Great Blue Sky

Great Blue Sky

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This one of a kind handcrafted wand is made of twisted desert sage brush and several optical quartz crystals from the Ron Coleman Mine in Arkansas. Each wand is assembled in one session of inspiration and focuses its power by the user intentions. 

 

Brief history of Wands 
One of the earliest examples of a wand-like instrument being used in sacred rituals comes from the ancient Zoroastrians. They used an instrument called a barsom in their ceremonies in order to solemnize them and represent certain aspects of creation.

In this tradition, a barsom is actually a collection of small rods or sticks that are bundled together and either held in one hand or placed on a special holder during the ritual. Ancient sources called these Zoroastrian priests magi, and over time they were conflated with astrologers, magicians, and sorcerers to those unfamiliar with their practices. This association could have carried over to their barsom, which served no practical purpose other than an ancient symbolic one, to their rituals.


The idea of the magic wand resurfaces in the Medieval Ages in the pages of grimoires, or magical books. The centuries directly preceding the Renaissance saw an explosion of interest in magic and the occult. The blending of science, religion, and occult thinking that would eventually kick off the Renaissance and then the Enlightenment had created a stew of diverse cultures that were mixed together in interesting ways.

 

Wands were introduced into the occult via the 1200s Latin grimoire The Oathbound Book of Honorius. The wandidea from the Book of Honorius, along with various other ideas from that grimoire, were later incorporated into the 1500s grimoire The Key of Solomon.