A Wicked Witch and a Catholic Chick…

“You Magaly, well it’s a bit of a worry how much a Wicked witch and Catholic chick have in common, I’m starting to think we were Borg in another dimension, we may have got separated but our brains somehow still maintained the connection.” ~ Shelle

I was thinking about Shelle’s words as I made a candle to celebrate the Return of the Lights, Imbolc, Feast of Brigit… or Candlemass, if you are Catholic like Shelle. I thought about how love doesn’t conquer all, but showing resistance towards the friendship that will grow between people who respect, admire and see each other is futile (by the way, if you don’t delight in the yumminess of Star Trek, just grin widely while pretending the words above are totally witty).

The quote was part of Shelle’s comment on “Her Heart on a String, a Weeping Angel and My Sunshine Covered Tales.” I’m sharing the words in this post because I believe they shed considerable light on the reason behind the existence of Pagan Culture.

I started this blog to give non-witchy people a glimpse into the life of a witchy woman. And you know what? The glimpse is on me! Opening a window to the inside, offers a pretty good view of the outside. I’ve watched… I’ve compared… I’ve embraced… and I’ve smiled gleefully seeing that although many of us live in different continents, belong to different generations and follow different spiritual paths, if we look inside we can see just how similar (and brilliant!) we are.

Every time I think of this, I feel all sparkly inside. I figured the brightness would be perfect to welcome the Return of the Lights. And of course, a bit of candle making would seal the deal…

…no, my Wicked Luvs, this is not a torture device. Please keep on looking…
I cut and twisted a coffee filter for the wick; tied a bit of metal to the end for weight.
 Then tied the top of the wick to the torture device…
…it looks like a hammer!
…drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip… candle wax.
…drip some more while my Piano Man and the Little Princess watch. Oh, the Little Princess said, “That’s the ugliest candle, ever! All bumpy and gross-looking. Can I touch it?” I laughed at her comment, and roared at the fact that I was listening to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, lol!
While the ugliest candle ever was still soft, I rolled it over powdered petals and spices…
…drip, drip, drip some more…
…set it by my altar to cool…
Once it’s nice and strong, it will replace the candle below. The latter is currently burning in front of my window; reminding me (and anyone looking) that the coldest and bleakest of all Winters can’t keep the light of Spring from warming life and shining on us… eventually.
Shine on, my Wicked Luvs!

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  1. 'Torture device' was not my first thought,

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    1. Torture can be rather sweet... *cough, cough, cough*

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  2. This was my bedtime reading, this night. It brought calm, sweet tears that swept away the unease of a complicated day. I have no idea why, do you? You touch "something", again. Thank you. Good night.

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    1. We've seen a lot of ugly these last few weeks, my friend. I think seeing/reading some pretty makes our heart dance, and perhaps cry a bit. ;-)

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  3. Candle magic for Candlemas -- nice! And I must confess that my mind was down in the gutter with petoskystone too, LOL!

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    1. I'm waiting for the ginormous kitchen, with a rough table where I can make dozens of candles... the good old days!

      Um... Now I will never be able to make candles without having gutter thoughts, lol!

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  4. As you know, I think I made the ugliest candle ever as it looked like conjoined twin mice embryos. If it had looked like a star-anise-scented phallus like yours, I'd have been much happier. I bet it smells wonderful, though. Spurred on by your efforts, I've saved a big can full of candle wax, but I've not had any luck rolling coffee filter wicks. :( Mine are very thick and burn away instantly. Happy Imbolc/Candlemas. Spring is coming, right? Right? *looks hopeful*

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    1. "star-anise-scented phallus" Hahahahaha! That made me laugh so hard that I think I will make a video of the filter twisting for you. We shall discover the secret of the burning (not to fast) coffee-filter wick!

      Spring is coming!

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  5. Now I want to make a candle. No matter how ugly it comes out. Lol thank you for sharing!

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    1. You are very welcome. If you make a candle, do show it!

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  6. This post makes me all sparkly feeling too. ^-^
    And it makes me want to make candles... =D
    Stay warm & I'm sending bright, toasty and cheerful thoughts your way.
    XOXO <3

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    1. Candle-making is great therapy. I wish I had a bigger space for it... until then, one bit of sparkly at a time!

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  7. So loved the sentiments contained in this post! And wish I could switch on smell-o-blog because I'd like to get a whiff of the scent of your spice-y and petal-y candle!

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    1. You just made my coffee taste better, saying that about "switch on smell-o-blog," lol! It does smell great. There is something wicked sweet about the scent of star anise and pink rose petals. Yum!

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  8. I've never made a candle before, but this post makes me want to try.
    I bet yours smells gorgeous.

    Have a peaceful Sunday. Spring is indeed on its way :)

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    1. As you can see, I'm not the best at making taper candles. But it's so much fun that I care little about how they look. They feel mine and so close... that when I see them light up the place, the smiles are plentiful.

