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Common pagan ritual tools

In Paganism ritual tools, objects and talismans are used during ritual to honor the God's and to work magic. By using these items you will be able to direct energies to perform certain actions that will vary ritual to ritual. Your tools will vary depending on your own personal practice, what you're comfortable with and what items you prefer using. Not everyone will use the same items in ritual. What's important is to simply follow your intuition.

THE LIST OF COMMON PAGAN RITUAL TOOLS:

ALTAR

Your altar will be the center of your ritual workings and is a sacred space. No one altar is alike as everyone will have different preferences on what items they keep on their altar. Many altars will change depending on what rituals the person is working on at any given point and time.

See my handmade altars here

ATHAME/RITUAL BLADE

The athame is a knife or blade that can be used for blood sacrifices and  is commonly used to draw a circle around the ritual space. It is also used to harvest herbs you will use within your ritual practice. 

OFFERING BOWL

Your offering bowl will be used to give the God's offerings. This can also be used to store smudge sticks, incense and other consecration tools. While many use a Chalice for water on their altar you can also use a food-safe offering bowl for a more multi-purpose approach.

see my handmade offering bowls here

INCENSE

Incense serve many purposes. You can use it as an offering to the God's, for mediation, cleansing rituals and many will have medicinal properties if they are naturally made or wild harvested.

For burning incense at your altar you will also want an incense dish!

See my handmade incense dishes here

CANDLES

Candles can be used for mediation, for focus and are one of the most significant tools in Paganism. You can use every different color or scent of candle for a different ritual.

see my handmade candles here

ANOINTING OILS

Anointing oils can be used for consecration, healing and a wide variety of rituals depending on the oils. These are commonly used to write runes/bindrunes/sigils on the skin for different rituals.

see my handmade anointing oils here

ALTAR CLOTH

An altar cloth can be made of any material ranging from leather to cloth. To simply drape on your altar or used to transport your altar items to the outdoors for ritual.

see my handmade altar cloths here

RUNE SET

 Runes are used by Pagans in magic and divination.

see my handmade rune sets here

TALISMANS

A talisman can be any object you consecrate to use in ritual. From engraved wood, bone, a statue or larger ornate items. Commonly these are used in ritual and later given as an offering once a ritual is complete. Some talismans will be used as more permanent items on an altar.

FIRE SOURCE

A fire source is always needed for pagan rituals. For lighting candles, incense and burning offerings to the God's. This can be a ferro rod, matches or a lighter.

A FEW OTHER ITEMS TO CONSIDER:

BOLINE

CAULDRON

HERBS 

CHALICE

 STAFF

SWORD

BESOM

BELL

SPELL BOOK

HERB JARS

MOTAR AND PESTLE

LIQUID OFFERINGS

ALTAR TEXTILES (PURELY DECORATIVE)

CRYSTALS

ROPE

Visit my pagan ritual tool section for a wide variety of ritual tools.


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