Tuesday 13 November 2007

Candle Magic

A week into my blog and I haven’t yet talked about casting spells. So that I don’t entirely live up to my name of Bad Witch, that situation is about to change.

Candle magic is one of easiest types of spell to cast and is perfect for a solitary witch with a hectic schedule. It is also the most common form of magic in the world – who hasn’t made a wish over a birthday cake?

A lot of books and websites explain how to do candle magic but they can make it sound more complicated than it needs to be, specifying colours and scents for the candle and the time of day to cast the spell.

These things may help, particularly if they feel appropriate to the person doing the magic, but they aren’t essential. You can do candle magic with a plain tealight at whatever time you find a quiet moment alone in your day. After all, a couple of hundred years ago a witch had to make do with a lump of stinky tallow.

What is vital is that you think carefully about what you wish for. Consider the consequences if your wish comes true.

Clear your mind before starting the spell. You can do this using specific cleansing rituals or meditations, or you can just take a few deep breaths and relax.

Then, settle down in a quiet spot with your candle - and matches - in front of you and focus on your wish. You can write it on a piece of paper, inscribe it on the candle itself or just think it through clearly in your head. Once you have done that, light the candle. Concentrate on the flame for a few moments and then send your wish into the flame to be burnt.

You can meditate in front of the candle for as long as feels right. Sometimes this will help you understand your wish better or give you an insight into how you can achieve your desire. You don’t have to remain by the candle until it goes out, but it is important to let it burn down completely in one go. If you do leave it, make sure the lighted candle is in a safe place and is not going to set fire to the house.

When you have finished any spell it is important to readjust to the real world because magical work can leave you feeling a little spaced. The best way to come down to earth is with some food and drink – coffee and a biscuit will do just fine in my opinion.

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hedgewitch said...

I stumbled across your site 'accidentally' and enjoyed reading your blog on candle magic. As a solitary hedgewitch I also use candle magic almost exclusively and reading your blog gave me a feeling of confidence that as a lone witch I often lack. I have bookmarked your site and hope to visit often. Thank you

Badwitch said...

Hedgewitch, thanks very much for comment. I hope you continue to enjoy my blog!

Lovewitch said...

Wow this is an amazing blog and info on candle magic. This is also an amazing site. I have not casted any spells or enchantments yet at all because I am a young witch with two witch friends. We need lessons on things still and none of my family members are wizards or witches. We also need materials and supplies. I know that this has nothing to do with your blog, but I was hoping you could help us find a teacher to teach us about it and where we can fund materials. We do not live in the UK, we live in the USA. Do you know any American wizards that can teach us the importance of witchcraft and give us free supplies? Me and my two friends would like to know if there is any possible way for us to be sisters. The two are already twins but could I be there younger sis? And like Hedgewitch said I have bookmarked your site also.
I hope you have answers,

Badwitch said...

Lovewitch. You should be able to find information and pagan groups in your area on the website http://www.witchvox.com/