The classic image of a “witch on a broom” is much like the picture at the beginning of the TV series “Bewitched”: a lovely woman in a witch costume riding sidesaddle (see “Witch on a broom”). However some years ago it was pointed out to me that in the old Rites the use of the Besom was with the bristles up.
Keeping in mind the more traditional use of a broom is cleansing a home (or other space) and while you are actual sweeping you are blessing your home and driving out negativity. Hence the actual “business end” of the broom is the bristles.
To celebrate the “use” of the broom I have created an amulet of Blessing: “The Rite Way”. The Lady holds her besom with the bristles up blessing and protecting Sacred Space.
The Rite Way Amulet is intended for those that are both serious about their efforts to make the world a better place and a sense of humor that one would wear a “witch on a broom” that would be more “authentic”.