A professor and Wicca minister based in Colorado, Da Silva charms readers with the third book of her ongoing series, Magia, Leyendas y Tradiciones (Magic, Legends, and Traditions). Inspired by her late grandmother, Da Silva devotes this volume to the practice of Candle Magic. This is not only a technical guide, however, as Da Silva skillfully develops a fictional story while explaining the craft. She assumes the role of a professor who is helping a student overcome a traumatic experience by means of Candle Magic. As she takes the reader through a spiritual transformation, she is careful in making references to the history of candle-burning traditions and to Hispanic pop culture, adding a Latin flavor to her story. Da Silva also cleverly intertwines recipes and prayers for candle meditations into this inspirational guide. She clearly explains the significance of color when choosing candles and the effects of specific incenses and oils when performing ceremonial rituals. Recommended for the New Age section of bookstores and public libraries. Rebecca Lee Ramirez, ""Cr!ticas""