Adinkra Intention Candles - set of five

Adinkra is an ancient, visual, philosophy-based, communication system of the Akan people of Ghana and Gyaman people of Côte d'Ivoire. The ancient wisdom of the Adinkra never died with the symbols providing life lessons, guidance and tools for survival that have steered and protected its people for multiple millennia.

Fire is the element of transformation and by burning a candle, we seek to harness that transformational power and through using our intentions, we can manifest a situation of our choosing, beneficial to our cause.

This is the full set of five Adinkra Intention Candles including:

Aya

Say it = 'Eye-ya'

Translation = ‘Fern’

Meaning = A symbol of endurance and resourcefulness. The fern is a hardy plant that can grow in difficult places.

Use = burn this unscented candle to manifest your intention to invoke endurance in tough times.

Bese Saka

Say it = 'Bessie Sack-ah'

Translation = Sack of cola nuts’

Meaning = The cola nut is one of the cash crops grown in Ghana. It played a significant role in the economy of Ghana in the past and still contributes today.

Use = burn this unscented candle to manifest your intention around abundance and prosperity.

Duafe

Say it = 'Duya-phe'

Translation = ‘Wooden comb’

Meaning = A symbol of beauty and hygiene Dua (wood, wooden) and afe (comb). The duafe was an important item that women used.

Use = burn this unscented candle to manifest your intention to draw love and for beautifying and self-care sessions.

Kojo Baiden

Say it = 'Codge-o Bay-din'

Translation = ‘Rays’

Meaning = A symbol of the cosmos, an omnipresence or intuition. The power to see and understand things unknown to the physical eye (third eye).

Use = burn this unscented candle to manifest your intention to deepen your connection with the spiritual and cosmos.

Nyame Dua

Say it = 'Nyah-mi Duya'

Translation = ‘God’s tree’

Meaning = A symbol of God’s presence and protection.

Use = burn this unscented candle to manifest your intention to invoke the creator’s presence and protection.

Individual candle dimensions: w = 2” x h = 8”

Combined weight: 5 lb 2 oz

Materials: Glass, unscented wax

Listing created Mar 8, 2018

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