Re: What can replace candles? By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Feb 08, 2015
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You might want to look into Cord Magic. Use the search engine here on the site and you should be able to pull up information on the topic. All that is required for doing spells using Cord Magic is a piece of string.
Re: What can replace candles? By: Sephirael Feb 12, 2015
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Stones, herbs, numbers, astrological symbols, sigils, talismans, aromas, colors, effigies,... Are just a few of the possible replacements for use of candles. However, if you want to forego using them, you should consider a couple of things. Find ways in your own practice to account for the following and you'll be just fine, candles or no....
-Use of candlelight and flame is a very effective method for helping one achieve the relaxed, altered states of consciousness necessary for most spells or rituals. They also act as a readily available focal point, when time comes for visualization and direction of will. There are several other ways to achieve altered states of consciousness, but the dim, flickering of candle light is an extremely easy and effective way to go about it.
-They also serve as a consumable vessel to pour your will into. Say you were to purchase a candle, and carve your intention into it. As the candle burns and is consumed by the flame, your intent is both literally and metaphysically being transmuted from a physical state, to an energetic state where it can act toward manifesting your goal or desire. In many ways, a well utilized candle can function like putting a spell on auto pilot. The difficulty then, comes only in the initial charging and programming, rather than raising, maintaining, directing and shaping a continuous stream of energies.
-Candles act as a physical embodiment of the spiritual element of fire. Many practitioners find it helpful when casting or performing rituals, to furnish physical embodiments of the elemental energies they're working with. Incense for air, candle for fire, water and salt, etc. Though it's not necessary, it is effective. Especially when first starting out, or when performing an act that falls within that elements' domain. (i.e. having fire physically present for a fire oriented spell, lust, anger, passion, willpower, drive, determination, purification, illumination, etc. The correspondence lists literally never end.)
Re: What can replace candles? By: JrZebra666 Feb 12, 2015
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Well when I was new to witchcraft I didn't have anyway of getting candles. So I just used crayons. What you do is chop the sharp bit off and light where the paper begins and you have a candle. Of course you may need a plate an to melt some wax on the plate so you can make it stand still because it could fall over otherwise. Please take caution when and if you do this because I don't want you to get hurt.
Re: What can replace candles? By: Slyspider Feb 12, 2015
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This depends.You can just ordinary objects from your house (knife,bowl etc) along with crystals,herbs or if you want to curse someone you can use a personal object of the person or even fluids .But don't forget the most important is your state of mind.