Magic Wand - Wiccan Wand - Avocado Wand - Wands - Wicca Wand - Witch Wand
Many think of them as wiccan wands, but there has been proof that well before the wiccan expansion of paganism, some cultures used wands. It's one of many ways of directing energy and power during spellwork and ritual. Are they magic wands? That, my friend, is entirely up to the sorcerer :)
To explain the Florida (place of finding) Avocado Wand, it is best to refer to a blog I wrote two years ago and is still available to read. Before I go into that, this wand is cm (15 in) long and was made by my daughter, Rhiannon, who really enjoys working with the Avocado wood. She also pyrographed a tree around above the handle and polished with linseed oil. Now, onto the reasons why it's so magickal!
I had written (and some of it is quoted from Wikipedia, which will be duly notated):
"Persea is a genus of about 150 species of evergreen trees belonging to the laurel family, Lauraceae. The best-known member of the genus is the avocado, P. americana, widely cultivated in subtropical regions for its large, edible fruit." – Wikipedia
"Avocado/Persea is a sacred tree of the Egyptians. The ancient Egyptians usually made their wands out of acacia or persea (avocado tree), and the wood cuttings should be used in sacrificial fire – just sacrifice the branches, nothing else, please." - Speaking of Witch Wands, blog by Isabella
There is more to it but some parts I thought best to leave out just in the event somebody tried it out themselves. The Egyptians made WANDS! and out of Avocado! I can certainly understand why because this wood is a dream to work with after fighting the knots and bark off from Oak...and the surface is almost silvery looking with such a lovely smoothness and an aroma when sanding not unlike that of Rosemary. I hear that the leaves smell like Anise when rubbed but I haven't had that pleasure yet.
The gender of the Persea/Avocado is Feminine, Planet is Venus, Element - Water, Deities are Thoth, Seshat, and Osiris.
It is simple and elegant and lovely to hold. You can feel a subtle powerfulness when holding it. It has been stripped of bark, sanded, rubbed with linseed oil and then polished with our Speaking of Witch Wands beeswax wand polish.
You will receive free shipping to US customers. If you are in a different country we ship Priority International for $26.95. You can estimate your total in your currency by using the Google Currency Converter which should not vary much, as the exchange rates only vary by a few pennies here and there.
You will also be sent a 10ml pot of our own Speaking of Witch Wands Beeswax Wand Polish (also shown here: http://etsy.me/2aOb6oD) at no additional charge. We now also include a parchment with loads of information on wands, such as history of wands and how to consecrate your new wand.
Please see our Wiccan Wands section http://etsy.me/27wVV9n for our entire range of magic wands
This is a one-off wand and will not be repeated, as is with all of our wands.
Thank you for looking and many blessings!
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PLEASE NOTE: Although we believe all of our magical items work as intended, we are required by law to state they are sold as curios only.
We provide the tools, you must provide your own magic.
You must be 18 and older to purchase from us.
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NOTICE: Essential oils/potions can not be returned.
We do not accept cancellations. We are happy to change the item for a different one, or give a voucher for the amount spent on order you may use it at a different time for a different item. You will still be accountable for postage/shipping.
Every item found here is handcrafted by Isabella, Alexis, or Rhiannon unless otherwise stated in the description. Alexis does accept enquiries for custom art and crochet work, Rhiannon will take bespoke wand orders, and Isabella is always happy to create a bespoke wand, herbal blend, oil blend, jewellery item, or whatever takes your fancy, just for you and the purpose it is intended for.
We keep our per item charge very small for light items, so you really don't need to ask us to combine items for a lower shipping price. You must keep in mind that if we find we've overcharged you by 2.00 or more we always refund the overcharge. In many cases, particularly for international orders, we actually end up not charging enough but we would never think of asking the customer to pay for our mistake. Our heavier items are charged by calculated weight to your country or your US zip code, therefore you should be charged exactly what it costs to ship and if you asked us to "combine an order for shipping" we would only come to to the same conclusion.
We are always happy to change a charm on a pendulum or anything else we can reasonably do to make your purchase more tailored to you. Just send us a convo about the item and what you would like. If we have what you want, we're more than happy to make the necessary changes.
Bespoke orders: We are always happy to accept bespoke orders. Tell us what you are looking for and we'll make it happen,,provided we have the wood you prefer for a wand or smudge fan, etc, that you're requesting. We shall keep you informed every step of the way with photographs of your item, pricing for special crystals or other adornments so that you can approve or disapprove each thing we do. When it is ready, we shall send the final photo for your approval, list your bespoke/special order in your name, send you the link and the once you have paid, we'll post it the same day if at all possible or by the following morning. It is our solemn promise to keep you completely informed and happy with what we create for you.
We do not offer gift wrapping and packaging on the whole, however, we are happy to do a special gift wrapping service for those who contact us prior to ordering. There will be a small fee involved, therefore, if you wish for us to gift wrap your order, please let us know and we shall make as special order, including gift wrapping, just for you!
We are always happy to create special items for our customers! If you want a custom carved wand or smudge fan handle, please contact us 2 months prior to the event such as a birthday if you're ordering for that purpose.
Bespoke wands can take up to 2 months to create, depending upon your request. Personalisation, at this time, is only available on wooden items by pyrography.
If you should order a specially made item from us, we keep you informed of progress every step of the way with clear photos. All choices are yours, such as crystals, design, etc
When you are happy we shall place a special listing in our shop for you to purchase your item.
Please bear in mind that we do not accept custom/personalised items returns. Many thanks
All essential oils/potions are created in the US and may only be sent via ground delivery because essential oils are flammable. For this reason, we can't post to other countries.
Please be advised that P&P may be slightly more expensive for essential oils/potions and may take a little while longer to arrive. However, we will only ship legally and safely as we're honour bound to do.
NOTICE: Essential oils/potions can NOT be returned.
We only offer First Class post, however, if should need an item more quickly, please convo me for quotes on Priority, Priority International, Express, and Express International.
Get your quote before purchasing and we can change the listing to include your special postage amount.
We do not not combine shipping as there isn't a need for it as you might need on eBay. Etsy takes care of the combining of items just as any online shop does.
We set our small per item fee to make up the difference in the increased heaviness of a parcel when a customer orders several items. This saves us time by not having to re-figure postage for larger orders. Then, Etsy does the rest by totting it all up and you have your postage fee!
Should we get it wrong, we always refund our customers if the shipping overage is more than 1.00. More often than not, it is we who underestimate and end up paying part of customer's postage :)