Every land has tales of trees . . .

 . . . that are sacred to their culture.  Like crystals and herbs, every tree possesses its own unique energy or healing qualities.  
 

Click on the images below to see an enlarged view of the wood with a brief description of its energetic properties.  Click "show more" at the bottom to go to the next page.

 

The discs pictured are about 2" in diameter.  The wands were crafted from single pieces of wood and range from 6" - 22" long and up to 1 1/8" diameter.  Each wood is labelled with the origin of that particular piece, and a brief description of the esoteric properties commonly associated with that tree.  Woods without a photo we are either seeking or just don't have a piece created yet to use as an example.  Those without a description are still being researched.

  

We make every effort to responsibly collect and use what nature has granted.  Several of the species below are endangered and are no longer imported into the United States.  Karl works with a number of researchers, reclamation specialists and arborists whose hobbies are the collection, identification and distribution of exotic woods from storm salvage, building deconstruction and recycling.  The Caribbean Lignum Vitae for example is from Hurricane Wilma debris, the American Elm from a recycled architectural timber, and the Bois d'Rose from a long retired furniture builder.  Nothing goes to waste in Karl's workshop.  Even the smallest piece finds a home in some project.  The shavings and sawdust become compost for our vegetable garden or starters for the fire that heats our home.

 

 

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We will continue to add as we research & find more
information & have pictures of other woods to post.

Alder (Red) - Pacific NW

Alder (Red) - Pacific NW

Alder is a fast growing tree with a short life cycle. This fiery property lends courageousness and passion in your work.

Apple - Europe, North America

Apple - Europe, North America

The fruit of this wood has always been regarded as magical and healing – an apple a day . . . . Apple is earthy and works wonders in a garden.

Apricot - Europe, North America

Apricot - Europe, North America

A very powerful spiritual wood, apricot's energy follows closely that of the moon. Its energy is cyclical in nature. This wood enhances feminine intuition and strength.

Ash (Black) - North America

Ash (Black) - North America

Wands made from ash are excellent healers, aiding in communication and the absorption of knowledge

Ash (Eastern) - North America

Ash (Eastern) - North America

Wands made from ash are excellent healers, aiding in communication and the absorption of knowledge

Aspen - North America

Aspen - North America

A protective and healing wood, Aspen can give you a boost to get through difficult times.

Balsamo - South America

Balsamo - South America

Beech (American)

Beech (American)

Beech links us with past wisdom to provide answers in the present. The answers are already within, Beech can help you discover them.

Beech (Eurpoean)

Beech (Eurpoean)

Beech links us with past wisdom to provide answers in the present. The answers are already within, Beech can help you discover them.

Birch (Masur) - Finland

Birch (Masur) - Finland

The Celtic wood of the new year & new beginnings, brooms were traditionally made of Birch twigs. Masur Birch is more fiery and inspirational than most Birch.

Birch (Silver) - North America

Birch (Silver) - North America

The Celtic wood of the new year & new beginnings, brooms were traditionally made of Birch twigs. Birch can aid one to sweep away negative energy, organize and calm the emotions.

Blackwood - Africa

Blackwood - Africa

Blackwood acts as a conduit between the physical and spiritual realms. It removes communicative barriers and aids in intellectual change.

Bloodwood - South America

Bloodwood - South America

Bloodwood is prized for its ability to harness any elemental energy, working best with the energies commonly associated with your astrological sign.

Blue Mahoe - Jamaica

Blue Mahoe - Jamaica

A member of the Hibiscus family, Blue Mahoe is a strong spiritual healer. Potently feminine, it can balance an overabundance of masculine energy.

Bocote - Mexico

Bocote - Mexico

Peaceful and positive, Bocote has a powerful spiritual energy valuable for identifying physical or psychic imbalances.

Boxwood - France

Boxwood - France

Boxwood bark has healing and medicinal qualities. Boxwood has also been used to enhance endurance and ward off negative energy.

Bubinga - Africa

Bubinga - Africa

Strongly feminine, Bubinga is spiritual and nurturing. Wonderful for use when working with positive emotional energy.

