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Ear Candling Conference

November 18 - 19, 2006

The first-ever Ear Candling Conference took place in Reepham near Norwich. The humble, and much vilified, little candle has managed to pull speakers from Switzerland, Canada, United States of America and Belgium together in one place, prepared to share their thoughts and research data with the world.

Ear candling is no longer regarded as an "ear cleansing" tool as it has become very obvious that there is no suction element to the candle's function, nor is there a heating up of the ear canal. Ear candling is a simple, but extremely effective, energetic tool to influence health in a positive way. The noted effects stretch over millennia and across the whole world, covering most great cultures this small planet has ever known.

Jili Hamilton, the author of the first book ever written about ear candling, told the delegates how her path in life was totally changed by ear candling. She recounted many fascinating stories surrounding ear candling that she has come across in her search for more information. She also led us through the difficulties that someone encounters who is writing a book about a subject no one knows anything about.

M Harmony PhD shared her search result looking into verifiable ear candling data. She researched what constitutes a safe and healthy candle as well as the origins of ear candling and the ancient practices that have lead to ear candling. She caused controversy when she stated that the Hopi Native American tribe has been stunned by the revelation that they were supposed to have lent their name to the most famous ear candle in the world. Michelle said she had spent a lot of time with the Hopi's to find out that the Hopis have never used ear candles and have never heard of it.

Greg Webb is a Touch for Health tutor and examiner in his homeland Canada and combined with his passion for ear candling he has collated an incredible amount of data regarding the specific effects and pathways in which the body responds to ear candling. He showed how not only the lymphatic drainage improves, but also how the immune system is strengthened, the endocrine system enhanced, and the central nervous system is empowered. He shared his thoughts on how the energetic input is transferred via the chakra system, the meridian and the nervous system into the physical aspects of life.

Patrick Quanten concentrated on explaining in simple terms some relevant facts of quantum physics and new biology. All matter is energy condensed and all cells "listen" to everything that is going on in their environment. The combination of these allow the energetic influence of ear candling to be felt throughout the whole body, both via a direct influence on the cells and via the overall information distributed through the nervous network. He also showed that in free burning open candles only white smoke appeared at the bottom of the candle. The matter found inside the candles after burning only occurs by compressing the smoke. He suggested a relationship between what was found inside the burned candle and the changes made in the auric field of the person being candled.

Plenty of questions are still left open. Opinions still differ, but the delegates have agreed to continue to gather data and to share their knowledge and experience. To this effect it was suggested to set up a separate website dedicated to verifiable information on ear candling and a place where people could share their questions and experiences with each other. It was generally felt that the time has come to tell the truth about ear candling and to ensure that it becomes a safe and self-regulated therapy with therapists who uphold serious professional values.

Stephen Fullick
Patrick Quanten

Ear Candling: The Next Step

by Patrick Quanten MD

Observing ear candling and its results, both within the individual and within the candle, raises further questions as to how it all happens. Can we really understand the major changes brought about by this little candle? Can we really comprehend the complexity of the process; and is this process in any way related to the Primary Creation process?

Can we find out? - Of course we can.

First, there is the wider observation of the amazing recurrence of the number three within nature. There are three main races that exist on the planet - negroid, mongoloid, caucasian. There are three major type of languages - isolating (e.g. Chinese), agglutinative (e.g. Turkish), fusional (e.g. Latin). Radiation releases three types of rays - alpha, beta, gamma. In chemistry, there are three main groups within the period table - non-metallic (e.g. oxygen), metalloid (e.g. arsenic), metallic (e.g. lead). There are three types of bonds chemical elements can form - simple, double, triple. There are three elements in the whole of the universe which can form all of those three bonds - carbon, nitrogen, oxygen. There are three forms in which matter exists at any one time - solid, liquid, gas. There are three types of existence - plants, animals, humans. The plants manufacture the three nutrients on which all animals and plants live - sugar, starch, protein. Sugars are made up from three elements - carbon, oxygen, hydrogen. And so on.

According to the Ancient scriptures there are three basic forces in existence - energy, light, cohesion. The energy manifests itself in nature as the intelligence behind movement. Energy which undergoes transformation emits light and heat; all chemical reactions conceal the power of light and heat. There is an affinity of forces which are ultimately linked together revealing the cohesion, as seen in chemical properties but also in love.

On the basis of these three forces the Ancient Cultures recognized the existence of three major basic biological influences. The energy "which moves things" has been symbolized by the properties of wind or air. The light "which heats and digests things" has been seen as fire. The cohesion "which holds things together" has been identified with the properties of water.

