One of the things called for in Trithemius’ The art of drawing spirits into crystals is an ebony wand. I spent a good deal of time looking for an ebony dowel to use as a base for this with no luck. Well, about two weeks ago I found a source for one and tried it out. The order arrived today, and I’ve got to say I’m impressed. The dowel is great and is going to work out perfectly for making my wand for work with the Trithemian system.
I ordered from a place called Dowels on Demand. They’ve got a large selection of woods available as well. I will say the process is a bit weird. I ordered using their online form and literally heard nothing from them. No confirmation email, nothing. That was roughly two weeks ago. The dowel arrived today in the mail, and now I need to mail a check back for payment.