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Author Topic: Practical Candleburning Rituals: Spells and Rituals for Every Purpose  (Read 7438 times) Average Rating: 0
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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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