Who's got a staff?

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Re: Who's got a staff?

Postby deepwater » 23 Jul 2012, 02:31

Many times as I walk in the forest i will feel my eyes drawn to a clump of suckers from a stump and I may see a staff that I like,,Ill make note of it and if the staff I have is damaged I might harvest the one I saw,, My last staff was maple ,, the one I have now is cedar and im looking at a nice oak or a fine beach I had my hands on the other day ,, Its all up to the staff needer what you harvest ,,,walk well and far
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Postby deepwater » 04 Sep 2012, 00:00

I now have a fine oak walking staff with a smooth dogleg crook at the top and a short spike falling beneath it,,its great for lifting berrie bushes and parting paths through the vines with out damage
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Postby timothy.oseguera » 27 Dec 2012, 08:35

I have a staff, im not sure what the wood is, i think its oak. When i was a Boyscout i went to summer camp in flagstaff, az. the camp was selling walking sticks and ever time i went i kept looking at the same one, but i didnt want to buy it because i needed enough money for the whole week, needless to say i saved enough for it. fast forward several years and me and the stick have been hiking and camping together, i would cut notches into it for ever mike i hiked, and i would use one end for when i made a fire. when i started to practice energy work, and was taught that you could store energy in an object, which could later be pulled out, or the item enchanted. i began to use the staff for a "fire poker" allowing the energy of the flame to enter the staff, i would take my knife and scrape off the outer layer, giving the staff a rough, grooved surface. sometimes i would seal both ends with wax for elemental candles, hoping to hold the energy inside of it, then hold it over the flame of each candle to burn it into the grooves.

now i had always felt a pull to the druidic path, but i never knew much about it. that was until the day i met my friend, he is an extremely spiritual man, as is his wife, the first time he saw me he knew my path, he had seen all of the knowledge i had learned, he would ask me questions, hoping to catch me off guard, and when i didnt have an answer I could feel the God and Goddess saying the answer for me. one day i came over with my staff, hoping to get his opinion of it, when he saw it he couldnt belief his eyes, saying that i was a Magicians staff, and that only a Druid could possess the Magic and talent needed to create one, from the moment he has done everything he could to get me in contact with druids of the community, training me and feeling in the gaps of my knowledge, training me to use my gifts.

now i know that went alittle sideways, but i felt i needed some background to explain everything.
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Re: Who's got a staff?

Postby Corwen » 27 Dec 2012, 16:16

I have two staffs. They look like this: http://www.trailblazeroutdoors.co.uk/ge ... desize=500

They helped me walk to Spain, across Norway and recently along the North Downs to Canterbury.
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Re: Who's got a staff?

Postby Bracken » 27 Dec 2012, 17:21

Hmmm... what's happened to your link there, Corwen? It isn't a picture of staves. If you need help editing it, give me a shout.
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Re: Who's got a staff?

Postby Corwen » 27 Dec 2012, 17:29

Hmmm... what's happened to your link there, Corwen? It isn't a picture of staves. If you need help editing it, give me a shout.
Seems to be working now, touch wood (or carbon fibre)...
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Re: Who's got a staff?

Postby Bracken » 27 Dec 2012, 18:24

Cheers.
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Re: Who's got a staff?

Postby craigen » 05 Jun 2013, 08:00

Dear Obodies,
I love you guys so much!
No only are you full of useful information, but the humour makes me howl and cry!
I've never really thought about making a staff, but the last two days I can feel a crab apple tree calling out to me! Maybe it's because I'm off to the gathering later today, and maybe it's because there is a staff waiting to be made!
Time will tell


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