Indian Plum (Oemleria cerasiformis) Wood Stem- debarked (20 inches long x 1/2 to 1 inch diameter)
A rough cut length of strong wood with the bark removed used for tool handles, wand, or other use.
Indian plum wood is exceptionally strong and fine grained often used for primitive arrows, spoons, combs, knitting needles, and fine detail carving.
The wand has been used for centuries by witches and other traditional cultures to help them create their magic, it is a precious tool and an integral part of a witch’s bag of tricks. The wand was and is used for healing as well as spells and magic, it can be used to charge a plant or herb with special powers of healing. The wand is used by the witch pointing the wand and directing the energy, often using silent word spells to empower the wand.
How to Energise Your Wand
First wash your hands, light incense and light a candle, run your left hand over your right hand, then your right hand over your left, keep doing this until you feel the energy building in your hands. Next pick up your wand in the hand you use for writing, close your eyes and imagine a stream of silver white light coming from the universe and entering the top of your head imagine it beaming down and coursing along your arm into your hand out from your fingertips and going into your wand you will literally feel the energy flowing as you charge your wand with power. Make sure when you perform the wand energising ceremony, there is incense and a lit candle, you can also use some oil essence to create the appropriate atmosphere.
How to Charge Your Wand
The wand works especially well for healing and enchanting, also for spell casting, the wand will unblock blocked energy and witches use it to heal and align themselves, they usually do this by touching the tip of the wand to their third eye and imagining silver light beaming through their body and clearing any areas where energy is blocked. The wand works on the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
How to Re-charge Your Wand
After several uses the wand requires re-charging, just as sleep recharges all witches, a well used wand needs to be re-charged. I like to re-charge the wand with the Sun, the Moon (when full), a crystal, always charge with the Sun first. As soon as you wake up place the wand outside for two hours with the crystal next to it and place a piece of paper with the words, “the power of the universe shall imbue this wand”, then in the evening do the same thing only you use the amethyst and leave the wand out all night. When you bring the wand inside use a smudge stick to seal the power in the wand.
Rune Wands You may also wish to inscribe rune symbols on your wand for extra strength, each rune has its own magical energy. below is a list of the runes and their magical strengths.
FEHU: Good Luck, wealth, money, property
URUZ: happiness, fulfillment, good fortune
THURISAZ: Good news, safe travel, inner strength
ANSUZ: Achieve goals, transformation, life changes
RAIDHO: Clear mind, journey, seeing through illusions, finding the truth