Saturday, May 5, 2012

Disposing Of Empty 7 Day Glass Candles

I just wanted to take the time to express my opinion about how to dispose of the empty glass from a 7 day glass candle. I know many people know or have been taught to dispose of any remains from a work at the crossroads. So I'm sure people are disposing of these containers at the crossroads as well. I would like to discourage that. Leaving an empty glass from a 7 day candle can prove to be a hazard to drivers and will only serve to tempt attention from local authorities. So instead of leaving the empty glass behind, I would advise to thank the glass for doing it's job and then cleanse it with holy water. Then simply dispose of the glass in the trash or a recycling container. That way no drivers will have issues with flat tires and other damage and the likelihood of the police taking interest will be little-to-slim. Again, these are only my opinions so take them or toss them as you seem fit.

9 comments:

  1. Excellent advice. Even without glass I don't like the idea of children or neighborhood pets finding ritual remains "treasure."

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  2. I agree Doc And you've touched an interesting subject that is what is necessary and what is not in magic. Many people think that necessity and convenience are synonymous, but you have shown that they are not.
    There are still people who dogmatize that which is not a dogma. I mean, there are things that can be altered depending on the convenience and without losing its effectiveness or cause any problems.

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  3. I've always done this to be honest Doc. Placing it at a crossroad may be taught and may be traditional, but it never felt right to me. I don't like the idea of littering and that is what I felt I would be doing. I always clean the jars, or sprinkle some salt in them and place them in the recycle bin. Or if there's a lot of negativity, I was told to place it in a black bag, smash it with a hammer (to smash away the negativity) and throw it in a garbage far from home.

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  4. LMAO! I never even thought on that level about that. Makes you wonder....why some works don't seem to work sometime. Maybe its because when a car smashes it and it screws up their tires ect, the individuals are cursing whoever left it lol

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    1. @ Benita,

      No, a car running over it wouldn't effect the work. However, my only concern is with peope leaving things that would pose a danger to drivers. Because leaving all this glass and nails and stuff will draw attention from the authorities if it causes cars damage or flat tires. It might even flare up a local 'satanic panic' because lots of Christians believe everything to be 'devil worship'. But a car driving over items places at a crossroads by itself will not interfere with the work nor will it curse the person who left it there. It's traditional to leave leftover items at the crossroads.

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  5. After cleaning and cleansing them why not refill and reuse them?

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    1. You can do that if you want. You can buy wax inserts. However, they don't fit every kind of glass. The problem is they are usually more expensive than just buying a whole new candle. Also, speaking for myself, I don't buy my vigil or 7 day candles online. I get my vigil candles at local stores I'm not going to pay $6 bucks or more for a candle, plus shipping, when I can get them for a couple of dollars in my area. Local shops here don't carry the inserts.

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  6. I place a little rice, a penny, and some white rum in the jar kiss them then tie them in plastic bags and place them in the garbage

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  7. What if it's a glass-encased Run Devil Run or Fiery Wall of Protection vigil? Would you want to cleanse those with Florida water before disposing of them away from the home? Would cleansing them undo what you burned them for?

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