The Witch's Broom: The Craft, Lore & Magick of Broomsticks (The Witch's Tools Series)
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Take a magickal flight into the history, tradition, and modern uses of broomsticks. Whether sweeping the floors or helping with spells, rituals, and crafts, the broom is a more versatile tool than you ever imagined.
Join Deborah Blake on a journey through the ages, exploring why broomsticks and witches have always been an inseparable pair. Enjoy broom lore, insights from well-known witchy authors, and instructions for buying or making your own for special occasions. From besoms to broomcorn, The Witch’s Broom is the perfect guide for adding a new facet to your magickal practice. Have a nice flight!
“[A] clear, lucid, and ethical guide to the art of the broom.”―Judika Illes, author of The Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells
or whatever. If they flew, use a plane. If they were crafty…well, you get the idea. You can also use pictures of the people or pets they loved; anything that represents who they were and what they valued during life will work. Representations of the god or goddess and other magickal symbols are also suitable. You can write on ribbons or parchment your wishes for a speedy journey to their next life or a peaceful rest, or just write down how much you love and miss them. This broom, more than any
front door for some of the sabbats. My sabbat brooms are decorated using herbs and symbols of the season. My favorite cinnamon broom hangs on the door of my art studio. It’s decorated with a welcoming message, whimsical paintbrushes and paint tubes, god and goddess images, and herbs for maintaining the positive energy of the room and boosting creativity. Because the broom is a symbol of combined male and female energy, it’s the perfect guardian for the studio. My husband and I are partners in
These rituals are suggestions and guidelines, not rules. If you don’t like the smell of sage, for instance, you are always free to use any cleansing incense instead (rosemary is good, or lavender). If you can’t light candles, substitute some other symbols for the quarters. If you only worship the goddess and not both goddess and god, simply leave out the section for the god. Busy on the night of the full moon? The ritual will still be fine. Either way, follow your heart and listen to the inner
fresh lemon or some lemon essential oil anointing oil (this can be a magickal oil you have bought or made, preferably one that is either cleansing and protective, or it can be a simple mixture of a natural oil such as olive oil or beeswax with a few herbs or a drop or two of lemon juice or lemon oil added) a white cloth (silk, cotton, or some other natural material is best) to protect the floor as you sprinkle things on the broom (in a pinch, a sheet or tablecloth will do; if you don’t have
definite feminine feel to them and are associated with birth and new beginnings. Traditional besoms used birch twigs for the sweeping end, but there is no reason why you couldn’t use birch wood for the handle of a broom as well. The birch symbolizes purity, healing, banishing, purification, and light, so it is perfect for any broom that is specifically designed to sweep away negativity. The birch is associated with Brigid and Baba Yaga. In the Ogham alphabet, it stands for beginning, renewal, and