General Wand Information
Wand Use and Wand Creation.
What is a Wand ?
A wand is a tool, it is simply a means of focussing energy and intent to achieve an aim, for example if your intent is to assist someone in their healing and you happen to be holding a wand then your intent will be focussed by the wand. The wand could be of carved wood, of crystal, ornate in design or a plain twig given to you by a tree, all will focus the intent of the user to greater or lesser degrees.
Have you ever sat in a class room daydreaming and had the teacher point a ruler at you? If you have you will recognise the sensation of having focussed intent over unfocused intent direct at you !
If the wand is made of crystal or contains crystals in its make up then your intent will be amplified as well as being focussed. This results in an increase in your intent manifesting in your existence, so take care when focussing your intent particularly when holding a wand !
The wands we produce are used primarily for healers and healing, although in our experience any contact with crystals whether with an intent to heal or not is a healing experience at some level. This can manifest itself so subtly that the energy exchange goes unnoticed, or can result in very tangible experiences such as tingling in the hands and arms. Sometimes you may experience sensations so powerful you think the top of your head is trying to unscrew itself and ascend without waiting for the rest of your body to catch up :-)
Whatever the sensation experienced no matter how large or how small rest assured that there is an energy exchange between any living , conscious part of creation as we interact. Some of your vibrational imprint is given to the crystal and some of its imprint is given to you.
When we produce a wand at the workshop , we cleanse the wand before it leaves for its new home. This removes the vibrations of the wand maker from the piece so that it is in a neutral state until the new owner links with the wand.
Each and every wand we create leaves with a simple safety precaution, the wands are dedicated to the light and may only be used for the very highest good of all involved in the use of the wand.
So if you want a wand to turn your mother in law , ex lover, teacher, or boss into a frog don't be surprised if it doesn't manifest in your reality. Of course if any of the above need a dose of froggyness for their and your very highest good then it might just work.......................
Wandworkshop Wand Creation
Each wand we create is a truly unique and individual piece, although some designs follow a theme, i.e. spiral wands, each wand is hand carved and hand assembled without rigidly following a mass produced pattern. In fact an accurate description would be the wands evolve from the materials and are co-created with our guides and guardians. The divas of selenite, and each material incorporated into the wands are always called on for guidance and permission to work with the materials in order to create a wand at peace with its purpose.
Before work starts on wand creation the workshop is cleansed and a simple ritual conducted to energise the space and myself. We try to maintain this high energy throughout the creative process. When polishing the selenite wands we use a blend of chalice well and white spring water from the base of Glastonbury Tor.
The majority of our wands are fashioned from pure selenite, some wands have the addition of copper wire, plated copper wire, or foil in various designs to augment the energy flow through the selenite.
Some of the wands have the addition of extra crystals and minerals to produce an appropriate blend of energy through the wand. These crystals may be cut and faceted gem stones, various gem and mineral cabochons what ever feels right for the wand. The energy and unique vibration of each crystal will blend with the vibrant flow of light energy through the selenite like a cord played on a keyboard.
Wands and Wand use
Wands have been used in many cultures throughout history. Wands and other vibrational tools were used extensively in Atlantean, and lemarian pre-cultures, which filtered down to many of the cultures of Africa, and Europe. In fact their legacy is still seen in positions of authority in modern society, such as staffs, crooks, and sceptres wielded by church leaders and heads of state.
As interest has been rekindled in all forms of energy work, magic, healing modalities, wicanism, and shamanism, wands have found resurgence in our society. Most countries will have a number of craftsmen and women creating wands of various designs.
Wands are made from either wood or metal anything, which will conduct energy. Plastics and other materials can be used to fashion wands but are not generally used because of their insulating properties. Leather was and is used in some wand designs to insulate the energy field of the practitioner from the wand in order to focus pure intent. The choice of insulation is purely personal but our designs all use conductive materials to link the energy field of the practitioner with his or her wand.
Many traditional wands were and still are made from wood. For those of you who may wish to fashion your own wooden wand it is important for the energetics that the wand is of live wood. If a branch or twig is cut from a tree or plant, the life force that animates the wood will be rapidly withdrawn from the branch in order for the plant to conserve its energy.
