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« Topic Start: February 15, 2010, 05:31:22 pm »

Title: Practical Candleburning Rituals: Spells and Rituals for Every Purpose
Author(s): Raymond Buckland
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications
Publication Date: September 1, 1982
ISBN: 0875420486
ISBN-13: 978-0875420486
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This trusted guidebook by popular author Raymond Buckland has introduced candle magick to more than 300,000 readers. From winning love to conquering fear, obtaining money to improving relationships, Practical Candleburning Rituals is filled with simple candle rites that get real results.

Newly updated and re-organized, this edition includes thirty-seven rituals-adapted for Christians and Pagans-that can be performed at home with readily available materials. No prior magickal knowledge is necessary. Diagrams and simple instructions make this candle magick primer an ideal practical guide for beginners.

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« Reply #1: April 20, 2010, 10:33:24 pm »


I bought this book yesterday. I didn't really look at it in the bookstore, but I thought it would be good, since it's Buckland. It wasn't as expensive as most pagan/magic books, and I had some money, so I brought it home with me.

I was expecting a pagan approach to candle magic, or at least a neutral approach. I sure wasn't expecting every ritual to include a psalm from the Bible, and asking God for his help. I have to say that I didn't read the whole book yet, but I read a couple of rituals and looked at the others to see if they had the same structure, and yes, they all include a psalm. I'm not happy. I'll have to modify them all  Angry (...if I ever use them.)
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« Reply #2: April 21, 2010, 04:02:28 am »

I bought this book yesterday. I didn't really look at it in the bookstore, but I thought it would be good, since it's Buckland. It wasn't as expensive as most pagan/magic books, and I had some money, so I brought it home with me.

I was expecting a pagan approach to candle magic, or at least a neutral approach. I sure wasn't expecting every ritual to include a psalm from the Bible, and asking God for his help. I have to say that I didn't read the whole book yet, but I read a couple of rituals and looked at the others to see if they had the same structure, and yes, they all include a psalm. I'm not happy. I'll have to modify them all  Angry (...if I ever use them.)

Well I don't have that book, but in Hoodoo using Psalms ist really common.
I figure that there are at least correspondences listed? Stick with them and ask whatever deity you're close to, for help.

I've got the Candle Ritual book from Pajeon. Their talisman magic book is great, the candle book, well, I'm not so fond of exact timetables and things. But there are a few good things in it. You might want to look into that book then.
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« Reply #3: April 21, 2010, 08:31:30 am »

I was expecting a pagan approach to candle magic, or at least a neutral approach. I sure wasn't expecting every ritual to include a psalm from the Bible, and asking God for his help. I have to say that I didn't read the whole book yet, but I read a couple of rituals and looked at the others to see if they had the same structure, and yes, they all include a psalm. I'm not happy. I'll have to modify them all  Angry (...if I ever use them.)

If it's the same book I have, it includes two separate rituals for each spell, one of which is "Pagan" the other "Christian."  While I'm sure this annoys some Christian readers and some Pagan readers, it seem an effective way to present candle magic to a wide audience. (There is a long history of using candles and psalms as a form of "folk magic" among Christians so inclined.)
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« Reply #4: April 21, 2010, 02:04:57 pm »

If it's the same book I have, it includes two separate rituals for each spell, one of which is "Pagan" the other "Christian."  While I'm sure this annoys some Christian readers and some Pagan readers, it seem an effective way to present candle magic to a wide audience. (There is a long history of using candles and psalms as a form of "folk magic" among Christians so inclined.)

Oh. I thought the ritual #2 was the second part of #1. I'm ashamed now. Embarrassed Let me blame the fact that I had been studying the whole day and my brain was tired and not working well, and the initial shock at seeing magic made with a psalm. I had never heard of such a thing around here.
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« Reply #5: April 21, 2010, 02:09:21 pm »

Well I don't have that book, but in Hoodoo using Psalms ist really common.
I figure that there are at least correspondences listed? Stick with them and ask whatever deity you're close to, for help.

I don't know much about hoodoo, but I read yesterday that Buckland had something to do with vudu. I had no idea, I had always heard of him in wiccan settings.

I've got the Candle Ritual book from Pajeon. Their talisman magic book is great, the candle book, well, I'm not so fond of exact timetables and things. But there are a few good things in it. You might want to look into that book then.

Thanks for the recommendation, Tana.
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« Reply #6: April 21, 2010, 04:57:05 pm »

Oh. I thought the ritual #2 was the second part of #1.

It is easy to make that mistake if you are flipping through the book instead of reading from the beginning.
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