Thursday, April 23, 2009
The following is an excerpt from chapter 5 of the Voodoo Hoodoo Spellbook.
The practice of using candles, oil lamps, or a flame of some sort to accompany prayer is universally accepted by most religions. There is a false assumption, however, that the use of candles is a form of Satanism, witchcraft, or Voodoo. While candles are used in these other traditions, the act of burning a candle as a focusing tool in prayer is nothing more than an act of devotion.
Candle magick is a primary activity in hoodoo. Hoodoo candles are available in all sorts of types and shapes. The most popular of the hoodoo candles are the glass encased seven-day candles with pictures of saints and angels on the fronts and prayers on the backs.
The practice of candle magick in hoodoo is fairly simple. First, a candle is chosen of a color that matches the specific need, such as green for money, black for repelling, etc. Then, it is then anointed with appropriate dressing oil (Money Drawing Oil, Fast Luck Oil, etc). The final step is lighting the candle while reciting the appropriate psalm or statement of intent.
Below is a short list of candle types and what they are used for:
• Black Cat – gambling luck
• Crucifix Altar - For divine assistance.
• Devil – For commanding lust and sex
• 7 Knob - For 7 day workings - adds power.
• Male/Female Image - To work a person.
• Gender - To affect the sexual nature.
• Skull - To invoke help of deceased spirits, meditating on death, or
• Marriage - To work a marriage or lover pair.
• Coiled Snake - To bind or control.
For an in depth read on working the candles, the reader is encouraged to refer once again to The Magical Power of the Saints: Evocation and Candle Rituals by Ray Malbrough.