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hand crafted witches altar besom, or wall/doorway decoration for protection.
NOTE: This one is sold and thus these are a custom order and will take a day or two to make, yours will be a remake of this particular besom but will look very much the same.
.Halloween and Samhain inspired Altar Besom or Halloween Decoration! This little besom measures 13" in length and has been peppered with wisps of orange through out to go with the black and orange theme for Halloween or the Sabbat of Samhain
The broomstick was an important implement in the homes across Europe in ancient times. It was the only way to keep a home clean and sweep out the old.
One of the earliest forms of a broom was a besom broom. These were made of twigs tied to a handle and these would be made of various materials such as straw, twigs and even herbs. The shaft of the besom was round to represent the Tree of Life which was an important symbol to the ancient pagans.
Brooms were often found hanging inside dwellings with their bristles up as a way to ward off evil or negative energies as well in whole protect the home and all who dwelled in it. Brooms were also found hanging over doorways as a way to cleanse those whom would cross the threshold of any negative energies or if they came with ill intent.
The Witches broom is considered one of the few tools that holds the balance of Divine forces. That of both male and female energies. The phallic handle representing the masculine energies and the bristles to represent feminine energy. This is why the broom was often employed in handfasting ceremonies and still is today.
Traditionally the Witches broom or besom is a tool for clearing and cleansing of sacred space prior to ritual. During The Burning Times of Europe, Witches would use the broom to hide another of their very important ritual tools, the wand.
. It is also a tradition that brooms have been used by some as receptacles to harbor a particular spirit temporarily. This could be done to remove an unwanted spirit from one area and then release it far away in another place. Or it could be used to utilize the energy of a spirit for a specific spell when the broom is used as a wand
SHIPPING: Shipping is high because of the length and it comes in a mailing tube. I think the price of shipping is rediculous too and it p***es me off as well! I am happy to provide the reciept if necessary!
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