2618 – Wand

Physical description:
Wand made of octagonal-sectioned jasper, with silver bands set with carnelians, a quartz point at one end and a quartz sphere at the other (now lost). In a blue velvet bag.
Museum classification:
Modern Witchcraft
Size:
385 x 15 diam.
Information:

Part of a collection of magical objects used by the donor's father.

This was one of the objects included in a discussion of Museum artefacts at the May Event at the Wellington Hotel in 2016, which led to an interesting discussion about wands. Ralph Harvey remarked that the traditional way to make a wand is to cut one from a tree with a single stroke. He once encountered someone who was considering acquiring a wand made of gold, but a wand made of metal would be impossible to charge. Asked about the copper bands on his keppens (cunning wands), Steve Patterson said that they represent female energy, and that copper is magically neutral in the sense that it does not affect charging the wand.

Resource:
Object
Materials:
Stone (jasper, carnelian, quartz), metal (silver)

Part of a collection of magical objects used by the donor's father.

This was one of the objects included in a discussion of Museum artefacts at the May Event at the Wellington Hotel in 2016, which led to an interesting discussion about wands. Ralph Harvey remarked that the traditional way to make a wand is to cut one from a tree with a single stroke. He once encountered someone who was considering acquiring a wand made of gold, but a wand made of metal would be impossible to charge. Asked about the copper bands on his keppens (cunning wands), Steve Patterson said that they represent female energy, and that copper is magically neutral in the sense that it does not affect charging the wand.