The Witch's Athame by Jason Mankey
The Craft, Lore & Magick of Ritual Blades (The Witch's Tools Series)

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Full of practical applications for both the circle and the home, The Witch’s Athame shows you how to utilize the ritual blade to its highest potential. Discover everything you need to know about finding the right athame, personalizing and consecrating it, and using it in your practice.

Tracing this impressive tool from ancient times to the present day, The Witch’s Athame presents the symbolism, history, and modern uses of the ritual blade. Also featured throughout are “Getting to the Point,” short segments of wisdom by knowledgeable writers. From contemporary athames made of stone and crystal to folklore about knives in magic, this book helps enhance your Craft and appreciation of such a versatile tool.


“The most complete book on the ritual blade that I’ve ever seen. An informative and fun read.”—Christopher Penczak, author of the award-winning Temple of Witchcraft series

"Solid, accessible, and a genuine pleasure to read. Mankey is sure to teach you something, no matter how long you've cherished your own ritual blade."—Thorn Mooney, high priestess of the Foxfire Coven


About Jason Mankey

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Jason Mankey (California) is a Pagan blogger, a columnist for the Ipinion Syndicate, and a writer for Patheos. He has journeyed across North America to various Pagan and Magickal festivals, where he talks about rock and roll, Pagan deities, and various aspects of Pagan history.
Published January 8, 2016 by Llewellyn Publications. 153 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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There are times when Unearthing the Magic tries a bit too hard to be all things (I didn’t really need an overview of death deities from various other pantheons) but the magic is solid and it’s obvious in his prose just how much Prower loves La Santa Muerte.

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“Summer vacations” are always nestled in-between Memorial Day and Labor Day, and for some reason I’ve never understood, it becomes OK to wear white again when the calendar turns to September (actually you aren’t supposed to wear white after Labor Day).

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(Until 1821 Santa still generally travelled by horse.) The picture of Santa painted in The Children’s Friend is far more stern than our modern Santa, but it’s recognizable.

Dec 17 2013 | Read Full Review of The Witch's Athame: The Craft...