Live wood is obtained by contacting the consciousness of the tree and asking for a gift of the selected branch. Sit or stand with the tree for a while, spend some time getting to know the tree. Then when it feels appropriate either out loud or in your head state your intent that you wish a section of live wood to create a wand and ask that the vibration and energy be left in the section from which the wand is to be fashioned. Once you have cut the live wood thank the tree, and leave some form of exchange. The wand can then be fashioned or carved into an appropriate form and augmented with the addition of crystals, coloured ribbons feathers or other items significant to you.
Wooden wands are by their very nature ideal for practitioners of earth magic, wiccans, etc. Generally speaking wooden wands have a very subtle, flowing natural feel to their energy. The wand was a part of Druidic and shamanic tool kits. The wand was used to work with the element of air, which is associated with the mental body and the intellect, hence its use as a focus for ones intent.
Metal and Crystal Wands
In contrast to wooden wands metal-based wands are highly conductive, very directional and focussed energetically. Designs may include matrices of wires or metal rods to form the wand, or more commonly a metal tube with crystals and other materials mounted in them.
The easiest form of metal wand to fashion is the pipe wand. Copper of stainless steel pipe is easily obtained and cut to length using a pipe cutter or hacksaw. Crystals are then mounted at either end of the pipe. Some designs place additional crystals or energetic materials in the pipe.
Designs vary and some of the most ornate metal wands have platonic solids and other complex shapes and wire matrices bonded to the pipe or handle.
In addition to using crystals to enhance a wooden or metal wand, some wands are fashioned from pure crystal. In order to form the blocks of crystal into a wand specialist tooling is generally required depending on the hardness of the crystal.
While it is possible to fashion a quartz wand using sandpaper it will take a very long time, and a lot of elbow power. These wands are best brought but can easily be augmented with the addition of extra crystals or built into metal or wooden wands if so desired.
Once the basic wand of whatever material is formed the energy may be augmented by the addition of other crystals. These crystals will blend their vibrations with that of the wand in order to bring about positive change. Winding conductive materials such as metal wire around the wand can further augment the energy of the wand. If a spiral is wound down the piece or even multiple spirals then this energy flow will be further amplified. Using these basic principles the harmonics of a wand can be tailored to suit any practitioner.
Once having obtained your wand, either buying one or making your own, what to do with it? The simple answer will be to follow your own intuition, but the following tried and tested techniques have worked for us.
Wands are rod like in shape, and generally one end collects energy which is focussed down the wand and directed to bring about change. One of the most common designs utilises a sphere as the collector and a point at the other end as a director.
Wands are normally held in the right hand. Energetically we generally receive energy with the left hand and give with the right hand. If you are left handed and it feels more natural to hold the wand in your left hand ,then please do so. The greatist guide in energetic work is your higher self , if it feels right for you , then it is right for you.
Once you have your wand in hand Focus your intent and then direct the energy through the wand to the recipient. The wand may be used in this fashion to draw sacred symbols, connect crystals in a grid or matrix, or direct energy to a person, time or place.
One of the prime uses of a wand is in healing. The wand may be used in whatever fashion feels appropriate. The wand may be passed up and down the recipient pointed at wounds or energy blockages etc and energy will be directed in. In addition the wand may be placed base down on the recipient in order to draw negative energy or pain etc out. Once this energy is drawn out it is important to transmute this negativity and there are a number of methods to achieve this.
A statement of intent that the negative energy removed during healing is transmuted into neutral energy is one way of achieving this. Directing the energy into a vortex of purple light may also be used. Calling on guidance, on angelic energies, or ascended masters such as Saint Germain to assist in the transmutation of negative energy may also be used.
After the wand has been used it should be cleansed using a smudge stick, or visualisation or by blowing down the wand to remove any negativity.
Wands may be laid on a recipient to balance the energy system, or to open the chakra chain. Simply place the wand on or near the recipient and instruct the wand to perform the task. I work my wand by laying it by a client and focussing my intent that the wand open the energy system of the client and disolve any energy blocks the energy encounters which are no longer serving. I also state positively that this is for the highest good of all involved.
In addition to healing wands may be used as an aid to meditation simply by holding the wand in the mediative state.
In time most practitioners develop a method of working with the wand which suits them, this page is intended as a general guide to enable you to develop a technique, which works for you. Feel free to experiment, but we recommend that before working with any energetic process a simple affirmation that what will take place occurs for the highest good of yourself and any recipient is good practice.