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

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You can use candle magick and incense magick for just about any magickal purpose. You need to charge your candle or incense with your magickal intent before you light it. Then, when you do light it, you’re sending out your magick. See the magick rising toward the Gods. You can help send the magick upward by using a feather as a fan.


What You Need for Candle Magick


Candles come in lots of shapes, sizes, and colors. You can buy a candle in the form of a cat, angel, devil, skull, cross, or human figure. You can also get candles that have seven knobs, candles that burn for seven days, bicolored candles, multicolored candles, floating candles, and ones that are one color on the inside and another color outside. Here’s what you’ll need to assemble for your candle magick:


➤ A candle in a color that corresponds to your magickal intent

➤ A small pointed crystal or your bolline (magick knife used for cutting physical objects)

➤ An essential oil that corresponds to your magickal intent

➤ Herbs that correspond to your magickal intent

➤ A mortar and pestle

➤ A candle holder


To do a candle spell to bring yourself money, use your crystal or bolline to carve your

desire on the candle. You need to be specific about what you write on the candle. Remember be careful what you wish for because you just might get it. It’s nice to use a crystal because the crystal itself will also pull in energy and infuse the candle with added energy.


Then dress the candle with a magickal oil that represents your intent. When doing candle magick to bring something to them, many witches use this candle dressing method. Hold the candle so that one end faces you. Start applying oil to the candle from the middle and move your hand toward you. Then turn the candle around and coat the other half by moving your hand toward you. If you were doing magick to take something away, you would coat the candle with oil by moving your hand away from you. If you make your own magickal oils, you can empower the oil with herbs that also represent the intent of your spell.


You can also load a candle with magickal herbs. To do this, hollow out a hole in the bottom of your candle. Mix your herbs with some essential oil and fill the hole with the herb and oil mixture. Concentrate on your magickal intent while you work. Seal the hole up with wax, and your loaded candle is ready to use! When the candle burns down to your herb mixture, the herbs will ignite and blast your magick out to its destination.


Be extra sure that you use this candle in an area where you won’t start a fire because the herbs can flare up quite a bit. It’s usually a good idea to place your loaded candle in a deep candle cup or in the bathtub to finish burning.


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This Informative “Wicca How To” can be found in:


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Wicca and Witchcraft

by Denise Zimmermann and Katherine A. Gleason

This guide offers a beginner's look at the history of paganism, Wicca, and witchcraft, from the Druids and Celts to the witches of today who practice an earth-based religion, cast spells, and perform natural magic. The book, written by a practicing witch, reveals details of the witches' Sabbaths, ceremonies, and altars.

An invaluable resource for beginners and adepts alike, this best-selling and frequently recommended book on Wiccan magic and witchcraft has been updated and revised, now featuring a Year-and-a-Day calendar for the solitaire who is beginning to explore Wicca on his or her own.

Basic Candle Magic

Remember, Be careful about what you wish for because you just might get it

Copyright © 2000 Denise Zimmermann and Katherine A. Gleason