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Definition of Wand
|n. (1) A magickal and/or ritual tool resembling a rod, stick, staff, scepter or baton, traditionally made of wood, 21" in length, (or length from elbow to users fingertips); and tapered base to tip. Can be plain, painted, stained, engraved and sometimes decorated with symbolic items such as crystals and runes. It's an instrument for invocation and represents the Element-Air (A wand can symbolize either, the elements of air and the direction of east or the direction of south and element of fire). Used by a magician, conjurer, or diviner for magickal or psychic purposes; usually for concentrating and directing energies or to project some form of power towards a goal. In traditional ceremonial Magick, the wand ascribes the power of control over the magickal element of fire. (2) A thin supple rod, twig, or stick. (3) Tarot suit denoting enterprise. (4) A slender rod carried as a symbol of office in a procession. -- [Middle English, from Old Norse vöndr. A wand is called a slat in Ireland and a hudlath in Wales] - RCA |