Buckeye Burl - North America

Buckeye Burl - North America

Buckeye has traditionally been carried as a charm to bring luck or create success by naturally gathering together the right energies that can create positive circumstances.

Canarywood - Africa

Canarywood - Africa

Canarywood is spiritually inspiring and an excellent tool for exploring the non-physical worlds.

Cedar (Alaskan Yellow Burl) - PNW

Cedar (Alaskan Yellow Burl) - PNW

Alaskan Yellow Cedar has significant medicinal uses for local Native Americans and is often burned in rituals of purification.

Cedar (Alaskan Yellow) - Pacific NW

Cedar (Alaskan Yellow) - Pacific NW

Alaskan Yellow Cedar has significant medicinal uses for local Native Americans and is often burned in rituals of purification.

Cedar (Aromatic) - North America

Cedar (Aromatic) - North America

Cedar is naturally resistant to pestilence and decay. Aromatic Cedar is associated with wisdom and strength and these qualities aid the user in lifting the veil imposed upon our perception of reality.

Cedar (Port Orford) - Pacific NW

Cedar (Port Orford) - Pacific NW

Cedar has medicinal uses for Native Americans and is often burned in rituals of purification.

Cedar (Western Red) - Pacific NW

Cedar (Western Red) - Pacific NW

Western Red Cedar is a life giver to the local Native Americans. It was used to provide shelter, create baskets for fishing and food gathering, medicinal purposes, and was even as clothing.

Cedar of Lebanon - Israel

Cedar of Lebanon - Israel

Used to build the Temple of Solomon, the sacred Cedar of Lebanon is a healer, purifier and protector.

Chakte Viga - Central America

Chakte Viga - Central America

Prized by makers of instruments for its acoustic qualities, Chakte Viga can focus stray energy to a useful purpose. Its orange color and inner glow hint at the wood’s ability to focus Fire energy in particular.

Chechen - Central America

Chechen - Central America

Chechen enhances your spiritual strength to overcome internal conflicts. It allows you to see what you mask from yourself.

Cherry - Europe, North America

Cherry - Europe, North America

Well grounded, cherry keeps us in the here and now and promotes rationally intuitive action rather than emotionally related decisions. This piece has a subtle flame pattern running the length of the grain.

Chestnut (English) - Great Britain

Chestnut (English) - Great Britain

Herbalists use Chestnut to help rid the body of toxins. A wand made of Chestnut can aid one to banish negativity and cleanse the home.

Cocobolo (Mexican) - Mexico

Cocobolo (Mexican) - Mexico

Darker in color than its southern cousin, Mexican Cocobolo is fiery, passionate and inspiring.

Cocobolo (Panamanian) - Central Amer

Cocobolo (Panamanian) - Central Amer

This passionate wood courses with fire energy. It is energetic and enthusiastic for discovery. The natural tones in the wood range from pale yellow to purple.

Crabapple - Pacific NW

Crabapple - Pacific NW

Crabapple helps us see past the false self-doubt we heap upon ourselves. It restores the balance between ourselves and our environment

Cypress - Australian

Cypress - Australian

Positive and soothing, Cypress is useful during times of grief or difficult transitions.

Desert Ironwood - Arizona

Desert Ironwood - Arizona

Desert Ironwood is rare and one of the hardest woods in the world. It is a vital part of a harsh ecosystem. Intensely powerful, Desert Ironwood contains a wisdom that diminishes the fear common to exploration of the unknown. A protected tree, this wand was crafted from a reclaimed fencepost on a 100 year-old ranch.

Ebony (Black and White) - India

Ebony (Black and White) - India

Ebony is considered to be the most powerful of the magical woods. This black & white Ebony from India has a deep variegated grain pattern that stirs emotional energy.

Ebony (Gabon) - Western Africa

Ebony (Gabon) - Western Africa

Gabon Ebony is considered to be the most powerful of the magical woods. It is protective and non-discriminating toward the user or elements. It is an open conduit to the universe, providing pure energy for your craft.

Ebony (Grey) - Indonesia

Ebony (Grey) - Indonesia

Ebony is considered to be the most powerful of the magical woods. This rare grey variety from Indonesia is watery and highly influenced by lunar energy.

