Candle Wick Shoppe—A Gem in Downtown Ferndale

  • About Candle Wick Shoppe

    About Candle Wick Shoppe

    Welcome to Candle Wick Shoppe!  Located in downtown Ferndale, Michigan, we are so much more than just a candle shop ~ stop in for books, incense, dried herbs, jewelry and more… Come get your Mojo on!

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  • Candle Wick Shoppe Reiki Practice

    Candle Wick Shoppe Reiki Practice

    We are pleased to be able to provide our community with Reiki sessions by qualified Reiki practitioners to heal your body, mind and spirit. 

    Clinics and private sessions are both available -- call us today to make your reservation.

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  • Candle Wick Shoppe Classes

    Candle Wick Shoppe Classes

    Interested in learning Reiki and becoming a practitioner to help family and friends or start a healing business?  We offer Reiki classes and demonstrations several times a year with certified instructor Patty Shaw, Reiki Master.  

    We also are proud to host special events with guest speakers like Jacki Smith and Dorothy Morrison. 

    Please call the Candle Wick Shoppe for more details.

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  • This is the article that accompanies the Coventry Creations Blessed Herbal Candles picture that discusses the category of candles which are to be found at Candle Wick Shoppe. This does not limit the sort of candles only to those made by Coventry Creations; indeed, many other manufacturers' candles are represented at Candle Wick Shoppe.
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  • This is the copy for the picture about incense. Although the picture shown depicts Coventry Creations incense, there are many other companies' incense that is sold at Candle Wick Shoppe.
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  • This is the copy for books available at Candle Wick Shoppe; these books deal in magick, Wicca, and other topics related to these. Some of these books are written by the co-founders of Coventry Creations.
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  • This is the copy that talks about the statuary available at Candle Wick Shoppe: Buddha, Ganesh, Siva, and other popular iconic figures are interspersed about the store.
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  • This pane concerns itself with a myriad of peripherals available at Candle Wick Shoppe. Although casual handbags are depicted here, this category concerns itself with a vast array of semiprecious stones sold separately, Dammit Dolls, incense burners, candle holders, tapestries, plates, skulls, Evil Eye items, and other disparate items.
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  •     What is Reiki? The method by which universal light and love joins our own energy to bring healing and balance to our body, emotions, mind and spirit. A reiki practitioner is the channel for reiki energy from spirit to you.       Heals injuries faster and better Relieving stress and grief Builds a new and better life     Reiki is safe for everyone! Yes, Kids and pets too!   We also offer Spiritual Counseling, Tarot Readings, Psychic Readings, Condition work; Conjure, Spiritual Cleansings, Mojo Bags, Spell work.  Disclaimer: We offer our services for entertainment, comfort and guidance. This
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The Witch Next Door

Oct LTM Witch Next DoorMost likely, there is probably a witch next door. They may not be Goth, own a flowy pagan dress, or attend the local community ritual, yet they are witches. Gender doesn’t play into it, she may be a he. (S)he may not be pagan but the witch next door is powerful, centered and focused when needed.

As I travel and connect with a wider and wider community outside of my local pagan one, I am finding that there are more witches next door than we imagine. They are not the witches you see out and about at local festivals and events wearing their witchy identity on the outside. More often they are people who practice magic in their daily activities without a title or label. They buy their herbs, oils, candle and cards and pull them out when they need them. They do their best to practice mindfulness and know that all acts of energy have repercussions.

It is easy to get pulled into orbit the more vocal, out and proud witches, and forget there is an equal if not greater number of people that embrace magic and the paranormal (events that are beyond the scope of normal scientific understanding). I love these witches! I learn so very much from them as they are the ultimate kitchen witches who create a subtle and deep magical life out of the energy that surrounds them. I know teachers, elected officials, lawyers, doctors, ministers, and many other highly respected community members that are the witch next door. Some keep their witch status quiet on purpose, some don’t care, but they all share same quality of doing magic at the core root level. They do this with their kids, spouses, homes, health,and jobs. They come into my store to get some supplies, books and to have a conversation. These witches are my heroes.

I have had the distinct honor of working with these quiet, unlabeled witches in different parts of the country. We have done quiet rituals to make change in their communities and we have done bigger community rituals to make change in the world. They step in, do the work and then live their life. What I have learned from them is critical and I want to share the top ten things I have learned from the witch next door.

1 – Magic is in everything and you don’t have to look hard for it. If extra power is needed that day a witch may wear red socks or brings in cinnamon tea to work. Witches see the magic in laughter, children and pets, and in the way a sacred space is arranged.

2 – A witch listens to the heart, emotions and body. When something is wrong or out of sync (S)he pays attention to the energy and works on it. Witches slow down and take the time to meditate and be mindful.

3 – Witches invest in their community because they know that there is big magic in the collective. They will bring things to the table the help build cooperation and alignment, and clarity of purpose to the vision of her community. Knowing how to write a spell and set an intention really helps!

4 – Witches speak their truth with compassion. They know that the spoken word holds much power and truth; without compassion the ego becomes invested in cruelty. Witches are accountable for their actions and hold the people around them accountable as well. Wiches knows that there is an ebb and flow for everything and recognize when it’s time to help things along the way.

5 – Witches know when to cast spells and when to let things alone. It’s not the first response, but the last resort when things are not working out. They also know how to divine the right course of action in their spell work.

6 – A witch is never a victim. Even when things go wrong and out of control, a witch is never a victim. They always have the tools to turn things to their benefit.

7 – Witches are deeply connected to the divine in their own way. The divine that they stay in tune with may be in the church, temple, community, nature or spirit. They are not necessarily pagan and are usually unconcerned with the trappings of ritual. There is often no right or wrong way to their magic and yet get amazing results from their spell work.

8 – Witches laugh a lot! At themselves, at the silliness of the magic we sometimes do, and laughs with the joy of magic manifesting.

9 – Witches move their bodies. They know that movement can change energy and bring themselves back to balance.

10 – Witches connect to others in a heart centered way. Introvert or extrovert, when they make a connection it is with their whole self and it often is at the level the other person is at. I find that the witch next door is often seen a leader, coach, and mentor in their circle of friends because they listen and nurture.

By no means does every witch next door hold all these qualities at once. What I have found is that there are more of us magical people out there than we might think. They may not even call themselves magical or witches, but they are certainly of similar energy and values. To my witches next door I thank you all for taking part in making this a more compassionate, diverse, and magical world!