In Wicca and Ceremonial magic, practitioners use several magical tools including wands for the channeling of energy—they serve a similar purpose to the athame; although the two have their distinct uses. While an athame is generally used to command, a wand is seen as more gentle and is used to invite or encourage.
Though traditionally made of wood, they can also consist of metal or crystal. Practitioners usually prune a branch from an Oak, Hazel, or other tree, or may even buy wood from a hardware store, and then carve it and add decorations to personalize it; however, one can also purchase ready-made wands.
In Wicca the wand usually represents the element air, or sometimes fire, although contemporary wand makers also create wands for the elements of earth and water as well. The wand is most often used by modern Pagans, witches, Shamans and others in rituals, healing and spell casting. – – Wikipedia
Our wands are back…
Now each of our handmade wands comes in its own unique hand-crafted, satin lined box – complete with a parchment scroll that explains the magickal properties of the wood, as well as each adornment.
The woods include: Oak, Pecan, Poplar, Lilac and Ironwood. Adornments range from gems to magickal carvings and feathers.
No tree is ever harmed in the process of making our wands. The wood for our wands is always found and never cut from a living tree.
You can find our wands in our SQUARE store. And you can also see (and purchase) the wands in person at the Center for Symbolic Studies “Beltane Festival” on Saturday, May 3rd, from 1 – 10 PM on Stone Mountain Farm at 475 River Road Extension, New Paltz, NY . Rain date – Sunday, May 4th.