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 Post Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:24 am 
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I find myself drawn to making shamanic wands, but have little experience of such things.

Does anyone use a wand in their shamanic practice?

If so, how do you use it and what qualities, properties or construction would you look for in a wand?


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Just puttering about and following my intuition I found myself making a wand, aka special stick... Different tree's are different

one aspect of the wand is that wood is porus and can absorb liquid. You can enhance and prepare the stick with other plants with protective and/or healing properties, as well as chants/prayers, colour, some folks use stones and crystals on theirs as well.

Wands are good for enhancing your aura, adding helper energies, and concentrating and directing your energy. It is an extension of You. But it is also just a stick, another thing and part of Maya.

Ted Andrews mentions Wands in his book Animal Speak


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 Post Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:12 pm 
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I've seen "shamanic wands" made of quartz.


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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!

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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?


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Maya is illusion, Maya is reflection it is the mother as we see her rather than how she is


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 Post subject: shaman stick
 Post Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:15 am 
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a stick is a piece of a tree which is a big mother consciousness--use your instincts to choose the wood and use it to enhance the connection to the vegetable world--a lightening rod of sorts.


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Wands can be anything that helps focus.
I use staffs to support me in journeys.


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