Book Review – The Book of Candle Magic: Candle Spell Secrets to Change Your Life by Madame Pamita

The Book Of Candle Magic:

Candle Spell Secrets to Change Your Life

by Madame Pamita

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

336 Pages

Publication Date: 10/08/2020



This is such a pretty little book—all purple, gold and silver. As the light flickers like a flame off the metallic cover, it beckons to be opened. However, The Book of Candle Magic: Candle Spell Secrets to Change Your Life is not just a frivolous confection. Madame Pamita has used her vast experience to create a powerful, informative “guide on how to do magic in general,” using candles specifically.

Madame Pamita, owner of Madame Pamita’s Parlour of Wonders, host of the Magic and the Law of Attraction podcast, along with hosting two YouTube series and author of Madame Pamita’s Magical Tarot, uses easy to understand language as she starts simply,  explaining the reasoning behind candle magic –“lighting a candle for a magical purpose is like shooting off a rocket of power toward your goal,” while having the reader examine their ethics through journaling, and starting out with simple candle spells using a single candle.

As the author continues, she increases the reader’s knowledge as she teaches how to “dress” candles, carve them, and use sigils. She explores the different types of candles—pillars, votives, tapers, figural, and jar candles building layer upon layer like the dipping of tapers which she also gives instruction on.

The Book of Candle Magic, is like going to school, progressing from middle school to college as the author delves into numerology, spell timing, and using multiple candles. There are five appendices alone listing candle accessories, like herbs and shells, to add more power to spells.  

Especially fascinating is the chapter on candle reading. Madame Pamita describes how to read the flame of a candle- is there a high flame, a low flame, does it talk?  Even the smoke of a candle and how the wax burns carries information.  After reading this, no one will ever just light a candle and not take a closer look.

Throughout this book the author gives spells the reader can try while they are learning to make their own. The Book of Candle Magic is a tool that anyone,  from the least experienced to the most qualified practitioner can use. Madame Pamita has given us the gold standard of instruction and this work is an exciting new addition to the art and science of candle magic.

Madame Pamita can be reached at


About the Author:

Raye Snover is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The New York Daily News and The Village Sun. She was also co-editor of The Temple Bell –the newsletter for The Temple of Witchcraft

Having been a witch for over twenty years, Ms. Snover is a High Priestess in the Cabot Tradition and a member of The Sisterhood of Avalon. She is also a Veriditas trained Labyrinth facilitator, and lives in New York City.