Bells have been used for centuries in spell-crafting, removing unwanted or negative energies and to call spirits. Used to clear energy before, during and after a spell or ritual. It can also be used in rituals for magic and healing as you call upon Gods, Goddesses, deities, as well as elemental powers and energies.
The outer portion of a bell is referred to as the female. The hammer is seen as the male. Ringing a bell signifies and celebrates an occasion or moment in time and clears and purifies the space for this time. In addition ringing a bell can alter perception and awareness. Wiccan bells are rung to outline portions of rituals and celebrations.