Witch's Balls have been very popular since the 18th century. First in England, then in New England, but their actual origin is considered to be much older. For well over 3 centuries hollow glass spheres have been hung in windows to ward off negative energy, evil spirits and ill fortune.
Hanging these decorative glass balls in the window or on the porch is thought to tantalize mischievous spirits which may be threatening a home's tranquility. The wayward spirit is mesmerized by the ball's reflective beauty. When the spirit touches the sphere it is absorbed and trapped in the web-like strands of the glass inside the ball.
Our glass Witch Balls are made from recycled glass in the Carpathian Mountains; the land of superstition, old world mystery and storybook folklore
As the ball is molten hot, the glass is formed, the ball is rolled into colored glass granules to provide the design. With this process each of our Witch Balls are uniquely handcrafted and no two are alike.
Let the magick of our Witch Balls decorate your home.
Representing The Element of Air, Brooms aka Besoms are utilized in the purification of areas. They are used to sweep ritual circles clean of negative energy.The broom served another purpose during periods of persecution. Witches and other Magick Practitioners would disguise their wands as broom sticks to avoid suspicion.
As a tool of purification, decorative brooms are sometimes hung near doors to cleanse those entering a house.
Our decorative brooms are hand made Cinnamon Brooms that are then covered in adornments such as ribbons, berries, artificial and dried flowers, pine cones and other seasonal items from nature. If you are allergic to Cinnamon, we can use other essential oils.
Each Charmed broom is made to your specifications. Please order your broom HERE and then use the Contact Us form to give us your special instructions.Decorative brooms are $12.00
Our Herbal Witch Balls are custom blended with a combination of fresh & dried herbs and flowers from Mia's Meadow and the highest quality East Indian Powdered Incense.
Herbal Witch Balls are $9.99
Each one is uniquely hand crafted. There will never be two of the same. The balls are made of glass and come with a black velvet or satin ribbon for hanging. Care Instructions are included.
The history of the Christmas Yule Log originates in the ritual known as Yuletide, a pagan festival of fire. This festival uses the burning of a log on the eve of the Winter Solstice to usher in the power of the sun. The day traditionally falls on December 20 and is the shortest day and longest night of the year. Thereafter nights will grow shorter and the sun will grow stronger in the longer days. However the name Yule derives from the Norse words "Yul" or "Jul".
The earliest known burning of a Yule-style log was in ancient Egypt in about 5000 BC to honor Horus, their sun god. The Sumerians had a similar ritual.
The Yule Log, though pagan in origin and adopted where needed by other religions, is thousands of years old. It is very likely to be a part of cultural and religious rituals for as long as society craves traditions. **
All of our Yule logs are crafted from New England Birch wood, which was harvested with Love from Callum's Forest.
Each yule log is a one of a kind, hand crafted original work of art that you & your family can enjoy for many years.
You will never see two of the same. Therefore they are individually priced.
The Yule logs pictured here have red, white & green candles which represent the Oak King, the Holly King and the Goddess. We also use white, red & black to represent the Triple Goddess. We also provide 3 wax catchers, so you may preserve the beauty of your Yule Log year after year.
When the natural birch wood has knots or other patterns, as can be seen here in this photograph, we tend to dress down the logs so the natural beauty can show through. Our logs are 3 candle arrangements, in keeping with Pagan tradition.
Each log comes with suggestions for an authentic Yule Log ceremony.
When ordering your Yule Log, Please use our Contact Us form to specify natural or ornate.
You may also request specific colors for your ribbons and decorations.
**excerpt from the website http://www.allsands.com