hello im new too and wonder the same
Well, at least for me, the beauty of this forum lies in it's members. You can get lots of different and creative answers and all of them are mostly correct because witchraft is about doing what works for you. That's why I think that there is no such thing as "the best answer" in witchraft, it is just about what you think is the best. This forum can be a valuable resource but I would advise you to read as many books on witchcraft as you can (you can find a lot of free books in the Books & Resources section of this forum) and do a bit of research online. Just remember to take everything with a grain of salt, especially info from some random websites you can find on the internet. If you'll ever have any questions, don't be afraid to ask on this forum. Welcome to the coven and blessed be.
Thank you very much for your help.
@Little Spirit Walker 🦀 No problem
I am fairly new here as well and for myself I have found that this is a great place to safely ask questions that you want answered. We are all here to help one another and grow as a coven with respect and kindness. there is a ton of helpful information within the forum and if you do not find what you are seeking don’t hesitate to ask a question as I am sure there will be one or many of us members who can either help answer your question or at least point you in the right direction to seeing your answer. Also welcome to the coven!
I'm new here too! I need help... I don't know how to post my own "status"?
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I'm relatively new to witchcraft, but I've been a practicing Norse Pagan for a couple years. I finally took the jump.
A lot of my questions are answered pretty quickly with a google search, but one thing it kind of eluding me: is it appropriate to have an athame that is NOT a dagger or sword? I have a strong connection with an old walking stick, and I consecrated it to the best of my ability, but when I searched the web for if that was an appropriate alternative, nothing really confirmed or denied my question.
Anyone have an answer?
Depending on your practice you dont even have to use an athame specifically! In theory, truly the only thing you would need for directing energy is your hands or fingers.
I personally use an athame because it helps me focus my energy better to the point, and I resonate a lot with a tool made of iron or some kind of metal (the idea of being forged in flame and strong etc)
Anywho, it doesnt necessarily have to be a sword or dagger - you may use a pocket knife, or a kitchen knife. But if you are that fond of the walking stick by all means use that!
Hope this helps!
I do have an old axehead I've been interested in attaching to the walking stick, but it makes using it in public pretty conspicuous/possibly illegal haha.
I do feel a strong connection with wood, and stone, and focusing my energy to my walking stick feels so natural. This does help and makes me relived I made an improper tool.
However, (to anyone eles who reads this) I am open to criticism, other POV and perspectives on this subject to both know more and get ideas.
Thank you @KaliMonsterr 😊
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