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Urban Candle Magic
July 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm$40.00
From the ancient practice of using magic lamps comes the tradition of using fire and flame to communicate with spirit and focus the practitioner’s will. Through candle shops, spiritual churches, and rich cultural cross fertilization, contemporary urban candle magic developed from this ancient tradition.
In this class we’ll look at the different types of candles from chime candles to figural candles to glass-encased votives. We’ll learn how to select the appropriate colors, shapes and sizes for your workings, depending on intention and purpose.
We’ll demonstrate how to load and dress various types of candles with roots, herbs and oils to enhance their effectiveness, and look at using candles for everything from petitioning spirits to your cause to affecting your reality through sympathetic magic.
This class is perfect for all experience levels and anyone interested in adding this powerful and straightforward magical technology to their toolset.
Instuctor-Brother Moses is a cultural anthropologist, folklorist, spiritual minister and professional reader and conjure worker based in Colorado.
He has been steeped in his family’s old world folk magic traditions since childhood, and has spent decades studying the religion, spirituality, and magical practices of humans across time and civilizations while staying grounded in contemporary urban spiritual practice.
Working primarily in folk magical traditions–which he terms “the magic of pragmatism”– Brother Moses approaches spiritual work from first principles and core metaphysics, examining magical techniques and technologies to distill essential frameworks and parameters for their operation. By comparing methods, paradigms, and approaches across cultures, he discovers often surprising unities and similarities in magical understanding and application across the world and the ages.
Concerned with plants and bones, spirits and folk saints, Psalms and prayers, lamps and candles, amulets and talismans, oils and incense, dolls, jars, bags, dirt, and the other magical tools of everyday life, his conjure is a concentrated blend of the proven traditions and practices of the ancestors who depended on them, and the spiritual and material sciences they observed and derived.
You can follow his work and connect with Brother Moses on Instagram @hoodoomoses