"With air, we can create music and place ourselves in harmony with the things we need to take each step on our path. The wand is the tool of air, directing our spirit allies in the orchestra of our spells. The wand is a tool of intellect, helping us to extend our reaches to the heavens above. Truly a unique gift to the magick worker. When we raise our wands to the sky, we’re announcing that movement within and around us is about to begin. When working with the power of air and movement, we’re doing mercurial work, or workings that relate to the realm of Mercury, god and planet of travel and communication. The wand is a tool that Mercury uses to gain passage to the destination of his choosing. For Mercury is the only deity in the Greek pantheon who is allowed to travel to all places, known and unknown by human or god. Working with the mercurial energies allows us to open to gates of possibility. The wand is the “key” we use to open doors previously closed to us. When we open the gates of possibility, we realize that our true potential is limitless."
- David Salisbury
The Deep Heart of Witchcraft: Expanding the Core of Magickal Practice
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