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« Reply #15: August 09, 2007, 11:15:48 pm »

Can anyone explain this?
Fire needs fuel, and the fuel used by a candle flame is the wax.  When conditions are exactly right (no drafts, wick neither too long nor too short, etc), you get really efficient use of fuel - i.e., all the wax is consumed.

This is a good thing - definitely so in practical terms, because it's nice not to have the mess, and just 'cause it's how it's supposed to work; it could be seen as magically positive as well.

It's rare enough to be worth a "hey, freaky!" over the rarity, but it's nothing to get spooked about otherwise, there's nothing happening here that shouldn't happen.

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« Reply #16: August 09, 2007, 11:53:24 pm »

Fire needs fuel, and the fuel used by a candle flame is the wax.  When conditions are exactly right (no drafts, wick neither too long nor too short, etc), you get really efficient use of fuel - i.e., all the wax is consumed.

This is a good thing - definitely so in practical terms, because it's nice not to have the mess, and just 'cause it's how it's supposed to work; it could be seen as magically positive as well.

It's rare enough to be worth a "hey, freaky!" over the rarity, but it's nothing to get spooked about otherwise, there's nothing happening here that shouldn't happen.

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Hahaha, thanks.  I figured it was more than likely a natural candle thing. 
It was just freaky.  Grin
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« Reply #17: August 10, 2007, 10:29:57 am »

And, I found this:http://www.idyllwildcandles.com/CandleFAQs.htm#9
So maybe that's what happened?


Thanks so much for this link!

My family used to vacation in Idyllwild! Very "artsie" area now. Weird thing is, I was watching an old movie yesterday and it was obviously filmed there, two days in a row and a place I hadn't thought of in years comes up - weird how that works.

At any rate I am going to order some of their candles (sentimental value may make the candle's engery more "powerful" for me)  Smiley

Never thought about the name of the place before either, I suppose it is a play off idyllic-wild, but idle-wild came to my mind first - lol.
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« Reply #18: August 11, 2007, 05:36:17 pm »

Okay, I was doing a spell last night, that involved candle magick.  After I had finished, I let my candle burn all night, placing the candle holder with candle in a shallow pan of water, so it wouldn't get on my altar cloth.  I woke up the next morning, expecting to scrub my candle holders, as always, when I realized, there was no wax left.  No wax on my altar cloth, none on the candle holder, none in the pan.  I was shocked by it.  The rest of the wick was still there, as if the candle was burned all the way out, yet, the wax disappeared!  No way anyone came into my room, took the pan and candle holder and scrubbed them clean, because I locked my doors.  I doubt it was a special type of candle, because I bought it at a grocery store (I'm cheap when it comes to tapers). 

Can anyone explain this?
I swear, it's never happened before, I'm usually left with messes.

It sounds like you ignited a dripless candle.  Most tapered candles produced are dripless, and it is often hard to tell the difference just by looking at the candle itself.  Your supplier may have ordered traditional beeswax candles, but there may have been a mix-up at the manufacturer.  Usually, you can tell within an hour of ignition which type you have.  I am unaware of any mystical or magickal differences between them, although I prefer beeswax just because it feels more traditional. 
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« Reply #19: August 11, 2007, 06:20:42 pm »

It sounds like you ignited a dripless candle.  Most tapered candles produced are dripless, and it is often hard to tell the difference just by looking at the candle itself.  Your supplier may have ordered traditional beeswax candles, but there may have been a mix-up at the manufacturer.  Usually, you can tell within an hour of ignition which type you have.  I am unaware of any mystical or magickal differences between them, although I prefer beeswax just because it feels more traditional. 

Actually, I do candle magick all the time with tapers, and I haven't encountered a dripless one untill now.
But yeah, already figured it out.
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« Reply #20: August 11, 2007, 10:51:20 pm »

Actually, I do candle magick all the time with tapers, and I haven't encountered a dripless one untill now.

I also do Candle Magick all the time.. I go through countless of candles... Anyway.. one day mine did the same exact thing and I was like.. ummm...  Shocked   Didnt light another candle for a week..   Wink

It is pretty freaky when everything disappears when you are not expecting it
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