Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Burning Of Black Candles

You know that saying, "If I had a dime for every person who..."? Well, that saying holds true with regard to the burning of black candles in Hoodoo candle work. Over and over again I have heard from people who insist that one should never burn black candles. For these people black candles serve no other purpose but for use in black magic and curses. To these people, the burning of black candles, especially in the home, would be akin to cursing one's self. I for one do not subscribe to such belief. Because I know my color symbolism, I know that the color black does have positive uses, such as to remove evil and negativity. So personally, I have no problem burning black candles for such purpose. Now, I might add what I was taught by a shop owner, mainly that one should never burn a black candle alone, that one should always burn it in conjunction with or at least followed by the burning of a white candle. The woman explained it to me that when using black candles to banish evil, negativity, or even people from one's life that one is leaving a void. Unless one attracts positive energy and people to fill the void then the void will likely be filled with more negativity and bad people. Ultimately practitioners need to follow what they hold to be true. If a person believes there is no positive use for black candles then by all means don't burn them.


I Chose To Let Go and Let God said...
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I Chose To Let Go and Let God said...

I do want to add it's like if u believe a black cat bring you bad luck, or double crossing a pole,n a broom hit your foot will bring u bad luck, if you believe it off course, it's what you feel n believe, negative have to back where it came from a place of darkness while white protects cover n shield, black remove n hide true image so yes it's remove fake appearance in pure n reveal to identity..

Daisy Mae said...

I bought more than several Black Candles and burned them as they were scented and a popular brand. I later learned that these candles were used exclusively for black magic. I burned them and from then to now, a period of 3 years, I have lost 2 pets unexpectedly without knowing what happened to either. I have had a myriad of personal, health and personal problems. It is like the entire world has turned against me. I don't even have to be seen or heard, I can post something kind in comments and be attacked. I have NO doubt that I did something or perhaps a family next door in my townhome were responsible since they also practiced wicca. I am at my wits end. I am contemplating suicide each day and the only reason I haven't is because I don't have anyone to make sure I am buried. I have lost all my friends over NOTHING. A small misunderstanding ruined friendships of years. Strangers turn on me and I feel like I could easily be stoned to death by public hysteria. Small things turn into horrible incidences. What can I do to remove this curse or what did I do? Please tell me. I am absolutely desperate. Thank You.

Melissa Gerber said...

If you can find a book called White Light by Diane Ahlquist, she shares a candle ritual that she used to remove a curse on her family. Follow it to the letter, and good luck.

Melissa Gerber said...

Native Americans use black candles to represent the earth, nothing evil.
I agree that much depends on belief.

Anonymous said...

First off, thank you "anonymous" other for your post. That is lovely!

I found this post because I had asked a friend who is a witch to help do a protection spell for me. in the end, she just handed me a black candle for protection. Am I being fooled? I do not know this person well, but have trusted her with many conversations. I still believe in trusting, so please no comments on how I shouldn't have in the first place. I am a strong person, so would not be surprised if someone wanted to lessen my energy, or take it.

Thank you.

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