The Magick Toolbox is the first consumers' guide to over 20 categories of magickal tools that Wiccans and pagans use for magick and ritual. And who better than to write this book than Carl Neal who has been making and selling magickal tools for nearly 10 years? Here he reveals his own trade secrets for creating, selecting (buying), caring for, and using magickal implements. Full of down-to-earth advice, such as why you should you buy a cast-iron cauldron -- or build your own stone cauldron -- and how to use woodworking tools to create intricate pentacles, Neal also helps readers first understand how they plan to use each tool. Understanding a tool's use helps to determine what kind of material is best suited for the intended task, where to find the tool or how to make it, and, finally, how to use it and care for it.
The Magick Toolbox includes most of the implements a practicing ritualist might need: * Altar tools and athames * Bells and besoms (brooms) * Candle holders and censers * Cauldrons and chalices * Pentacles and pipes * Wands and staffs Neal also looks at other tools used in the practice of the magickal arts, including musical instruments, swords, scrying tools, tarot cards, and statuary.
Carl Neal has been a practicing pagan for many years. He began selling altar tools at small pagan events in 1995. By 1999 he was selling magickal tools and ritual implements, not only at events, but online all over the world. He is the author of Incense: Crafting and Use of Magickal Scents. Neal lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.