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Magic Candles: Offertory Candles, Figural Candles, Votive Candles: Lucky Mojo Curio Co. Catalogue
Most hoodoo practitioners and rootworkers , like other folk magicians, burn candles for magical effect, spell-casting, and as an adjunct to prayer, but unlike the traditional and conservative craft of making mojo bags , candle burning in the African-American hoodoo tradition has undergone considerable evolution during the 20th century. During the 19th century candles became readily available as a commercial product, sold in general stores, rather than having to be made at home or on the farm or purchased at a special candle-maker's shop. By the early 20th century, paraffin candle, with a relatively high melting point compared to tallow candles, were transported by rail nationwide and -- and with the invention of aniline dues, they were soon made available in a number of colours. The epicenter of new developments in ritual candle-magic in the hoodoo tradition was New Orleans, where a long tradition of Roman Catholic candle-burning combined with African-American folk magic to produce an emergent style of working with candles, both for prayer and in laying tricks. This new way of working with candles soon spread to Memphis, Tennessee, and Mobile, Alabama, and, by the late s, was fairly uniform throughout the South among all professional rootworkers. Probably the two most important influences on the development of African-American candle magic from the s to the present have been the books of Mikhail Strabo and Henri Gamache. Through a series of three booklets published from through , Mikhail Strabo , the Jewish proprietor of Guidance House, a hoodoo and New Thought supply company in New York City, described the methods and customs of altar work with candles ans he found them in the Black New Thought and Spiritualist churches of New York in the late s and early s.
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Early Life — — 46 Bridget Riley in the mid- s — Photo: Her father, John Fisher Riley, originally from Yorkshire, was a printer, as was his father before him. In , her father relocated the printing business to Lincolnshire and the family moved with it. The family were not to spend long in Lincolnshire. In , when war broke out her father was drafted into the armed services.
As a teenager, she wrote lyrics as an outlet for her feelings, and her mother commented, "Her initial writings were always very introspective. Some of it was very black, and very deep, almost worrisome. She adopted her stagename, "Pink", around this time.