“To the hill I wended, deep into the wood, a magic wand to find, a magic wand found I.”
-The Lay of Skirnur
Abracadabra! Come on admit it, you know you’ve done this. We’ve all heard those magical words. As children many of us would pick up a stick wave it in the air with a SWOOSH! We would then invoke those words hoping to magically produce something out of thin air. It transported us into a world of magick.
When you think about wands, one's mind automatically envisions magicians, witches, wizards and sorcerers. We have all come to know iconic wand wielding characters such as Merlin, Gandolf, the three fairy godmothers in Cinderella, Glinda and even the three witches in Macbeth. But Wands have actually been around for millennia with historical documentations dating as far back as the 9th century BCE. Ancient healers would at times use a wand to aid them in casting out evil spirits from their patients. As simple as they may seem, wands are a special tool used for certain magickal rituals. In some traditions the wand represents the element of Air, in others it represents the element of Fire. It is used to concentrate and direct our energy from the power that resides within all of us.
Although traditionally wands were made of Wood , they are available in a wide in a variety of materials. Some of the most beautiful wands are created by Abby Willowroot . The attention to detail is exquisite with many featuring beautiful crystals in a wide range of colors. Or maybe your aesthetic leans more towards a Handcrafted Wand which are all ethically sourced from the forest floor. No matter the type of wand that you choose, it is personal to each witch and is considered an essential part of your spiritual practice. Use yours in good health and remember “intent is everything”.