Tuesday, October 8, 2019

How to Make a Besom

There are several ways to make a traditional besom. Below is an article that explains one say. Farther below is a video that shows you another way. Enjoy! Have a wonderful harvest and Happy Halloween/Samhain.

From the Good Witch's Homestead:
I thought that this would be a good time to share with you all how to craft your own Witch’s Broom, known as a Besom.

Technically speaking, a broom is the flat ended sort of object that we generally use for physical cleaning; while a Besom is a round shaped bunch of straw (or other plant material) bundled around the center handle, and is used to cleanse an area of negative energy, usually in the preparation of ritual or magickal work.

While you can buy a besom, and there are many lovely ones to choose from -it’s also pretty easy to make one of your own. The bonus of making it yourself is the addition of your own energy tied to its creation. Although the items that follow are for the more traditional style of besom, you can use nearly any types of branches and plant materials available to you. Even a wooden dowel from the Hardware Store can be used.

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Video by Michael Stibane:

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