Handmade and wrapped with copper & crystals by Anne Cheng from Gatineau.
The wand is an iconic symbol and came into use in Wiccan ritual through the influence of ceremonial magic. Of course, despite all the depictions in popular culture, it is not the wand that causes magical transformation, but the practitioner, who charges the wand with personal power.
Like the athame, it is used to direct energy, but in a somewhat more subtle, gentle manner than the swiftly decisive knife. The wand is often used in Wiccan ritual to invoke the Goddess and God, and may be used to draw magical symbols in the air or on the ground. It can also be used to draw the circle within which the ritual or spellwork is performed.
The wand is associated with the element of Air in some traditions, due to its association with trees and because it is often waved in the air. Other traditions associate it with Fire because it is traditionally seen as an agent of transformation.
Birch - Birch is an excellent wand for purifying and cleansing with grounding properties. This is a good wand to use while saging and other ritual work where you want to ensure negative energies are removed.
Oak - Oak wands bring vitality and long life. To the ancient Celtic people, oak was the protector, provider, benevolent king of the trees. Utilized as a healing wood, and grounding considering its strong connection to the earth.
Maple - Maple holds the wisdom of healing, love, longevity, abundance and practical magick. It is also known a traveller’s wood. An excellent wand for any cleansing, divination and luck spells.
Copper - copper has the ability to conduct spiritual energy back and forth between individuals, crystals, auras, the mind and the spirit world. It is also used for its healing properties in improving circulation of blood, increasing energy and detoxification of the body.
- All wands are approximately 18 to 20 inches in length
*All crystals are attached to the wood by using balsam fir sap as the glue.
**Does not include wooden tray in pictures