The lantern is a type of lamp used to illuminate the darkness. Far and wide lanterns have historically been used to guide travelers, illuminate homes, decorate temples, and provide light during outdoor rituals. The lanterns versatility allows it to be portable, fixed to a place, or hung from a stand in the home, on an altar, or around a circle. It can be used as any kind of a light source, for signaling, decoration, in religious rituals or in celebrations to create positive energy in the space it is residing in. It can be made from a variety of materials from non-flammable to flammable transforming any space into a magickal site.
In the written documents of Empedocles of Agrigentum, and by the poet of ancient Greece, Theopompus we first learn of the use of lanterns. Though these are not the only civilizations which proclaimed the use of them as their history also reaches the lands of Egypt and China. Mankind first relied on lanterns, and now employ them for their beauty and powers of positive magick. Check out the array of mystical lanterns at funkywolfcafe.storenvy.com. Namaste, luvs.