Posted by Cormac O'Dwyer on 7/5/2015 to Occult Weekly
The Practicing Witch has quite the full closet of tools and materials, with skeletons ideally not included. Some of these instruments, such as the Essential Oils and black-hilted knife, have great utility, while others hold more of a symbolic value. Between all of these, the most misunderstood tool is the Bell.
Let alone its significance within the Wiccan Faith, the Bell has great significance in many different cultures and religions. It is one of the oldest representational and functional apparatus known to human civilization, and even before any true society was formed! In fact, there has been evidence of man using bells during the Copper Age - over 5,000 years ago!