Triple Goddess

by admin on July 17, 2010

Triple Goddess

Triple Goddess

Since this article is written by a shop owner who earns her living (at least in part) selling you ritual tools, you might expect the answer to be "of course! And you should buy the most expensive ritual tools that you can possibly afford. They will make your magick more powerful." But guess what? Kestra tries very hard to give you the honest truth about her views about Wicca, Wiccan practices and ritual tools.

So, do you really need to buy ritual tools? "Need" is a very strong word. Of course you don't "need" to buy ritual tools. You can make just about anything you would ever need. For that which you can't make, you can compromise, for example using your finger as a wand or athame. Now if only we could use our finger to light candles like in Charmed :-).

So why DO people purchase ritual tools and ritual supplies? A ritual tool is used to help you to focus your energies. It is used as an extension of your body, to channel your energy into a specific task, or to "save" energies for use later. Examples are using your energy projected down a wand for consecrating an object, storing energies into a crystal, or drawing down energy from Deity into a statue.

Do you need to buy a wand? Not especially. You can find a stick in the woods and use it. However, if you want to "tune" your energies for a specific purpose, or use that extra "boost" of using a specific type of wood that corresponds to a particular Deity or a particular intention, either search for that wood on your walks through the forest, or purchase a wand of the appropriate type.

But what about an athame? Don't you HAVE to have that special Klingon dagger athame with the spines on the side as your ritual tool in order to make the most powerful circle? Well, uh..... NO. If you feel better with that kind of a tool, and it helps you project your energies best, then by all means, buy one, or even two. That way you'll have one for each hand. Can you use your wand in place of an athame? Sure you can. Can you use a dinner knife as a ritual tool? Of course. But there's something about beautiful athames that evokes something in the brain. Holding it gives you a special feeling of power that comes only with that particular tool. If that is the case with you as well, that is the athame you must have. You can always make your own, or use what you can, but there is just something special about the power you can channel through a really nice knife. Call me materialistic, but there it is.

What about those cool offering bowls? Yeah, they are nice ritual tools aren't they? Do you HAVE to use them? Course not. You can use paper cups, household bowls, anything else you desire to hold your salt and water (sea salt is best, but table salt will do if you have to). Do you need a bell? Well, you can try a water glass and a fork. That makes a nice "ding" if you can't afford a bell. Candles? You can always make your own. If you aren't that handy, however, votives are inexpensive. So are "chime candles." However, a really beautiful pentacle pillar or a Triple Goddess pillar can certainly set the mood, and bring your head into the appropriate ritual space. And, of course, there are the color correspondences that help your mind focus on the working ahead.

Now...do you really need to buy a cauldron as a ritual tool? If you're going to be burning incense on charcoal, you most definitely need an appropriate vessel for that. It would also be a very good idea if that vessel were FIREPROOF. Things that ignite, or ooze plastic goo all over your altar are not good choices, and I would imagine that your focus would be rather scattered as evil smells permeated your ritual area. Might be useful for a ritual celebrating the wonders of swamp gas, but likely not anywhere else. So if you decide to use a substitute for the good ole stoneware or cast iron cauldron, please ensure it will do the job.

So, if you don't want to buy your ritual tools and supplies, you CAN, with a bit of creativity and thought, make/find/use substitutes. Will your focus be as strong? That varies from individual to individual, as well as with the situation. If you find that a ritual tool makes a big difference, perhaps you should use it. Just please be certain that you choose the RIGHT kind of substitute to avoid unintended consequences, and uninvited ritual guests who arrive in a large red truck and wear strange robes with funny black helmets. Their favorite ritual tool is often called a "firehose."

Kestra is a Wiccan Priestess, Master Herbalist, and Reiki Master, offering the best in practical information, unique and useful altar tools and ritual supplies. Please check out her offerings at http://www.enchantedworks.com Guaranteed to not be your "same ole" Wiccan shop.

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Triple Goddess Chant

I am the Goddess of the Triple Moon, How does a male god make this planet better?

I have presided over the heavens and Earth for 40,000 years. I have been pushed aside in favor of my son, zeus,

For the last 4000 years you have worshipped a male god and look what it has brought you. In my time there were different religions, but they all understood eachother and they all worshiped me.

Now, your one male god is the cause of havoc, mahem, massare and vile hatred. is this what you really want for your puny race?

By the way, I am not dead.
Rhea is oe of my many names, but how would Hitler know that?
Byhisgrace, I existed long before Satan, and long before Christianity.
Stephen M, did humans become evil and vile after te assent of the "father" god?

How do you make the planet better? Placing blame is solely a human trait not godlike. So you expose yourself to be sham by that statement.

Also, people have worshipped false idols for as long as they have worshipped the One True God. So I place the blame at your feet, not God's. You and the rest of the false idols are tools of satan, who brings hatred and evil into everything he touches. The Creator of the Universe is the sole reason we have lasted for this long. If we had to rely on false gods like you we would've perished about 30 seconds after we came into being.

And I pray for your twisted soul, that you may come to know Him - the One True God who is Life and Love.

UPDATE -
As suspected, you never answered me. How do you make the planet better? Why should I believe that you aren't the one who is responsible for all the enmity and bitterness?

BTW - you may want to ease up on the drugs a little bit, leave the planet Megalomania & join us back in this corner of the universe called Reality.

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