This amazing starter kit has all the basics you'll need to set up your altar for some effective spellcasting and rituals.
This kit contains:
- Pentagram Incense Holder Altar Dish
- Elemental Stone Set
- Hand-turned Beechwood Witches Wand
- Witches' Clearing Bell
- Giant Soy Tea Light
- Duck Wishing Feather
- Bursa Bubo Sacred Shell
- Natural Rough Clear Quartz Crystal
Pentagram Incense Holder Altar Dish
This beautiful silver toned dish has handy holes for your incense sticks and can also be used as an altar dish. With a beautiful Pentacle design in the middle of it is the perfect centrepiece to any altar set up.
Elemental Stone Set
These hand painted glass gems bear the four elemental symbols as used in ancient alchemy. With them in your pocket you have signifiers for circle quarters or focal points for a working with elements wherever you go. Let them serve as a reminder that tools need not be complex to be effective.
Beechwood Witches Wand
Hand turned and wrought in magical birch wood, these wands were made by a small workshop in Oregon, USA. They can be used as-is for those who prefer a minimalist look, or they can be personalised in a wide variety of ways - stain or paint them, use pyromancy to burn in a design of your choosing - add wire wrapping, clay, crystals, Ribbon, feathers, bells, charms - the choice is yours.
The Wand is a tool synonymous with witchcraft and is used as conduit for power. This tool evolved from ceremonial staffs for kings and high religious officials. For ancient officials, the staff or wand was an overt symbol of power and authority, ranging from the rod of Moses to the scepter of a king or queen. A "wand" was also a unit of measurement in ancient times in the British Isles. In modern Witches’ practice, the wand has come to be used for directing or channeling mystical powers and energies. Wands are associated with the element of fire in the Tarot. The element of fire is associated with power and energy, and thus the wand is a tool for directing energy or the will. Wands are also heavily associated with magical transformation.
Witches Clearing Bell
The clear, healing tone of a bell can have a few different effects. The bell's vibrations can banish unwanted spirits and/or negative energies, call in positive, desired energetic influences, and/or simply clear stagnant energy in any space throughout ones home. Sound affects energy on a physical level - because sound is energy - and so the bell is both a physical and symbolic tool of the witch.
Bells are also used as part of many traditional witchcraft practices, you may choose to keep a bell on your altar and use it in your formal rituals. The bell is usually on the left side of the altar, where tools representing the goddess are found. In most traditions, it is associated with the element of air, though some attribute it to water because of the way sound waves ripple outward when the bell is rung.
In ritual, the bell may be used to invoke the goddess, and/or the elements. Some will ring it after casting the circle to seal the energy within, while others will ring it after releasing the circle to disperse any remaining energy. It can also be used to mark different sections of a longer ritual, such as the end of the invocations and the beginning of the main body of the ritual. Bells also make a lovely way to seal different kinds of spellwork. Outside of ritual, many witches like to hang one on the front door to guard their home.
Giant Tea Light
This generously proportioned tea light will burn for many hours and can be used to represent the element of fire on your altar. It can also be used for candle magic.
Duck Wishing Feather
Long acknowledged as sacred objects, feathers represent the element of air, and bring the magical properties of change, focus, communication, concentration and wishes. This ethically sourced duck feather has been dyed and hand painted with intention to boost your workings.
Ducks are most closely connected to the water element so a duck feather can represent this for ritual purposes. They represent emotional connections to others, comforting and protecting others and being emotionally flexible. Ducks are especially interesting in that they are creatures who are comfortable in all the material realms; Earth, Sky and Sea. Ducks are thus a symbol of freedom, flexibility and adaptability as well as the connections between heaven and Earth, spirit and material, the astral and the physical and travel and transition between these realms. Feathers are traditionally held as symbols of the element of air, so this one can be used to represent this element on your altar.
Bursa Bubo Sacred Shell
Imbued with the power of elemental waters, shells have long been held sacred as symbols of sea and fertility goddesses. You can use this ethically sourced shell to represent the element of water on your altar.
Clear Quartz Crystal
Quartz is known as the “Universal Crystal” because of its versatility - it is considered the perfect stand in for any other crystal needed in spellwork or ritual, but it is also prized for its own qualities as well. It is considered a cleansing and clearing stone perfect for protection. You can use this crystal to represent the element of earth on your altar.
These items are representative - in the event any of them are unavailable at the time you order, we'll substitute something suitable of equal/greater value.