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          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.

                         Last amended June 11, 1989  --  Page NEXTRECORD


          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

                         Last amended June 11, 1989  --  Page NEXTRECORD


          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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