Magick has a deep relationship with the environment and the natural and also philosophical elements. Probably the Fire element and its control shaped mankind’s destiny not only in terms of food, protection, etc but in terms of spirituality as well. There was something immense in the first flint sparkles to start a camp fire. For the first time ever, men were able to “create” or transmute an element. This act resonates tremendously with God’s creative power.
Fire control has been the first divine act of mankind. Like God they created an element. This magick was born from flint sparks
There is also a kind of war going on between light and darkness, fire and ice, witnessed and fought by fire. Candles are our troops with their blades of bright light. Once I was told, candle prayer’s flames are all swords of Saint Michael the Archangel.
Candles are an essential step in the control of fire and their massive use is quite recent in historical times. Mostly, in fact, lamps of all kind were used before. Hurricane lamps are also a very important magickal resource in terms of Hoodoo-Conjure-Rootwork traditions.