wand/staff common and scientific names
- In looking for the wand (hazel,nut) or staff (cane, elderwood,
rosewood) of the Key of Solomon, do we go for the common name or
I'm cross-checking hazel, nut, cane, elderwood and rosewood if they are
grown in the Philippines.
Just to be sure that I will get the specific trees mentioned in the
Key (I'm trying to be as literal/traditional as possible), I checked
for their common and scientific names. Well, the "nut tree" search at
arborday.org yielded 7 different trees: From butternut, chestnut etc.
to Walnut. I'm pretty sure that if I approach the local environmental
authorities here, that number will increase because the Philippines
also have nut trees that are not available in Europe or US.
Granted that the grimoires or "shamans" connect to their local
environment does this mean that I'm better off searching for local
trees that have the same common name in the grimoires?
- Hi Jaime;
> In looking for the wand (hazel,nut) or staff (cane,Hazel in the grioires is (I think) Corylus avellana.
> elderwood, rosewood) of the Key of Solomon, do we go
> for the common name or scientific name?
Wikipedia on Hazel
When you find the scientific names for other items
mentioned in the grimoires, please share.
> Granted that the grimoires or "shamans" connect toI suggest against this. Hazel is used as a Mercurial
> their local environment does this mean that I'm
> better off searching for local trees that have the
> same common name in the grimoires?
tool in the grimoires because hazel was previously a
tree sacred to Mercury and Hermes. Hermes had the
function of being a psychopomp, so I believe the wand
in the Key of Solomon is related to this function.
If you were to use a tool derived from local
tradition, try to find one that serves the same
function. It needs to be something that an emissary
between the living and the dead would use as a symbol
I try to use tools from my native environment rather
than import them from Europe, but always trying to
keep with the spirit of the work.
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