So the witches Besom has always been a wonderful tool to use, from sweeping the negative energies out to cleaning your circle area before casting it..
And of course the besom has always been a thing of beauty for the witch either carrying it or riding it through the night sky..From the Wicked witch of the west to Harry potter they have always been the mainstay of the witch in fairytale to movies..
And i will tell you one thing i just love my brooms..So I’m going to tell you a little history about the witches besom and some cool folk lore about this beautiful tool..
Are you ready?
A besom is a tool used by witches to cleanse a space which will be used for ritual. A traditional witches besom can be made out of hawthorn, but there are many other woods and even wheat that can be used. Handles can be made from Birch or Oak twigs. These twigs are tied on using thin pieces of Willow wood from my favorite tree the Goddess tree. Many times have i sit beneath her and went to different worlds, even talked to my shadow person there, we had many tea party under her long boughs.
It is used to cleanse the area before casting a circle. never let your Besom ever touch the ground, to sweep out the negative in the room make sure it is always a few inches above the ground.
The Wiccans use the besom for their handfasting ceremonies. They use the besom to jump over at the end of the there ceremony. Another way in place of the besom is to jump over a small bon fire..ouch 🙂
The origin of the idea of witches flying with their besom from what i have read is based in a ritual involving a drug trip. The witches would prepare a flying ointment to aid them in their journey, a very strong drug.
There are many recipes out there for this strong ointment, i myself would not need to use this i can project in to the astro plain and have visions with out all of that, if you are strong in your third eye you don’t need this help..
How the witches used ointment was this way, they applied the ointment to the end of the Besom and administered it vaginally.
Then the Witches would mount broomsticks and off they would fly and leap around the fields, hallucinating, thinking they are flying around.
They would really would believe they were flying for many miles, but i don’t know maybe they were.
Whos to really say?
Now Some Besom Lore:
Never let your besom bristles touch the floor when your sweeping your house out of negative energy.
Put one over your doorway, to keep hexes and spells from coming in and stopping spells to the one inside the house.
You can use your besom as your wand, their is much power with a witch and her broom.
You can also use your besom to help a person during saging.
Always treat your besom as a living entity, tell it when your going out so it can protect your house while your gone.
Alway talk and treat your besom as a member of your family. 🙂
So until next time,
Get that besom and have some fun. For you are a witch after all.. 🙂