Ebony (Macassar) - Asia

Ebony (Macassar) - Asia

Ebony is considered to be the most powerful of the magical woods. Macassar Ebony is more focused on emotions and intuition than its African cousin.

Ebony (Madagascar)

Ebony (Madagascar)

Ebony is considered to be the most powerful of the magical woods. Rare and no longer imported to the U.S, this jet black variety from Madagascar shares all the traits of it’s exceptional West African cousin, and adds the divine spark found in Fire.

Ebony (Pale Moon) - Asia

Ebony (Pale Moon) - Asia

Ebony is considered to be the most powerful of the magical woods. The unique natural combination of light and dark wood found in Pale Moon Ebony blends the pure power and energy of its jet black cousins with the intuition and passion of the moon.

Ebony (White) - Indonesia

Ebony (White) - Indonesia

Powerful like all its cousins, this rare White Ebony not only opens the door to your creativity, but drags you through and stands protectively at your side while you are immersed in the knowledge that lies beyond the veil. Imported from Indonesia, this is a very difficult wood to acquire.

Elder (Redheart) - North America

Elder (Redheart) - North America

Elder is a very potent energy and you should never forget to ask permission before taking of her wood - lest she follow and plague you for selfish intent. Elder is a very feminine tree and can be used for protection, healing and prosperity. The black spots are the insect burrows that allow this otherwise plain wood to take on it red tones.

Elm (American)

Elm (American)

Standing at the crossroads between the Fairy realms and our own, Elm opens the doorway between the worlds. Mature American Elm trees are nearly extinct because of a widespread beetle infestation. This wood was recycled from an old architectural timber.

Elm (English) - Great Britain

Elm (English) - Great Britain

Eucalyptus - Australia

Eucalyptus - Australia

One of the strongest healing woods known, Eucalyptus trees have been used medicinally for centuries as well as for ritual items pertaining to healing. The energy of this wood is good and pure, clean like the earth from which it is born.

Fir - Pacific NW

Fir - Pacific NW

An immortal evergreen, Fir is protective of those who use it wisely. Fir is one of the nine sacred woods burned on the sabbat fire.

Hackberry - North America

Hackberry - North America

A tree with many practical mundane uses, Hackberry can guide us wisely through times of transition and inspire creativity.

Hazel - Pacific NW

Hazel - Pacific NW

Hazel was the most common wood used in Celtic traditions for wands and divining rods. It has excellent healing and protective qualities, a bringer of positive change.

Hickory - North America

Hickory - North America

A close grained, durable wood, Hickory is full of fire energy and useful in finding direction and acquisition.

Holly - North America

Holly - North America

Naturally white, Holly is among the strongest of the protective woods and has immense positive energy. Planted outside the home it will protect from malign spirits and energy. Holly is a pure and powerful source of divinatory energy.

Hornbeam (Spalted) - Germany

Hornbeam (Spalted) - Germany

Hornbeam protected the sanctity of sacred groves in Europe and can lend this protective property to its user.

Iroko - Africa

Iroko - Africa

Iroko is widely revered in African culture connecting the sky and the earth. It is also used in ship-building and strongly related to Neptune and the energies of the sea.

Jarrah - Australia

Jarrah - Australia

Jarrah is a member of the vast Eucalyptus family and thus shares many of that tree's healing properties. The reddish tones of Jarrah evoke more of the fiery, intuitive nature in the wood.

Katalox - Mexico

Katalox - Mexico

Grounding yet insightful, Katalox can aid in balancing strong emotion to clear the path to understanding. This wood is naturally dark purple in color.

Kauri (Ancient) - New Zealand

Kauri (Ancient) - New Zealand

This ancient Kauri wood is from a tree well in excess of 1000 years old when it fell into a swamp – about 40,000 years ago! Not petrified, but perfectly preserved in a New Zealand peat bog, this ancient wood has seen the rise and fall of every ancient civilization on earth. With an amber glow that shimmers from within, this wood is limited in supply, very energetic and open to possibilities. Giant Kauri trees were prized by the Maori as a bridge between heaven and earth.

