Candle therapy could be referring to, one of which is the use of ear candles to remove built up wax from the ear and the other is a combination of light and aroma therapy leaning heavily on metaphysics. In either case, candle therapy is considered to be a naturo-pathic remedy/philosophy dating back hundreds if not thousands of years.The wick is the quintessence of the candle.
Quintessence is the vertical reflection of Essence into matter and is at the center of every material thing. Although quintessence is a material principle because it is a perfect reflection of the Spirit to become one with the quintessence is in effect to become one with the Spirit.
When the candle burns while air is flowing directly into the flame the wax is flowing into it indirectly by means of the wick. The lower action reflects the higher.
Melting candles that drip, can produce patterns from the dripping that can have meaning for the person near the candle. People chose the frequencies of candles by color and shape.
White, spiritual blessings, purity, healing, rest
Light blue, peace, harmony, joy, kindly intentions
Dark blue, moodiness, depression, unfortunate circumstances
Green, money, gambling luck, business, steady work, good crops
Yellow, devotion, prayer, money (gold), cheerfulness, attraction
Red, love, affection, passion, bodily vigor, luck
Pink, attraction, romance, clean living
Purple, mastery, power, ambition, control, command
Orange, change of plans, opening the way, prophetic dreams
Brown, court cases, neutrality
Black, repulsion, dark thoughts, sorrow, evil, harm
Metallic gold, money, gambling luck, prosperity, success
Often two colors are used to work together to create magic, affect energies.
Candles vary in shape depending on its purpose in candle burning / magic.
Candle burning is one of most simple forms of magic. It can be performed most anywhere and candles are really easy to purchase.
The basic principles are to concentrate, visualize and focusing (willpower) on the candle as a symbol.
Candle magic can be used for overcoming bad habits, attracting things, settling disturbing atmospheres, protection, regaining health, developing psychic powers, etc.
Candles have been lighting the way for thousands of years, being used by nearly all religions, cultures and individuals.
They are symbols of celebration, mourning, calming, spirituality and the soul.
Their power, combined with your own thoughts and desires can have a profound influence in your life and assist you in balancing and maintaining a healthy mind, body and spirit.
Candles also create a meditative and hypnotic mood. The candle flame offers a good focal point for reflection and meditation, as it sends out its own energies.
Candle color therapy can be used in many ways — meditation, Reiki, energy healing, chakra balancing and self-improvement.
It can also be used cleansing, healing and strengthening the mind, body and spirit. In any way you choose to use them, the most important goal is to develop a higher awareness and consciousness.
Color choice is of the utmost importance when burning candles because different colors vibrate at varying frequencies.
These vibrations converge with your own energies and can assist you in manifesting your desires, balancing your auras and chakras and protecting you from negative energies.
It speaks to us of the soul spark that is above and below, within and without, that which links us all together originating from the same source of thought consciousness. It is the light, your light, that which you seek.
You can give power and magical qualities to the flame, but the energies come from your consciousness.
Candle drippings viewed after a ceremony or meditation will take shape and form and have meaning for you.
There are, however, growing numbers of practitioners who utilize an assortment of colored candles as part of a ritual to bring blessings and powers into their lives. The practice of using colored candles for such rituals as divination, fertility and prosperity dates back many thousands of years and although the modern world views this as a pagan practice, it is still widely practiced. Each colored candle is endowed with certain ‘magical’ powers or properties and it is believed that along with ritual and/or meditation, candle therapy can affect real changes in one’s life.
The metaphysical properties affected by color are separate from the colors associated with the chakras. Consequently, metaphysical candle therapy utilizes a much broader range of colors which include gold, silver, white, pink, yellow, orange, red, purple, blue, green, brown and black. So for instance, if the candle meant to affect relaxation, metaphysical color association would most often be blue but in chakra candle therapy the candle would most probably be violet or indigo for the head, and maybe even red for the base of the spine where all nerves end.
They too are created out of the magic of your thoughts.
The power of the flame is neither male nor female but all and everything.
Candles and sacred flames are part of the myth and mystery of humanity’s experience in the physical, always a reminder of our connection to source.
Candles are often used during religious and ritualistic ceremonies.
A candle melts until its flame is extinguished in the physical … but a soul spark is immortal.
