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Natural Wood Wand - Elder - The Witch's Tree.

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Natural Wood Wand *Elder* The Witch's Tree!

This is a simply beautiful wand made from the wood of that most magical of trees, the Elder. It's almost straight, with just a very gentle curve to prove that it's a natural branch rather than a manufactured dowel. The central core of fluffy pith makes it very light weight, with just one pair of knots at the centre and another at the very end to break the uniformity of the surface. One of the centre knots is quite large and impressive, forming a tactile bump, and at the handle there's a hollow allowing the easy placement of a gem or crystal if you wish. The wood reminds me of fresh straw, with the same mix of subtle neutral colours. The surface is silky smooth under your fingertips, making this an immensely tactile piece that just cries out to be stroked.

I think it would be very easy to underestimate this wand, and even to dismiss it as dull, bland or uninteresting; I also think that would be a huge mistake! It has a kind of calculated watchfulness about it, as if it's summing up the surroundings before deciding exactly how to react. It's rather disconcerting to have the feeling that you're being judged by a piece of wood! :-) I believe it would best suit a woman with a little experience of the Craft, although I think age would be unimportant.

Elder is the retreat of the Elder Mother, powerful matriarch of the hedgerows, woods and semi-wild places. She is the one who takes revenge on the despoilers of the countryside, and you cross her at your peril. It is said that you should never burn Elder wood on your fire, or the Elder Mother will burn your house down in retaliation. The wood of the Elder tree is especially highly charged magically, and can add power to any magical undertaking. Along with Hazel, it is said to be one of the best woods for wands. It is seen as a threshold tree, guarding portals to other realms, and legend has it that it never gets struck by lightning. It is believed that an Elder stick will kill serpents and drive away robbers, and the twigs have been carried during wedding ceremonies for good luck. It can be used for protection or exorcism rituals, and to bring healing, prosperity or sleep. It is particularly good for making women more sexually attractive to men, and for increasing the male libido!

Size: Almost eleven and a quarter inches long and just over half an inch thick.
284mm x 14mm.

It will come with a list of the magical properties of the wood, a picture of the actual wand and care instructions. There will also be a sheet of consecration suggestions for first-time wand buyers.

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 Wand - Elder - The Witch's Tree.

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: elder, tree, branch, wood, oil
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
  • Feedback: 1510 reviews
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