One of the simplest 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. These rituals can be practiced in any sitting room or bedroom.
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 visualisation. In simple terms, the child who wants his wish to come true has to concentrate (blow out the candles), visualise the end result (make a wish) and hope that it will come true (will power).
The candles you use for any type of magical use should be 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 new materials in magic. Vibrations picked up by secondhand materials or equipment may disturb your workings and negate their effectiveness. Our candles have been purposely made for short spells and will burn for approximately forty minutes.
The simplest form of candle magic is to write down the objective of your ritual on a new piece of paper. You can use colour paper which matches the candle and write your wish on the paper. 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 conjure up a vision of your perfect love partner.
When you have written down your wish, 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. (Be careful whilst doing this and always have a heat proof burning pot to drop the paper into)
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.