      Peace and warmth, right back at you!

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  9. I thought.. hey that's quite intimate! Showing us her sex toys in public! Even after you explained I wondered for a second how a dildo can produce a candle!
    Neat trick( just not as much as I originally thought!) lol
    Brightest blessings my love!!

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  10. Ahh, Imbolc, Feast of Brigit… or Candlemass. Of course Candlemass is the stolen Pagan ritual but that's neither here nor there. I must admit sex toy never crossed my mind (too old?) but going back and looking it does rather resemble one at first :) I had never thought to roll my candle in herb while they were soft, great idea!
    In light and love-

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    1. Can you imagine how much better the world would be if more of us just admitted that most of our beliefs root from someone else's? Maybe one day...

      Don't feel too bad about not seeing the "sex toy" in the candle. After reading the comments, my Piano Man and I examined the candle closer and we could only see a hammer. Go figure!

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  11. Oh you sweet smiling witchy woman. Your words describe how wonderful life can be when you give in to each others pull for wholeness in friendship. And the reason I think they are so rich and embroidered is because you are living it not just speaking it.
    What a joy to read that I am not the only one who switched on my sensual vision when I first viewed your candle making device. So funny that others did as well. You bring out the lustiness in all of us as well.
    Thank you for being the beacon and for bringing Catholic, Pagan, witchy, seeking and found all together to share. You are a goodie, Oma Linda

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    1. We make a delicious pot, don't we?

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  12. My attempt at candle making came out like odd purplish tampons. LOL, I think yours came out a bit nicer, thanks to your clever mad scientist-like set up. Frankenstein indeed!

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    1. Hahaha! Now I can't get that image out of my head. I hope you're happy!

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  13. I made tapers for my family one year for christmas presents when I was young and poor since my then husband had quit his job and wouldn't job hunt and I was the only one working. I dipped mine though instead of pouring the wax like you did.

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    1. I usually dip my tapers, too. But I always make a lumpy one for the Return of the Lights...

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  14. Oh how I want to make a candle now! I'm getting an inkling of something I might like to do for my own budding practice too....I'll have to think on it a bit.

    Do you pour then wait a bit then pour some more or just pour very slowly?

    I would love to see a coffee filter wick tutorial!!!

    You bring such light to my blog roll, Magaly!

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    1. I will put together the tutorial. I will probably make a few candles and time the burning... I've never paid attention to how long they last...

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  15. What a cool candle, Magaly! This non-witch is enjoying a glimpse into your witchy world ~ although secretly, I think there is a little Druid in me! Happy Imbolc!

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    1. I have a lot of questions about this "little Druid" comment...

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  16. The return of the light! What a wonderful way to celebrate - oh most ingenious of candle makers! Happy, happy Imbolc!

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  17. I love the idea of coffee filters as a wick! Ingenious. I will let you know how my own candle experiments turn out.

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  18. Magaly, I feel all sparkly inside! Thank you for being you! I love the pictures of your candle making! Happy Imbolc ;o)

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    1. Let's sparkle together then!

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  19. Shine on Wicked One & keep adding your luminous sparkle to those still trying to find a match in the darkness…
    Now off to get some more Data on candle making (he he, Data, get it)? Sometimes I amuse myself to buggery, not like I thought that's what your candle making contraption was for or anything ;)

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    1. I just giggled thinking of Data *hehehe*

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  20. So, yes, I had to give the candle a second look. Is that...oh, wait, it's a candle. It's impressive. very impressive. Local candle makers charge a fortune in my area for home-made wares. Very nice. Open a shop. Or two.

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    1. I like lighting a lumpy candle while I'm writing a bit of AlmaMia... it puts me in the mood and closer to her. To moi that is priceless. Open a shop, lol!

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  21. It's lovely you're so open about who you are, and about being supportive for those who are different from you. I wish more people were like that.

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  22. I love Shelle, and her ability to see what lies beneath the surface of everything her heart touches is simply magnificent! This quote should be published among the greats. And you my love, are the sparkling source which makes us all feel welcome and accepted unconditionally. Besides, I admire a woman who makes magical candles while listening to Frankenstein. ;-) Brightest Imbolc blessings my love. Mina

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    1. I think the phrase, "I admire a woman who makes magical candles while listening to Frankenstein," should go in the whole of greatness, too!

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  23. I'm late, I'm late! I envy your candle making skill! But I want to set my fake fireplace a blaze!
    Dam rodent....6 weeks more MY ASS! Poe Crazy in Northern Canda!!! xoDebi

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    1. You are never late, the world waits for your awesomeness!

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  24. Magaly, what a blast I've had visiting, You have a fabulous sense of humor and I LOVE it. So nice to meet you from GYB. I plan to follow via email. Have a wonderful day! Hugs...Carole

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Carole. I'm so happy to see (read?) that I'm not the only one still reading GYB posts!

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