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The Rainbow Menorah

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photoCandles are my new art medium. I sort of stumbled into ceremonial magic by accident when I started producing the first 420 ceremonies outside of Marin County in the 1990s. At the Cannabis Cup, I first used an elegant taper in cut-glass crystal until that fateful day when Alex Grey came to the Temple with a vision of the seven lights of cannabis. Later that night, I walked by a small shop and saw some colored pillar candles just the size and shape I’d been looking for. From that moment on, we did all ceremonies with seven rainbow-colored candles. At first, they were all the same size, placed on Soma’s candelabra so they formed a pyramid. Later, after 622 lost Soma’s candelabra, we started cutting the candles down to form the pyramid without a stand. And that’s when we started carving and painting sigils on them.

Recently, however, I decided to make my own ceremonial candles rather than continuing to buy cheap candles composed of toxic petroleum wax. Without a doubt, these handmade candles I’m now crafting are the most effective meditation tools I’ve ever encountered in my 40 years of organizing counterculture ceremonies. I don’t know exactly how or why they work so well, I just know the magic is very real. Most candles today are scented with the cheapest synthetics available but I only use natural plant oils and always the best quality. The scents I favor include some of the most expensive on the market, like rose, jasmine and frankincense.

You can add seven semi-precious stones as I like each candle to be embedded with a stone matching the energy of the chakra it represents. The stones can be saved and used to decorate future ceremonial candles or can be set into jewelry. That way a part of the energy from your ceremonies is kept intact forever. I think of these stones as the batteries.

The science and arts of aromatherapy, gem therapy, and color therapy all converge in these beautiful works of art.

Written by Steven Hager

March 14, 2013 at 9:22 am

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  1. A nice gift for loved

    bret bogue

    March 15, 2013 at 9:24 am

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