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Magical Wands: A Cornucopia of Wand Lore Paperback – April 1, 2014
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About the Author
Wolfrick Ignatius Feuerschmied is Distinguished Professor of Wand Lore at the prestigious Isle of Skye School of Magick. He is also a Master Wand Maker of the International Guild of Wand Makers and a Grand Master of the European Council of Wand Makers. Prior to his mysterious disappearance, Professor George Smith taught modern and medieval European literature in the Literature Department at Oregon State University. His specialty was the myths and legends of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. He was popular with his students and is greatly missed by his family and colleagues. An internationally known authority on system and software engineering and the author of several technical books, Donald Firesmith relaxes by crafting magic wands from the finest of magical woods and mystical gemstones.
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The book includes a short but interesting section on the elements and planes of existence, then goes on into the categories of wand materials: woods, crystals, metals, and parts of magical creatures. The entries I checked against more official Wiccan sources on the magical meanings of woods... sort of matched? Then there's a chapter of famous people of history made over as wizards and their wands. Sections of the book can be read on the author's website; check there for an idea of what you're getting.
All in all I have to declare this one repetitious and not a very interesting read. There are better wandcrafting books out there, and better wizardly fiction. That said, if the author were to write another textbook from his wizardly world, I'd read it.
I want you guys to know that I can rate a book very poorly and I won't care at ALL about what the author would say. But, this was a case in which I REALLY liked/loved this book.
This book is about Professor George Smith of Oregon State University who was on a Sabbatical to Scotland via a train. During his train journey, he comes across a family of two - A grandfather and his granddaughter. This book was being read by the granddaughter as she was on her way to the boarding school. She accidentally forgets this book in the train, but is found by the professor. To his surprise, he finds out that it is about Magical Wands and Wizardry.
The professor wishes to visit the school whose textbook this book was, so he sets off on an adventure to do so. He is said to have mysteriously disappeared from his hotel, university, home and even from the world. This book was published the university and the foreword is written by the professor. The Foreword is very enchanting tale of an ordinary man discovering what is so unexpected in this kind of a world.
The rest of the book contains perfectly described every information one needs to know about the world of wizardry. This is a book one would find in the library of Hogwarts (in Harry Potter series) . From ALL KINDS OF MAGICAL SPELLS to ALL KINDS OF MAGICAL CREATURES and WIZARDS - the book has it all ILLUSTRATED and DEFINED SIMPLY . The book will give you an insight to all the knowledge of the different kinds of wands and their importance as well as their properties.
The author has a magical wand shoppe (.com) from where I received a wand in order to EXPERIENCE the enchanted, which can never be possible by reading/watching any fantasy book/movie. The wand is beautiful, and it has semi precious stones fixed on both of its sides. It is no ordinary plastic/toy wand, but has been CARVED BY HAND from wand making trees like maple. Its shape is perfect and gives me a pleasure equal to that of casting a spell. IT IS DEFINITELY and TRULY RECOMMENDED for one TO BUY ANY DESIRED TYPE OF WAND FROM THIS WEBSITE. Your wand would be beautifully wrapped in a velvet box and it would be of a unique design, i.e. no other wand in the world would be of the same design. The author himself carves wands for everyone, and he makes 1 wand only of each type and design.
CONCLUSION: This book is a MUST-HAVE for all Harry Potter fans, or even any fantasy fan. You can even practice spells or LIVE/EXPERIENCE the fantasy you would have just imagined of magic, with the help of the author-made wands and this AMAZING BOOK! <3
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