Body parts

People were afraid of witches, and were horrified of the thought of witches using bodies illicitly. Perhaps the most gruesome of a witch’s tools were the body parts she harvested for use in potions, talismans and spell-casting. Female witches were especially feared. As the ones who gave birth and prepare death rituals, women had access … Read more


Talismans are artefacts, object, design, or symbol that are believed to be endowed with magical or supernatural power, and to bestow it to their possessors. Talismans are frequently confused with amulets which are objects which passively protect the owner from evil and harm. Talismans have been discovered in all historical periods. The Egyptians and Babylonians … Read more


Pentacle/Pentagram The main Wiccan symbol is the upright 5 pointed star (called a pentagram), and a pentagram within a circle, (called a pentacle). One point of the star is generally aligned upwards, except when it refers to the second degree initiation or male principle . Satanists inverted both symbols and adopted them as their own … Read more

Neo-pagan Tools

Hardware which are used to perform Witchcraft rites often look like common household items. Although there is much variation among individual Wiccans and their covens, the following are typical: A primary tool, which is owned by most witches, is an athame or ritual knife. Used for many purposes, but never for cutting. It is either … Read more

Cone of power

Cone of power is the name to design the union of witches’ forces gathered around the circle towards the reach of a common goal. In parts of ancient Syria, the cone was a symbol of Astarte.   In Neo-pagan witchcraft it is a field of psychic energy or power produced in unison by a coven … Read more


Many superstitions existed regarding pins. For example, stray pins should always be picked up, otherwise, a witch will take them and use them in magic. Witches were rumoured to throw bent pins into their brews to break and cast evil spells. Witches blessed friends with prosperity and happiness by plucking a lemon at midnight and … Read more

Elf arrows

Elf arrows are stone age arrowhead-shaped flints found throughout Europe, the British Isles, and northern Africa. Elf-Arrows derived their name from the folklore belief that they were used by the Elves to kill cattle and sometimes human beings in their mischief-joy. Also called ‘pixie arrows’, according to British folklore. Medieval witches were thought to have … Read more


In folklore, witches use brooms to fly through the air at high speed and go to the Sabbath. The image of a witch riding a broomstick has then become a popular cultural stereotype. Nevertheless, the correlation between brooms and witches is not noticeable until the late 16th and early 17th centuries and has been  mostly … Read more