St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1998. First Edition. Softcover. Octavo. xiii + 228pp, iipp averts at rear. Illustrated card covers. Warmly INSCRIBED on the Acknowledgements page by Chic and Tabatha Cicero, the editors of this text and to whom it is dedicated by the authors. From the publisher: "Most magicians agree that crafting something yourself, whether it be a set of runes or a ritual dagger, is more powerful than purchasing a similar item made by someone else. Now you can learn how to make your own magical wand, staff, dagger, and other tools when you follow the step-by-step instructions in The Crafting and Use of Ritual Tools by Eleanor and Philip Harris.
This book is truly a hands-on guide to making and working with a variety of sacred implements. It reveals every step of the way, including what tools you need, the different types of wood available, where you should do the work, explicit, step-by-step directions detailing how to manufacture them, and how to consecrate the tools after you make them.
Making your magical tools is not just woodwork. It is a loving process that helps you bond with the magical properties inherent in the wood. The consecration of the tool adds your own energies to it, creating a truly potent magical tool. The Crafting and Use of Ritual Tools will allow you to explore an ancient and fulfilling method of religious self-expression by fashioning your own ritual tools by hand. Incorporate symbolism from the magical tradition you follow, or select symbols from several different religious and magical systems." Light rubbing to covers, pages quite toned but no markings - overall a tight, clean VG+ copy. Item #70574