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    Curious about people's favorite ritual items, cauldrons, wands, charms, etc. anything you simply cannot 'do without' in spell work.

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    Re: Favorite Ritual Items

    Can't do without? There isn't much that I can't drop off the needs list if I don't have it. I usually have some candles. I have some crystal containers that I put salt and water in that I picked up at goodwill. And a dragon table that's my alter, but totally not necessary. I have a wand, don't really use it. I have an athame, only kinda use it. And I have two little red chalices. That's about it, for me.
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    Re: Favorite Ritual Items

    Quote Originally Posted by Sagefire View Post
    Curious about people's favorite ritual items, cauldrons, wands, charms, etc. anything you simply cannot 'do without' in spell work.
    Truthfully there is nothing in my practice that I can't do without in my workings. I've found that when the need is there and the desire is there everything I've needed has been found in the environment at the time I've needed it. I've set up complete altar's in a matter of minutes in the forest from things scattered on the forest floor. Done the same from tidal debris at the shore line and odds and ends of shells with some drift wood.

    Not to say I do not have items I use. I just do not have any that I cannot get by without.

    It's like I prefer to use my sword (Samurai - Katana ) vice using a staff or wand. Actually I don't use a wand ever, never have. Since I use the long bladed Katana in place of a staff I tend to use the short bladed Wakizashi somewhat like an athame. But there are times I will use a staff, especially if I am in the woods. I also tend to use a Tine in those instances as well. Normally a 3 fingered tine is what I prefer, sort of like a trident. Currently without one but prefer hardwood over a softwood as a personal choice.
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    Re: Favorite Ritual Items

    Quote Originally Posted by monsno_leedra View Post
    Truthfully there is nothing in my practice that I can't do without in my workings. I've found that when the need is there and the desire is there everything I've needed has been found in the environment at the time I've needed it. I've set up complete altar's in a matter of minutes in the forest from things scattered on the forest floor. Done the same from tidal debris at the shore line and odds and ends of shells with some drift wood.

    Not to say I do not have items I use. I just do not have any that I cannot get by without.

    It's like I prefer to use my sword (Samurai - Katana ) vice using a staff or wand. Actually I don't use a wand ever, never have. Since I use the long bladed Katana in place of a staff I tend to use the short bladed Wakizashi somewhat like an athame. But there are times I will use a staff, especially if I am in the woods. I also tend to use a Tine in those instances as well. Normally a 3 fingered tine is what I prefer, sort of like a trident. Currently without one but prefer hardwood over a softwood as a personal choice.
    Katana is an interesting choice to replace a staff. Anything in particular lead to that substitution?
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    Re: Favorite Ritual Items

    Quote Originally Posted by MaskedOne View Post
    Katana is an interesting choice to replace a staff. Anything in particular lead to that substitution?
    Honestly I think it originated due to it holding all elements within or upon it. It represented Air as a natural usage, it represented earth from its creation element, it represented fire from it's birthing / creation and it represented water via its birthing and from the dragons engraved upon the blade. Due to how the blade is earth but also folded and bent it reminded me of the tectonic process within the earth. The forging process reminded me or the constant dynamic process of movement of earth energies, of the flow, ebb, rise and fall of the heat from the magma & Lava. Yet the dragon upon the blade reminds me of the same movements of water through the earth and air as both a solid and vapor or mist.

    As a shaman or practitioner I move within all the currents and am influenced by them. SO it just felt natural and right to hold the sword which was also a thing made of something that was also composed of all those influences but also influencing upon them.
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    Re: Favorite Ritual Items

    My only must have for ritual are my jewelry, which are more to help protect and focus me. Depending on the ritual there could be other must haves, like we usually want to have clean water and incense/herbs but, that could be worked around. Tools are nice but, they aren't what makes magic happen.
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    Re: Favorite Ritual Items

    Anything I can't do without? Myself...

    Stuff I really like to use? My not so tiny little baby cauldron (for burning things).
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