Kingwood - Brazil

Kingwood - Brazil

A member of the Rosewood family, Kingwood shares many of its cousins’ healing qualities. Kingwood has a great deal of assertive energy and should not be used in anger.

Koa - Hawaii

Koa - Hawaii

A unique wood with distinctive male and female energies in the same piece, Koa represents the full circle of birth, destruction and rebirth. Photos do not reveal the amber glow within the grain – special!

Lacewood - Australia

Lacewood - Australia

Lacewood is full of positive energy, lucky, and useful in divination.

Lignum Vitae (Argentinian)

Lignum Vitae (Argentinian)

So dense that it will not float, Lignum Vitae means "long life" in Latin. Merlin was reputed to carry a staff or wand made from this Tree of Life. With a profoundly positive energy, Lignum Vitae is excellent for healing and other positive magic.

Limba (Black) - Australia

Limba (Black) - Australia

Linden - North America

Linden - North America

Sacred to ancient cultures from Scandinavia to the Middle East, Linden is soothing, healing and fertile.

Locust (Pink Honey) - N. America

Locust (Pink Honey) - N. America

Protective and strong, Honey Locust can be challenging to work with and is strongest during the dark of the moon.

Madrone - Pacific NW

Madrone - Pacific NW

Madrone was used medicinally by Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest. In the forest it is more resistant to fire than surrounding trees and thrives once the flames wane.

Madrone (Burl)Pacific NW

Madrone (Burl)Pacific NW

Madrone was used medicinally by Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest. In the forest it is more resistant to fire than surrounding trees and thrives once the flames wane.

Magnolia - Pacific NW

Magnolia - Pacific NW

Magnolia supports the initiate along their chosen path. Promoting peace and harmony this wood aids in meditation and helps open the pathways to spiritual development.

Mango (Spalted) - Hawaii

Mango (Spalted) - Hawaii

Mango fruits and trees are associated with fortune, plenty and fertility, and form an integral part of many religious ceremonies and traditional functions.

Manzanita - Western US

Manzanita - Western US

Spiritually-attuned to individuals who find the physical body cumbersome, Manzanita increases one's ability to experience the body as a beloved temple of the spirit.

Manzanita Burl

Manzanita Burl

Spiritually-attuned to individuals who find the physical body cumbersome, Manzanita increases one's ability to experience the body as a beloved temple of the spirit.

Maple (Ambrosia) - N. America

Maple (Ambrosia) - N. America

Maple reveals all the options before you - even those that are hidden in plain sight. It enables you to make sound choices rather than relying on blind luck.

Maple (Big Leaf Burl) - Pacific NW

Maple (Big Leaf Burl) - Pacific NW

Maple reveals all the options before you - even those that are hidden in plain sight. It enables you to make sound choices rather than relying on blind luck.

Maple (Birdseye) - N. America

Maple (Birdseye) - N. America

Maple reveals all the options before you - even those that are hidden in plain sight. It enables you to make sound choices rather than relying on blind luck.

Maple (Curly) - Pacific NW

Maple (Curly) - Pacific NW

Maple reveals all the options before you - even those that are hidden in plain sight. It enables you to make sound choices rather than relying on blind luck.

Maple (Quilted) - Pacific NW

Maple (Quilted) - Pacific NW

Maple reveals all the options before you - even those that are hidden in plain sight. It enables you to make sound choices rather than relying on blind luck.

Marblewood - Brazil

Marblewood - Brazil

More attuned to feminine energies, Marblewood is a powerful tool for divination.

Memping

Memping

Merbau

Merbau

Monterillo

Monterillo

Myrtle - North America

Myrtle - North America

Myrtle helps by balancing the energy in ourselves or in our situation. It has an honest energy that requires forthright intentions in your work.

Narra (Beeswing) - Thailand

Narra (Beeswing) - Thailand

Related to Padauk, Beeswing Narra is powerful like Gabon Ebony, yet a little more difficult to control because its energy constantly changes. Narra is more feminine than its cousin and can be a potent healer in the right hands. This Beeswing figure lends the wood a subtle shimmer just below the surface of the wood – beautiful!

