Wood: (Gabon) Ebony & Pink Ivory
Length: 13 5/8"
Weight: 2.5 oz
Crafted: November 7, 2012
The beauty of this wand is in the detail of the design and the color of the wood. The Ebony and Pink Ivory are all natural; no dye or stain has been added. Both woods are hard and dense. The rose petal color of this specimen of Pink Ivory is very beautiful in person!
This wand is a unique quality handcrafted work of art. I sanded it silky smooth on the lathe up to 1000 grit. Then it was buffed with a finish of shellac and natural waxes. Handle and shaft woods are doweled and glued together with epoxy before turned on the lathe.
Custom orders –
I work in a variety of domestic and exotic woods and would love to do custom work if you wish to create your own design.
Magical qualities of wood used in making wand:
Wood Origin: Africa, the Gabon region
Gender Association: Masculine and Feminine, equality
Planetary Association: Venus
Elemental Association: All 5 (fire, water, earth, air, spirit)
Other magical properties:
Positive luck, balance of energy, Ebony is well-known as the most powerful magical wood. Scott Cunningham, trusted writer of over 30 books about magic and the occult, writes about ebony, "Ebony wood is protective and so is used in making amulets. Ebony wands give the magician pure, unadulterated power." The power of ebony is non-discriminating. It is useful for any magical practice and with any element. It is especially useful in spells dealing with the home, love, and Venus.
Wood Origin: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique
Gender Association: Masculine
Planetary Association: Sun, Mars
Elemental Association: Spirit, Water
Other magical properties:
Pink Ivory was the royal wood of the Zulu people of Africa. Legend states that the Zulu king would carry a staff crafted from this wood, as well as ornamental jewelry, and any others caught possessing the wood of the Pink Ivory tree were to be punished by beheading. This included foreigners in their own country and abroad. Many have said that this legend was simply invented by the Africans to drive up the price of the wood as an export item, but that is unclear. It is a protected tree in South Africa, and only cut down by limited permit, making it one of the most rare and expensive crafting woods in the world. The tree itself is a fruit-bearing tree, and the fruit is traded in marketplaces across southern Africa. Energetically, this wood is strongly associated with the sun, spiritual healing, and strength. "Change" and "growth" are the key words for this wood. It gives the power to bring about needed change in one's own life, to learn and grow toward healthy goals. It grants the ability to leave the past behind and look to the future, a brighter future not marred by the baggage of our past. This is especially true in home situations, where home life is a burden. It allows one to see and feel their home anew, leaving behind past hurts, or to seek a new home if that is desired. Spiritually, this wood is not a good tool for communication with otherworldly spirits, but an excellent tool for healing one's own spirit or the spirits of other living people or animals. It will aid in magic that seeks to heal emotional hurts, or cure inhibitions that cripple social behavior. It will aid in opening channels of communication between people (or between people and animals). This wood is also an excellent tool for love magic, or magic having to do with luck or wealth.