My New Athame

Posted in News on November 13, 2009 – 1:34 pm
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While I was on my “quick trip” to Southern California for Samhain, I picked up my new athame.  I went to The Enchanted Crystal, which is up in Running Springs, CA. and was looking around, mostly for an athame, but well… it’s a New Age store, I”m a pagan, do I really  need to explain why I was in the store?  LOL!  Anyway, I saw this really great “hidden” athame, which looked like a tree but the top branch came out and was an athame.  I looked at the price and it was well within my budget.  AFter about 5 minutes of me staring at the athame, Zenah, the owner of the store, came up and started talking to me about the athame.  She asked me about what other things I had on my altar, and then suggested I look at other athames in the store for comparison.  That’s when she showed me this one!

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The entire peice stands about 18 inches to the top of the hilt of the dagger.  The dagger comes out of the dragons hand, which makes for a very impressive flare during a ritual.  The blade is dull and is actually a letter opener, but it’s heavy and feels good.  It’s made of stainless steel as well.  The dragon base is, I think, pewter or maybe ceramic.. I don’t know what it is, but it’s cool.  So there it sits on my hearth.  Since the new moon is coming up on Monday, I am doing a cleansing and consecrating ritual this weekend to bless and consecrate my new athame.  Then the next class that has a full moon, we’ll be doing a ritual and I’ll use my new athame in the ritual.  I can’t wait!

I’ve been looking through all my books and online to find a good athame consecration ritual.  There’s alot around, but nothing that really struck me as the right words/actions.  So I’m going to come up with my own.  I know that’s what I should do anyway, but I didn’t want to reinvent the wheel if I didn’t have to.  I’m lazy and pressed for time, so I didn’t want to try to come up with stuff.  But the Goddess wants me to and isn’t letting me get away with being lazy, so fine!  I’ll write my own damn words!  LOL!

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Which reminds me of one of my favorite pagan poems ever!

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Butt Prints In the Sand ~ Anonymous

One night I had a wondrous dream,
One set of footprints there was seen,
The footprints of the Goddess they were,
But mine were not along the shore.

But then some stranger prints appeared,
and I asked Her, “What have we here?
These prints are large and round and neat,
But much too big to be from feet.”

“My child,” She said in somber tones,
“For miles I carried you alone.
I challenged you to walk in faith,
But you refused and made me wait.”

“You would not learn, you would not grow,
The walk of faith, you would not know,
So I got tired, I got fed up,
And there I dropped you on your butt.

“Because in life, there comes a time
When one must fight, and one must climb,
When one must rise and take a stand,
Or leave their butt prints in the sand.”


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4 Comments

  1. Fae posted on November 14, 2009 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    I love the athame, that’s damn cool looking.
    I started to write you about that, and then I saw your favorite poem. Can I steal that from you and post it at some point? 🙂

    -Fae
    .-= Fae´s last blog ..Giveaway Preview, Part 4! =-.

  2. Kendra posted on November 14, 2009 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    Well… since it’s not my poem, and I don’t know who wrote it (it’s posted as anonymous all over the web), then sure you can post it anytime you want. heh

  3. Angela posted on November 22, 2009 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful Athame!!! I hope you find a good consecration ritual soon. Nothing like being frustrated when you can’t find the right words.

    BTW, I grabbed your button for my blog.
    .-= Angela´s last blog ..Updates, A Request, And A Parade =-.

  4. inannasstar posted on January 19, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Permalink

    love the athame, and love the poem.
    .-= inannasstar´s last blog ..Tough Shit Tuesdays =-.

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