As we are all created by the flame of soul, therefore we all believe in magic at some level. Somewhere in our souls is the knowledge that there is more than physical reality. All is magic and illusion.
Many people associate ceremonies using candles with the occult, black magic, witchcraft, etc.
Nothing is dark or negative unless it causes harm to someone or results in a negative reaction and most often originates from a dysfunctional soul.
Candle Magic has been around since the dawn of time, traced as far back as the Paleolithic era. It is a very powerful form of sympathetic magic.
You have to believe in the power of the candle if it is to work for you.
Candle magic is usually part of a ritual but can be part of meditation or other exercises (see below).
There are many factors that play into the art of candle magic.
Any type of magic that is performed is supposed to return to you three fold, whether it be positive or negative.
Always keep the Wiccan Rede ‘ An harm to none do what thou wilt’ in mind when considering your work.
Always keep in mind that magic effect’s the entire world around you.
Be very careful what you ask for, for it may well come true.
The wording in any type of magic must not be taken lightly, be very careful, concise, and precise, make sure you have covered all possible bases.
Some candle magic has to be repeated over a period of days.
Therefore, you will want to place them in an area that will not be disturbed. Do not choose a place where there is a TV, radio noise or disturbances of any kind. Candle magic should always be performed in a low traffic area. That is why a bedroom is really nice for such work. Candle therapy takes on many forms and is practiced by a broad range of people from all walks of life. Earthy holistic practitioners use candle therapy to remove built up wax from the ears or to help relax and center an extremely agitated person. On the other hand, those of an Eastern mysticism persuasion use candle therapy to heal and strengthen the chakras often in conjunction with meditation. And then there are those who dabble in metaphysical rituals who use candle therapy to bring about blessings and or changes in their lives. In the end, candle therapy means different things to different people even though they all agree that it is a practice that affects healing and wholeness.
You may use anything that has a flat top. Be creative.
Cover the altar if you prefer.
Although some magic specifies a color then whatever color is specified should be used. Again, be creative.
Keep in mind that candle magic is usually done in condensed areas so keep things as simplistic as you can, especially your candlesticks and crystals.
Incense is part of the process. The type / types that you use may be specified in a specific spell, if that is the cases by all means use that.
Research on incense fragrances and their effects is need here.
Incense symbolizes Air, as the smoke rises our thoughts are carried up into the universe.
Preparing of the Practitioner:
Light a few candles turn off the light and relax. Clear your mind.
Types of candles:
Any type of candle can be used for candle magic as long as it has been cleansed and consecrated prior to use. Although beeswax candles are higher in price than store bought candles, they are more powerful because they are produced from nature. As with any other tool, the candle made by the practitioner for a specific purpose captures the energy of the practitioner. Many experienced Witches will use only candles they have crafted themselves because of this.
Cleansing & Consecrating:
This is a very important step and should not be omitted. Cleansing removes all the negative energies that the candle has picked up along the way. As with all supplies you want your candles to be as free of psychic debris as possible. Submerge the candle in sea salt and ask for cleansing.
Naturally candles have polarities. Everything in our program has positive and negative polarities, as it is an electro magnetically based program.
Dressing a candle is no more than putting your vibration, thoughts and outcome you want into the candles vibration force. This works the same way with crystals and stones. Dress the candle with oil. Use whatever oil you prefer or what a specific spell asks you to use. Rub oil on the candle in a downward motion from the top to the middle and then from the bottom to the middle.
To send something away, stroke the candle 7 times from the middle of the candle out to the ends. Always stroke the candle in one direction.
Dab the remaining oil from your fingers onto your third eye and on your breast bone [heart chakra]. Then state your intent or the purpose of the candle.
Now light the candle and let it burn down.
Some of the Reasons People Burn Candles
Talk to God, Obtain Money, Win the Love of Man or Woman, Settle a Disturbed Condition in the Home, Obtain Work, Conquer Fear, Conquer Addictions, Develop Understanding, Break up a Love Affair, Unfavorable Vibrations, Gain Prosperity, Change One1s Luck, Develop Spiritual Understanding, Learn the Truth, Stress Management, Soothe and Quiet the Nerves, Regain or Retain Health, Gain Power Over Others, Arouse Discord or Anger or Jealousy in Another, Awaken Spiritual Understanding in Another,
Protect Against Evil Influences, Stop Being Slandered,
Achieve Goals, Win or Hold Happiness, Attain and Maintain Success
Heal an Unhappy Marriage or Other Family Situations,Other
Find a quiet place, free of disturbances, people, phones, pets, fans, air conditioners that might disturb the flame.
