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This is a beautiful set of Witch's Runes made from a small piece of Ivy wood. I don't often make these, but when I do I'm always really pleased with them! There are at least two versions of divinaton tablets that are called "Witch's Runes", some have eight pieces and some have thirteen. I make the eight-piece sets, because I tend to think that if you're going to go for simplicity then you might as well keep it as simple as possible! :-)
This particular set is small enough to be taken everywhere, and the silky smoothness of the wood makes them a tactile delight. The warm tan of the wood enables the black symbols to show up clearly, so they're easy to read even in poor light conditions. The symbols are marked on in ink, ensuring that the flat faces remain perfectly smooth. I have a friend who absolutely swears by this form of divination. She had worn the paint off several sets of glass ones before begging me to make her some out of wood, and after three years of constant use the symbols are still perfectly readable, so don't imagine that they're not hard wearing enough!
Witch's Runes are not an ancient method of divination by any means, but they have proved to be remarkably accurate. They are relatively quick and easy to learn as there are only eight symbols, but that doesn't mean they give sub-standard information. Each symbol has several interconnected meanings, so your reading can indicate quite involved answers to in depth questions as well as a simple "Yes" or "No". I will include full casting instructions and interpretations with the set, as they're not so well known as regular runes and the information does not seem to be so easy to find. However, they don't come with a bag to keep them in or a casting cloth; partly because I don't like sewing and partly because any bag should be made by you, sewn by hand and preferably fashioned from a piece of your old clothing to strengthen the bond between you and them.
Ivy is good for love magic, especially if it relates to fidelity or constancy, and is said to promote faithful friendship. It is useful for anything to do with protection and healing and can be used for binding spells. It is said to provide protection from intoxication!
Size: No more than three quarters of an inch across and less than a quarter of an inch thick.
17mm x 19mm x 5mm.
They will come with a list of the magical properties of the wood, a picture and care instructions.
Because of their small size, these runes could constitute a choking hazard for pets or children. Please exercise common sense and keep your family safe.
All my items are, by their very nature, unique. They are grown, not made. They are all formed from twigs and branches lost naturally by the native trees in and around the perimeter of my totally organic garden. The wood is collected, identified, and sorted, then stored until properly seasoned and I can find a use for it. All the work is done by hand, with no electrical or other power tools of any kind involved in any part of the crafting process; just muscle power and elbow grease! Finally, each item is given at least two coats of organic vegetable-derived oil to protect and nourish the wood. This oil contains no chemicals or preservatives and is exactly as it comes from the press. I will not cut trees to get the wood, and if I’ve used prunings I’ll say so! I will not use power tools of any kind, and I certainly won’t use any artificial chemical substances such as stain, dye, paint, or glue. Everything will be given another coat of oil before dispatch, wrapped in paper, padded with shredded paper when neccessary and posted with their relevant literature in a stout tube, a custom made box or a high quality padded envelope to ensure safe arrival. Please dispose of packaging thoughtfully.