Wicca, Witchcraft and Paganism, for the Novice to the Crone

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This is a quick uncomplicated ritual designed to be used for all positive purposes.

You’ll need one candle of the appropriate color (see Tables of Magickal Correspondence), one holder (unless it’s a seven-day candle), and matches.

When you’re ready to begin, hold the candle between the palms of your hands.

Breathe deeply.

Visualize your goal.

Push personal. programmed power into the candle between your hands.

Feel the energy streaming into it.

Say appropriate words if you wish (create your own chant according to the instructions in Chapter Nineteen of Earth, Air, Fire & Water: More Techniques of Natural Magic), simply stating what you need to occur.

Place the candle in its holder.

Strike a match above the candle and draw down the flame toward the candle. Light the wick.

Put the still-flaming match into a heat-proof container (or extinguish its flame with a quick flip of the wrist).

Hold your hands around the candle’s flame. Feel the energy. Visualize strongly.

Leave the area. Let the candle do its work.


This “Wicca How-To,” Plus much more, can be found in:

Earth, Air, Fire & Water: More Techniques of Natural Magic  by Scott Cunningham

“A treasure trove of practical magic for both novices and more experienced practitioners . . . beautifully crafted spells that invoke the alchemy of possibility.”

A leaf from an oak tree . . . a wildflower . . . water from a sparkling stream . . . dirt from a cool dark cave—these are the age-old tools of natural magic. Born of the earth, possessing inherent power, they await only our touch and intention to bring their magical qualities to life.

The four elements are powerful magical tools. Using their energies, we can transform ourselves, our lives, and our world. This much-loved, classic guide offers more than seventy-five spells, rites, and simple rituals you can perform using the marvelous powers of the natural world.

An All-Purpose Candle Spell

A Brigantia Spell for New Love and Trust

Copyright © 2002 Scott Cunningham