Foundations of Practice: Lesson Five


The Working Story

If you have already have some (or all of the basic tools) write down the “story” of where and how you acquired each and the feeling that you experienced the first time you used each. Add to your journal the “story” of any new tools as you acquire these.  Be sure to include the where and when. Additional notes can include any modifications or additions you made to them. If you performed a consecration ritual; write down the preparations made, the supplies used and what type of working action was performed.

If you are just beginning to start the process of seeking out your tools, begin by writing the vision you have of your wand, athame, pentagram or chalice. What type of materials would you like the tool to be crafted from? What color? Do some online searching to see the varied ways that these tools can be crafted. I have embellished and personalized some of mine further with the addition of a specific crystal or scribed a sigil (a magickal symbol that resonates to a specific energetic pattern) or design or pattern that resonated with into the wood of my wand or around the edging of my drum.

As you begin to work with these tools in the months ahead, record any changes you note in the way the energy is flowing between you and the tool you are using. Often the subtleties that are found in the energy your tool accumulates and your increased awareness of that interface and link when you work with it in a mindful way form the deepest connections to a specific tool. That tool may be your favorite one in the long run.

Practical Experience


This week I have prepared a very basic ritual that may be used to consecrate your tools. Feel free to edit, revise or rewrite as you are called. If you have all four of your tools ready to consecrate, you may do all in a single ritual. If you have already consecrated some (or all of your tools) it is good practice to routinely re-dedicate and consecrate them. Just as with any fine instrument of use, regular cleaning and fine-tuning makes the sound more enjoyable and effective.

A Simple Ritual for Tool Consecration

Spirit Flows

burning incense stick on black
This exercise is meant to give you the analogy of an image of the element of Spirit within you.

Spirit Flows

porta tra le stelle

A Pathworking of the Tools

This pathworking is intended to draw the energy of the tools you have been working with into a place of synthesis and resonance within your consciousness. Use this as often as you wish and be sure to record your experiences each time, as they will change and be a reflection of your progress.

Click here to begin your journey….

About themagickalpen

Robin Fennelly is an Elder within The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition and also serves as High Priestess of Coven of the Mystic Path. She teaches and facilitates classes for the Pagan Experience Study Group that serves as foundation for membership within Coven of the Mystic Path. Her spiritual journey is strongly rooted in both Eastern philosophy and theWestern Magickal systems from which she has formed a core foundation that is diverse in knowledge and rich in spiritual practice. A life-long learner, her practice has evolved from the classical and philosophical teachings of books, practical experience and enrichment of this knowledge base by attending workshops of various spiritual traditions presented by master teachers. Robin formally came to the Wiccan path in 1994. Following practice as a solitary for 2 years, she dedicated to Oak and Willow Coven of The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition in November of 1996. She received her 1st, 2nd and finally 3rd degrees within the Assembly Tradition. As a teacher of esoteric and magickal studies she has used Energetic Anatomy, Tarot, Astrology, Hermetic Qabala, Eastern Philosophy, and Numerology as the foundations of her diverse selection of workshops and writings for more than 25 years. Exploration of varied energetic protocol has been the focus of her work for some time now and the information gained through direct experience informs all of her magickal and spiritual work. Robin’s writings have been featured online, and in print Internationally. She has authored several books incorporating her unique style of writing making use of poetry, prose and pathworking to enhance the concepts presented. She has taught extensively throughout the Pagan community, including Sacred Space Conference, Spring Magick, Between the Worlds Interfaith Conference and Free Spirit Gathering Festival this Summer. Her most recent project is hosting an online blogging community entitled The Pagan Experience. Robin is the owner of Holistic Embrace providing services for mind, body and spirit such as Tarot readings, Astrology reports, Spiritual Guidance and other related offerings. She lives in Eastern Pennsylvania and her life is blessed by a 43-year marriage, five children and the opportunity to work in the field of public education. Robin's esoteric writings can be found on her blogs.
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