From the witchy sponsor: “Witch’s Ladders have been around for a very long time. The first recorded Witch’s Ladder was found in a house in Wellington, Somerset, UK in 1887. This tool was used for ritual or craft work, as evidenced from the contents of the house it was found in. Witch’s Garlands have been used in Italy for centuries as well. It is believed that in ancient tradition these items were used to curse others. Found mostly with cock or hen feathers, the braid or rope would have strands of hair from the intended victim attached. The ladder was sometimes hidden in the intended victim’s home. The only way to break the “curse” was for the intended (only) to find the cord and untie each knot themselves!
As the years have passed, Ladders are now used as a meditation tool, in spell work and chanting. They are mostly found with stones, gems and other materials for sanitary reasons instead of fresh hen or cock feathers! While there are many versions, Wee Witches has chosen a standard 9 bead or knot pattern. As our Ladders are completed and the final knot on each is made, all the energy and love of the creative effort is focused into that last knot, and stored there for protection – this ensures that our Witch’s Ladders can only be used for positive energies!
Our Witch’s Ladders are handmade with reverence to tradition. The count of 9 allows for a 3 times 3 series of repetition. The 3 times 3 pattern is helpful to work involving feminine studies of Maiden, Mother and Crone. We also find them useful for keeping count of chants sung during drumming circles!
All of our Witch’s Ladders are full moon cleansed and ready for your own intent charging! We use a variety of materials such as wooden and glass beads, semi-precious stones and polished shells.
Materials for the Witch’s Ladder-World Peace: yellow, brown and white main beads, red wood and white glass spacers, peace symbol charm and earth charm”.
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This giveaway ends May 1st. The winner will be chosen May 3rd.