What is a Besom?

A Traditional Besom… A besom is the traditional witch’s broom used in rituals and ceremonies.  Traditionally, a besom was made from the wood of three different trees and associated with faeries.  The besom is a purifier, so it is connected to the element of Water. The Three Woods Ash for the shaft, as it is protective and has command over the four elements Birch twigs for the bristles, as it is purifying and draws spirits to one’s service Willow strands for the binding cord, as it is sacred to the Goddess and binds them…

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