Every child knows which tools witches are using.
Witches have brooms to fly in moonlit nights through the sky.
They have big cauldrons in wich they make potions from herbs.
They use flying ointment to leave the earth, through the chimney of the hearth.
They have black cats as pets, or toads. And the witches do wear the black pointy hats.
They have imps and familiar spirits that do their bidding.
They live outside of the village, in their scary houses, near dark woods filled with wonders and horrible creatures.
All these symbols are rooted in our modern witch archetype.
But many modern witches use the elemental weapons from ceremonial magic in their rites, the athame, chalice, pentacle and wand. Many think that the archetypical witch tools are just fantasy equipment. But if you look closer to this tools and symbols, they tell you stories of the past and of their way to use them as modern witchcraft tools.
I will look at these tools and symbols in the next days to tell you the stories behind them.
Other tools Of the craft
The witches hat
The witches flight
Familiar spirits and witchcraft animals
The outcast witch
The witches woods