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Rare Natural Wood Bullroarer - Elder - Enhances All Magic.

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Rare Natural Wood Bullroarer *Elder* Enhances All Magic!

This bullroarer is made from a truly beautiful piece of Elder 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 for ritual and celebration.

It's extremely rare for me to have Elder wood of this size... the tree is simply much too useful to chop down. However, a couple of years ago a friend had to widen some gateways on his farm and was good enough to let me have some of the cleared wood. An Elder wand is excellent for casting a circle, so I thought that a bullroarer would be equally useful for creating sacred space. Elder is particularly attractive to the Fair Folk, so this would be perfect for anyone performing rituals designed to attract or honour the Fae. The wood shows a variety of colour and pattern; mainly a pale buttermilk or a creamy caramel, there is an uneven fine black squiggly line caused by spalting, and a multiple knot causing some delicious iridescence. It's cut very thin and is remarkably lightweight for easy spinning. It comes with about three 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. This is a truly beautiful piece, totally unique and as individual as you are.

The wood was organically grown and ethically gathered, I never cut wood for my crafting but make use of what has to be removed for reasons of tree health, vehicular or pedestrian access or habitat management. 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 for you 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.

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: Eight and a quarter inches long, one and three eighths inches wide and a shade over an eighth of an inch thick.
209mm x 35mm 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 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. It's a serious magical tool, not a plaything, 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, associated folklore and a bunch of other stuff, check out my blog at: http://www.mazedasastoat.blogspot.com/

Rare Natural Wood Bullroarer - Elder - Enhances All Magic.

Overview

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