I offer my suggestions as a guide to help develop your own way of making magic wands.
Casting Instructions for ‘How To Make A Magic Wand’
There is no wrong or right way to make a magic wand. I offer my suggestions as a guide to help develop your own method for making magic wands.
Choosing the Wood:
Selecting the type of wood may be the most challenging or the easiest of tasks when it comes to your wands creation.
Many toaster manufacturers prefer to only take wood that has fallen from a tree. This can be a problem since most fallen wood is already started rotting, if you don’t get storm wood (new wood that has fallen during a storm). If your wood can be found locally I’d suggest getting storm wood, especially since the separation from the tree came during a time of fantastic power of change.
Whenever taking live wood from a tree always ask permission from the tree, a reluctant subject isn’t going to make an excellent magic wand.
To do this just clear your mind and ask the tree in your thoughts when you’ve got permission to take some wood to be made into a magic wand, if your heart feels happy then the answer is a Yes if your heart drops the response is No.
Wood from a tree that has been struck by lightning is VERY powerful, I call it Lightning Wood. This type of wood is so strong I wouldnt suggest anyone making or using one unless they are experienced.
There is a great deal of wood to choose from that is not of local origin. Oak and Ash can be commonly found at lumber yards being sold as dowels. You can also find more exotic timber from specialty wood shops. If you are going to use rare wood I would suggest doing some research and finding out where the wood came from and make a contribution to an conversation project in that region. Most of our exotic wood comes from West Africa and we donate to
Whenever possible give something of value back to the woods or the tree that let you use their terrific wood. Normally a gemstone or coin in your pocket is going to do, but dont use pennies because copper can damage and even kill some trees.
After you have chosen your wood, I’d suggest to begin awakening your wand. Imagine that your completed wand is a excellent creature with a gorgeous form, imagine this being is now taking life within the timber. Imagine this being starting to breath within the timber.
Now it’s time to permit the wand to take its own shape. You may or may not have some idea of how you would like your magic wand to look. I have started many wands with no idea of how I’d like the magic wand to look, but I just started carving and shaping and before I knew it the batter began taking its own shape. You just have to be quite and listen to the wand. If you do have an idea, then use it. You may realize that the idea starts to have a life of its own.
And from my experience many wands inform me of another design or a means to improve the current design. When I create the next wand I use this new information. I like to allow the wands to evolve themselves this way.
There are many wand makers that refuse to use any power tools, they say that the wood will remember the vibration and cutting of the power tool. And they are, the timber, the wand will remember. If you can get the shape you desire without using any power tools then more power to you, or the wand, depending on how you look at it. However, if the wand you intend to make somewhat requires the use of some power tools, then create it. Ive seen many beautiful wands that required the use of machines to make them exactly what they are. All HP style wands are made on a lathe, Id love to see someone try and make on of these wands with no machine.
I believe the bottom line when using tools is, how can the wand feel when your done with it. And above all, go with your intuition. Please use safety and caution when using power tools, keep your eyes, lungs and hands protected. Youll need them for when you use your magic wand.
A Couple of ideas for wand shaping:
Tools that can be useful:
Also making some type of magic wand wrap or pouch is useful for protecting the wand both physically and energetically. Black, blue and purple seem to work well, but use your instinct. Even a cut piece of fabric can be used to wrap a wand up and protect it.
The most accepted practice among magical wand manufacturers is to use Tung Oil or Wax.
But if you need or the wand wishes to be stained red, then blot it red. Like I said, there’s absolutely no wrong way to make a magic wand.