Pagan Portals - Candle Magic
Using candles in simple spells, seasonal rituals and essential craft techniques.
Candle magic is something almost everyone has tried, even as a child - who hasn’t made a wish over a birthday cake? Candle spells are among the easiest yet also the most effective to perform. They are perfect for anyone who wants to have a go at casting a spell for the first time and for the solitary witch with a busy life. Yet candles are also an important part of modern pagan witchcraft rituals. They are used to mark the quarters of the circle, placed on the altar and can represent the changing seasons of the year. This book is aimed at all who want to use candle magic, from beginners to those experienced in the craft; with everything from simple castings to elaborate and beautiful ceremonies. It offers a background to candle magic as well as spells, rituals, divination techniques, meditations, a guide to making your own candles and more.
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Subtitled: ‘A witch’s guide to spells and rituals’, this is the practical spell book Treadwells has been waiting for. Candle spells are among the easiest yet also the most effective to perform. They are perfect for anyone who wants to have a go at casting a spell for the first time and for the solitary witch with a busy life. ~ Treadwells, http://www.treadwells-london.com/shop/candle-magic-lucya-starza/
It would be easy to say this is a delightful little book for beginners - but Lucya Starza packs so much information into 25,000 words that it qualifies as a ‘must-have’ introduction to the fascinating subject of candle magic. I particularly like the down-to-earth, chatty approach that reads like a casual conversation around the kitchen table - by candle light, of course. Candle magic is one of the simplest, yet one of the oldest, most powerful forms of spell-casting and an essential addition to any witch’s toolbox of tricks - so if you want to discover more about the glittering, shimmering, flickering, dancing world of candle magic then this is the book for you. ~ Melusine Draco, Principal of Coven of the Scales and author of the Traditional Witchcraft series of books
In this book, Lucya Starza gives us good practical advice about working ordinary everyday magic using a part of our normal life – the candle. It is a comprehensive guide on how to use candles for spells, in rituals and for meditation and divination. It has quickly become my preferred book for all aspects of candle magic. ~ Philip Heselton, author of Witchfather: A Life of Gerald Gardner, Gerald Gardner and the Cauldron of Inspiration and Wiccan Roots: Gerald Gardner and
I have absolute faith in the efficacy of Lucya's candle magic, which was a great help to me during a crisis. ~ Caroline Wise, member of the steering body of The Fellowship of Isis and author of Finding Elen: The Quest for Elen of the Ways
Pagan Portals - Candle Magic is my favourite type of 'how to' book.There are no presumptions about the experience level of the reader, which means everyone, from the novice to the journeyman, can pick up this book and not only enjoy the style and humour of Lucya's writing, but definitely learn something practical and useful. Lucya guides the reader through magical exercises, focusing on 'learning through doing', but with enough theory and background to make the exercises engaging and thought provoking, and very effective! The level of detail makes the subject fascinating and enthralling, and her passion and skill for candle magic shines through her words. An immensely useful book for anyone interested in candle magic or spell work. This book is joining the select few 'well thumbed' volumes on my shelf that I refer back to again and again. ~ Mabh Savage, author of A Modern Celt: Seeking the Ancestors.