You may use soft background music.
Some people enjoy using incense.
Make clothing comfortable, remove eyeglasses or contacts.
Make the room dark, the only light being the flame of a candle used. I prefer spiral candles or large thick candles that last for hours.
Sit in a relatively comfortable chair with the candle approximately an arm’s length distance in front of you, perhaps at a kitchen table.
You could also place the candle on a coffee table then sit on the floor, as many people are comfortable in the lotus position.
This can be a method of self-hypnosis. In this case send you’re a message that you are to return to consciousness after your messages / messages have been given.
You can state your intention before you begin focusing on the flame of the candle, such as, “I want to see myself in a past life that links to this one.”
Now gaze at the flame. Look at the flame. Breathe deeply and evenly, in through the nose and slowly out through your mouth.
As you look at the flame, you can see that it is actually made of the colors of the rainbow. Subtle shades of red glow at the very tip of the flame. Your passion, your physical body is being left behind, as a faint reminder of who you are.
The orange that follows spans a short time on the flame. Your anchor on this earth, also reminds you that there is a life on this plane.
Then, the yellow, the most prevalent, the most powerful part of the flame draws your attention. It burns as your creativity, yearning to burst free and shower you with its inspirations.
Your eyes follow down and see the tiny segment of green, your center, your growth. This is where the bountiful harvest of your life lies.
Feel the growth and abundance everywhere in the universe before you fall into the blue at the base of the flame. The blue, the higher emotion of your secret self-burns brightly if only you look at it.
Below it, barely perceptible, is the violet of your spirit. This is the same spirit that resides within you, but it is barely perceptible day to day. You must catch it unawares to know it. As you watch your flame/spirit, Let the violet flame enlarge and envelop the blue, green, yellow, orange and red of the fire. Let your spirit enlarge to fill you in the same way.
As you inhale, feel your spirit fill you with the light of the candle.
Breathe the flame. Become one with it and the essence of the source of creation.
Most often candle therapy refers to burning candles with different fragrances that are thought to affect changes and bring ‘magical’ powers to one’s life. Candle aroma therapy is also commonly used in conjunction with light and sound for a well rounded and balanced effect. There is often a ritual that goes along with the candle and the color and fragrance will change depending on the desired effects.
For example, if the individual desires relaxation or healing then a blue candle is used with the appropriate fragrance for the healing being sought.
Close your eyes.
Breathe your spirit. Find your Light.
Visualize your descent down a long and beautiful spiral staircase and when you reach the bottom of the staircase you will see three doors. Remember that consciousness spirals into reality. Three=manifestation in the physical.Then there is the chakra theory which is extremely popular in candle therapy. Each of the chakras (energy centers in the body) is directly related to a specific color. Candle therapy is used in conjunction with color therapy to affect healing or strengthening of the chakras. There are seven chakras which include the crown (top of the head), the brow (center of the forehead), the throat, the heart, the solar plexus (liver, spleen, small intestines and pancreas), the sacral (lower abdomen – uterus, large intestine, prostate, ovaries and testes), and the base of the spine. Each chakra has a color associated with such as violet for the crown, indigo for the brow, blue for the throat, green for the heart, yellow for the solar plexus, orange for the sacral and red for the base of the spine.
Choose a door.
Wait patiently for your subconscious mind to open it.
When you go through the door, relax your mind. Patiently watch your inner screen, in front of your forehead (third eye chakra) for images.
You may see colors or shapes, people or places. You may hears tones.
Often images will drift into your awareness which may not make sense to you at first. These are your archetypes for awakening / remembering your mission, who you are, why you are here.
If nothing appears to you when you first do this exercise, you will benefit from experiencing the meditative state and your mind will become conditioned for self-hypnosis and past life regression.
After receiving your messages, you may enter the other doors or return upstairs.
