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
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) 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”.