Tuesday, September 28, 2010

THE TORCH - The ATHAME of Candles

כ״א בתשרי תשע"א
Blodlessing 22

Mysteries of THE TORCH -

"Only the Torch is found by itself ..." [Klach Pischey Chochmah 55 (138 Openings of Wisdom)]


My original poem, THE TORCH, written over a decade ago, some time following my initiation into the Mysteries:

when facts tell lies and confusion reigns
when knowledge and ignorance with futility dance
when hope is dying and faith is failing
truth remains

when pain is endless and pleasure empty
when will lies heavy like stone and clarity is obscured
when wisdom reeks and reason flees
truth remains

when the heart staggers broken
with shattered strength and love drowns lost in the abyss
truth remains

when darkness reverberates blindly
and eternity is filled with hell
truth remains

when life is crushing and all is torn, when hiding cannot conceal
and wretching waters burn the naked dust
truth remains

when the pause is pregnant like a rock of hate against us
truth remains


"The timeless Mystery (which includes the dark stillness of Fate and the power of motion) is just that - and it acts as an Otherworldly, perpetual 'cause' to what we experience as 'this world' or 'temporality,' or 'measurable cause and effect.' The Otherworld, the dark void of the Underworld, doesn't begin or end, it exists every moment, acting as the perpetual 'cause' upholding every manifest thing ... There is a 'child' born of the Dark Mystery of Fate and motion - and this child is the world itself, or manifestation; it is indestructible life; it is all of us, and everything. This 'child' is the Horn Child of the Craft, the child of the Mystery night, Iakkos, or the Mabon of Britain. This is the child of Truth and Beauty." [Robin Artisson, The Witching Way of the Hollow Hill]


SHE walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies,
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meets in her aspect and her eyes;
Thus mellow'd to that tender light
Which Heaven to gaudy day denies.
[Lord Byron, She Walks in Beauty Like the Night]


"You experience yourself again, but not a self you ever guessed or knew was 'you.' ... A person who has gone through this experience is changed forever; they have become (as our northern Ancestors said) a Wyrd-worker. They have become a Witch, a Pagan mystic whose awakening was not possible without the older worldview of wonder and Mystery." [Robin Artisson, The Witching Way of the Hollow Hill]


Handcrafted under the gibbous Moon of Might, THE TORCH is an awesome tapered black pillar candle to light up the Dark Night with Truth and Beauty. Intensely scented with Dragon's Blood resin oil, THE TORCH is adorned with a silver pewter Pentacled Athame charm hung on black tulle.

Measures 1.25" x 2.5" x 15" - a monumental candle for a monumental declaration of mystical magic.

Comes beautifully packaged with a small surprise gift included.

This exquisite candle may be purchased at WITCHCRAFTS by Liorah Lleucu.

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