Kundalini energy is said to be like a snake, coiled at the base of the spine waiting to be released to your highest power. Symbolically this energy also moves like a serpent and is awakened by specific meditation and consciousness techniques.

A crucial element of magick is visualization. This spell allows you to see this energy rise, born in fire energy, and grow as a snake. The Snake continues to grow for over 20 minutes sometimes, allowing you plenty of time to meditate on rebirth,  transformation, and healing of the old form (be that mind, body, and spirit) as it sheds it’s skin and regenerates a new being.

  • Pie Tin
  • Sand
  • Lighter Fluid
  • Powdered sugar
  • baking soda

In a bowl, combine 4 tsp of powdered sugar with 1 tsp of baking soda

Fill the pie tin with sand and create a small mound in the middle. Use your knuckle to make an indent in the middle of the mound.

Pour lighter fluid on the mound and in the indentation. Make sure that the sand is well soaked.

Spoon your sugar and baking soda mix into the center of the mound.

Carefully light the sand near the sugar mixture.  The sugar and baking soda mix will begin to bubble and turn black. As this mixture burns, watch as your snake begins to grow and take shape. It is a slow process so be patient! A snake will begin to form after a couple of minutes and can continue to burn for over 20 min!

To help you focus during that 20 minutes, we’ve shared a Guided meditation here. We have no affiliation with the creator of this video, or preference over another meditation exercise. If you have another meditation you prefer, follow your heart.

How this spell works

Your carbon Kundalini snake is the product of three chemical reactions (the magickal term for this is alchemy) that are all dependent on the element of fire.

The first of these reactions occurs when sugar combusts (burns) in the presence of oxygen. This produces carbon dioxide gas and water vapor (also a gas), which pushes more of the sugar/baking soda mixture upwards. Some of this additional sugar heats up but doesn’t have access to any oxygen, so instead of burning, it undergoes thermal decomposition, producing solid carbon and more water vapor. This solid carbon now gives the snake some shape, and also gives the snake its black color. Lastly, the baking soda also decomposes in the heat, producing solid sodium carbonate, and carbon dioxide gas and water vapor. Altogether, these three reactions produce both the solid components of the snake (carbon and sodium carbonate) and hot gases (CO2 and water vapor) that expand and inflate the snake up and out of the sand bowl.

The sand in this spell doesn’t chemically react with anything in the growing snake. Instead, it evenly distributes the heat from the burning lighter fluid to the sugar and the baking soda, ensuring a slow, steady burn and the growth of a long carbon sugar snake.

Why science matters

Magick is a real thing, governed by actual laws of nature. Rocks, minerals, elements all have vibrational energy. Magick works, because it taps into those energies, regardless of who uses it. We like to use science with magick to help witches visualize realities.

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

“Magick is just science that we don’t understand yet”

We hope these truths help affirm for your the reality of the magick you experience on your journey in witchcraft. It’s REAL.

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