I think it's good to study all aspects of trees. The spirit of trees to me is something hard to put into words and something one has to experience, I do love to hear others impressions and stories too to add to a bigger picture. I've come across many personal tree tales on the board, be it in photos, poetry or other accounts.
Thank you for the advice and whenever I'll seek a wandmaker I'll look up Alferian. Great inspiring insights on the site
I have made a wand once myself -can't vouch for the quality- but it was a very personal matter, driven to make one. I enjoyed the process very much. The honeysuckle "spoke" to me. I added things to enhance, to flow with that feeling. I worked on the honeysuckle and it worked on me.. Entwining
Here's a picture of it..
Now the sequoia.. my homoeopath thought it was the right thing for me, well in globuli form. But she also said I could keep them close to me, which she wouldn't tell most of her clients. Homoeopaths work with the energy of plants, minerals, animals and that makes sense to me. But I have never used anything I didn't know! What I normally do is follow what I'm drawn to, I study learn and ponder the nature/spirit/energy of it as I understand it and how it relates to my needs/issues/situation or at times I make something for someone close to me. But understanding is my starting point. Hmm and I think I'm keen on that process.. being taught!
BTW my ring is another tree spirit crafting thing.. http://www.druidry.org/board/dhp/viewto ... 41&t=36935
Learning by doing myself