Craft nights are exciting and bring magic to the world! This Mabon, 2014 the activity was broom or besom making. And easy enough skill, it doesn’t take much to make up a nice besom for ritual, cleansing and protecting the home. A traditional tool of witches and even some Gods, like Ganesh, the witch’s besom is used to energetically clean an area by sweeping the astral energies out of the room. Most brooms are not built by witches to endure the physical act of sweeping, but are swept slightly off the floor. You can also lean them against a door post or hang about a door frame to protect your home.
Thanks to some pruning last fall, 2013, President Cureton had a supply of staff wood to choose from. Ultimately cherry was the wood of choice. Grass from the garden was magically harvested and used for the bristles. Yarn was use to tie the bundles and secure it to the staff. After only an hour or so, *Boom* there’s a new broom!