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Natural Wood Bullroarer - Antique English Oak - for Protection.

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Natural Wood Bullroarer *Antique English Oak* for Protection!

This is a stunningly beautiful bullroarer, made from a piece of rescued antique Oak wood dating back to the 1800's. Bullroarers are whirled round on the end of a length of cord and as they twist through the air they create a sound quite unlike anything else; an atmospheric hum that seems to resonate with the very bones of Mother Earth and can be varied with the speed of the swing as well as the length of the cord. They are used to call the spirits of the ancestors or local guardians, or to keep away any malevolent entities. Although most commonly associated with the Australian aboriginal people, artifacts like this have been found connected to many primitive cultures throughout the world and are increasingly being used by modern witches and pagans of all kinds to create sacred space.

It's cut quite thin, so it's extremely light weight and the course texture of the grain is a tactile delight. I've shaped the ends into my signature bullroarer shape, and as usual the edges taper to a blunt point all round. The wood came from an old table leg that I found on the burn pile of a friend of mine who restores antiques. When he buys items at auction he often finds odd or damaged items added to the lot in order to make it look as though he's getting a bargain, and this time he discovered a single odd table leg that didn't belong to any of the furniture. Luckily, I spotted it a couple of weeks ago, before it got consigned to the Jubilee Bonfire, and decided it's useful life wasn't over just yet!

This bullroarer comes with about four feet of waxed cotton cord, attached with a knot that won't twist loose (especially important if you want to avoid the hazard of high-speed flying missiles in your home, or having to try to find it once it's flown into the surrounding undergrowth!) I use waxed cotton cord because unlike most other types of cord or string it is braided, not twisted. Twisted cord will unravel over time from the constant twisting of the wooden blade in the air, which has a weakening effect on the cord as well as looking unsightly. However, even this type of braided cord will wear out eventually, and no knot is infallible, so please check it at regular intervals and replace it if neccessary.

As usual, all the work was done the traditional way by hand, with no help from power tools of any kind. Both the cord and the oiled finish are completely free of animal products and there are no metal parts.

I can make bullroarers from any wood I have that's suitable, either larger or smaller than this one, a slightly different shape, or with runes or other symbols burnt into the wood. I can also add a bead or toggle handle to the end of the cord to ensure it doesn't cut into your fingers during particularly energetic swinging and make it easier to hang on to. Just drop me a convo if you'd like one custom made to your own specifications, the only criterion for bullroarers is that the piece of wood be fairly thin and longer than it is wide.

Oak is known for its properties of strength and endurance, and can provide strong protection. It is excellent for magic to do with power or dominion, and can be helpful in spells to do with prosperity.

Size: Seven and five eighths inches long, an inch and five eighths wide and less than a quarter of an inch thick.
196mm x 42mm x 4mm.

It will come with a list of the magical properties of the wood, a picture and care instructions.

Please exercise common sense whilst using this bullroarer... if you bash it against people or animals it will hurt, and if you bash it against things like walls, ceilings, furniture or trees then something's likely to get damaged. It's not a toy but a serious magical implement to assist in your spiritual practice, and is not designed to be used by children or idiots. :-)

For a full list of the woods I might have available as well as their magical properties and a bunch of other stuff, check out my blog at: http://www.mazedasastoat.blogspot.com/

Natural Wood Bullroarer - Antique English Oak - for Protection.


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: oak, tree, branch, wood, oil, waxed cotton cord
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
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