What ritual tools do Witches use?
There are a wide variety of tools which Witches use. Each tradition, though, uses a different set of tools. Perhaps the ritual tool used the most is the ritual blade. Some traditions use common items used in everyday life, where as other traditions demand that the tools be hand-crafted by the person for the specific use in ritual. Some of the other more popular tools used are the stang or staff, the cup or horn, the cauldron, the wand, the cord, the bell, the besom, the stone, and the sword or spear. The stang has two forms: the horned staff, and the scarecrow. The stang in it’s form as a staff looks just like a staff that may or may not be topped with animal horns. The stang in it’s form as a scare crow is a wooden cross with the skull at the top of some horned animal (ie cow, deer), wearing a white linen shirt. This is the stang which is often used within the sacred area. It’s function is most often that of a boundary marker, and as a tool for connecting to the Homeland. It connects