Make your own free website on Tripod.com
Lady ShadowFeathers Path
The Besom (The Witches Broom)

Home  Introduction  Creation  Magic  The Airts  The Wheel Of The Year  The Triple Goddess  Natures Balance  Altars     Grimoire  Familiars  Dream Catchers  Talking Circle  Magic Circle  Dances  Divination  Traditions  Poetry  Craft Photos     Contact  Links  Webrings   Free Readings  E-Book Store
 Forum     Yahoo Group

Besom (the witches broom)
The besom has been a tool used by both magical, and ordinary people to cleanse the home. Superstitiously the besom was used to ward of evil. Traditionally it was made with ash wood as a handle buried in a knurl of birch twigs, and bound together by willow.

The besom is also used in differant marrage cerimonies. In one the bride and groom jump over the besom after they have united as it is a symbol of fertility, and male joining female.

Laying the besom over the threshold or stood in a corner with the brush up is said to keep unwanted negative energy out of the home.

The besom is one of the most important tools of a witch for it is used to cleanse negative energy away. It is used in ritual to clear the circle of negative energy, and psychic debris. usually a chant will be said as this is done.


copywrite © 2004 ladyshadowfeather