I’m hoping that you can suggest one. Hope to hear from you soon.

    October 14th, 2009 | #
  3. Andromache says

    Hi Rose, I really love your blog. I’ve created webpage that shows how to make magic wands from sticks. Take a look:

    November 22nd, 2009 | #

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