Original von 1949
Release 1999 (I-H-O)
auf Seite 3: "To make the sword
I need the burin, to make the burin I must have the consecrated
white-hilted knife, the witch's athame."
auf Seite 19: "We needed the witch's athame to fashion our tools,. so we went to the sabbath to try to borrow one ..."
auf Seite 92: "Morven stood there, her body rosy scented and vibrant from water and hard rubbing, holding a knife in each hand, the black-hilted athame and that with the white handle." ...
Meanwhile Morven thrust her athame into a chink in the floorboards, looped the strand she had plaited that morning over it, and fitting a piece of charcoal into a loop five feet six inches down its length, she marked out a circle, leaving an entrance north nor-west in it." ...
Morven then took the athame and with its point went over again all that he had drawn in charcoal, while he placed a lighted brazier of the same fuel at the due eastern point within the smallest circle."
auf Seite 96: "He purified it on the live coals and, with the white-handled knife, whose office was that of a tool as distinct from that of the athame used, by the witch to control spirits and work magic, he carved on the handle of the awl, which was to become the burin, these characters:"
auf Seite 98: " 'Seek ye the Witch of Wanda,' had provided him with the athame and the white-handled knife, the means to the ends they desired."
auf Seite 99: "She, holding her athame in her right hand, brought the point down upon the sword's blade and held it there to communicate increased power, while Thur cried in a strong voice: "I conjure thee, O sword, by the names Abrahach, Abroath, Abracadabra, Yod He Vau He, that thou serve me for a strength and a defence in all my magical operations against all my enemies, visible and invisible."
auf Seite 138: "Morven understood, and slipped out of her boy's clothes, and drew her athame."
auf Seite 139: "With solemn steps she paced to its edge, holding her precious athame erect in her right hand." ...
"As Morven raised her athame in blessing, there was a murmur from the people below: "Ahha! Ahha! Evoh! Ahha!" "...
"Once more she raised her hand and athame in magical blessing."
auf Seite 142: "She stepped backwards, keeping her right hand with the athame raised above her head, her left hand outstretched."
Seite 159: "Upon the altar lay the athame, the magic sword, the burin and the sprinkler, also materials for their work: four iron disks, two-and-a-half inches in diameter, already purified by fire, had been prepared previously." ...
"Thur took the magic sword and retraced all the markings with its point, for the painted circle has no power of protection, which comes from power of the magic sword or the athame."
auf Seite 161: "Morven took her athame, and while they held the points of their weapons on the first pentacle, Thur recited slowly and with the utmost intensity he could summon:"
auf Seite 162: "Morven with a gesture, she held her athame above it; while he held his sword in a like manner, he conjured it; saying: By all the powers and rites, I conjure thee, render this pentacle irresistible, O Lord Adonai."
auf Seite 167: "After a moment of silence he spoke again. "Jan and Olaf, you will need your swords; Morven hath her athame."
auf Seite 168: "In her right hand she held her athame, and she slung the handle of the basket on her arm."
auf Seite 181: "She and Jan mounted to the loft, here she re-drew the circle with her athame, leaving a doorway, then circumambulated three times sunwise, with a dancing step, as she did so calling on the mighty ones of the east, south, west and north to attend, then after dancing around several times in silence, she chanted;"
auf Seite 182: "Then, placing the point of her athame to his heart said: O thou who standest on the threshold between the pleasant land of men and the domains of the dread lords of the outer spaces, hast thou the courage to make the assay?" ...
"She then carefully closed the doorway by drawing the point of her athame across it three times, joining all the circles." ...
"With this cable tow in her left hand and the athame in her right, she led him sunways round the circle to the east, where saluting with the athame she proclaimed; Take heed, O lords of the watchtowers of the east." ...
"Then, clasping him round the body with her left arm, athame erect in right, she made him circumambulate three times round the circle with a half-run, half-dance step."
auf Seite 182: "With this as with the athame, thou canst form all magic circles, dominate, subdue and punish all rebellious spirits and demons, and even persuade the angels and genii." ...
"Next I present the athame. This is the true witch's weapon, it has all the powers of the magic sword."
auf Seite 188: "Then she prompted him to do the same with the athame, another kiss." ...
"Resuming her athame; and he carrying the sword, she led him round the circle, proclaiming at all four quarters."