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HOODOO, SANTERIA, CATHOLIC, and MAYAN

7-DAY and NOVENA-STYLE CANDLES

My friend Fred Burke and i have compiled a list of hoodoo, Santeria, Catholic, amd Mayan candles from our collections. These candles were all offered for sale during the 1990s at prices that ranged from 98 cents to $5.50 each. I want to thank my candle-scouting daughter Althaea Yronwode and my friend K. Rudin for helping me collect these wonderful items.

The candles are organized by manufacturer's name and then by style. Images are either four-colour printing on paper glued to the glass or silkscreen on glass. Some candles combine silkscreen and printed paper. The average height of these candles is 8" - 9"; one smaller candle is noted as such. Some candles have text in English, some in Spanish, and some in both English and Spanish. On those called "semi-bilingual," the Spanish translation is only fragmentary and may have been added at a later date.

Each candle is assumed to have two sides, distinguished from one another by a double slash (//). Names are as spelled and if two names appear on one side, they are separated by a single slash (/); if the images are unnamed, Fred and i have tried to identify the image [opinions given in brackets].

On Catholic and Santeria novena candles such as the Maximon one shown here it is most common for one side to bear an image and the other a prayer. Hoodoo 7-day candles usually display an all-over mixture of images and words without prayers, and they occasionally contain instructions for use.

For information on how these candles are used, see the page on candle magic.

For a list of the manufacturers' addresses, go to the page of candle makers.

For a list of retailers who sell these candles to the public, go to the page of suppliers.

  • American Candle Comany (Le Fe brand)
    (bilingual Catholic, Santeria, and hoodoo candles)
  • Bright Glow Candle Company
    (bilingual Catholic candles; Spanish-language Mayan pseudo-Catholic candles)
  • Candle Corporation of America (Eternalux brand)
    (bilingual Catholic, Santeria, and Mayan candles)
  • Continental Candle Company (Sanctuary Series brand)
    (bilingual Catholic and Santeria candles)
  • Crusader Candle Company
    (English-language and bilingual hoodoo candles)
  • General Wax & Candle Company
    (bilingual Catholic candles)
  • Indio Products
    (bilingual hoodoo candles)
  • Lama Temple
    (semi-bilingual hoodoo candles)
  • Lucky Mojo
    ((English-language hoodoo candles)
  • Reed Candle Company
    (bilingual Catholic and Santeria candles)
  • Zoltar Candle
    (semi-bilingual hoodoo candles)
  • No Manufacturer's Name
    (bilingual hoodoo candles)
  • AMERICAN CANDLE COMPANY

    (bilingual Catholic and Santeria candles)
    1 piece of paper//no back; with prayer: Le Fe brand

    (hoodoo candles)
    [from an order form; not personally seen, hence no description]

    BRIGHT GLOW CANDLE COMPANY

    (bilingual Catholic candles)
    1 piece of paper//no back

    (bilingual Catholic candles)
    2 pieces of paper, beaux arts border; with prayer

    (Spanish-language Mayan pseudo-Catholic candles)
    2 pieces of paper, beaux arts border; with prayer

    CANDLE CORPORATION OF AMERICA

    (bilingual Catholic, Santeria, and Mayan candles)
    2 sides silkscreen, no paper

    (bilingual Catholic and Santeria candles)
    2 sides paper; no silkscreen: Eternalux series (banded top and bottom with blue crosses)

    CONTINENTAL CANDLE COMPANY

    (bilingual Catholic and Santeria candles)
    2 sides paper (image//prayer in Spanish and English) bound by UPC; no silkscreen: Sanctuary Series (stained glass border)

    CRUSADER CANDLE COMPANY

    (English-language hoodoo candles)
    2 sides silkscreen; no paper; no prayer

    GENERAL WAX & CANDLE COMPANY

    (bilingual Catholic candles)
    2 sides paper (image//prayer); no silkscreen

    (bilingual Catholic candles)
    2 sides paper (image//image) bound by UPC; no silkscreen; no prayer: small size, quilted jelly-glass

    INDIO PRODUCTS

    (bilingual hoodoo candles)
    2 sides silkscreen; no paper; with prayer

    LAMA TEMPLE

    (semi-bilingual hoodoo candles)
    2 sides silkscreen; no paper

    LUCKY MOJO CURIO COMPANY

    (English-language hoodoo candles)
    2 sides paper

    REED CANDLE COMPANY

    (bilingual Santeria and Catholic candles)
    1 side paper (image)//1 side silkscreen (prayer); decorative silkscreen border all around

    ZOLTAR CANDLE

    (semi-bilingual hoodoo candles)
    2 sides silkscreen; no paper; no prayer

    NO MANUFACTURER'S NAME ON CANDLE

    (bilingual hoodoo candles)
    2 sides silkscreen; no paper

    (English-language hoodoo candles)
    1 side silkscreen; no paper; no prayer

    Here are four of the best books ever published on candle magic; two were written in the 1940s, one in the 1960s, and one combines a 1940s text with material from the 1990s through the 2010s. These are time-tested, reliable, and detailed instruction manuals that every practitioner ought to be familiar with.Each is different and contains different spells and concepts, with very little overlap.

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    by Catherine Yronwode and Mikhail Strabo

    Candle magic is one of the foundational practices within African American hoodoo folk-magic. Spell-casters of every level of experience within the community know the value and efficacy of setting lights, This book is actually three books in one filled with history, teachings, traditions, and instructions on how to become a candle magic practitioner, how to provide candle ministry services to clients, and how to conduct public candle-light services.
    96 pages, paperback.
    $9.00
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    The Master Book of Candle Burning
    by Henri Gamache
    Originally published in 1942; this is a revised 1998 reprint.
    The classic text on hoodoo candle burning in the pre-Santeria era; covers everything you need to know about colour symbolism, figural candles, dressing candles, altar layouts, etc. The author was beyond doubt the best early 20th century writer on hoodoo.
    96 pages, paperback.

    $7.50
    BOO-GRI-MSCB

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    The Magic Candle
    by Charmaine Dey
    Originally published in 1982; this is a facsimile reprint. After Henri Gamache's "Master Book of Candle-Burning," this is our next-most requested title on candle magic. The two make a great set or pair, as each covers slightly different aspects of the work of dressing, fixing, and setting lights, doing altar work, and casting magic spells with candles. Dey provides a handy guide to the employment of novelty and image candles in practical work.
    64 pages, paperback.

    $7.00
    BOO-GRI-MCCD

    The-Guiding-Light-to-Power-and-Success-by-Mikhail-Strabo-at-the-Lucky-Mojo-Curio-Company

    The Guiding Light to Power and Success
    by Mikhail Strabo
    A classic text from 1941 on the practice of candle magic by Mikhail Strabo, the former proprietor of Guidance House, an old-school New York City spiritual supply company. Highly recommended.
    64 pages, paperback.

    $6.95
    BOO-GRI-GUID

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