First of all I want to mention that the book itself is gorgeous! The hardback version features gold and silver foil lettering against a stunning purple background. They say not to judge a book by its cover, but this one is perfectly lovely. The inside pages are a mix of regular print with hints of purple and eye catching illustrations. I was enchanted by the book before even checking out the content.

Madame Pamita’s Candle Magic book is written for anyone interested in this easy and yet powerful form of magic. For those who need a refresher or are new to the path, you will find a great introduction on the basics. The author covers everything from intentions, safety, candle color and types, how to dress your candle and so much more. She will walk you through all you need to do and consider to complete a successful spell.

If you prefer to make a candle from scratch, she has you covered. Her easy to follow writing style has directions to customize your candle to meet your desires. There are a lot of candle magic books in the market, but I found this encyclopedia to be full of information in one place that deserves a spot on your magic shelf.

One of the areas I especially loved was how to read the candle wax and do wax reading. This was fascinating and even provides how to read the candle smoke as well. There is so much in this book, its well worth the read no matter if you are a beginner or a novice.

Lastly let’s discuss the appendix. This alone is worth adding to your collection. The appendix is a quick reference that the reader can utilize again and again for a quick selection of your desired intention.

I highly recommend this gorgeous illustrated guide on candle magic.

~review by Amber Barnes

Author: Madame Pamita
Llewellyn Publications, 2020
pp. 336, $18.99