I have always been mesmerized by candles and fire. I remember lighting rolled-up paper as a teenager and watching it burn. If my parents had known, they might have sent me to a therapist, but they never did (and unless they are reading this now, they'll never find out).
Don't get me wrong – I'm not a pyromaniac, but I love campfires, fireplaces, candles, fireworks, and anything fire related.
So when it came time to come up with an idea for my new Xomba article, I wanted to investigate fire rituals and I learned about some rituals I'd never known existed. I even found some videos of fire rituals, which I link in the article.
Fire can be peaceful, but it can also be destructive; its power enchants, but it also annihilates.
As you might guess, I prefer its more relaxing meditative qualities, and I enjoy a room filled with fragrant candles. Anybody who purchases candles as gifts for me knows that I will use them (if I'm not allergic to the fragrance).
Use of Candles, Torches, and Fire in Rituals, please click the link.