I am in need of someone knowledgeable in magical properties of wood. I know dogwood, acacia, and ash are all neutral and/or pure. I have done a lot of research online and can't find any available near me. I'm willing to order online, or there is a dogwood tree behind my house, however I was told I had to take the wood a certain way or bad vibes/energy would be put upon the staff itself. I know basically what to do after that, but the type of wood is very important to me. I'd like it to be completely neutral, or dogwood. Any knowledge on this would be helpful.
I know this sounds a bit hokey but I believe your supposed to cast a blessing for the tree before you cut the limb . this is what I was once told so you might want to do a bit more research! Hope that helps a bit!
Re: Neutral Staff Making By: Lark Moderator / Adept
Post # 4 Nov 14, 2015
Woods are not neutral, good, or bad. They just are. Or perhaps one could say that all woods are neutral. The idea of good/bad/neutral wood comes from role-playing games, not from real magic.
A staff is simply a tool used to direct your own magical energy. It is your own magical energy and the intent behind it that is either good or bad. And even that is a value judgement imposed by cultural values.