Oak (Black) - North America

Oak (Black) - North America

Robust and true, Oak is strongly rooted in the earth and easily channels natural life energies. Slow and steady growing, Oak helps one intuitively focus on the task at hand.

Oak (Burr) - Great Britain

Oak (Burr) - Great Britain

Robust and true, Oak is strongly rooted in the earth and easily channels natural life energies. Slow and steady growing, Oak helps one intuitively focus on the task at hand.

Oak (English Bog) - Great Britain

Oak (English Bog) - Great Britain

This ancient wood is from a tree that fell into an English peat bog – about 4,500 years ago! Not petrified, but perfectly preserved, this ancient oak is very earthy and grounded. Robust and true, oak is strongly rooted in the earth and easily channels natural life energies. Slow and steady growing, oak helps one intuitively focus on the task at hand.

Oak (English Brown) - Great Britain

Oak (English Brown) - Great Britain

Robust and true, Oak is strongly rooted in the earth and easily channels natural life energies. Slow and steady growing, Oak helps one intuitively focus on the task at hand.

Oak (Red) - North America

Oak (Red) - North America

Robust and true, Oak is strongly rooted in the earth and easily channels natural life energies. Slow and steady growing, Oak helps one intuitively focus on the task at hand.

Oak (White) - North America

Oak (White) - North America

Robust and true, Oak is strongly rooted in the earth and easily channels natural life energies. Slow and steady growing, Oak helps one intuitively focus on the task at hand.

Olive (Holyland) - Israel

Olive (Holyland) - Israel

Crafted from wood imported from the Holy Land, this Olive wand comes from the cradle of today’s western religions. Sacred to Athena, used to anoint kings, and a symbol of peace in Christian philosophy, Olive lends great wisdom and healing energy to your work.

Osage Orange - North America

Osage Orange - North America

Named Bois d’Arc by French settlers and Osage Orange by English after the Great Plains Tribe and the tree’s large fruit, this wood is extremely spiritual in nature, especially related to matters dealing with earth energy.

Padauk - Africa

Padauk - Africa

Powerful like Ebony, yet a little more difficult to control because its energy constantly changes. Padauk can be a potent healer in the right hands.

Palm (Black) - Myanmar

Palm (Black) - Myanmar

Strongly related to water, Black Palm is naturally aligned with, and enhances magical energies.

Palm (Red) - Myanmar

Palm (Red) - Myanmar

Palms are excellent conductors of surrounding energies. Red Palm lends the practitioner a touch of intuition as well.

Pear (Dark) - Switzerland

Pear (Dark) - Switzerland

For those passionate about healing, Pear wood is well grounded, inspiring and creative.

Pink Ivory - South Africa

Pink Ivory - South Africa

Pink Ivory has always been a rare and spiritually powerful wood – often reserved for royalty upon pain of death. It is highly valued for its deep connection to the etheric realms and strength as a spiritual healer.

Plum - Pacific NW

Plum - Pacific NW

Plum encourages the energy of abundance to enter your life, a cleansing energy.

Purpleheart - South America

Purpleheart - South America

Positive and creative, Purpleheart is valuable in eliminating negative energy. It is active in its role, seeking out trouble before it really begins.

Redheart - Mexico

Redheart - Mexico

Redheart is a resilient wood good at both holding and conducting energy.

Redwood (Curly) - California

Redwood (Curly) - California

One of the largest trees in the world, Redwood connects heaven and earth. It is a symbol of endurance and strength for those seeking to connect the physical and etheric realms.

Rosewood (Bois d'Rose) - Madagascar

Rosewood (Bois d'Rose) - Madagascar

One of the rarest and most sought after, true Rosewoods, Bois d’Rose is very feminine and spiritual in nature. The deep burgundy color underscores the intuitive, fiery energy that the wood lends to the practitioner. Bois d’Rose is an effective spiritual healer.

Rosewood (Bolivian) - South America

Rosewood (Bolivian) - South America

Primarily feminine and highly spiritual, Bolivian Rosewood boosts intuition and is an excellent healer for non-physical ailments.

Rosewood  - Borneo

Rosewood - Borneo

Inspiration and action dominate Borneo Rosewood’s abilities. A steady will focuses this dynamic energy onto one task at a time. Strength and wisdom are required to harness its ability to multitask.

