About lighting fire for sigils/Sastan


#1

I can’t get everclear where I am, so I tried whisky. Lighter is not something I use often so I didn’t feel safe lighting the whisky directly like EA does in the video. I set a piece of paper on fire and dipped it in the whiskey. The paper burns for a while, but the whiskey doesn’t catch fire.

So instead of whiskey, I ought to use ethanol/grain alcohol? Or anything else I can do to get constant uninterrupted flames?


#2

Grain alcohol should work fine, since that’s pretty much what everclear is anyway. Just be careful not to use anything like rubbing alcohol that will make toxic fumes when lit.


#3

I mention in another thread post (where a similar question was asked) about how you can use alcohol and dry-ice to reduce it (~ cold distillation) which strengthens it < if you can find that post via search >

(I’d recommend cheap vodka, as cheaper seems more stripped down- ie less added flavor/oils… and vodka seems to have less oil-essence than Whiskey-Bourbon, per the coloring) if you do that, you should be lighting the “fumes” not the liquid… if it is strong enough it sort of vapor gathers- and lighter to that, thus above the Bowl edge height (if that works, if that doesn’t feel comfortable then a flame- paper or better wood piece, like a match or/candle wick/ to hold near… but it is the humidity of the vapor rising [ie higher the proof, or higher % the less water mixed in… and as water doesn’t ignite- dry it out :)]
(the Proof is in the burning.)

  • as the meaning of the word comes from the gunpowder lighting when soaked in Strong Enough… if not strong enough to light- not proven worth as pmt