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
Jason Mankey is a third-degree Gardnerian High Priest and helps run two Witchcraft covens in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Ari. Jason is a popular speaker at Pagan and Witchcraft events across North America and Great Britain. He is the channel manager at Patheos Pagan, the world’s most read Pagan blogging site, and writes there at Raise the Horns. He also writes for the magazine Witches & Pagans. Jason is the author of Transformative Witchcraft, The Witch’s Athame, and The Witch’s Book of Shadows and the coauthor of The Witch’s Altar.