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Blades

(None of these Categories are concrete, if they help with navigation or location of particular information, then they will have fulfilled their purpose. Such is the fate of Linearity in a Wholistic Cosmos.)


Athamé - When the term Athamé [in Aleister Crowley's 777 Tables of Correspondences see Dagger, key number 11] is used in reference to a Magickal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool and/or Focus it generally refers to a short knife with double sided blade, specifically made for general or particular Magickal Working, and/or consecrated to the same.

Bolline - When the term Bolline is used in reference to a Magickal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool and/or Focus it generally refers to a white handled knife, single edged to reflect it's working nature, and used in ritual purposes of cutting herbs, or engraving candles, etc.,specifically made for general or particular Magickal Working, and/or consecrated to the same. It is a physical reality working tool as differentiated from the magickal Athamé. The white handle is in reference to the Bolline's difference from the black handled Athamé. Occasionally the Bolline may also take the form of a miniature scythe, a curved bladed tool; in this form it is a magickal sickle used often to cut herbs and mistletoe

Burin - When the term Burin [in Aleister Crowley's 777 Tables of Correspondences, key number 15] is used in reference to a Magickal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool and/or Focus it generally refers to an engraving tool, specifically made for general or particular Magickal Working, and/or consecrated to the same. The Burin is a blade tool often made simply with a wooden handle carved by the user and a sharpened nail. Some very traditional Burins are made out of Flint or Obsidian, flaked on either or both ends to form a small chisel or grooving tool.

Dagger - When the term Dagger [in Aleister Crowley's 777 Tables of Correspondences, key number 11] is used in reference to a Magickal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool and/or Focus it generally refers to a short knife, normally double sided blade, specifically made for general or particular Magickal Working, and/or consecrated to the same, used to direct energy with more delicacy than a larger blade such as a Sword.

Sickle - When the term Sickle [in Aleister Crowley's 777 Tables of Correspondences, key number 32] is used in reference to a Magickal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool and/or Focus it generally refers to a curved hook shaped blade with a handle, archaically used as a harvesting implement specifically made for general or particular Magickal Working, and/or consecrated to the same.

Sword - When the term Sword [in Aleister Crowley's 777 Tables of Correspondences, key number 5 and 27] is used in reference to a Magickal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool and/or Focus it generally refers to a practitionor's Ceremonial Sword used to represent the component of Intellect and Knowledge in Workings and to help focus or direct the flow of the Energy created, specifically made for general or particular Magickal Working, and/or consecrated to the same. In most Traditions the Sword is considered to correspond to the Elemental Air Energies.




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