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                          CANDLE MAGIC
           1    One of the simplest of magical arts which comes under 
           the heading of natural magic is candle burning.  It is simple 
           because it employs little ritual and few ceremonial 
           artifacts.  The theatrical props of candle magic can be 
           purchased at any department store and its rituals can be 
           practiced in any sitting room or bedroom.
           2    Most of us have performed our first act of candle magic 
           by the time we are two years old.  Blowing out the tiny 
           candles on our first birthday cake and making a wish is pure 
           magic.  This childhood custom is based on the three magical 
           principals of concentration, will power and visualization.  
           In simple terms, the child who wants his wish to come true 
           has to concentrate (blow out the candles), visualize the end 
           result (make a wish) and hope that it will come true( will 
           3    The size and shape of the candles you use is 
           unimportant, although highly decorative, extra large, or 
           unusually shaped candles will not be suitable as these may 
           create distractions when the magician wants to concentrate on 
           the important work in hand.  Most magicians prefer to use 
           candles of standard or uniform size if possible.  Those which 
           are sold in different colors for domestic use are ideal.
           4    The candles you use for any type of magical use should 
           be virgin, that is unused.  Under no circumstances use a 
           candle which has already adorned a dinner table or been used 
           as a bedroom candle or night-light.  There is a very good 
           occult reason for not using anything but virgin materials in 
           magic.  Vibrations picked up by secondhand materials or 
           equipment may disturb your workings and negate their 
           5    Some magicians who are artistically inclined prefer to
           make their own candles for ritual and magical use.  This is a 
           very practical exercise because not only does it impregnate 
           the candle with your own personal vibrations, but the mere 
           act of making your own candle is magically potent.  
           Specialist shops sell candle wax and molds together with 
           wicks, perfumes, and other equipment.
           6    The hot wax is heated until liquid and then poured into 
           the mould through which a suitably sized wick has already 
           been threaded.  The wax is then left to cool and once is this 
           has occurred the mould is removed , leaving a perfectly formed 
           candle.  Special oil-soluble dyes and perfumes can be added 
           to the wax before the cooling process is complete to provide 
           suitable colors and scents for a particular magical ritual.  
           Craft shops which sell candlemaking supplies can also provide 
           do-it-yourself books explaining the technicalities of the art 
           to the beginner.
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           7    Once you have purchased or made your ritual candle it 
           has to be oiled or 'dressed' before burning.  The purpose of 
           dressing the candle is to establish a psychic link between it 
           and the magician through a primal sensory experience.  By 
           physically touching the candle during the dressing 
           procedure, you are charging it with our own personal 
           vibrations and also concentrating the desire of your magical 
           act into the wax.  The candle is becoming an extension of the 
           magician's mental power and life energy.
           8    When you dress a candle for magical use, imagine that
           it is a psychic magnet with a North and a South pole.  Rub 
           the oil into the candle beginning at the top or North end and 
           work downwards to the half-way point.  Always brush in the 
           same direction downwards.  This process is then repeated by 
           beginning at the bottom or south end and working up to the 
           9    The best type of oils to use for dressing candles are 
           natural ones which can be obtained quite easily.  Some occult 
           suppliers will provide candle magic oils with exotic names.  
           If the magician does not want to use these, he can select 
           suitable oils or perfumes from his own sources.  The oils 
           soluble perfumes sold by craft shops for inclusion in candles 
           can be recommended.
           10   the candles you use can be colored in accordance with 
           the following magical uses:
                    white- spirituality and peace.
                    red- health,energy,strength,courage, sexual potency.
                    pink- love affection and romance.
                    yellow- intellectualism, imagination, memory and 
                    green- fertility, abundance, good luck and harmony
                    blue-inspiration, occult wisdom, protection and 
                    purple Material wealth, higher psychic ability, 
                           spiritual power and idealism
                    silver- clairvoyance, inspiration, astral energy and 
                    orange- ambition. career matters and the law.
           11   If you wanted to use candle magic for healing, you would 
           select a red candle to burn.  To pass an exam, burn a yellow 
           candle, to gain esoteric knowledge burn a blue candle or for 
           material gain, burn a purple one.  It is obvious these
           colors relate to the signs of the zodiac and the planetary 
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           12   The simples form of candle magic is to write doesn't the 
           objective of your ritual on a virgin piece of paper.  You 
           can use color paper which matches the candle.  Write your 
           petition on the paper using a magical alphabet, such as 
           theban, enochian, malachain,etc.  As you write down what you 
           want to accomplish through candle magic-- a new job, healing 
           for a friend, a change of residence, a new love affair, 
           etc.-- visualize your dream coming true.  Visualize the 
           circumstances under which you might be offered a new job, 
           imagine your employer telling you that your salary has been 
           increased or conjure up a vision of your perfect love 
           13   When you have completed writing down your petitio, 
           carefully fold up the paper in a deliberately slow fashion.  
           Place the end of the folded paper in the candle flame and set 
           light to it.  As you do this concentrate once more on what 
           you want from life.
           14   When you have completed your ritual, allow the candle to 
           have completely burned away.  You do not need to stay with 
           the candle after the ritual, but make sure that is safe 
           and that red-hot wax will not cause damage or fire.  Never 
           re-use a candle which has been lit in any magical ritual.  IT 
           should only be used in that ritual and then allowed to burn 
           away or be disposed of afterwards.
           15   If you are conducting a magical ritual which involves 
           two people (e.g. an absent healing for a person some distance 
           away) then the  second person can be symbolically 
           represented during the ritual by another candle.  /all you 
           need to do is find out the subject's birth date and burn the 
           appropriate candle for that zodiacal sign.  These are as 
                    ARIES                 red
                    TAURUS                green
                    GEMINI                yellow
                    CANCER                silver
                    LEO                   orange
                    VIRGO                 yellow
                    LIBRA                 pink
                    SCORPIO               red
                    SAGITARIUS            purple
                    CAPRICORN             black
                    AQUARIUS              all colors
                    PISCES                mauve
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