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  1. #1
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    Oct 2008

    Reversible Candles ("Double Action")

    I speak of the two-color reversing candles (like this: )

    I've never had the opportunity to use them before, but I should be receiving some in the mail shortly. I am wondering what methods others use when burning this type of candle?

    One of my friends told me, with the green/black, he dresses the black side with rue and the green with olive oil, then burns first the black side, pinches it out and flips the candle, then burns the green part. And looking around, it does seem to be usual to dress the halves each with something different.

    Nevertheless, anyone else used them? Anyone want to share their method, or experience?
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  2. #2
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    Oct 2008
    Chicago Suburbs
    The candle in the link didn't look like the one I used. Mine was in glass had Reversal and an arrow on it,, I used it when my then boyfriend,(now Hubby) were having troubles.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    I havent yet tried those type of candles but heres some advice from

    Double action candles are long jumbo candles that have been poured in two stages, so that they are half black and half another colour, according the usual colour symbolism of candles -- red for love, green for money, white for peace and spiritual blessings. They are used to reverse troubles back to the person who sent them and are called "double action" because they both repel jinxes and crossed conditions and attract what is desired in the way of happiness and luck.
    Double action candles are not burned in the usual way -- they are generally "butted" before they are lit. The original tip is cut off and a new tip is cut on the black half, so the "bad" black half will burn off first, leaving the "good" half at the end of the rite. The name of one's enemy is carved backwards in the black half and one's own name is carved normally in the coloured portion. One or more candle dressing hoodoo oils to reverse bad luck back to the enemy is applied to the black end, stroking away from oneself, and a dressing oil to draw what one wants is applied to the coloured half, stroking toward oneself.
    Butted double action candles are sometimes burned on a flat mirror, to further aid the reversing spell. They may be dusted with Reversing sachet powder or circled with a ring of Crab shell powder (because "Crabs walk backward" and uncross jinxes.
    Another way to burn double action candles is to carve a second tip on the black end, dress them as described above, and stick them into a nail that has been driven through a board. The nail holds the candle horizontal, like a compass needle, and the black half is pointed toward one's enemy's home, while the coloured half points towards oneself. Both ends are lit at the same time. This is a messy way to burn candles, so use aluminum foil or a metal baking dish to confine the dripping wax to one area. Reversing -- also called reversible -- candles are long jumbo candles that are similar in their uses to double action candles, but instead of being poured in two layers, they consist of a red core and a black outer layer. The red shows through only at the tip. These candles are only found in red and black, and they are a very old style, still quite popular for reversing enemy work, breaking tricks, and uncrossing crossed conditions. They are often butted and burned upside down, and are often burned on a mirror, as described above. All the names and words carved or inscribed into reversing candles is generally done backwards, in mirror writing.
    As for oils, I'd use any oil that has protection or spell breaking type properties. Maybe the Banishing oil, Cast Off Oil, or Fear Not To Walk Over Evil Oil from LuckyMojo.
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