Candles have been an integral part of people’s lives since antiquity. There is no actual written record of how long people have been burning candles but candle holders have been found dating back to the 4th century BCE. This long history of candle use by our ancestors can explain our attraction to the candle and its flame. Lighting a candle for a purpose gives you, for that one moment, complete clarity. When you do a physical action for a spiritual purpose you are aligned with that purpose. Your own power combines with spiritual power and things happen.