Wands are a director of energy. Wands can be made for different purposes depending on what sort of wood you make them out of and what you use to decorate it with. If you make your own, keep in mind the purpose of the wand when you decorate it. You do not actually need a wand though. Since it is suppose to be like an extension of your own body, there is nothing wrong about using your finger.
By: WhiteRav3n / Knowledgeable May 28, 2011
Post # 9
Your "pocket wand" is your index finger. I would hope that you never leave home without it. =)
I use rings and bracelets to cut my senses off/protect myself when going to a store or a place with a lot of people. They are generally seen as self binds in many cultures. So you may want to see what works best for you. If you wear jewelry, take it off and see if it effects the flow of energy.
By: Brysing Moderator / Adept May 28, 2011
Post # 10
A wand is merely a "tool", just like the other tools we sometimes use. A wand has no power of its "self". The power is in you, when you "charge" the wand! My witch teacher never had a wand. Neither have I!