Meanwhile, in this candle-lighting season, here's a quote from Nun other than Sister Karol Jackowski's Book of Spells and Blessings on lighting candles & making wishes:
Lighting a candle and making a wish is a little spell and blessing all by itself. It's also the perfect way to pray when that's all the time and energy you have. The power in fire and the power in heartfelt wishes make this simple spell work like magic. Nature and necessity always make magic whenever we light a candle and make a wish.
So whenever you hear even the faintest call to pray, light a candle and make a wish. And never light a candle, for whatever purpose, without dedicating it to someone or something. In a similar manner, never extinguish a candle without confirming your wish with a "Blessed be" or an "Amen." Keep in mind that every time you light a candle and make a wish you are taking part in a divine activity. You too are making magic.
Is that woo-woo enough for you??