1    One of the simplese 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 ofr 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 moulds 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 occured 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.

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 
proceedure, you are charging it with our pwn 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 canlde 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 bottome 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, immagination, 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. carrer 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 

12   The simples form of canlde magic is to write dosn the 
objective of your ritual on a virging 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 cinjure 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 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 symbollically 
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