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Witchcraft Terms and Tools – Wand

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A wand is a thin, straight, hand-held stick of wood, ivory or metal, generally with ceremonial and/or magical associations, although historically they have also had

Witchcraft Terms and Tools – Symbols

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Symbols are very important in Wicca, and in Neopaganism in general, as they are in most religions. Various different symbols are used by Wiccans, similar

Witchcraft Terms and Tools – Spell

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One of the most commonly attributed characteristics of a witch is the ability to cast a spell, which is basically the means employed to effect

Witchcraft Terms and Tools – Sex Magic

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Sex magic (or sexual magic or sex magick) is a term used for various types of sexual activity used in magical, theurgical or other religious

Witchcraft Terms and Tools – Sabbat

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Sabbats (or Witches’ Sabbaths) are the eight festivals celebrated by Wiccans and Neopagans, spaced at approximately even intervals throughout the annual cycle of the Earth’s

Witchcraft Terms and Tools – Ritual Circle

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A ritual circle (or magic circle) is a circle of space marked out by practitioners of many branches of witchcraft and ritual magic, either to

Witchcraft Terms and Tools – Potion

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A potion is a consumable medicine or poison believed to possess magical properties. It is a concoction used to heal, bewitch or poison people, made

Witchcraft Terms and Tools – Pentacle

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A pentacle is a kind of amulet or talisman used in traditional magical evocations and in some Neopagan magical traditions such as Wicca, alongside other

Witchcraft Terms and Tools – Incense

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Incense is a substance which releases fragrant smoke when burned, and is employed in many religious ceremonies and spiritual purificatory rites, as well as for

Witchcraft Terms and Tools – Grimoire

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A grimoire is essentially a textbook of magic, typically giving instructions for invoking angels or

Witchcraft Terms and Tools – Familiar

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A familiar (or familiar spirit or familiar animal) is an animal-shaped spirit or minor demon believed to serve a witch or magician as domestic servant,

Witchcraft Terms and Tools – Esbat

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[wise Within Wicca and other Wiccan-influenced forms of Neopaganism, an Esbat is a ritual observance of the full moon by members of a coven. Some

Witchcraft Terms and Tools – Curse

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A curse is any kind of adversity thought to be inflicted by a supernatural power, such as a spell, a prayer, magic, witchcraft, a god

Witchcraft Terms and Tools – Craft Name

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A craft name (or magical name) is a secondary religious name often adopted by practitioners of Wicca and other forms of Neopagan witchcraft. They may

Witchcraft Terms and Tools – Coven

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In Wicca and other similar forms of modern Neopagan witchcraft, a coven is a gathering or community of witches, a group of believers who gather

Witchcraft Terms and Tools – Cingulum / Cord

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A cingulum (sometimes spelled singulum) or cord is often worn about the waist by adherants of some traditions of Wicca (particularly the various forms of

Witchcraft Terms and Tools – Chalice

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A chalice is essentially just a goblet or cup intended to hold drink, but, in religious terms, it is specifically a cup intended for use

Witchcraft Terms and Tools – Cauldron

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A cauldron in general is a large metal pot or kettle for cooking and/or boiling over an open fire, with a large mouth and often

Witchcraft Terms and Tools – Candles

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Candles are widely used in Wicca and related forms of Paganism and Neopaganism, as they are in many other religions. Consecrated candles are frequently used

Witchcraft Terms and Tools – Boline

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The boline (also spelled “bolline” or “bolleen”) is a white-handled ritual knife, one of several magical tools used in Wicca and other practices of ritual

Witchcraft Terms and Tools – Black Magic

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Black Magic (or Dark Magic or Dark Side Magic) is a form of magic or sorcery that draws on malevolent powers, and may be used

Witchcraft Terms and Tools – Besom Broom

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A besom broom is the kind of broom traditionally associated with witches, and is one of the tools commonly used in the practice of modern

Witchcraft Terms and Tools – Bell

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The bell is a ritual tool of invocation and banishment commonly used in Wiccan rituals. The bell drives away negativity and keeps evil spirits at

Witchcraft Terms and Tools – Athame

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[ An athame (or athamé) is a black-handled ceremonial double-edged dagger, one of several magical tools used in traditional witchcraft and other Neopagan religions such

Witchcraft Terms and Tools – Amulet / Charm / Talisman

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An amulet is any object (usually small in size) intended to bring good luck and/or protection to its owner, or any object believed to hold