Folk Magic: Candle Magic & Mojos

Giorgia Gaia

This talk will give you accurate instructions on easy-to-follow ways to work with candles, mojos and spells following different folk magic traditions. The term folk magic encompasses a wide variety of diverse magical practices united only by the fact that they are the magical practices of the common folk, rather than the ceremonial magic that was worked by the learned elite. Folk magic is generally of a practical nature, meant to address the common ills of the community: healing the sick, bringing love or luck, driving away evil forces, finding lost items, bringing good harvests, granting fertility, reading omens and so on. Rituals are generally relatively simple and often change over time as the workers are generally illiterate.