Review of Woodland Wand Creation Shop on Etsy

June, 2019

Bright Blessings!

My beautiful editor Jennifer sent me a gorgeous wand from Woodland Wand Creation to review.

First let me say, I am a rare witch. I do not use wands to cast! I occasionally use my athame, but other than that, I use my hands.

I have often admired pretty wands in shops and online, but I have never bought one. I am a minimalist sort of witch! I use few tools for magical working, and I save a lot of money on candles, as I just buy white tealights and consecrate them as needed.

But in reviewing this item, and taking it for a “test run”, I can see why so many people love wands!

This wand has a nice size piece of quartz at the tip, and I believe lace agate around it, with a beautiful piece of lace, too! They picked the perfect wand for me, as I am crazy about lace, and quartz! The handle is smooth and a beautiful, unpainted, natural piece of wood, which I love. They went farther and affixed a pretty leather cord with leaf charms hanging at the end.

I honestly thought the strands would get tangled, but they sure didn’t, and the leather has a nice curl to it, as well.

It has a nice weight. Not to light, not too heavy, and it’s just the right length, also.

They included a bag of their Trinity Salt to bless the wand. I followed their written instructions, and stepped onto my garden patio to do some banishing pentagrams after blessing the wand. The energy flowed seamlessly from hand to wand, and I was going to just review having done that, but then my little dog ran out and started barking at a neighbor who was just over the patio fence. I aimed the wand at the dog, and sent some “Be Quiet!” energy to her. It worked! For about a minute! But it worked!

I can now say I have used a wand, and I liked it.

I recommend this shop and their handmade wands. You will be pleasantly surprised at how reasonable their merchandise is, and you will also be happy with the variety they have to offer.

About the shop- it is run by Burt, who is “the engine” and Reanna, who is the artist. She uses natural and reclaimed items to make her wands, and blesses them herself. And works with the light of the moon. These are extra special because no two wands are the same! Just like us witches, each wand is special and unique! You will be sure to find a wand that is suited just for you!

Buy your Woodland Wand Creation today!

Blessed Be!

Woodland Wand Creation’s Links:

Etsy Shop

Facebook Page


About the Author:

Saoirse is a recovered Catholic.  I was called to the Old Ways at age 11, but I thought I was just fascinated with folklore. At age 19, I was called again, but I thought I was just a history buff, and could not explain the soul yearnings I got when I saw images of the Standing Stones in the Motherland. At age 29, I crossed over into New Age studies, and finally Wicca a couple years later. My name is Saoirse, pronounced like (Sare) and (Shah) Gaelic for freedom. The gods I serve are Odin and Nerthus. I speak with Freyja , Norder, and Thunor as well. The Bawon has been with me since I was a small child, and Rangda has been with me since the days I was still Catholic. I received my 0 and 1 Degree in an Eclectic Wiccan tradition, and my Elder is Lord Shadow. We practice in Columbus, Ohio. I am currently focusing more on my personal growth, and working towards a Second and Third Degree with Shadow. I received a writing degree from Otterbein University back in 2000. I have written arts columns for the s Council in Westerville. I give private tarot readings and can be reached through my Facebook page Tarot with Saoirse. You can, also, join me on my Youtube Channel.

Etiary: The First Paranormal Social Network

September, 2015

Etiary: The First Paranormal Social Network


A revolutionary site has come to change the way the paranormal social networking is being used on the internet. Etiary.com is not just a social networking site where members can connect, but also an information center for the alternative subjects of the metaphysical and science. Etiary’s focus is about the veil we can see through in the mundane world, whether it be quantum physics or a magic spell. Frankly, Etiary is a child of modern paranormal perspectives meeting at a conjunction with modern science in most cases. It offers a plethora of options that are selectively geared toward people who are entranced by the unknown.


