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Here are my top 5 Wiccan Supplies that I couldn’t live without!.
If you’ve read much of my blog you won’t be surprised to see spell candles in my top five Wiccan supplies! Not only are candles beautiful and atmospheric, they are inexpensive, and a great way to add extra power to your spells, rituals and meditations. By choosing a candle with a colour suitable for your spell, it can really set the tone. Candles are also great as they enable you to draw magickal symbols and sigils into the candle. Check here if you’d like to try some candle magick. In my shop I have both single candles, and packs of 10, as well as my mixed colour spell candle packs which are great for topping up your spell and ritual kits, particularly as you can specify which colours you need!
Again if you’ve read much of what I wrote you’ll know how much I love incense and the power that it brings. Something about smells seem to bypass much of the conscious thought process, I’m sure you’ve had it where you’ve smelt something that reminded you poignantly of someone or some time in your past – before you even had to think about it. The power of smells on the subconscious is what makes me so fond of incense since it can evoke emotions and mental states, perfect for spell casting and also relaxation, meditation and even invigoration.
Incense sticks are handy for trying out a new fragrance as they are inexpensive, but tree and plant resin incenses are ideal for serious use due to the strength and intensity of the smells, also I like the way they come from nature, I feel this adds extra power to any spell. One of my favourite joss stick fragrances is Nag Champ for it’s exotic and mysterious scent. My two favourite tree and plant resin incenses are Dark Amber, for it’s ability to help wash away sad thoughts and feelings, and Frankincense for it’s versatility, being able to be used for meditation, purification, luck and consecration as well as for blessing, energy, strength, visions, healing, meditation, power and courage!
Being a hedge witch at heart, I love using things that come from nature, particularly herbs in healing, spells and rituals. Herbs can be used within spells, mixed into holy water, sprinkled in a place that you want to cleanse or bring energies to, or even popped into a little bag which you can keep with you, perhaps to give you confidence, or help you with having prophetic or lucid dreams, or astral travelling.
To help me sleep I sometimes use Hops Flowers in a small organza bag near my pillow. When I want to have prophetic dreams I use a mixture of Star Anise, Yarrow and a few Hops flowers. Yarrow also makes a tasty tea which helps to increase your psychic awareness!
As well as being absolutely stunning and fascinating to look at, crystals possess useful powers, making them ideal for a Wiccan supplies kit. Sometimes I like to focus the energy of my spell into a crystal, (choosing one with suitable properties for the purpose of the spell) and then carry the crystal or gemstone with me till the spell has been sucessful.
Crystals can help focus the mind, and I still wear my blue sodalite bracelet which I bought for studying, as it helps to clear the mind and help you to think objectively. Rose quartz is my healing stone of choice, and can be got in tumblestones, wands or pendulums. Citrine is well known for it’s ability to encourage wealth, and a recent customer of mine advised me to put some in my wealth corner of my house (the furthest left corner of your home away from your door) as she says it works well for her, I’ll be trying this shortly, thanks for the tip!
As any Wiccan knows, being a witch is not just about doing spells and rituals, it’s also (in fact much more) about living your life in a good and happy way, doing the best you can for others and yourself. To be able to do this it’s important to have a clear and calm mind – at least some of the time! I often find a lot of mental chatter rattling around in my brain, so meditation is a vital tool for me. It helps me sleep, helps me when I am feeling tired or stressed, and also helps me to connect to my psychic side, particularly through being able to calm the mind.
I’ve already mentioned the value of frankincense and other incenses in meditation, but something else I use a lot is guided meditation cds and mp3s which help me to calm the inner chatter! If you’re looking to give meditation a go, I’ve got a selection of great tools including random healing things mala beads, tibetan tingshas and singing bowls so go ahead and bliss out today and feed your soul!
What are your favourite Wiccan Supplies and tools? What do you use them for? Let me know!