A Complete Botanical, Magical, and Elemental Guide to Making, Choosing, and Using the Right Wand
Your Complete Guide to the World of Magic Wands
The wand is arguably the most iconic tool of the witch, and its powers are both legendary and practical, both symbolic and vital. The wand is the pen with which a witch writes her magic. And yet many witches, both young and old, don’t know how or where to find the specific wands they need (or allow the wands to find them!) for the magical jobs at hand. As high priestess and author Gypsey Teague says, “You can’t successfully perform a vast array of spells with a single wand any more than you can cook and serve an entire feast with a single butter knife. You must have more than one.” This book shows you how to create a whole toolkit of wands for use in your magical work.
YOU WILL LEARN
- how to construct a wand and understand its fundamental anatomy
- the names, spirits, and attributes of the many woods (and other materials) from which wands can be made
- how to craft and nurture a powerful partnership with your wands
- how to choose which wand to use for different magical purposes
Rooted in Teague’s extensive knowledge of plant science and ethnobotany, as well as her years of magical practice, the book examines the uses and benefits of each wand component (primarily woods, shrubs, grasses, vines, and some metals). It details each material’s associations to various gods and goddesses, relationships to specific types of magic, and the results a practitioner can expect to achieve from each.
You will find tips and resources for finding materials and handcrafting, as well as correspondence charts for easy reference.
“Finally, the work of the wand is receiving the attention it deserves as a tool in the magic of the witch!”—Orion Foxwood, author of The Flame in the Cauldron