Lotus wand, in the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, this is one of the three primary magical working tools used by adepts alone with the magic sword and lamen. The lotus wand is shaped like a lotus blossom at the top, and a shaft divided into fourteen bands with the highest white band representing the spirit, the lowest black band representing material force, and the twelve colored bands between representing the forces of the zodiac. When used the magician hold the wand by the band corresponding to the force which he wishes to invoke. A.G.H.
Greer, John Michael. The New Encyclopedia of the Occult. St. Paul. MN. Llewellyn Worldwide. 2005. pp. 280-281