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Natural Wood Element Symbols - Blackthorn - Protective Portable Pocket Altar.

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Natural Wood Element Symbols *Blackthorn* Protective Portable Pocket Altar!

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This is a set of element symbols or quarter markers made from Blackthorn wood. The most well-known symbolic representations of Earth, Air, Fire, Water have been deeply burned into the surface of each chunky tablet, making an easily portable set enabling you to prepare sacred space quickly and in a very limited space. The Spirit piece bears the Faery Star symbol, making them perfect for anyone practcing Faery Wicca or celebrating rituals designed to honour the Fair Folk. These are ideal for anyone living in a small space who doesn't have room for a permanent altar, and are small enough to easily slip into your bag if you're heading out into the countryside. Blackthorn wood not only shows superbly rich colours once seasoned, but is also immensely tough, making it perfect for items such as these. It also has strongly protective qualities and should ensure that no unwanted "nasties" invite themselves to any ritual you may celebrate, whether within the confines of your personal living space or out in the wilderness somewhere. The flat faces are silky smooth to the touch, and the deeply burned symbols ensure they're a tactile as well as a visual delight. The bark has been left intact round each one, and the slightly rough texture forms a pleasing contrast with the smoothness of the exposed wood. I hardly need to say that, as usual, all the pieces were cut consecutively from the same branch, so they share the same energy.

These element markers are an extremely discreet way to turn regular living space into sacred space; they can be placed in the appropriate part of your home in a "feng shui" kind of way, they can form or be part of your altar display, or just brought out when you're performing ritual. They can be made from any wood I have available and in almost any size you prefer. This set shows the most commonly used elemental symbols, but there are at least two other sets of elemental symbols I can use in order to make them truly "secret" sigils, either because you don't want people seeing "witchy" symbols or simply because you like to be different! The pentacle can be replaced with a Faery Star (septagram), a bindrune, Dragon'e Eys, Sunwheel, or pretty much any other symbol you'd like, or it can be left out altogether... after all, your personal presence is meant to provide the "Spirit" part of the equasion!

Also known as Quickthorn or Sloe. Blackthorn provides very strong protection, especially of the home, and can be used in magic to deter unwanted visitors. It is said to protect against malevolent magic. It can also be used in exorcism.

Size: About an inch and a half across and half an inch thick.
34-38mm x 12mm.

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

Please be aware that some countries do not allow the importation of any wooden items that still have the bark attached. It is up to you to ensure that an item is not in breach of the customs regulations of your country before you buy.

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

Natural Wood Element Symbols - Blackthorn - Protective Portable Pocket Altar.


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: blackthorn, quickthorn, sloe, tree, branch, wood, bark, burning, oil
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