What can Etiary offer you? Etiary is a site that allows you to social network with friends and have powerful information center at hand without all the irrelevant distractions. The sensation about this website is the factor that you can share your thoughts on the paranormal, magick, science, and personal beliefs without persecution; Etiary is for people like you wanting direct data and people who carry the same interests. You can create your own groups, open your own pages, create your own stores, and easily organize the site in your personal settings. Why is Etiary different from other sites on the internet? You are joining a community that is paranormal. No where else will you find the features that can be as functional with these tools.


The launch of the site happened on August 13th and then it crashed on the 15th because there was a system overload with the number of people signing up. Within two days of being officially published online there were over 10,000 registered members. Etiary has more than 29,000 members at the current moment. Join a community that is full of like-minded freethinkers like you today in Etiary. There you will help find the people, information, and a site that actually cares about you getting the best resources first hand.

Musings of a Massachusetts Witch

April, 2014

But Honey Look At This


In my opinion Facebook has become a place to find the most appalling things. Believe me, I put not only effort but also intention into my daily viewing of Facebook to ensure that I am screening what I am exposed to. I have limited my ‘friends’ to only those individuals that I truly communicate with on a regular basis whether that be in online or offline relationships but it seems that even then I am bombarded by status messages, comments, links, photos, and videos that I would rather have never read, clicked on, viewed or watched. It surprises me that even those individuals that I have ‘friended’ and who I consider a friend find these things interesting or amusing enough to share with not only me but those other individuals that they have also ‘friended’. Sometimes Facebook causes me to question my own choice of associations.


One such situation happened just this past month with a video that can be found on YouTube though I had been exposed to it through Facebook. The video featured a three-year-old boy named Mateo having an argument with Linda, his Mother over cupcakes. I would not have seen this video if it hadn’t been shared by a few of my Facebook ‘friends’ and it would have pleased me to have never viewed it. Unfortunately I cannot undo what has already been done. I did not find the video amusing as those ‘friends’ of mine did. In fact, I found it to be unnerving and disconcerting. The fact that others on Facebook and YouTube found it amusing and entertaining truly concerns me. And guess what? As of March 13, 2014 Ellen Degeneres invited Mother, Linda and son, Mateo onto her show. “She’d like to meet both of them.”


What does this say about our society and its views on parenting? That it’s perfectly acceptable to have your three-year-old son not only address you by your first name, which I find disrespectful, but to argue with you, the parent, over your responsibility to set rules and guidelines for him? He at three, doesn’t agree with your judgment so it’s again acceptable to allow him to argue with you talking over your words with the demands of:


“Linda, listen to me. OK, Linda, listen, listen, listen, Linda.”


Watching the video it is clear to see that the attitude, words, and mannerisms of this child is a reflection of someone else. He is clearly mimicking another adult as he or she argues with Linda. And what does that say about the relationships that this three-year-old is exposed to?


“But Linda, Honey, Honey, look at this … “


Doesn’t that sound like young Mateo is copying someone, perhaps his father? The squinted eyes and scrunched up face with his hands on his hips, to me that is not something a three-year-old naturally does. It’s mimicked behavior. Oh, but there’s more. Let’s address the idea of “pow pows”.


“You and Kevin don’t listen so I have to give both of you guys pow pows on your butt. … You don’t want me to hit Kevin or you don’t want me to spank you.”


So, not only do we have individuals watching this video and finding it amusing we have them believing the idea of “pow pows” is entertaining as well? Seriously? Well, not to me. I have two children of my own, a sixteen year old son and a twelve year old daughter and I never found it comfortable to spank, hit or give “pow pows” to them even when they were behaving in a way that I found frustrating to me or generally unacceptable. Trust me, when they were younger there were many times this occurred.

I have always felt that my children were just as special as I was. Just because they were younger didn’t mean they were less important or sacred. I believe in treating all children as the sacred manifestations of God Herself that they are and because of this it means that I teach by example. I speak to others with respect, I show others respect, I honor those who are my ‘elders’, and I am consistent with my words and actions. But, apparently, according to the number of hits this video has received and the invitation from Ellen Degeneres I am one of the few who hold this opinion.