Candles, The Power of the Flame!
The flame represents the source of our creation, your inner light…
It speaks to us of the soul spark that is above and below, within and without, that which links us all together originating from the same source of thought consciousness. You can give power and magical qualities to the flame, but the energies come from your consciousness. Candle drippings viewed after a ceremony or meditation, will take shape and form and have meaning for you. They too are created out of the magic of your thoughts. The power of the flame is neither male nor female but all and everything. Candles and sacred flames are part of the myth and mystery of humanity’s experience in the physical, always a reminder of our connection to source. Candles are often used during religious and ritualistic ceremonies. A candle melts until its flame is extinguished in the physical… but a soul spark is immortal. As we are all created by the flame of soul, therefore we all believe in magic at some level. Somewhere in our souls is the knowledge that there is more than physical reality. All is magic and illusion. Many people associate ceremonies using candles with the occult, black magic, witchcraft, etc. Nothing is dark or negative unless it causes harm to someone or results in a negative reaction and most often originates from a dysfunctional soul. Candle Magic has been around since the dawn of time, traced as far back as the Paleolithic era. It is a very powerful form of sympathetic magic. You have to believe in the power of the candle if it is to work for you. Candle magic is usually part of a ritual but can be part of meditation or other exercises (see below). There are many factors that play into the art of candle magic. Any type of magic that is performed is supposed to return to you three fold, whether it be positive or negative. Always keep the Wiccan Rede ‘An harm to none do what thou wilt’ in mind when considering your work. Always keep in mind that magic effect’s the entire world around you. Be very careful what you ask for, for it may well come true. The wording in any type of magic must not be taken lightly, be very careful, concise, and precise, make sure you have covered all possible bases. Some candle magic has to be repeated over a period of days. Therefore, you will want to place them in an area that will not be disturbed. Do not choose a place where there is a TV, radio noise or disturbances of any kind. Keep in mind to not put candles near curtains and such, as you would not want to burn your house down. Candle magic should always be performed in a low traffic area. That is why a bedroom is really nice for such work.
Your Altar: You may use anything that has a flat top. Be creative. Cover the altar if you prefer. Although some magic specifies a colour then what ever colour is specified should be used. Again, be creative. Keep in mind that candle magic is usually done in condensed areas so keep things as simplistic as you can, especially your candlesticks and crystals.
Incense: Incense is part of the process. The type / types that you use may be specified in a specific spell, if that is the case by all means use that. Research on incense fragrances and their effects is need here. Incense symbolises Air, as the smoke rises our thoughts are carried up into the universe.
Preparing of the Practitioner: Light a few candles, turn off the light and relax. Clear your mind.
Types of Candles: Any type of candle can be used for candle magic as long as it has been cleansed and consecrated prior to use. Although beeswax candles are higher in price than store bought candles, they are more powerful because they are produced from nature. As with any other tool, the candle made by the practitioner for a specific purpose captures the energy of the practitioner. Many experienced Witches will use only candles they have crafted themselves because of this.
Cleansing & Consecrating: This is a very important step and should not be omitted. Cleansing removes all the negative energies that the candle has picked up along the way. As with all supplies you want your candles to be as free of psychic debris as possible. Submerge the candle in sea salt and ask for cleansing.
Dressing Candles: Naturally candles have polarities. Everything in our program has positive and negative polarities, as it is an electro magnetically based program. Dressing a candle is no more than putting your vibration, thoughts and outcome you want into the candles vibration force. [This works the same way with crystals and stones]. Dress the candle with oil. Use whatever oil you prefer or what a specific spell asks you to use. Rub oil on the candle in a downward motion from the top to the middle and then from the bottom to the middle. To send something away, stroke the candle 7 times from the middle of the candle out to the ends. Always stroke the candle in one direction. Dab the remaining oil from your fingers onto your third eye and on your breast bone [heart chakra]. Then state your intent or the purpose of the candle. Now light the candle and let it burn down.
Why People Burn Candles: Talk to God, Obtain Money, Win the Love of Man or Woman, Settle a Disturbed Condition in the Home, Obtain Work, Conquer Fear, Conquer Addictions, Develop Understanding, Break up a Love Affair, Unfavourable Vibrations, Gain Prosperity. Change One1s Luck, Develop Spiritual Understanding, Learn the Truth, Stress Management, Soothe and Quiet the Nerves, Regain or Retain Health, Gain Power Over Others, Arouse Discord or Anger or Jealousy in Another, Awaken Spiritual Understanding in Another, Protect Against Evil Influences, Stop Being Slandered, Achieve Goals, Win or Hold Happiness, Attain and Maintain Success, Heal an Unhappy Marriage or Other Family Situations.
What is Candles? The wick is the quintessence of the candle. Quintessence is the vertical reflection of Essence into matter and is at the centre of every material thing. Although quintessence is a material principle because it is a perfect reflection of the Spirit to become one with the quintessence is in effect to become one with the Spirit. When the candle burns while air is flowing directly into the flame the wax is flowing into it indirectly by means of the wick. The lower action reflects the higher. Melting candles that drip can produce patterns from the dripping that can have meaning for the person near the candle. Candle burning is one of most simple forms of magic. It can be performed most anywhere and candles are really easy to purchase. The basic principles are to concentrate, visualize and focusing (willpower) on the candle as a symbol. Candle magic can be used for overcoming bad habits, attracting things, settling disturbing atmospheres, protection, regaining health, developing psychic powers, etc.
Colours: Meaning, Frequencies, Healing: White: Spiritual Blessings, Purity, Healing, Rest | Light Blue: Peace, Harmony, Joy, Kindly Intentions | Dark Blue: Moodiness, Depression, Unfortunate Circumstances | Green: Money, Gambling Luck, Business, Steady-work, Good-crops | Yellow: Devotion, Prayer, Money (gold), Cheerfulness, Attraction | Red: Love, Affection, Passion, Bodily Vigor, Luck | Pink: Attraction, Romance, Clean-living | Purple: Mastery, Power, Ambition, Control, Command | Orange: Change of plans, Opening the way, Prophetic dreams, Court cases, Neutrality | Black: Repulsion, Dark thoughts, Sorrow, Evil, Harm | Metallic Gold: Money, Gambling luck, Prosperity, Success.
Often two colours are used to work together to create magic, affect energies. Candles vary in shape depending on its purpose in candle burning/magic.
Close your eyes!
Breathe your spirit. Find your LIGHT…