Posted 14 February 2011 - 12:39 PM
I use a mortar and pestle. I have used a grinder for medicinal herbs, but for magical I prefer the M&P. I think it is the combination of force and form that creates magic - the witch harnesses a force and gives it purpose. For me, personally, I find it easier to concentrate on this using the male thrusting properties and the female "holding" or receptive properties of the M&P, to thrust into and pound something over and over, to grind going deosil or widdershins depending on purpose, gets me in that focused state to infuse what I am doing with my purpose and to pull in the force needed - I find a lot of my charging is actually done in the grinding/pulverising process. Also, during the process with an M&P I can draw sigils of symbols into the mix and work those in as well. I can chant and feed. I think I might use a metal-bladed grinder for an aggressive war-type working as the blade can be an implement of same, but for working with the power of the wort or resin I like to use one of my M&Ps. But that is just me, my old teacher used to use a coffee grinder a lot, lol.