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Spiritwalker

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Making my First wand.
« on: August 24, 2013, 08:58:17 PM »

So, I've begun making my first wand, its a work In progress. Im making it from the branch of a tree (which I believe is a nispero or mango tree, I played under it in my childhood) that my grandfather cut off due to it getting to close to powerlines. I havent quite got a "real" bolline or athame yet; however tools are tools and i have stuck to using my pocket knife as a bolline for this.
My cat likes to mess with it a little too much when she can.

Any suggestions? (Patterns, carvings,stones, etc.)
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Re: Making my First wand.
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2013, 02:42:24 AM »

Looking good so far, just carry on the way your doing. Mine is was left natural and plain.
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Re: Making my First wand.
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2013, 10:14:40 AM »

Thanks for the feedback. I might leave it kind of like that; however I would really like to sand it down. I just need to get a sander or some sandpaper.
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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2013, 10:21:24 AM »

No, not a sander.... just sandpaper and do it patiently.
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Re: Making my First wand.
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2013, 11:19:07 AM »

The length should be from the tip of you middle finger the to inside of you elbow. What you use for a stone or crystal or stone will depend on what you are doing . Different woods have different properties in magic as well as the stones or crystals you place in them . For your mango or nispero tree you will have to do some research , unless someone here has used them and can help you .
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« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2013, 12:42:15 PM »

I could be wrong, but is Mango not associated with health and healing?
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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2013, 07:11:19 PM »

Don't know about the tree but the Mango fruit is . Could be in India where the tree is native ?.
« Last Edit: August 25, 2013, 07:12:35 PM by oldghost »
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Re: Making my First wand.
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2013, 01:03:53 AM »

I believe the Mango is sacred to Buddha.
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Re: Making my First wand.
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2014, 02:09:39 PM »

I too am making my first wand.  I found a stick from a beautiful Maple tree (left there just for me  ;)).  I did not know about the length of the wand that Old Ghost posted!  I will have to dig my stick up to measure it as I buried it in the earth for a bit.  I think I will leave mine natural like Draconis Rex did.  I looked up the magical property of Maple Trees (below) and like the "acquiring knowledge" aspect.


Maple has both Feminine and Masculine energy. Libra and Virgo consider this tree to be sacred. Associated with the elements of Spirit and Water. The great horned owl is the sacred bird of this tree.

Magical Properties: Some cultures primarily use Maple wands for spiritual healing. Maple is a traveler's wood. DragonOak recommends maple because it enhances intellectual pursuits, acquiring knowledge, and communication. Spells concerning art, beauty, binding, and abundance should consider using this wood. The gypsies believe Maple brings gold and that eating the seeds draws love.
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