Aspergillum

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Aspergillum

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

A ritual implement used to sprinkle, or "asperge," holy water. This is usually part of a consecration, whether of a human prior to, or as part of, a ritual or of an object, such as a talisman. The aspergillum is often simply a bundle of herbs, which are dipped into the water and then shaken to dispense the droplets. But many Witches and magicians will make an aspergillum by setting a small bundle of sticks into a handle and perhaps decorating that handle. The resulting tool is then formally consecrated before use and becomes one of the Witch's working tools.

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