Let’s talk a bit about the tools I use in my vitki work. Here goes!
Rune sets. Obviously. I have several. One for personal use, one to do readings for others, one for travel. I guess I am a rune hoarder. But there are worse things to collect! I also find each set has it’s own energy. The wood sets definitely feel different from the ceramic and stone sets. At least that’s my experience.
Gands. Again I hoard. I have gands of different crystals. Lapis for rituals seeking wisdom, rose quartz for matters of the heart, clear quartz for general healing. You get the idea.
Drums. I have two. They are both for different purposes. One for seidr involving contact with the dead, one for sessions acquiring wisdom. Have you figured out I’m a bit of a collector?
Smelly stuff. Incense and oils. They help serve as triggers to let my brain know we’re entering a different realm from the ordinary. Smell is a powerful trigger for me.
All of these tools are geared to getting me to a different place. They help transform ordinary to sacred. If I can’t make that leap my work is hollow and empty. Even for a simple rune reading I will at least create a sacred space using a gand. Seidr requires a bit more stuff for me to get results. But hey! Whatever works.
So that’s the short list of tools I find necessary to my work as a vitki. What’s on your list?