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    Re: What ritual tools do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jembru View Post
    I have an unfinished blog that was meant to be the last in my series and explains how everything ties together in my regular practice. It got stupidly long though and I never got around to cutting it down to under 1000 words, or splitting it into two. If I do post it though, the Mother's Milk is mentioned, although I don't describe how to do the ritual.

    I was thinking about adding this ritual to the Big Thread of Liturgy and Devotionals though. I think it would be nice if we could all add our core rituals to that thread.
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    Re: What ritual tools do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jembru View Post
    I have an unfinished blog that was meant to be the last in my series and explains how everything ties together in my regular practice. It got stupidly long though and I never got around to cutting it down to under 1000 words, or splitting it into two. If I do post it though, the Mother's Milk is mentioned, although I don't describe how to do the ritual.
    Posted it and I even added the details of the ritual! It was still too long when I split it into 2, so it ended up being 3 posts.

    The mother's milk is in part 2 if you don't want to read the whole thing. I elaborate on the wok a bit in part 3 too.
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    Re: What ritual tools do you use?

    Been pondering this one for a bit and it occurred to me I use tools at times but more in the sense of vessels to carry more than as tools themselves. It's like I use candles but as a vessel for fire more than as a candle when I can't have an actual fire (or smoke) itself or coals for scrying. As such it is for the actual flame not as a representation of fire, so I might also use something else that produces a flame besides a candle. I use a bowl or chalice when I can't have open water present though most times it seems my rituals / ceremonies tend to occur when there is a misty rain or a light fog. Very seldom will I use crystals or salt to represent earth as my rituals / ceremonies are always outside and within the earth itself or upon a large rock. So seldom is there ever a symbolic representation of the elements of earth, water, fire for me via the athame, chalice, candle, etc in my practice.

    For me I do not consider offerings to be ritual tools so I do not consider them as such when I ponder ritual tools. About the only thing I use with any regularity that I consider a ritual tool is my sword and staff.
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    Re: What ritual tools do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by thalassa View Post
    And why [do you use those objects]? What role do they have for your path?
    The various ritual objects, the music that the instruments make, and all of the other aspects of the rituals, all work in conjunction with eachother, to draw in a deity called the cosmic spirit of virtue, or a particular facet thereof, into the ritual environment, and into the souls of the participants.

    That serves two purposes: the primary purpose and the secondary purpose.
    The primary purpose is to feel the cosmic spirit of virtue, or a particular facet thereof, touching and flowing through one's soul. There are a variety of rituals because the cosmic spirit of virtue has a variety of facets, though all of such facets share the same fundamental characteristics. The secondary purpose is that by doing so, one's soul becomes infused with more cosmic spirit power, which leads oneself toward becoming able to perform more powerful forms of magic.
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    Re: What ritual tools do you use?

    In light of the fact that this topic can be interesting, it is being restored.

    Note that it is a page and a half shorter, reference the missing argument and I infract you.
    Note that whether you call a ritual item as object/tool/instrument/implement/holy-relic/slice-of-universal-pizza/etc is a semantic question that apparently breeds idiocy. Waste space on it and I infract you.
    Note that excessive and pointless sniping got this thread killed once. Attempt to repeat history and I infract you.
    Note that this is your only warning. Fail to heed it in even the slightest manner and I infract you.

    Note that this thread was closed once so it did not reach the point of me writing infractions. I have doubts that restoring it is good for its participants. Prove my doubts correct and (say it with me now) I infract you.
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    Re: What ritual tools do you use?

    For myself a tool is anything that I find to have a certain spiritual connection to myself. It might be a shiny stone,a feather,a piece of Chrystal,a ring that I have had for a very long time. I think we infuse a part of our own spirit in some things. There is a ring that I would not part with,and will take it to my grave with me. Nothing expensive,just a silver Pent ring,it seems I have had forever. I did NOT buy it myself,but it was a gift from a departed friend.
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    Re: What ritual tools do you use?

    I use my brain as a ritual tool.

    Other stuff is just an aid to using my brain in particular ways.
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    Re: What ritual tools do you use?

    My main tools are candles and incense, because they're so simple but they're an effective meditation tool. My biggest problem now is that both are banned in the dorms, so I'm saving for a lava lamp.

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    Re: What ritual tools do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chessa View Post
    My main tools are candles and incense, because they're so simple but they're an effective meditation tool. My biggest problem now is that both are banned in the dorms, so I'm saving for a lava lamp.
    A lava lamp as a meditation tool sounds pretty cool. I haven't come across that idea before.
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    Re: What ritual tools do you use?

    College has taught me to McGuiver just about anything into a tool I can use. Next week I'll show you all how to call the elements using only coffee grounds, bubblegum and a paperclip!

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