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Monday, May 24, 2010

Dedicating a Candle Holder

Today I'm going to show you a trick that I learned from my teacher Cat Yronwode of the Lucky Mojo Curio Company. As magickal practitioners we all have candle holders in a variety of shapes and sizes and often have many candles burning at once. Once a candle has been burned in a candle holder it is usually cleaned and used again for a variety of purposes. 

Dedicating a candle-holder means choosing a holder and using it for one specific goal. There are two reasons why you may wish to dedicate a candle-holder. They are:

  1. The chosen goal is not expected to be achieved in a short amount of time. You will be burning many candles for this goal. Over time the candle holder will absorb the residual energy from your various burnings and can become a storehouse of energy to add to the power of your working.
  2. Due to privacy reasons, you cannot openly burn candles on an altar or shelf. You may live with those disagree with your beliefs, and who may actively attempt to sabotage them. Dedicating a candle-holder in the manner in which I will share below allows you to burn candles openly for magickal purposes without raising suspicions. 

To dedicate a holder you will need one whose bottom is lined with felt. Clean the holder by wiping it down with ammonia to remove any previous psychic energies. Gently and carefully peel back one section of the felt. Write your petition and fold is as per your usual practice. Fold it up and place it in  the base of the holder behind the felt and then glue the felt back. 

When you are done, you will then use the candle for only the purpose for which you wrote your petition.

Carolina Dean

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