Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Coolest Thing I've Seen This Week

Omega Artworks is a sculpture and toolmaking crew doing some wonderful stuff. The truth is, as a Druidic occultist I have never had a great use for an edged magical tool. The only thing I can think of as a purpose for a magical knife in Pagan ritual would be for sacrificing, and us Reformed Druids don't do that any more. Of course one could still lay a sacred knife or sickle on the non-live-animal things we do offer - bread, ale etc.
If I had a sickle like this, I'd find an excuse to use it.

For grimoire mages, they stand ready to make any of the Solomonic tools, and lots of good examples are shown on their site. My only small complaint is that they've gone all Harry Potter with the shape of the Solomonic Wand shown here. Did wands ever have 'hilts' before HP? I don't think so...

Beautiful work... just beautiful.

1 comment:

ianphanes said...

Re: Wands with hilts...

The photo facing page 114 of Doreen Valiente's _Witchcraft for Tomorrow_ (1978) shows that she used a wand with a hilt.