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Topic: Do you use a Wand ?
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (Dec 27, 2012 02:12PM)
Recently, I have had a urge for a wand! (Never had, or used one!)
I wanted one for use, as a pointer with Tarot (DDT) and use with CC!
So, I purchased two from a group called 'Twisted Witches'.
The first one is made from a cat bone with a crystal on end! (No cat was harmed!)
The second one is from a tree that was struck by lightning! Just a piece of limb with twist and finished! (Extra Energy)
They do their ritual on every wand!
Here is what gives the best back story for the wands!
Missy & Dan are married and make the wands!
Missy is a Vampyre/Witch and Dan,is a Werewolf/Lycra...
"That's what she, said!"

Anybody, using wands in performance ?
Message: Posted by: David Eichler (Dec 27, 2012 02:39PM)
I have only used wands for effects in which I was needing them for misdirection...not so much in the bizarre genre. I am curious to hear how you end up using them...as artifacts or tools or ...???
Message: Posted by: Dr Spektor (Dec 27, 2012 02:45PM)
What's a Lycra ? A stretchy loup garou?
Message: Posted by: Stoltz (Dec 27, 2012 02:47PM)
"The Arts Notorious" by Rob Chapman covers the use and meaning of wands in magick beautifully.
I highly recommend it! It might just give you an idea or two.
Message: Posted by: handa (Dec 27, 2012 02:58PM)
Yes, but those helping me use it and not me.

They are also never of the straight dowel with contrasting tips variety.

Chris
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (Dec 27, 2012 03:01PM)
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On 2012-12-27 15:45, Dr Spektor wrote:
What's a Lycra ? A stretchy loup garou?
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Ooops,my bad... Lycan lol
Message: Posted by: DrTodd (Dec 27, 2012 03:52PM)
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On 2012-12-27 15:47, Stoltz wrote:
"The Arts Notorious" by Rob Chapman covers the use and meaning of wands in magick beautifully.
I highly recommend it! It might just give you an idea or two.
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I can second this suggestion...more like a staff...brilliant stuff...
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (Dec 27, 2012 05:14PM)
Thanks, Cody! I will check that out! :)
And,Dr.Todd has recommended to!


David,I have a bunch of ideas,I'm toying with!
Free will, or not?
If wand is in hand of spec,then turned,the energy from crystal is focused...maybe a flash from FISM,or *lash *ot.
And,misdirection. Use as a tool/artifact from modern day Witches!
Love,the backstory of where wands came from, and who made! :)
(She did say they were,Witch & Wolf!)
And, await to see...who,will be willing to hold these wands! :)

Gary
Message: Posted by: dennper (Dec 27, 2012 05:23PM)
I use a tarot pointer when doing readings.
Message: Posted by: YitzhakNoDice (Dec 27, 2012 06:33PM)
So Gary, are you suggesting putting a wand in the hands of a spec and using in the same way as a pendulum? I just had to spend a few moments trying this out. It required a fairly heavy wand, a loose grip, patience, and most of the weight at the tip (all pretty obvious, really) for the Ide0m0t0r Movement to kick in. Imagine pointing the wand at slips of paper in turn in a L or D test and waiting for movement; it worked just like a pendulum. Cool!
Message: Posted by: RCP (Dec 27, 2012 06:35PM)
Rumor had it you had a magic wand? "That's what she, said!"

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What happened to the Outlaw Effects wands?

Perhaps an option......

http://www.bardwood.com/wandmakers.htm
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (Dec 27, 2012 06:59PM)
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On 2012-12-27 19:35, RCP wrote:
Rumor had it you had a magic wand? "That's what she, said!"



RCP... LOL
"It's not the size of wand, it's the magic in it" !

To play it safe, I got a 5&1/2 inch 'cat bone', wand with crystal tip.
And,a 19 inch,limb wand from the lightning tree!

