Facts and Fundamentals of Ritual Candle Burning
by Charmaine Dey
The main object of this book is to help you understand what you are doing, and to create and develop your own techniques and rituals which will surely bring you the results you desire.
It doesn't matter what your religion is. You really don't have to be religious (or anti-religious) at all. Candle burning is a psychic and psychological experience, and may be used to compliment your particular faith by arranging your rituals to blend into it. Nevertheless, you need not do anything which you feel is inharmonious with your personal beliefs, as there are countless alternatives.
There are many authorities and traditions which attempt to tell you precisely what to do in each type of candle-burning ritual or "spell," but few that attempt to explain the reasons why it must be just so. The actual reason is because that is what works best for them, but does it mean anything to you?
The one basic simple fact we can feel sure of is that the act of burning candles does indeed cause an altered state of awareness, producing changes in circumstances. Think of the millions of men and women who have been persuaded and seduced, or extracted promises and proposals, concluded business deals, patched up squabbles, and resolved differences or opinion in the glowing magic of a candlelight supper. And many a birthday wish has come true when all the candles were blown out!