Please make sure you have you hair tied back and are NOT wearing any hairspray. All equipment will be provided for the course.
Duration: 1 day course
Course Fee: £150
Booking: A deposit is required at booking.
Entry requirements: Age 18+
April 10th, 2024
History of Ear Candling
Ear candling has been practised for thousands of years. In many cases, it was performed as a spiritual practice for cleansing and clearing the mind, body and senses for the purpose of meditation and raising spiritual perception.
Chinese parchment rolls give evidence that ear candling has been practiced there from about 3000 B.C.
Ear candling was also referred to as ‘coning’. The Greek used cone shaped instruments from clay. The glazed pottery cones had a double helix carved inside to create a downward spiral energy flow of the smoke and heated air. This would carry the burning herbs down into the ear canal. The action is a counter clockwise flow caused by the vacuum action of the cone. The smoke and the heat cleansed the ear canal and pulled the debris out by vacuum as the air was burned out the ear canal.
This process was used in China, India, Tibet, Egypt, the Mayan, Aztec and American Indian Cultures. Cleansing cones or candles are an ancient, universal form of therapy used by nations all around the globe. Some form of wax or some burnable substance was used as the carrier in the cones. Some Indian tribes simply blow herbal smoke down into the ear canal through a cone shaped object, many times it was wrapped up newspaper. Egyptians used reeds from the Nile.
In current times, many cultures, such as the South American Mexican Indians and some American Indian tribes, are using ear coning. Materials vary from pottery cones, corn husks dipped in beeswax to rolled up newspaper soaked in wax.
In the present time, due to health regulations, we have to use disposable candles. Cones or candles are made from strips of unbleached cotton or linen dipped in paraffin or beeswax and herbs. The spiral roll built into the candles during production creates the same effect as the pottery cones. In other cultures, herbs are added into the wax or are placed into the cone or candle.