These messages should be recorded when you are finished, as they will make sense later on.
You may want to draw what you see or create a short story about it.
One common theory is that the use of ear candle therapy to remove built up wax from the ears dates back to the Hopi Indians, however this is disputed both by the Hopis themselves and a wide range of naturopathic practitioners. Some cite evidence that this practice was common among the ancient Egyptians while others maintain that ear candle therapy was actually widely practiced in many cultures around the world. In any case, there is some amount of risk involved so ear candle therapy should only be used under the strictest guidelines. Other names for ear candle therapy are ear coning and ear waxing.
The procedure involves inserting a hollow cone made from beeswax reinforced cotton into the ear. As the outer end is lit, the warmth is thought to loosen built up wax in the ear which is then suctioned up into the cone which is allowed to burn down to a length about 2″ from the ear. This may need to be repeated several times, depending on how much wax has accumulated. Obvious dangers would include damaging/burning the eardrum causing hearing loss and of course the obvious risk of starting a fire. It is never suggested that an individual practice ear waxing alone and should only use the ‘services’ of an experienced therapist/practitioner.
Candles and Past Lives – This information can be useful to release subconscious blockages, to understand our interactions with important people in our current life, to bring to flower untapped talents and for simply knowing more about one’s self and one’s spiritual journey. With the Sun in Aquarius for half of February and then Pisces in the other half, this is a perfect time to make these past life discoveries. Here’s a ritual to help you obtain that information. Again set the ambiance for peace, quiet, relaxation.
This ritual is best performed on a Monday (day of the Moon and the subconscious) or Saturday (day of Saturn and understanding karma). Be sure that you plan your ritual so that you will have quiet and privacy, unplugging the phone and taking care of any other possible interruptions. Do not eat much this day – fruits and raw vegetables, light on the coffee or other stimulants. Have a journal and pen ready to record information and impressions. Your tools for tonight’s work are 2 purple candles, a mirror and Past Life incense and oil. Set up an altar that is large enough that you can sit at it in a chair and large enough to set your candles, the mirror on a stand, an incense burner and your journal. Cast your circle in your usual manner. Anoint the purple candles with Past Life oil from the bottom of the candle to the wick*. Light the candles and then your incense charcoal* from one of the candle flames. Place a little Past Life incense on the charcoal and settle back in your chair quietly. Begin breathing slowly and deeply. With each exhalation, feel all stress and nervousness flow out of your body. With each inhalation, feel your body become heavier and more relaxed. Breathe in this manner until your legs feel very heavy, almost physically connected to the earth and to your chair and you feel mentally relaxed and focused. Begin by gazing at your face in the mirror. Let your eyes un focus slightly, placing their gaze in the center of your face in the mirror but not concentrating on any one facial feature. After a very short while (so long as you stay mentally and physically relaxed) you will find that the face in the mirror begins to morph, to change sometimes just slightly, sometimes dramatically. You may notice the hair around the face is different as well or has a hat, garland or crown on it. You may also notice that the new face in the mirror is a different gender, culture or age than you are currently. As you see your face changing do not allow yourself to shock your consciousness back to a normal state by being surprised. Just go with the changes and ask yourself, either silently or out loud, “what is the name?” Continue asking questions regarding place, time, relatives, the karmic lesson to be learned from this life, etc. You may find that during one session your face may change several times or it may stay with just the first change. If you have several changes, ask the questions to get information about the identity, place and time of each face. When the face in the mirror changes back to the one you have in this life or you become tired, begin writing down all of your impressions and the answers to your questions. When you are finished, put out your candles and use them later only for this same ritual. You will need to either go immediately to bed or ground yourself thoroughly by eating a meal. You may find that in the dreams you have in the next few nights that you get more information or that as you are occupied in your day-to-day life, you suddenly get another piece of information. Add this to your journal and note where you were and what you were doing when the information came.
