|The Witch's Athame
The Craft, Lore & Magick of Ritual Blades
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 magic, this book helps enhance your Craft and appreciation of such a versatile tool.
“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
"Solid, accessible, and a genuine pleasure to read. Mankey is sure to teach you something, no matter how long you've cherished your own ritual blade."—Thorn Mooney, high priestess of the Foxfire Coven