Friday, July 11, 2014


Bamboo is used for Hex breaking, wishes, luck and protection. Carve a wish into bamboo and bury it in a secluded area to make your wish come true. Carry a piece of bamboo for good luck.

Plant bamboo in pots around your house, to bring long life and good health to those who live there.

In some Taoist rituals, bamboo is used as a wand in ceremonies calling upon water entities.

Hollow out a piece of bamboo, fill it with spell components and seal the ends with wax. Carry it with you, or place it in your home, as needed.

In Scott Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs, the author recommends using bamboo by carving your wish into a stalk, and then burying it in the ground someplace secluded. He also suggests using it to break hexes by crushing the dried wood into a powder and burning.

Use a long dried piece as a handle for a magical besom, and sweep bad energy out of your home.

In Japan, bamboo walls are believed to protect Shinto shrines from evil spirits. Plant a row of them in your yard, or in pots on your windowsills, to keep negative energies out.

Find ways to incorporate bamboo into magical tools, such as cups, wands, even planters for your herbs.

The bamboo plant lives a long time, and will just continue growing until it is harvested. Because of this, some Pacific Island tribes regard it as a symbol of longevity and life, and include bamboo in some creation stories. In some parts of the Philippines, bamboo crosses are placed in the fields to bring hearty crops in at harvest time. In parts of India, bamboo symbolizes friendship.

In some Eastern religions, bamboo is the only acceptable material for certain ceremonial objects.

A number of Asian poets have written tributes to this hardy plant. In particular, some of Japan’s early female poets, like Cho Koran, have sung its praises.

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