The Magician’s Wand, Part 2

THE STAFF / CADUCEUS CONNECTION Long rods or staffs were generally used by the animal keepers (shepherds) and wise men of the tribes. In the Old Testament is recorded the stories of Moses (and others) who performed magic with their rods. In some magical traditions, the act of the magician touching his staff to the Earth represented the directing of consciousness towards Humanity. If he, instead,...

The Magician’s Wand, Part 1

INTRODUCTION The magic wand is the instrument and symbol of the magician’s power. As author Henry Hay once wrote: “The touch of the wand for the… purpose of causing a magical transformation assists… in leading the audience to believe that such a transformation did take place at that particular moment.” The magician should always have a wand to define his character...

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