Pagan Federation International Pagan Federation International Forum Index Wiccan Rede Magazine

Broom Magic and Folklore

New topic   Reply to topic Pagan Federation International Forum Index => Arts and crafts
 
Previous :: Next  
Author Message
Morgana Post number 23020 Posted: 10th September 2016     Subject: Broom Magic and Folklore
View user's profile
Broom Magic and Folklore
Updated September 03, 2016.

In many belief systems, household items have their own set of magical properties. Quite possibly, few things are as magical as the basic broom.
Long known as one of the most popular tools in a witch’s magical arsenal, the broom has a lengthy and complex history of folklore, legend, and mystery behind it.
Let’s look at some of the many stories about the broom.

The Broom as a Magical Tool

The besom, or broom, is used for sweeping a ceremonial area out before ritual. A light sweeping not only cleans the physical space, it also clears out negative energies
that may have accumulated in the area since the last cleaning. The broom is a purifier, so it is connected to the element of Water. It is not uncommon to meet witches
who have broom collections, and it is fairly easy to make your own besom if you don't wish to buy one. The traditional magical formula includes a bundle of birch twigs,
a staff of ash or oak, and a binding made from willow wands.

Jumping the Broom

Along with the popularity of handfasting ceremonies, there has been a resurgence in interest among Pagans and Wiccans in the idea of a "besom wedding".
This is a ceremony also referred to as "jumping the broom". Although typically this is seen as a ceremony derived from the slave culture of the American south,
there is also evidence that besom weddings took place in some parts of the British Isles.

read on...

http://paganwiccan.abou ... Folklore.htm
Show:   
New topic    Reply to topic Pagan Federation International Forum Index => Arts and crafts
Hide YouTube films

All times are GMT + 1 hour
Overviews
  New posts :: Recent posts :: 24 hour digest :: Search

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

 

Admin

phpBB 2.0.23 © 2001-2008 phpBB group