I have always been fascinated with the folklore surrounding Krampus. As a child, I knew about this red scary beast, and frankly, he scared the pants off of me! Last year my boyfriend gifted me the "Krampus, The Devil of Christmas" book and I just about screamed! The idea was brilliant! And I was thrilled he actually got the the book for me.
This year, I wanted to incorporate something Krampus into the White Magick Alchemy line of magical offerings for the 2011 holiday season, as I always like to bring new and unique offerings to the lineup, things that have never been done before. I searched and searched only to find a Krampus candle had never been done before. Hence, the birth of the Gruss Vom Krampus Pillar Candle line!
White Magick Alchemy now offers the very first candle dedicated to the old hair beast Krampus! European folklore depicts the Krampus as Nikolaus’s dark servant. A hairy, horned, supernatural beast whose pointed ears and long slithering tongue gave misbehavers the creeps. Krampus terrorized the bad until they promised to be good. Some he spanked, others he whipped. And some he shackled, stuffed into his large wooden basket, carted away, and hurled them into the flames of hell.
As Nikolaus traveled door to door doling out treats and gifts to those who had been good all year long, those who behaved badly are dealt with by the Krampus.
Our new Krampus Pillar Candles embrace that old world folklore, reminding us that is it always better to be good than bad. Krampus candles can also be used for spells and ritual workings involving change and transformation. Perhaps you know someone who has misbehaved or wronged you and others. Say a prayer for the evil-doer in your life, lighting their way to enlightenment. Or maybe just give a Krampus pillar candle to someone who needs to be reminded that sending good positive energy into the universe is the best way to go! And bad, well bad…. is just plain bad. No one wants Krampus to pay them a visit.
Krampus candles are a deep Krampus red, scented with dark essences of amber, sandalwood, moonflower, night jasmine, bladderwrack and dragons blood. Made from all natural wax, pure essential oils, essence oils, pure cotton wick and free from harmful additives, animal and poly based products. I always use a high amount of oils to ensure a high scent throw while lit or not lit placed within your sacred space. Gruss Vom Krampus Candles are available in 3 different sizes from small 2x3 convenient pillar candles to larger sized pillars.
Our new Krampus Candles are a huge success this year! I think people are having fun giving our unique Krampus pillars as gifts this year and they certainly are creating interesting conversation and discovery. Not too many people know about the Krampus, but I have a feeling some are about to learn about the shadow of the infamous Nikolaus ~ Click the link below to zoom over to White Magick Alchemy to see our Krampus Pillar Candles! And remember.... be good, otherwise the Krampus may find you ~
Although little is written about Krampus, the book, "Krampus, the Devil of Christmas" is filled with unique illustrations and has a short story about the hairy horned beast. You can find the book on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Krampus-Devil-Christmas-Monte-Beauchamp/dp/0867197471/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1323658443&sr=1-1