As the winter solstice approaches, I dip beeswax candles bringing light and warmth into the darker months. The art of dipping beeswax candles is slow and rhythmic, first in wax and then water. During this slow meditative practice you can imbue your candles with intentions, magic, and gratitude (especially as Thanksgiving approaches) so that when they burn they release that energy into the universe. Burning beeswax candles is said to have healing properties by producing negative ions, purifying the air and improving one’s health, energy, and mood. In this class, you will lean how to dip candles with everyday materials, such as: tin can double burners, raw wick, and beeswax. You will practice the art of dipping by making a little pair of candles so you can learn the technique and after becoming familiar with the nature of the material you will be free to dip to your hearts content, around 6 pairs of candles. I will also talk about the mystical properties of beeswax and it’s relationship to art, goddess cults, and shamanic practices.
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