Ritual Tools Through History
Ritual tools should be imbued with emotional memory. Either make them yourself or if purchased then do something to make them your own. Some people cleanse them in moon light while others take them to a favorite place and perform some sort of ritual.
Athames (Ritual Knives)
This Divine gateway has a draped cloth to represent the veil which separates the material from the spiritual realm. The seven candled menorah represents the seven heavens, that is, the seven sky-shells holding the celestial bodies (sun, moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn). The rounded arms represent these spherical sky shells.
(July 7, 2022) Athemes seem to have been used in rituals from ancient times. The Minoan trading tag on the left dating to 1700 BCE mentions them. It reads from point to flat (right to left):For activities which are not being revealed | (3 knives) for revealing.
The athames mentioned here are being used in a ritual to cut through the fog of the material realm to reveal the spiritual realm.
Bronze Ritual Cauldron from Salamis, Cyprus (650 BCE)
Object on permanent display at Cyprus Museum in Nicosia. Item number: T.79/202, 202[b]
Bottom of a Ritual Vase Showing Eagle-Vulture (Griffon) Cauldron from near Corinth, Greece (700 BCE)
Now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (Accession Number: 23.160.18) at https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/251362
Bronze Cauldron from Oxfordshire, England (1100 BCE)
This cauldron is now at the at Oxford University. (Item number: AN1928.324). Online at: https://britisharchaeology.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/highlights/cauldron.html
Chalices Represented the Feminine Underdome
This is unicorn bull seal (H97-3433/7617-01) dates to about 2200 BCE which is at the transition between Harappa Periods 3B and 3C.
Athame and Chalice as Used in Modern Ritual
Minoan Clay Chalice (2800 BCE)
Photo from Wikimedia Commons at: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:EM_I_fine_dark_gray_burnished_ware_chalice_from_Pyrgos_-_Herakleion_AM.jpg
Modern Ritual Supplies at Enchantment Alley, Urbana Illinois
Athames at Enchantment Alley
Cauldrons at Enchantment Alley
Chalices at Enchantment Alley