This ritual is best performed on a Monday (day of the Moon and the subconscious) or Saturday (day of Saturn and understanding karma). Be sure that you plan your ritual so that you will have quiet and privacy, unplugging the phone and taking care of any other possible interruptions. Do not eat much this day – fruits and raw vegetables, light on the coffee or other stimulants. Have a journal and pen ready to record information and impressions. Your tools for tonight’s work are 2 purple candles, a mirror and Past Life incense and oil. Set up an altar that is large enough that you can sit at it in a chair and large enough to set your candles, the mirror on a stand, an incense burner and your journal. Cast your circle in your usual manner. Anoint the purple candles with Past Life oil from the bottom of the candle to the wick*. Light the candles and then your incense charcoal* from one of the candle flames. Place a little Past Life incense on the charcoal and settle back in your chair quietly. Begin breathing slowly and deeply. With each exhalation, feel all stress and nervousness flow out of your body. With each inhalation, feel your body become heavier and more relaxed. Breathe in this manner until your legs feel very heavy, almost physically connected to the earth and to your chair and you feel mentally relaxed and focused. Begin by gazing at your face in the mirror. Let your eyes unfocus slightly, placing their gaze in the center of your face in the mirror but not concentrating on any one facial feature. After a very short while (so long as you stay mentally and physically relaxed) you will find that the face in the mirror begins to morph, to change sometimes just slightly, sometimes dramatically. You may notice the hair around the face is different as well or has a hat, garland or crown on it. You may also notice that the new face in the mirror is a different gender, culture or age than you are currently. As you see your face changing do not allow yourself to shock your consciousness back to a normal state by being surprised. Just go with the changes and ask yourself, either silently or out loud, “what is the name?” Continue asking questions regarding place, time, relatives, the karmic lesson to be learned from this life, etc. You may find that during one session your face may change several times or it may stay with just the first change. If you have several changes, ask the questions to get information about the identity, place and time of each face. When the face in the mirror changes back to the one you have in this life or you become tired, begin writing down all of your impressions and the answers to your questions. When you are finished, put out your candles and use them later only for this same ritual. You will need to either go immediately to bed or ground yourself thoroughly by eating a meal. You may find that in the dreams you have in the next few nights that you get more information or that as you are occupied in your day-to-day life, you suddenly get another piece of information. Add this to your journal and note where you were and what you were doing when the information came.
This exercise involves two people. One person is to hold the candle to the side and front of their face, you will easily determine the distance once you begin.Sit across from the other person. The lotus position is often best as you need to be face to face. If this position is too difficult, sit on two chairs facing each other.An audio / video tape recorder can be used to record messages given.Use a tall candle, one that is drip less, or a wide candle on a saucer-like holder.
You must try to not blink to often and remain as still as you can.
Anointing Candles – When you are performing a ceremony to bring something to you, you will anoint your candle from the wick down so that as the candle burns down your desire will be drawn to you. When you are doing something to bring something out of your deep mind like psychic knowledge or past life information you will anoint the candle from the bottom up to the wick, to draw it out.
Incense Charcoal: It is always a good idea to use an insulating material in your burner because the charcoals get very hot! Fill the burner up half way with an insulating material like sand, potting soil or kitty litter and flatten the surface so the charcoal will lay flat. Holding the charcoal between two fingers, light one end and let it spark completely across. When the sparks are almost at your fingers, place the charcoal, divot side up, on the sand. Do not smother the charcoal with incense – put a pinch on at a time. A charcoal can burn for several hours, so once you have finished your ritual, just leave the charcoal safely in the incense burner and dispose of the ashes the next day. Be sure that you close off the room so that small children or animals don’t knock it over and start a fire.
There is a tendency, when the other person tells you what they see, to respond emotionally or physically, talk or laugh. The person not holding the candle will now relax, wait, and soon see your facial features change.
When they change, that person may have a message for you about who they are seeing and anything related to that person, thoughts that enter their minds.
After a while, you will see the person change again and again depending on how long the person can sit still without much flinching.
It is now your turn to hold the candle and allow the other person to view you.
This is very easy, as everyone changes.
You can also do this yourself by standing in front of a mirror, in a dark room, the candle on the side of your face, and then watch yourself shift. You are returning to the source of creation, the light and seeing other aspects of your soul experience.
Talk to that person in your mind, as they have come to you now, through the spiral of time for a reason. Tell them to clear their issues, that you seek soul union and something is blocking you here.
With any of these exercises, you feel discomfort, please stop. Something is resisting physically and emotionally. You can always try again at a later date.
There is no time frame for this. You know when you are complete for that session.