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« Reply #15: November 24, 2007, 06:29:00 pm »

Including me.  I don't consider whatever magic I do to be in a context of religion at all, actually.
So candles are tools of a completely different trade, unless I am offering them, not as spells, but as votives to deities.

That's pretty much where my trad and I are, as well. (I say that a lot, don't I? :need a new shtick:)
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« Reply #16: November 24, 2007, 09:11:03 pm »

Including me.  I don't consider whatever magic I do to be in a context of religion at all, actually.
So candles are tools of a completely different trade, unless I am offering them, not as spells, but as votives to deities.

If ya want the truth of it, I don't either.

In fact, I'm more likely to reach for one of my ever-present cigarettes instead of a candle when I need to do a working that somebody else might use a candle for.  Wink

Damn, and now I need to find my notebook and pen so I can do a write-up about just exactly that before I get clonked by My Lady, too.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #17: November 24, 2007, 10:59:04 pm »

So, you sort of enthusiastically walk in here and assume we all need our dose of 'learning' about candle magic, without even asking if anyone wants it? 

Well, it *is* a 101 forum...

I think it would have been better had there been an intro of some sort to the article, explaining the purpose behind posting it. I mean, it seemed to me as if the OP was trying to be helpful.
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« Reply #18: November 24, 2007, 11:11:09 pm »


It is a 101 forum, granted, however, the tone is very much "This is how it is done class" and that's not very useful. The 101 board is more of a way to inquire about a certain concept, going no further then a beginng level, but not a place to lecture. However, if the OP had prefaced it with something like "This is how I see Candle Magic" then sure open the floor to discussion. Also, the OP would need to be clear that this is either A) Not his thoughts, but permission was granted or B) That it was his own thoughts.
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« Reply #19: November 24, 2007, 11:47:15 pm »

If this works for you, wonderful, but to me, this kind of fussiness about candle use is a waste of energy.

I don't personally do candle magic. My candles are used as a sort of offering, and to "set the scene" for ritual. I use white because it doesn't conflict with anything. White and unscented. Cheap (a buck a piece, long burning), safe, white pillar candles.
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« Reply #20: November 24, 2007, 11:50:02 pm »

I don't personally do candle magic. My candles are used as a sort of offering, and to "set the scene" for ritual.

Same here. There is something about a flickering flame that really makes me unwind.
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« Reply #21: November 24, 2007, 11:52:23 pm »

Same here. There is something about a flickering flame that really makes me unwind.

yes there is Smiley

Somehow, a ritual without at least one candle seems "incomplete" to me. Unless it's an outdoor ritual or such and candles aren't convenient/practical.
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« Reply #22: November 25, 2007, 02:11:21 am »

Well, it *is* a 101 forum...

I think it would have been better had there been an intro of some sort to the article, explaining the purpose behind posting it. I mean, it seemed to me as if the OP was trying to be helpful.

Sorry, my mistake..mostly this poster has been putting up little lectures everywhere.  And that seems a bit inappropriate even in a 101 folder.  Since I read by "new posts" when I read at all...I don't necessarily note which folder it is in.  But, it is a bit preachy and seems unoriginal and book copied to me.
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« Reply #23: November 25, 2007, 05:34:18 am »

well im glad you like it!...and remember, take what you need and leave the rest, and if you need any more advice, please write back!

Did you intend this reply to be directed to me?  If so, I can only imagine that you didn't actually read what I wrote in the post you replied to.
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« Reply #24: November 25, 2007, 05:36:22 am »


Mmh, since this was the first post I saw from you, I thought it not a bad thing to share some information (one can take it or leave it).

But I'm afraid I have to agree with some of the others now. It is a little strange that you post just your articles since this here is a debate/discussion board.

I'd suggest you might use the blog you can find in your profile to post your articles.
So everybody interessted in can read them there, because I don't have the feeling you put them up for discussion.

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« Reply #25: November 25, 2007, 09:57:57 am »

Mmh, since this was the first post I saw from you, I thought it not a bad thing to share some information (one can take it or leave it).

That's exactly how I see it.

But I'm afraid I have to agree with some of the others now. It is a little strange that you post just your articles since this here is a debate/discussion board.

I don't find it strange at all. However when something is posted on a debate/discussion board I *assume* it's up for debate/discussion, no matter what it looks like the poster intended. Wink

I also post my essays on forums such as this one specifically FOR debate and discussion.
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« Reply #26: November 25, 2007, 10:13:43 am »

I don't find it strange at all. However when something is posted on a debate/discussion board I *assume* it's up for debate/discussion, no matter what it looks like the poster intended. Wink

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« Reply #27: November 25, 2007, 10:56:08 am »

Well, it *is* a 101 forum...

I think it would have been better had there been an intro of some sort to the article, explaining the purpose behind posting it. I mean, it seemed to me as if the OP was trying to be helpful.

Mithril,

In actuality, it's not going to matter where he posts this sort of thing in this forum. Regardless of the 101 status of this folder, this forum's members have never done well with someone coming in and trying to wow them with their knowledge on their first post (or, in this case, series of posts). The other real problem I'm seeing is it's very obvious Frank isn't reading what people have posted to him. Saying "Glad you liked it." to someone who had problems with the post isn't at all helpful and is really the antithesis of what this forum is about...discussion.

In short, if Frank wants to discuss, that's fine. If Frank wants to lecture, he's not going to find a welcoming audience for his posts. This sort of thing happens periodically, and it never, ever goes well. The poster invariably doesn't find the welcoming and adoring audience he thought he would find and is taken up short by the reponses and questions that come his way.
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« Reply #28: November 25, 2007, 12:13:29 pm »

That's exactly how I see it.

I don't find it strange at all. However when something is posted on a debate/discussion board I *assume* it's up for debate/discussion, no matter what it looks like the poster intended. Wink

I also post my essays on forums such as this one specifically FOR debate and discussion.

Yes, but then, you do it where you are known and you post in order for your articles to be critiqued and discussed.  You READ the replies instead of going "Glad you liked it!" in sunshine enema-tones when the readers obviously were going "Errm, this is a bit screwy here..."

I don't know if Nevar just wants an instant ego pat or what, but the articles strike me as neither interesting or original.  And his ignoring of questions...well, yeah, it makes me feel all pointy bootish.
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« Reply #29: November 25, 2007, 01:08:06 pm »

I don't know if Nevar just wants an instant ego pat or what, but the articles strike me as neither interesting or original.  And his ignoring of questions...well, yeah, it makes me feel all pointy bootish.

One of my pet peeves is ignoring questions. I can see doing it by accident, when you stop following a thread after it's been there for an age, but right off the bat is kind of...odd to say the least. Especially when you reply to the thread but ignore the questions.
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