Tool time!

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?

Author: vitkimusings

A fifty-something Vitki living in the suburbs of Chicago. Follower of the Nordic Path for the last fifteen years. Student of runes for the last 23 years and seidr for the last seven years. Always learning and growing!

2 thoughts on “Tool time!”

  1. Don’t forget a most important tool: your self! (And a journal to help sort things out along the way)


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