These cute small brooms (about 20cm in length) are ideal as a gift for a pagan loved one as a keepsake or gift and are small and light enough to send through the post. You can also keep at your altar to clear energies, attract luck and positive energy with this mini magic besom broom. Perfect in size for using on a mini altar, displaying on kitchen shelf, keeping at a desk, or taking on the go for extra positivity. Decorated with a Hamsa Hand charm, a universal sign of protection, power, and strength that dates back to ancient Mesopotamia, it's believed to protect against the evil eye and all negative energies.
History of the Besom Broom
Witches use brooms in magick and ritual. The pagan broom or "besom" is used in ritual for cleansing the general circle or ritual area. The besom is sweeping away the psychic dirt, getting the area purified for the ritual at hand. A Witch may begin a ritual by sweeping the area with the magick broom, visualizing the psychic dirt being swept out of the ritual area. The sweeping also helps to get the mind ready for the ritual, quieting the mind and narrowing the focus for the witch.
Many Witches keep a besom by their door, or hanging over their door to protect the home from unwanted outside energies. The besom is a purifier and is related to the element of Water. They have been used by Witches to indicate to other occultists that they were resident, or at work, by placing a besom (broom) outside the door. A besom should always be stood upright when not in use as a sign of respect for the element.
In pagan rituals., As a tool, the broom is seen to balance both "masculine energies (the phallic handle) and female energies (the bristles)". it's used in many traditions as a method of cleansing or purifying a space. In some cultures, the rite of jumping the broom is considered an important part of a marriage ceremony. Many pagan traditions have the bridal couple, jump across the broom during a Handfasting as a symbol of fertility & to signify the establishment of their new household. Prior to childbirth, women used a broom to sweep the threshold of the home, both for protection and to prepare the way for the new spirit to enter.
Measures around 20cm in length, bound with jute string and finished with a metal hand of Hamsa charm. Comes in a cardboard box.