Body, Mind & Spirit / Witchcraft
“The most complete book on the ritual blade that I’ve ever seen. An informative and fun read.” — Christopher Penczak, author of the award-winning Temple of Witchcraft series
Bless and consecrate this athame for my use.
May it serve me in all of my magical endeavors
and protect me from all harm in the magick circle.
In the names of the Lord and the Lady, so mote it be!
Full of practical applications for both the circle and the home, The Witch’s Athame shows you how to utilize the ritual blade to its highest potential. Discover everything you need to know about finding the right athame, personalizing and consecrating it, and using it in your practice.
Tracing this impressive tool from ancient times to the present day, The Witch’s Athame presents the symbolism, history, and modern uses of the ritual blade. Also featured throughout are “Getting to the Point,” short segments of wisdom by knowledgeable writers. From contemporary athames made of stone and crystal to folklore about knives in magick, this book helps enhance your Craft and appreciation of such a versatile tool.
Jason Mankey is a Pagan blogger, a columnist for Witches and Pagans magazine, and the managing editor of the Pagan Portal on Patheos. He talks about rock and roll, Pagan deities, and various aspects of Pagan history at Pagan and magic festivals across North America. Jason lives in California and can be found online at patheos.com/blogs/panmankey.