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I cannot recommend this place highly enough : http://www.whirlwood.com/

I've had two wands done there and they are beautiful. Each is hand made and custom work is available.
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On 2013-02-09 18:09, David_Libertine wrote:
I cannot recommend this place highly enough : http://www.whirlwood.com/

I've had two wands done there and they are beautiful. Each is hand made and custom work is available.
They look awesome.
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I found a couple items I will use for tarot and for palm tracing that will fit in well with the character type I present readings with.

but this topic has grown very fascinating! I really like the care everyone takes with their non gimmicked prop selections. that is what will make these presentations very magical indeed.

how many of you use wands in your other presentations?

now I need to find some items to dress the table just for aesthetics.
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I spent a lot of time yesterday looking at yads. These are really neat. They vary in price from about 12 pounds to 120 pounds, depending on age and materials....

There are also adult and children's varieties...

Very interesting...
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Yes me to lol I had never seen one before until last night. they are kind of cool!
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I think I'm losing it guys....
I've been looking at this thread for two days, and only just realised it wasn't called "Small palm readers wanted"

I need to lie down I think


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Crispin Mindbender has some nice ones.
http://www.crispinswands.com/WandVault.html
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Use a small magnifying glass with handle - you can then use both ends - rod or circle - and also theatrically examine some areas of the hand in more detail
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Using a yod (literally meaning 'hand') that has actually been used to read a Torah, don't be surprised if Hebrew letters appear on the palm you are reading. Sometimes a letter will appear on the back of the hand.
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On 2013-02-09 15:39, RicHeka wrote:
We had a huge blizzard lastnite here in the Northeast US. I got trapped inside my cave.....so I had some free time to make this Pointer.
It is composed of: A length of 'antique' bamboo; A rock quartz Neolithic arrowhead [6000-8000 years old]; A wood skull.
Total length: 8 inches [20cm].

http://tinyurl.com/a7pwbj3

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Simple answer:

Alivans

http://www.alivans.com/custom/cart/edit.asp?p=97608

This particular wand is bloodwood, but they also make other small 7" wands in ebony (I have this one, it's gorgeous), becote, and purpleheart. Different wood types are also lathed (is that a word?) differently, so there's a good selection and variety of not just color/wood but shape.

They even make several tiny wands that are keychain sized, about 3˝" long. I got a few of these too.

BTW, these aren't just stained pine or maple, these are the real hardwoods, and the craftsmanship is very good, while the prices are surprisingly low. I am in no way affiliated with Alivans, I just think they make the best wands, hands down. I stumbled across them back in my Harry Potter days.
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I cannot believe how many wand makers have popped up...and so many good ones. Are these all spawned by Harry Potter, or have they always existed and the internet is making them more well-known?
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On 2013-02-09 15:39, RicHeka wrote:
We had a huge blizzard lastnite here in the Northeast US. I got trapped inside my cave.....so I had some free time to make this Pointer.
It is composed of: A length of 'antique' bamboo; A rock quartz Neolithic arrowhead [6000-8000 years old]; A wood skull.
Total length: 8 inches [20cm].

http://tinyurl.com/a7pwbj3

Rich


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Thank-you my friend! My initial blizzard enhanced goal was to create a wand/pointer...that is: unique; partially ancient; interesting; and with the opportunity for the performer/reader
to discuss the 'interesting' background of the piece...with the guest[s].....if asked.
It may not be as pretty as some of the other WONDERFUL offerings mentioned. However. it has a bit of unique character.....sort of like...in the dog world...a cute mutt. Smile
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With all respect to Christian Chelman, I have an issue with using a yad as a pointer for tarot reading. It's the same reason I wouldn't use the base of a crucifix for that function: it's recognizable as an object specifically designed for religious observance. Regardless of your personal comfort level in using such an object within this context, you run the risk of offending the sensitivities of your sitter.

If you have any desire to be a palmist in a professional setting, I'd recommend using a pointer that doesn't carry such emotional baggage.

Best,
Neil
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I 'STRONGLY' agree with Neil's, post!
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I see Neil's point and generally it a very good practice. Bravo!

I, having being raised in an orthodox household, would personally not be offended by the use of a yod in this context. I might think it a bit odd, however (see the next paragraph). A yod is used as a pointer and has no religious connotations; its function is to prevent damage to a scroll, particularly the ink. Some will suggest that the yod prevents a potentially impure person from touching a Torah scroll (I will keep my lengthy opinion to myself regarding this). As there are no references to a yod in Talmud that I'm aware of, I personally could not associate a yod with any religious or ritual significance. Hence, no offence.

What is more potentially objectionable is the use of a yod (or any uniquely Jewish object) in divination as divination is highly frowned upon. Frowned upon? Yet, we see references to divination in Torah. (That would be a fun discussion thread!) Therefore I (echoing more authoritative sources), conclude divination is not forbidden, but is considered a distraction. Indeed, as those of here in Spooky use it as an entertaining 'distraction'.

Not being a student of Islam or Christianity, I can only venture to guess that the loathing of divination might be a more universal 'official position'. So, perhaps we Spookyniks, to coin a term, should be clear that when we do divination (yod or not), it is 'for entertainment purposes only'?

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Expressing no opinion regarding their use for divination purposes (pro or con), aren't these stunningly beautiful?

http://www.judaism.com/tree-of-life-yad/dp/BACGC/

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Those are gorgeous prof bc....
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On 2013-02-11 12:55, Necromancer wrote:
With all respect to Christian Chelman, I have an issue with using a yad as a pointer for tarot reading. It's the same reason I wouldn't use the base of a crucifix for that function: it's recognizable as an object specifically designed for religious observance. Regardless of your personal comfort level in using such an object within this context, you run the risk of offending the sensitivities of your sitter.

If you have any desire to be a palmist in a professional setting, I'd recommend using a pointer that doesn't carry such emotional baggage.

Best,
Neil


On the other side, there are yads that doesn't look like the traditional yad. Plus, a good story can justify any object.
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My own solution for palmistry tools is to use a matched magnifying-glass-and-letter-opener set.

With a wide range of handles in mineral, horn, bone, wood, or other materials to choose from, they can look quite beautiful while exuding a sense of antiquity and scholarly professionalism. And since they come in so many different styles, there's bound to be a style to suit every reader.

Best,
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