Full of practical applications for both the circle and the home, The Witch•s Athame shows you how to utilize the ritual blade to its highest potential. Discover everything you need to know about finding the right athame, personalizing and consecrating it, and using it in your practice. Tracing this impressive tool from ancient times to the present day, The Witch•s Athame presents the symbolism, history, and modern uses of the ritual blade. Also featured throughout are _Getting to the Point,Ó short segments of wisdom by knowledgeable writers. From contemporary athames made of stone and crystal to folklore about knives in magic, this book helps enhance your Craft and appreciation of such a versatile tool.