Welcome to the History Page! This page will provide more context, education, etc about Wands and McCormick Wands specifically. 

Apprentice Class 

Apprentice Class Wands are one of the main design classes. Typically, they are noted as being a simpler design, sometimes a classic look involving little in terms of flare. Most importantly, they are the starter Wands for most that are new to the Craft or energy work. Woods that make up this Class are most often those with more stable energies that are suitable for beginners- such as Oak, Cherry, Maple.   

Master Class

While sharing many similarities with the Apprentice versions, Master Class Wands include all varieties of woods that I will normally use in the workshop (with some exceptions). Master Class can be distinguished by their more refined look and fancier nature.  Their energies will often be more complex that require their handler to have greater knowledge and experience. Master Class Wands are very much the workhorse of the line up, making up the majority of stock. 

New for 2019, the older Elemental Class series, which were characterized by a more organic look, will now be part of the Master Class. 

Descendant Class

One of the most sought after Classes by other artists and collectors... not to mention everyone in between. This class is one of the oldest and can vary widely in look. Descendant Class wands are simply wands that have been named, pieces of art, but also relating to their personality as both a wand and wood property. Some names used, have been in the line up for decades. The names are reincarnated into the next "model". Sometimes the names are rare, one-off's. While others have had dozens of incarnations. 

Some of the most popular names over the years have found themselves traveling all over the globe- Shadowfax, Mystique, Banshee, Dracarys.. So many more. I look forward to each continuation as well as new names. 

Realm Class

The Realm Class contain woods that have a very unique energy or property to them. Normally reserved for woods that are not suited for beginners. Occasionally, wands are created during special times of year, such as Beltane or Samhain, or during Full Moons, etc..they would fit nicely into this Class.  Realm Class wands can also take names such as the Descendant Wands. 

Wand Anatomy 101

The Pommel is one of the sections in fine Wandmaking that often varies in design. Associated with the element of Earth, it is normally the most grounded section of the wand. It is where intentions are set, energies of the wood first felt and connected with. 

Pommel

The handle also varies in design and can sometimes be very much integrated into the pommel. Water is mostly associated with this section. Where intentions, energies and connections really begin to take form. Whereas a body of Water can be calm and tranquil or ragging and energetic, the Handle will be the home of this feeling. 

Handle

Fire lives in this section of the wand. The shaft of the wand is where everything comes together and grows to move outwards or to travel back to its holder. The shaft of the wand is known as the most energetic area and where the higher energy begins to live and transition. 

Shaft

The Tip, sometimes known as the "mount", is associated with Air. If the energies and intentions are moving outwards, the tip is where it meets the outer world. 

Each section is connected with the element of Spirit. Whether the energies more outwards away from the wand or not, its the Spiritual energy that binds the other forces together.  This task is better accomplished sometimes depending on the wood. 

Tip