mystical oneness / beeswax chimes


we are the witnesses through which the universe
becomes conscious of its glory,
of its magnificence.
{alan watts}

a magical little box containing 8 ceremonially hand-dipped beeswax chimes.

a "chime" is a small taper candle lit with a meditative intention, or used as part of a ritual or ceremony. these mystical little candles are also referred to as altar candles or spell candles. i have burned a beeswax altar chime every single morning for years now, as part of my morning meditation and tea ceremony.

each chime is hand-dipped 18 times in fragrant new mexico wildflower beeswax, which comes from a local beekeeper just down the road from the apothecary. the wick is 100% organic hemp.

one candle is 4-5 inches long and will burn for up to 1-2 hours, depending on the environment in the room as well as the individual candle. hand-dipped candles vary in size and shape.

these prayer chimes are made to be burned without a candle holder, using a small ceramic, heat-safe dish or plate. in one hand, hold the candle vertically over the dish/plate and use the other hand to hold a flame to the base of the candle. Allow a few drops of wax to fall to the center of the dish, then press the base of the candle into the wax, with the candle standing straight upwards, to set the chime. holding an intention, mantra, affirmation, or prayer in mind, light the wick, and remain present at all times while the chime is lit.

{ what does "ceremonially dipped by hand" mean? it means that i have opened a field, or frequency, of prayer before, during and after crafting these candles. this involves making offerings, blessing the beeswax, the space and materials, setting intention, giving gratitude to the bees, all the allies, the earth, the cosmos, infusing beautiful sound or music into the work space, and yes, lighting candles… and holding the integrity of this sacred space for the duration of the candle making, then purposefully closing the container afterward. }

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