All other influences, properties, qualities, have been made up out of these basic three; just as all the colours in the rainbow have been made up from yellow, red and blue. Hard to belief but true. The basis of Life is as simple as the prime colour scheme.

Furthermore, it is very interesting that within the body the three base elements have a "seat of residence", a place where they accumulate. The air element is located primarily in the colon, which is governed by the solar plexus chakra (chakra's are main energy centers on the body), represented by the colour yellow. The fire element is mainly sited in the small intestine, but the greatest concentration of latent "fire" within the body is the Kundalini, said to be lying "curled up at the bottom of the spine" in the base chakra, which is represented by the colour red. The water element is primarily situated in the stomach and throat, which are governed by the throat chakra, represented by the colour blue.

Isn't life full of coincidences? - The three basic elements of which all of life has been made up are represented by the three prime colours. And when we look at the traditional twelve colour wheel the prime colours are separated from each other by three other colours each time. From red to yellow we find red-orange, orange and gold; from yellow to blue it is lime green, green and turquoise; and from blue to red, indigo, violet and magenta. Each colour having its own energy, just as each primary element has its own energetic qualities, corresponding with the qualities generally said to be held by those particular colours.

Back to Ear Candling

When you light the candle at the top, you effectively start to heat up the top of the air column inside the candle. As the candle burns downwards it continues to heat up the top part of this column. The heat on the periphery of the air column surface leads to the separation of oxygen in the inner regions of the candle and its subsequent increased concentration at the periphery, causing the air to start moving in a whirling fashion, directing the spiral down into the candle (a vortical motion). As the air column gathers speed and gets more and more concentrated in the center the temperature starts to drop. This cooling effect will separate the solid particles and direct them again towards the periphery. Those particles of matter that are not drawn into the centre will be pressed upon the surface, the inside of the lower part of the candle, by the prevailing mechanical pressure. They separate out from the "air", from the smoke, and show up in material form. This process not only clears the "air" of overload, it also energizes and purifies the air that is concentrated at the core of the vortex. The whole process is known as implosion.

The "air" contained inside the candle, stuck in someone's ear, belongs to that person; it is part of that person's aura, his/her energy field. The air, as everything else in life, is basically made up from the three elements which qualities are represented by air, fire and water. Qualities that in this case also belong to the individual.

Over-accumulation of the qualities of water will lead to lethargy, heaviness, chills, cough, difficulty breathing, excessive sleep and weight gain. In which case the energy field, the "air", inside the candle is loaded with this material. Adding the heat to this "air" will, through the process described above, throw out some of that overload of heaviness and dampness, separating the excess (dry material) from the normal "air" dampness quality, and will also purify and energize the rest of the water-qualities left in the energy field.

A similar thing will happen in case of an over-accumulation of air qualities, which show up as cold feeling, distension and constipation, insomnia, bad hearing, smell and sight, dizziness, and confusion. Here the excess of the qualities of lightness and dryness will be thrown out.

The over-accumulation of fire qualities will seldom lead to a request for ear candling as they are burning sensations, thirst, stinging of eyes and skin, and difficulty sleeping.

As everything is made up from these base elements, everything consequently contains all of these elements. As a result thefire qualities will always become aggravated by ear candling. The first signs are usually excessive dryness with itchy ears or skin, you simply compensate by increasing the other elements through the use of herbs, oils and diet. Continuing the treatment may still be advisable because it will continue to clear out some of the overload of the other elements, and of course it will generally purify and energize the "aura", the person's energy field.


Ear candling is a powerful means to cleans and strengthen the whole person; to "burn off" the accumulation of one-sided element qualities; to help re-balance a person's energies.

The way it achieves this is by the addition of a lot of heat to an isolated part of that energy field. The particular circumstances of the heat delivery to the aura causes a process of implosion within the air column. Implosion is nature's own, radial-axial motion, which can be defined as convergent, contracting, consolidating, creative, integrating and formative.

So, let's get "cleaned up" and "energized".

Let's do more ear candling, and be amazed!

December 2001


Patrick Quanten has been a general practitioner since 1983. The combination of medical insight and extensive studies of Complementary Therapies have opened new perspectives on health care, all of which came to fruition when it blended with Yogic and Ayurvedic principles. Patrick gave up his medical licence in November 2001.
Patrick also holds qualifications in Ayurvedic Medicine, Homeopathy, Reiki, Ozon Therapy and Thai Massage. He is an expert on Ear Candling and he is also well-read in the field of other hard sciences. His life's work involves finding similarities between the Ancient Knowledge and modern Western science.

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