I do not mean any disrespect to Missy & Dan...They are the creators of 'Twisted Witches',and they are W & W !
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (Dec 27, 2012 07:19PM)
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On 2012-12-27 19:33, YitzhakNoDice wrote:
So Gary, are you suggesting putting a wand in the hands of a spec and using in the same way as a pendulum? I just had to spend a few moments trying this out. It required a fairly heavy wand, a loose grip, patience, and most of the weight at the tip (all pretty obvious, really) for the Ide0m0t0r Movement to kick in. Imagine pointing the wand at slips of paper in turn in a L or D test and waiting for movement; it worked just like a pendulum. Cool!
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YitzhakNoDice,the 'cat bone' wand is a little over 5 inches,and has a crystal added at the tip.
About,the pendulum effect,it will sway with the heavier weight of crystal at end,and the bone is very light in weight! And,taking a loose proper hold of the end of bone!
I have many pendulums,but once I picked up a crystal Quartz pendulum at a New Age/Wicca place. The Pendulum did not,start the swing as normal!
It kind of hung there,with a vibration,coming from the Quartz. It took very long to begin a swing! This was the first time I ever had this happen!
The Lady,at the shop told me, the pendulum was getting familar with me!
Ok,now I held the 'cat bone' wand, and I felt the vibration,as was felt on the other Quartz! It,is really cool to have things,happen out of normal!
And,the wands from 'Twisted Witches' are to go through a ritual!
I do not know,Missy & Dan. But, I am letting it be known,where the wands are made!

Gary
Message: Posted by: afinemesh (Dec 28, 2012 12:31AM)
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On 2012-12-27 15:39, David Eichler wrote:
I have only used wands for effects in which I was needing them for misdirection...not so much in the bizarre genre. I am curious to hear how you end up using them...as artifacts or tools or ...???
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Like David, I've only used a wand for "slight of hand" style magic.
I'm also interested in what anyone has to offer on the subject Gary has offered.
Message: Posted by: YitzhakNoDice (Dec 28, 2012 09:07AM)
Thanks for the clarification, Gary. I'll be anxiously watching to see what you come up with. Cheers!
Message: Posted by: Tony Iacoviello (Dec 28, 2012 09:13AM)
I use a magnifying lass during palm readings, it functions as wand, light, magnifier, and pointer. I also use a Chakra wand.
Message: Posted by: necroloid (Dec 28, 2012 12:00PM)
This gentleman makes beautiful wands http://www.crispinswands.com.
Message: Posted by: cirrus (Dec 28, 2012 12:28PM)
I use a wand in my cups and balls routine...

the guy from bardwood wands has written a book on making wands.

also... there are some nice woodturned wands out there, just google them.
Message: Posted by: Tony Iacoviello (Dec 28, 2012 12:46PM)
Joe Lantiere wrote a book on the history of the magic wand.
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (Dec 28, 2012 04:15PM)
Adding, a small braid of hair,to the end of the, 'cat bone' wand,makes for a nice hold,and allows a much better swing, for pendulum use! Plus,adds a little extra HUH!,to the wand!
Message: Posted by: Van Helmont (Jan 2, 2013 05:24AM)
Nah, my wife loves me just the way I am.
Message: Posted by: Antoine (Jan 2, 2013 09:08AM)
"it is not the cowl that makes the monk" ok but... I think the wand makes the magician in your spectator's mind ;)
Message: Posted by: Mystician (Jan 2, 2013 12:33PM)
Any mention of wands deserves a mention of alivans.com. They're targeted mainly towards the harry potter crowd, and they have a great selection. I'm not affiliated with them in any way, I'm just a fan of their work.

Here's a more offbeat question, anyone ever incorporate a wizard's staff into their act?
Message: Posted by: Joshua J (Jan 2, 2013 01:08PM)
I have a staff I've used it for stage shows and when I've set up as a reader. It's spiraled with a darker brown twist to it. I use it like a medicine show stick to twirl and gain attention. I've just ordered a horse riding stick to go with my Victorian gentlemen look which will be used in a similar way.