What is a 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. Ash for the shaft, as it is protective and has command over the four elementsBirch twigs for the bristles, as it is purifying and draws spirits to one’s serviceWillow strands for the binding cord, as it is sacred to the Goddess and binds them all together There have been few written accounts…

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