ARE YOU IN THE MILITARY AND PAGAN?
DO YOU LIVE IN THE BARRACKS?
DOES YOUR BARRACKS POLICY HAVE ISSUES WITH YOU BURNING INCENSE/CANDLES/ETC?
DO YOU LIKE CONDUCTING SOLITARY RITUALS THAT INVOLVES BURNING THINGS?
DO YOU DISLIKE GOING OVER TO YOUR BATTLE BUDDY’S HOUSE TO DO THESE THINGS?
WELL, DO I HAVE SOME SOLUTIONS FOR YOU!
WHEN YOU ARE WORKING WITH FIRE AND SETTING THINGS ON FIRE, BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS, USE BASIC FIRE SAFETY. IF YOU ARE TO GET INJURED BY FIRE, PLEASE GET IN CONTACT WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN. BE SURE YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO EXTINGUISH FIRE IF THE FLAMES SPREAD AND/OR GET OUT OF CONTROL.
For incense, I heard of people burning it their rooms, and it never set of the alarm. I am not encouraging that. But you can still use incense in your practice so you can meditate, conduct spell work, and rituals. You can literally get it in EVERY SCENT!
Now, if you are the kind of person who likes to crush their incense with mortar and pestle and then burn it. NO PROBLEM! Buy yourself a cauldron. If it sounds expensive. I can tell you now, NOT REALLY. You can go to your local Walmart or camp store and get a cast iron pot that is used in camping. Or, for Walmart go to the kitchen section and get an all cast iron dutch oven. These are really cheap for the size. However, you will need to burn it outside.
For those of you that use candles in your rituals and spells, I would recommend getting small ritual colored candles(as image shows above) or tea light candles. They do not take forever to burn and still do the trick. I know some paths have specific colors that are known as the base color. Most practitioners go with white as a base color but some may go with black. It depends on which path you follow in your spiritual practice. I personally have tea lights because they are cheap and inexpensive, but ritual candles are great for symbolic purposes. I would not recommend getting really long and thick candles. Those tend to take a while, but if you have the time for it, go for it. Small candles are great for a quick little ritual or spell cast. I have heard of people burning candles in their room with the window open. I would not recommend it because you could potentially burn the window screen. My fire alarm is really sensitive so I could easily set off the alarm.
If you do not have a cauldron or any kind of cast iron pot for burning outside, go to your park and use one of the grills(as shown above). They are great and convenient, but the grill may be a little gross. However, it is great for setting candles and incense.
Now, lets say it’s a bit windy outside and you can’t really light your candles or you can’t keep your candles lit….
You can use a lantern for those windy days. You can get it in any size and your can light your candle with ease. They are not terribly expensive either. The downside is they can be broken due to their fragility.
I hope this was all helpful. So if there is anything you would like to add, drop me a line.