Mind & Spirit | 27 June 20167 Tools for Magical Purposes Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Beginning your journey with witchcraft is as close as a few simple tools and some instruction from an expert. Anastasia Greyleaf’s Witchcraft: A Handbook of Magic Spells and Potions will guide you through the process of using potions, spells, charms, magic rituals, and incantations to effect great change. Before getting started, though, you’ll need a few precise tools. Here are 7 instruments to gather prior to starting your magical career. Instruments of Witchcraft 1. The Magic Wand To make a magic wand, go in search of a rod of wild hazel which has never borne fruit; its length should be nineteen and a half inches. When you have met with a wand of the required form, touch it not otherwise than with your eyes; let it stay till the next morning, when must you cut it absolutely at the moment when the sun rises; strip it of its leaves and lesser branches, if any there be, using an enchanted knife if possible. 2. Smudge Stick A smudge stick is a bundle of herbs that has been dried and affixed to a stick or staff. It is then set aflame and used to heighten the efficacy of spells and chants. It may also be used to fumigate objects in order to clear their pasts and prepare them for magical use. 3. Boline Knife A boline knife is a white-handled knife used to describe the circle and inscribe candles and other magical articles. The boline must be forged on the day and in the hour of Jupiter, using a small piece of unused steel. Set it thrice in the fire and extinguish it in the blood of a mole mixed with the juice of the pimpernel. Let this be done when the Moon is in her full light and course. On the same day and in the hour of Jupiter, fit a horn handle to the steel, shaping it with a new sword forged thrice as above in the fire. 4. Pen and Ink The instruments one uses to complete spells are of the utmost importance. If possible, craft a quill thusly: Pluck the third feather from the right wing of a male goose. 5. Doll Baby (Voodoo Doll) To make a doll baby (voodoo doll), fill a small cloth sack with herbs and flora as well as any personal objects from its original likeness and use twine to fashion a head, arms, and legs. 6. Wish Box A wish box is a magical object that helps wishes come true. You can obtain your wish box from a sorcerer, carve one out of wood, or even fold one out of paper. Inscribe wishes, goals, and desires on separate sheets of paper. Fold the paper as many times as possible and place in the box. Meditate. 7. Silken Cloth When all the instruments have been completed, they must be gathered into a costly cloth of silk, whereby they may be preserved clean and pure and may thus be more efficacious. As long as it be not black or brown, the color is indifferent. Buy from an Online Retailer US: UK: Featuring a host of information about witchcraft throughout history, this book features magic, spells, potions and voodoo, and much more, all highlighted by more than one hundred black-and-white illustrations. Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.