Informative Speech On Magic Wand

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Presenter: Jessica Beasley
Topic: Wands
Title: Magic Behind the Wand
General Purpose: To inform
Specific Purpose: To inform the audience about the magic wand.
Central Idea: What is a wand? What place does it have in history and how to make one?
I. Introduction
a. “Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo,” sounds familiar? These were the words Cinderella’s fairy godmother sang as she waved around a sparkly stick.
b. Dictionary.com defines that stick as “one used by a magician, conjurer, or diviner.” It’s commonly known as a wand.
c. Based on my research through online websites, I have acquired solid information on the subject matter.
d. Today I will talk about
i. The history ii. And misinterpretation of the magical wand iii. And how to make one.

II. History
a. Earliest records
i. Although there isn’t much scientific history of the wand, much of what we know has been passed down from generations through stories.
b. Types
i. However, there were wands made of hippopotamus ivory discovered in Egypt that date back to around 2800 B.C.
1. They were flat semi circle objects with pictures and symbols.
2. Carved to turn back evil at the time a mother would give birth. ii. There are also the wands of Horus.
1. Hollow cylinders filled with a variety of stones
a. Often seen in the hands of pharaohs in Egyptian pharaoh sculptures.
i. They were meant to provide balance and guidance into the afterlife. iii. The straight wands we see today comes from Celts, German, and Norse countries.
1. The Druids, shaman healers of the Celts, used them in close relation to nature.
a. The Druids were well educated and would train from 12-20 years.
i. They used wands as well as other tools ii. Much of the magic traditions and culture of today stem from the Celts and Druids.
c. Symbolism
i. Wands are the extension of the Tree of Life, nature, and the elements.
1. Wands have been used throughout time in many cultures in different shapes and forms.
2. They are meant to direct the will of the user.
a. It is an energetic tool that focuses the intent and energy of the user. ii. Today people such as Wiccans, neopagans and shamans who practice rituals, healing and spell casting use wands.

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