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Candles

Discussion in 'Magic DIR' started by JustGeorge, Aug 14, 2021.

  1. JustGeorge

    JustGeorge Retired Ruler
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    We were given boxes and boxes of half burned candles from a Masonic lodge(my husband can't say no to anything).

    Being as they are half burned and were used for ritual magic, I'm thinking using them again for any purpose is a 'no'. My husband is unsure.

    What do you think?
     
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    Personally I wouldn't use them. But it wouldn't be the end of the world either. Traditionally, Hindus burn ghee, perhaps an oil, like coconut oil, and use standing oil lamps.

    Candles were originally made of beef tallow, and I suspect that may be why the general aversion to candles. Besides, we have something as good or better. Certainly convenient. Perhaps you could re-gift them or maybe a friend or second-hand store would like them.
     
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  3. JustGeorge

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    Yeah, sending them to a second hand store is a good idea. There's a lot of them, and they're in fairly good shape. Someone may like them.

    I tend to use ghee diyas in my puja room(which is cat free). We have to be more cautious outside of that, though... cats can smell ghee, and find it mighty tasty(we learned that the hard way after leaving a diya on an altar in the living room). I wonder if they'd leave coconut oil alone. I haven't tried that yet. I've also done sesame oil in the puja room as well.
     
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    You can always wait for a power outage and distribute them to your neighbors.
     
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