The most magickal object in my home has been in our family for 19 years. It was found by my late ex mother-in-law during a round of dumpster diving. She gave it as a gift, out of pure Love. My in-laws were poor dust bowl Okies who did their time pulling the long dirty sacks pickin' cotton or pickin' fruits. Earthly possessions were always second hand because money was spent for just surviving.
My family was also poor but we were raised to have more pride in our possessions and anything we couldn't afford to buy new and by the sweat of my father's brow was simply not a necessity. Although I made it a rule never to take or use things from dumpster diving, I was instantly attracted to it and saw it's value. My pride and my ego typically would not be open to things obtained in such a lowly manner ... but the object called to me because I knew it was truly magickal.
I made sure that the object was properly cleansed and purified prior to use. Although it shows wear, it is still as valuable as it originally was and it's power has gained IMMENSE strength over the years. It has required a few repairs, but each time it is lovingly restored. In fact, I can say this object has increased in value so much that is is truly priceless and can never be replaced.
This object is immensely protecting. It is also very powerful for healing and can be very calming. Sometimes, the object can provide the user with great joy and inspiration or drive away fear and loneliness. At times, it can be provide the bearer with strength and sometimes clarity. It definitely provides the bearer with restful sleep and pleasant dreams. It has also been known to fend off demons.
What, perchance, is this intensely powerful and utterly priceless magickal object?
This is "Baby". He was given as a gift from my mother-in-law to my son when he was a baby. My son kept Baby several years and he lovingly passed it on to my daughter. Baby has been through a number of immunizations, trips to the doctor/dentist, and countless illnesses. The doll has provided comfort from separation anxiety, given companionship during bouts of groundings, provided backup against the evil warriors in spontaneous Power Ranger battles and has attended several tea parties. Baby has been camping, local parks, several museums (even our personal family favorite, the Rosicrucian in San Jose), national/state parks and around the world. He was there for homework, listened to 100s of books and a number of movies, present for every type of childhood lesson. The doll has been through 6-8 different puppies without ever being chewed on or ripped apart. Baby was also there to provide much needed comfort, solace and protection during the multitude of screaming battles, my ex and I used to have.
Baby is no longer magickal, it is now become enchanted. Sometimes, when the house is quiet, I am almost certain the doll talks to me. Maybe I am a little crazy in that regard. But let me ask you this, Dear Reader, after years of that much energy work, can you as a magician deny it's magickal power?