Rosewood (East Indian) - India

Rosewood (East Indian) - India

Well grounded, East Indian Rosewood helps the user see into the dark, mysterious and hidden energies that can escape first glance. It is an excellent physical healer.

Rosewood (Patagonian)

Rosewood (Patagonian)

With a marbled grain, Patagonian Rosewood – like its cousins – is an effective healer and charmer

Rowan - Pacific NW

Rowan - Pacific NW

Rowan is an ancient magic that opens your mind new possibilities and understandings by enhancing your innate psychic abilities. This species of Rowan is native to the Pacific Northwest.

Sandalwood - Australia

Sandalwood - Australia

Sandalwood raises energetic vibrations to a higher and more intense level of spirituality.

Sapele

Sapele

Sassafras - North America

Sassafras - North America

Symbolized by the three different leaves each tree produces, Sassafras is linked to the Triple Goddess. Sassafras is useful in bringing about positive change.

Sassafras (Blackheart) - N. America

Sassafras (Blackheart) - N. America

Symbolized by the three different leaves each tree produces, Sassafras is linked to the Triple Goddess. Sassafras is useful in bringing about positive change.

Snakewood - Suriname

Snakewood - Suriname

Named for its mottled, snakeskin appearance, Snakewood was used as a remedy for fever and snakebite by native South America peoples. It has a unique healing energy, rare and mysterious.

Sycamore (American)

Sycamore (American)

Slow growing, but able to thrive in harsh climates, Sycamore evokes patience and an ability to overcome adversity.

Tamarind (Spalted) - India

Tamarind (Spalted) - India

Tamarind is a hearty tree that thrives in many parts of the world. Folklore has it that the tamarind tree is the home of spirits that do not let anything under the tree survive, yet is also used in many parts of India to promote fertility. Tamarind can bring fruition, but demands respect and positive intentions.

Teak - Asia

Teak - Asia

Sacred to Neptune, Teak can aid one to harness the energies associated with the sea.

Tulipwood - Brazil

Tulipwood - Brazil

Part of the Rosewood family, Tulipwood carries many of that wood’s traits. Powerful, positive and feminine, it is excellent for divination or work associated with the moon. Tulipwood has the look of strawberries and cream, the energy has the same smooth, sweet feel.

Walnut (Black) - North America

Walnut (Black) - North America

Walnut is a bringer of change, aiding in the manifestation on intent into the physical realm.

Walnut (English) - Great Britain

Walnut (English) - Great Britain

English Walnut facilitates spiritual growth through introspection and aids one to focus on the task at hand.

Walnut (Peruvian) - South America

Walnut (Peruvian) - South America

Walnut is a bringer of change, aiding in the manifestation on intent into the physical realm.

Wenge - Africa

Wenge - Africa

Wenge is a powerful tool for meditation, helping one create a more balanced mood and centering thought. As a wand, Wenge helps to calm and control the flow of energy.

Willow - North America

Willow - North America

Willow reacts to the will of the one who is utilizing it, enhancing the energy accordingly. Extremely useful for healing, Willow has a strong feminine energy.

Yellowheart - South America

Yellowheart - South America

Also known as Satinwood, Yellowheart is another powerful, yet somewhat unpredictable wood. Positive overall it is a beneficial physical and spiritual healer.

Yew (Pacific) - Pacific NW

Yew (Pacific) - Pacific NW

Yew trees were planted in graveyards to protect the spirits of the dead – a gateway between the worlds. Working with Yew can reveal the past, bringing wisdom and renewed spiritual strength.

Yew - Great Briatin

Yew - Great Briatin

Yew trees were planted in graveyards to protect the spirits of the dead – a gateway between the worlds. Working with Yew can reveal the past, bringing wisdom and renewed spiritual strength.

Zebrawood - Africa

Zebrawood - Africa

With a very feminine energy, Zebrawood is good for divination and moon related magic.

Ziricote - Central America

Ziricote - Central America

Ziricote’s energy is that of a nurturing and supportive father. It is protective and encourages the user to make wise, well thought-out choices.