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THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN BY ALFERIAN GWYDION MACLIR
POSTED UNDER PAGAN

The Witch and the Wand: Dryads and Gesture in Magic

For the past eighteen years I’ve been a professional wandmaker, so it may not come as a surprise that I would consider a wand to be a witch’s most versatile magical tool. The wand represents and embodies the alchemicalelement of Fire, which is the element of the will or intention. What does that mean? We often hear people talk about having “passion” and “drive.” You might remember Joseph Campbell’s famous phrase, “Follow Your Bliss.” That means to know what you want and what you need at the deepest level of your being, and then to have the faith in yourself and the Cosmos to follow the path towards that goal.

Yet, your “bliss” is more than a feeling; it is like a special spirit, a guide that will lead you and protect you, and which you can…

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