Llewellyn Magick Blog: Making or Buying Your Ritual Tools?   2 comments

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From the Llewellyn Magick Blog, August 4, 2014:

Making or Buying Your Ritual Tools?

Every so often, usually in online groups or forums, someone comes along and asks if it is always necessary to construct your own magickal tools, or if one can simply purchase them instead.

Overwhelmingly, such a person receives the same answer: Of course you must make your own tools! Constructing the tools is part of the ritual, it is how you imbue the tools with your personal energy and link them to your psyche. To use a tool made by someone else, you are bringing in that person’s energy and any impurities that might come along with it. Besides, just going out and buying all of your tools is lazy—an indicator of our modern consumer culture of instant gratification and simply purchasing your way through the system rather than doing the work.

Some people are very adamant about making their tools—even to the point of losing respect for anyone that purchases them instead. They feel the necessity of constructing the tools from scratch with your own hands is an obvious no-brainer. For them, there is no reasonable excuse for lowering yourself to consumerism to obtain your tools.

But, are they right?

Read the Rest at:  http://www.llewellyn.com/blog/2014/8/making-or-buying-your-magickal-tools/

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Posted April 28, 2015 by kheph777 in llewellyn blog

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2 responses to “Llewellyn Magick Blog: Making or Buying Your Ritual Tools?

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  1. Hi Aaron, Great article. Making your own tools is a magical process in and of itself. But many people are simply not craftsmen. Nothing wrong in acquiring the tools you need from someone who can make them. Chic and I are often surprised by magicians who *insist* that everyone *must* make their own magical tools —especially when we have already made magical tools for them….

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