Tools of Power by Alan Tutt http://www.KeysToPower.com
In long history of religion, magick, and spirituality, there have been many different tools used to try and direct Power or gain cooperation of spirits. These tools have taken many different forms, yet their purpose and reason they worked have all been same.
Some of earliest tools of Power were pieces of wood, animal teeth, claws, shells, and other things that were found or collected. Part of reasoning that these tools may have a spiritual influence was connection they had to living things. Life has always been considered ultimate expression of Power.
Soon, however, other natural things were associated with Power, things like crystals, stones, and metals. Especially those that had a shiny surface, or were in some way out of ordinary. Of course, progression of items associated with Power didn't stop there, and began to include shapes, symbols, words, and other more abstract things.
In general, most of these tools of Power were simply kept as an amulet, with hope that Power of amulet would somehow rub off and create good luck for person wearing or carrying it. As 'technology' of spirituality became more sophisticated, basic elements (wood, stone, crystals, and so on) were combined into pieces of jewelry, 'rods of Power', and even idols. And of course, methods of using these new tools became more sophisticated as well, growing into full fledged rituals with dances, chants, costumes, and more.
But what makes these tools work? Do these tools somehow attract beneficial attention of spirits (or of Supreme Being itself)? Is there some higher scientific laws at work, like electromagnetism or radiation? Or is it all a matter of suggestion, and resulting effects of blind faith? The proponents of each theory are able to demonstrate viable evidence for each.
Of course, before we can answer this question, we must come to some understanding of where Power that is being used by these tools is actually coming from. Although it cannot be proved (if it could, why would we even need to discuss idea), it is generally accepted that true Power comes from a spiritual Source. The scientific community will generally identify this Source as a natural phenomenon like electricity or gravity, but even so, there is a Source of this Power.
Science is actually closer to knowing truth than anyone realizes. Quantum physics is finding that all matter is composed of a basic essence that is neither matter nor energy, but something unknown that somehow responds to thoughts and beliefs. And in field of psychology, scientists are discovering that human mind has far more potential than anyone ever thought possible!
In concise terms, Source of all Power is accessible to human mind, to animal minds, and to all forms of intelligence anywhere. Even inorganic substances like rock, glass, and air have a limited degree of intelligence. But in general, higher level of intelligence, greater degree of Power that may be accessed and used.