There are many different tools of witchcraft. The tools are robes, athame, sword, cauldron, chalice/cup, peyton, wand, broom, staff, boleen, and thurible. These tools have many different meanings while used in a ritual. Candles are part of the tools of witchcraft. They have many different colors such as white, black, orange, pink, yellow, brown, blue, gray, gold, silver, green, purple, and red.
All Wiccans set up altars in their homes. Most altars consist of the following tools: candles for the God or Goddess. Some could have flowers or milk set up to honor the deities, a censer for incense, and an offering of wine, or herbs. There are ten sacred tools of worship. A broom is used in rituals or magic. It is regarded as a tool for protection and purification. It usually placed over doors to prevent evil from coming in and to clean a circle before a rite is taken place or any magic is practiced. The wand is used for the drawing of energy to the circle and for invocation. The Censer is used to please the deities by burning incense. The cauldron is used to mix oils and flowers for spells and to light fires. There are two different kinds of knives: one is black and called athame, and the other is a white and called an abolline. These knives can be used for cutting and carving. The crystal sphere is believed by Wiccans to have magical powers for Full Moon Rites. The cup is used in rites and offerings. The pentacle is one of the sacred symbols. It is regarded as a protector and is hung above doorways. The pentacle is used in rituals to send for the God or Goddess. The Bell is the invocation device used to cast of evil spirits. The book of shadows is the most important tool; it is a spell book. This book not only includes spells, but invocations, prayers, and poems. Wiccans also use runes as a form of magic. Runes are stick figures that are from old an Teutonic alphabet. Tools are essential in practicing witchcraft.