Ritual tools have long been used by practitioners to aid in magical workings and ritual. They are both symbolic and practical, and help focus and direct energy for the purpose of connecting with the Gods. Thought to be an extension of oneself and a conduit for one’s personal energy, tools are commonly used to invoke and welcome deities and the energies of the elements to help perform magical work and to protect against unwanted energies while in a magical ritual.
Witches use ritual tools to direct psychic energies and perform specific actions in a Circle. In many traditions, some tools are owned individually, and others belong to the Coven. Well-made tools like those in this section can be handed down through the generations.