Pagan and Magickal Terms and Definitions

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A white-handled knife (sometimes curved, somewhat like a hand-held scythe) used for inscribing, harvesting herbs, etc. In some traditions, the boline is separate from the white-handled knife and used exclusively in the garden.


A small sacred knife used to cut items during a ritual. In contrast to the “Athame”, a “Boline” usually has a white handle.