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Author Topic: How does one go about creating a wand?  (Read 15391 times)
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« Reply #19: April 04, 2008, 10:49:40 pm »

I think I get it, from one animist to another Smiley

Yes there is a base difference but it's more an energetic affinity/personality than simply suitability for a given task.  The best I can characterize it would be to say that when working with wood for the staves it's almost a collaborative effort with the spirit of the wood. 
To contrast, the copper wands developed their personality through the creative process of building them and then using them.  They don't speak anywhere near as much.  The process was more having an idea of where I wanted to go and the materials I wanted to use and having the personality emerge from the resulting vibration of the construct.
That makes sense - a length of tree-branch tends to have a much stronger self-identity than a piece of copper tubing.  But, while it's relevant to what I was wondering (at least from an animist's POV), it's not what I was trying to ask - I was thinking in terms of differences as tools, after construction.

It seems to me that a metal wand (of whatever type, though I suspect this'd apply with different types of metal as well) would be a different kind of wand, with, at the very least, subtle differences in how it's used, energetically speaking, and possibly differences in what it's used for.  OTOH, there are those who find that to be the case with different types of wood, which I haven't really experienced (subtle differences in how one works with them, yes, but for me that's just as true of two different wands made of the same wood; it's a matter of the individual personality of each wand, which wood type is only one factor in).

Is that any clearer?

It's the term I came to know mixed green and purple flourite by.  The greens and purples vary in shade and intensity and sometimes you get colorless bands in there too.
Okay, nothing I haven't seen, then.  I was wondering because fluorite likes me - it wasn't a stone that stood out for me in any way, until I discovered, pretty much accidentally (and in fact didn't know it for quite a while even then, because there were other factors involved - long story; if you want to hear it, it might be better in email), that it likes me.  Kind of a switch on the usual "favorite stone" thing; I don't think to cite it as a favorite, because when folks ask about that, it seems to me they're asking about something a bit different.  But it's a stone of particular interest to me.


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