The magic wand.. How
can a stick be a man’s best friend?
Difficult though it is to believe for ordinary men, close observation of any magician would reveal that they treat their wands as extensions of their body and do not part with it even for a second.
For them, it is not just a tool of their trade but a constant companion that shares a deep understanding with its master.
It is possible to perform magic without a wand too but it is a feat that requires extremely high pinnacles of concentration which only a few can acquire.
In such a situation, what else should the wand be called if not the magician’s best friend?
There are several instances that enable a layman to realize the importance of a magic wand in the life of a magician but a fact that inarguably establishes a connection between a magician and his wand pertains to the method of choosing.
A magician cannot just opt for any wand and nor can he deliver results if he has chosen his tool as though he might be picking a stick out of a pile.
If the magician truly experiences the power of supernatural within himself, then he would automatically be drawn towards a magic wand that would match his personality in every way.
Sufficient proof of this has been provided in the globally acclaimed Harry Potter series wherein Mr. Olliwander of Diagon Alley never fails to stress the point that it is the wand which chooses the wizard.
This sentiment is echoed by wand-makers in the real world too wherein manufacturers say that depending on the level of preparedness you would be drawn towards a particular type of wand (http://realmagicwands.com.phtemp.com/faq.html).
Sure enough the tool thus chosen would not only obey its master’s command but would also perform miracles of unmatched quality.
Does this mean that the wand, even though being just an inanimate object, is as faithful to its master as a loyal dog?
To begin with, a magic wand cannot be described as being completely inanimate – in fact its ability of being able to choose its own master is reflective of its attribute of having some semblance of life within.
So it could be best described as being quasi-sentient, wherein quasi refers to a fraction and sentient means perception or consciousness. Hence, a wand is not a living thing but it is not a non-living object either.
It carries within itself a small portion of life that enables it to connect with its master, the magician, and follow his orders without question.
Courtesy of the understanding between the wand and its user, magicians rely on it as the primary tool with which to channel their magical energy and power to accomplish feats that are beyond the scope of common man.
Intentions may vary from one magician to another as some might practice magic to amaze others while others might use it to evoke healing or spirituality.
Depending on the level of skill of the magician, a wand may be used in combination with a spell but many times spells are cast mentally and the wand does exactly what its master wants.
Irrespective of whether the magic wand is wooden, metallic or carved out of stone, it is tool that transmits your mental power to the outside world and is therefore aptly termed as being the magician’s best friend.
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