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After six years of research and writing, I have managed to distill my knowledge of the craft of wandmaking into a book that will be published by Llewellyn Worldwide in July 2011 and is this very minute available for pre-order on This book is the first of its kind -- a fully illustrated treatise and instruction manual on the making of magic wands.

It includes detailed information on the magical properties of trees and their wood, and also those of many stones usedas wand reservoirs.  There are chapters on dryads and magical cores, as well as step by step instructions on how to fashion, carve,stain, ornament, and enchant a wooden wand using the techniques that I have refined over my years as a wandmaker.

With this book, you will discover much about magic that you did not know, whether you are a novice or an adept.  The magic wand is traditionally the principal tool of magicians, wizards, druids, and witches (as well as fairy godmothers). J. K. Rowling gave the world the mysterious Mr. Ollivander, wandmaker to the world of Harry Potter. Now you can discover how a wandmaker actually works.

In addition to discussing wandmaking at all levels of metaphysical and physical reality,
Wandlore is equipped with a detailed bibliography for further research, and several appendices for quick reference to the qualities of stones and trees and magical creatures. Throughout the book are photographs and diagrams illustrating the infinite variety of styles possible and the process of shaping and carving a wand of wood.  This is a book that every wizard or witch will want to have on his or her book shelf.  Whether you aspire to craft your own wand or not, this is the book that will tell you everything you wanted to know about how magic wands work, and more! Buy your copy today!

Here is a review of the book on the Druidic Dawn website:
Wandlore: the Art of Crafting the Ultimate Magical Tool reviewed by Dafydd Monks

An interview with Alferian on the Magicl Buffet:
10 Questions with Alferian Gwydion MacLir

Buy an Autographed Copy of Wandlore

My book is available on in paper and electronic formats. If you would like to have an autographed copy of the book, click on the link to the right and indicate who the book is for in the comments field at PayPal. ($20 incl. postage)