I'm a beginner witch, and I feel really drawn to candle magic, I'm just trying to wrap my head around the logistics. So it seems like with most spells you're supposed to let the candle burn down and go out on its own, but what does that mean happens to the energy? Does it start manifesting when you first light it and keep working after it goes out, or does it stop when the candle goes out and you need to start over? Does it only really start working when the candle burns out? If its somethings like protection where you want it to continue, how do you keep that energy going when the candle's burned out? Start again or add new candle? And finally, how do you dispose of the candle remnants etc, after it's all done; is it ok to just throw it away? Would really be interested in anyone's experience with candle magic and how it works. Thanks!