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Natural Wood Bullroarer - Rowan - for Magical Protection.

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Natural Wood Bullroarer *Rowan* for Magical Protection!

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This bullroarer is made from a truly beautiful piece of Rowan wood. 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.

I chose Rowan wood because of its strongly protective qualities. The wood shows some stunningly beautiful colours and grain patterns, and is silky smooth to the touch. I rarely have Rowan wood this large, and I don't think I've ever had any with such stunning colouring: I don't have too much of it and I'm getting through it quite fast, so if you like what you see don't leave it too long before deciding to buy! It 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 or the hassle of trying to find it in the undergrowth!) I use waxed cotton cord because unlike most 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. It is made from wood that was organically grown and ethically gathered, 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.

Rowan is very protective, especially against lightning and evil witchery, and can be useful in healing. It is said to increase psychic powers and bring power and success. It is allegedly the best wood to use if dowsing for metal. It is also the traditional choice for Druid's staffs.

Size: About eight inches long, one and three quarter inches wide and a quarter of an inch thick.
204mm x 44mm x 6mm.

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 animals or people it will hurt, and if you bash it against things like walls, ceilings, furniture or trees then something's likely to get damaged.

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 Bullroarer - Rowan - for Magical Protection.

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: rowan, mountain ash, witchen, wytchen, tree, branch, wood, oil, waxed cotton cord
  • Feedback: 1279 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
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