Thanks for your replies, folks!
I has forgotten that "Animal Speak
" mentions wands, Lucid_7, and although it doesn't say much specific to wands, he does say quite a bit around the usage of prayer sticks and fetishes in general that is useful, so thanks for that reminder.
I am working with a number of African carved sticks, which I have bought at sales, beautifully carved out of African Blackwood [a form of ebony that is so dense it sinks in water], which I intend to embellish with silver head-pieces and African animal fur, since feathers are not so appropriate to African shamanism as they are to the traditions of the Americas. I will do some journeying to get guidance, or maybe line up some customers and get them to journey their own requirements!
But it is also just a stick, another thing and part of Maya
What do you mean by Maya? I am aware of the ancient Mayan civilisation, but not familiar with "Maya" on its own?