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Setting My Protection and Healing Lights

*** If you are not familiar with hoodoo Master Purpose Candles please see THIS post first.  Thanks.


Tonight, due largely to the fact that I NEED them, I decided to finally set my Master Purpose Candles for Protection and Healing.  I began by chosing colors for both candles.  For protection I chose red.  I went back and forth about this because I've read may different candle correspondences calling for different colors for protection, non of them red.  Red *felt* right to me.  To me red is a less passive protective energy.  I ultimately chose it for that reason.  I'm not passive, and neither will my protection works be. For my healing candle I chose a more traditional color, blue.  I chose blue for its obvious connection to water and its healing qualities.


Next, I created seals for both candles. 


  For the protection candle I used a personal protection seal that I have used before and the Star of David.  For the healing candle, I drew a nautilus shell.  I chose the nautilus for it connection with water, but also because of the personal connection I have with the image.  Much of the nautilus's symbolism, for me, comes from the Oliver Wendell Holmes poem "The Chambered Nautilus."  To me, this poem, symbolizes a deeper healing than just the physical.  It symbolizes a spiritual and emotional healing, which I believe we sometimes neglect to think about in our work. 


Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul,
As the swift seasons roll!
Leave thy low-vaulted past!
Let each new temple, nobler than the last,
Shut thee from heaven with a dome more vast,
Till thou at length art free,
Leaving thine outgrown shell by life’s unresting sea!


Below the nautilus is rough Theban that states, simply, "Heal".





 I then annointed each piece of parchment with the appropriate oil in a five-face die patter, and taped them to their corresponding candle. 


Now, it was time to dress the candles.  I used the same oil I used to annoint the seals.  For the protection candle I used Fiery Wall of Protection Oil and for the healing candle I used Healing Oil, both from Lucky Mojo.  I dressed both by rubbing oil clock-wise around the top of the candle three times.  Then, using a taper candle, I brought the light from my Master Candle to each Master Purpose Candle, first the protection candle then the healing. 



Next, I allowed the candles to burn for a bit, creating a nice "pool" of melted wax and oil.  Then, I added three drops of my High John the Conqueror Oil to each and allowed them to burn another half hour before extinguishing their flames.




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Comment by Strata on April 6, 2011 at 19:39
Ok, enough ginger!!  Stop Hi-jacking my thread! :P
Comment by VLM on April 6, 2011 at 19:38

And those, too, are not feared by the ginger population.


Although I do have a fear of stupid people in large groups...   and hence the tea party :P

Comment by Strata on April 6, 2011 at 19:34

There are worse things than judgement day, my love... much worse things....



Comment by VLM on April 6, 2011 at 19:32

Gingers do not even have souls..  We do not have to sell our soul to the devil, he too, is a ginger in search of his soul.


The rest of us? We're resigned to the fact that we'll not have them, and thereby never need to fear judgement day.


Fear Papa Ginger.

Comment by Strata on April 6, 2011 at 19:08



There are still things that I keep private due to their personal nature. Even somethings I have blogged about I have kept specifics private for this same reason.  If I do so, I state it in the beginning. 


Shawn... no one is afraid of a ginger. :P  Love you!! :P

Comment by Oakthorne on April 6, 2011 at 18:55
Oh, Gamache. So good.
Comment by VLM on April 6, 2011 at 18:55

As to the whole keeping things secret... I think that goes back to us two-headed doctors being bastard love children of Moses and Mick Jagger :P  Gotta get out the look and feel and knowledge, that our tricks are powerful and not to be messed with.


I still keep a lot private, simply because of the nature of how I like to work things, but other things I have no issue sharing.

Comment by Strata on April 6, 2011 at 18:43

Oak, I ran into the issue of not being able to find a *conjure* correspondence.  A lot of what I did find relevant was in Henri Gamache's works.  Most of his correspondences seem to be angelic/astrological. I adore his "Master Book of Candle Buring," especially the part where he talks about how no one following his Philosophy of Fire would be impressionable enough to try "black art" candle burning.....and then goes on to provide diagrams and instructions for about 10 such rituals... just for educational purposes, of course... :P lol


And I chose the Fiery Wall of Protection for the very reason! :)

Comment by Oakthorne on April 6, 2011 at 18:33

Interestingly, it looks like in conjure, protection doesn't have a specific color - it is based on what you're doing with it. A lot of times the preferred protection color seems to be white, followed by blue (most likely due to angelic rather than elemental associations - hoodoo doesn't seem big on the Platonic elements used in the Western occult tradition).


And that Fiery Wall of Protection should not ever be anything but red or a nice burn-y orange. :D

Comment by Strata on April 6, 2011 at 18:25

Red is typically a "warning" color.  That's why many poisonous animals and plants are red, and emergency vehichles have red lights. :)  Which is why it works with my flavor of protection.  I'm not passive, so all my protective works come with a warning, don't try that again! :P  Light blue is what I've typically seen recommended for protective candles, i'm sure due to water's protective qualities, but that doesn't work for me. :)


Gray -- I come from a very non-trad background and have still always been super private with any spell work or the like that I did, with my pratice in general, to the point where I was even reluctant to Share with Shawn, who I tell everything.  With hoodoo it just feels right to share.  Hoodoo feels like a community practice and part of being a hoodoo, to me, is helping others help themselves.  If me sharing gives others ideas, awesome! :)  Maybe Ms. Bev being so intrusive helped me to loosen up a bit. >_< lol

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