📢 ONLINE EVENT - Larken and Amanda are hosting "Tiny Candles" June 23 @ 1P Eastern - Learn more here

Tiny Candles - June 23, 2024

An Expansion to Candles in the Dark available only to subscribers of The Rose Channel

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LIVE ON JUNE 23, 2024

1P - 4P Eastern

Free for current Rose Channel Subscribers.

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Big Ideas. Short & Fast.

with larken and amanda rose


If your goal is to spread the message of freedom, every now and then you might get a chance to have an in-depth discussion with someone willing to talk, and think. But what about all the hundreds of times when you have only a minute, or fifteen seconds, with some stranger? Is there anything you could do or say, that would do any good? Well, you could blurt out, "All government is illegitimate and immoral!" But the likelihood of that doing any good is basically zero.

So what is a voluntaryist to do? Just quietly allow the rest of the world to advocate their own subjugation?

"Tiny Candles" explains how to use some of the methods taught in "Candles in the Dark," along with other tricks and tactics, to try to plant seeds of thought even in situations where a substantive discussion is impossible. This might be with some stranger you briefly meet and never expect to see again, or some acquaintance you see now and then, but never really talk to much, or some random person commenting on social media about something.

If you assume that it's futile saying anything at all in such situations, or if you're frustrated that the things you try in such situations never seem to do any good, "Tiny Candles" can be of help!

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Tiny Candles as a Rose Channel Subscriber

June 23, 2024

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Can I talk with Larken or Amanda during the event?

There will be Q&A after each session of the Tiny Candles event where those who view live can ask questions about the seminar and talk with Larken + Amanda.

The "Join Zoom" option will be added to the live broadcast page before the event begins.

Do I have to have a webcam or a microphone to attend the event?

You do NOT need a webcam or microphone to attend the event, you can view the live video feed. Though if you want to ask questions live you'll need to have a webcam and microphone to speak with Larken and Amanda.

How do I join the Zoom room?

There will be a link to join the Zoom meeting at Members.TheRoseChannel.com -- If you are unfamiliar with how to join a Zoom Meeting - this video from Zoom may help: https://youtu.be/pAMDxH_H_Cs?feature=shared&t=124

Can I watch the Tiny Candles Seminar after it is recorded on June 23?

Yes! We will be uploading the (lightly edited) recording afterwards to Members.TheRoseChannel.com

Where do I go to watch live?

Subscribers of the Rose Channel login to Members.TheRoseChannel.com to view the live presentation.

The livestream will begin about 30 minutes prior to the start of the seminar, you can login anytime after 12:30P ET to see the livestream.

I have another question that isn't answered here, where can I ask it?

Please e-mail [email protected] and we will answer your question, and if it is common, we will add it this FAQ!

I'm having trouble - what can I do?

If you are having trouble please e-mail [email protected] to start a help ticket. We usually respond within 1 business day.

For the livestream we will have a team of support ninjas on patrol during the live event to ensure very fast response times.

In Tiny Candles You Will Learn

  • Psychology: Larken shares methods of controlling your own psychology to be more effective in communicating voluntaryism with others.

  • Argumentation Ethics: Practical implementations and specific lines of questioning to demonstrate that it is illogical to argue against self ownership in a conversation with a statist.

  • Epistomology: Effective methods to drive a rhetorical wedge between a persons better nature, and their programmed indoctrinated responses.

Meet Your Instructors

Larken Rose

The author of several books—including “The Most Dangerous Superstition” and the novel, “The Iron Web”—Larken Rose has been an outspoken advocate of the principles of self-ownership, non-aggression and a stateless society for over two decades, giving in-person talks at dozens of events, and producing many hundreds of articles and videos, including “If You Were King,” “The Tiny Dot,” “The Jones Plantation,” and “It Can’t Happen Here!”

Amanda Rose

For several years Amanda has been Larken’s partner in life as well as his partner in life mission. Having become a voluntaryist in 2012, she has been a writer and a public speaker at events such as Anarchapulco, Anarchovegas and Anarchizona. In addition to being a mother, a nature lover, an entrepreneur, and a vocal artist and songwriter, Amanda is the narrator of Larken’s ultimate project, “The Mirror,” and the co-creator of the “Candles in the Dark” seminar.

Topics from the original "Candles in the Dark"

#1 The Mirror


When talking to those who still believe that political “authority” is legitimate and necessary, it can be easy to assume that the entire problem resides inside their heads, but that is not the case. No matter how philosophically correct you are, unless you can first understand and control your own psychology, the likelihood of having a useful discussion with someone else on the topic is slim to none.

#2 The Goal


When most people argue, they just throw ideas at each other, usually accomplishing nothing. If you want to communicate effectively, you need to have a specific goal in mind when talking to someone, and just as importantly, you need to have a way to determine if you achieved that goal—if you accomplished anything by talking to the other person.

#3 The Wedge


When you talk to someone who has fundamentally different views than yours, it is natural for the conversation to quickly turn into a combative argument where it’s “you against them.” If that happens, the likelihood of anyone’s mind changing is slim to none. Candles in the Dark teaches a fundamentally different way to communicate, putting you on the same “side” as the person you are talking to.

#4 The Void

How many times have statists responded to your simple, clear explanations with weird evasions, random tangents, and other things that made it seem like they either weren’t listening, or were too stupid to understand even the most basic concepts and principles? After this session of Candles in the Dark, you will know why that happens so often, and more importantly, how to avoid it.

#5 The Obstacle Course

A lot of Candles in the Dark is about what not to do: all the ways in which you can accidentally sabotage your own efforts. When you use the method correctly, it can look and feel so simple and obvious, but first you need to know all the things to not do—all the ways in which human psychology (yours and theirs) can quickly make a friendly chat into a fruitless, uncomfortable argument.

#6 The Punchline

No, you don’t need to lecture everyone and educate them on twenty different topics. You only need them to see and abandon one particular lie. There are many ways to get there, but the end goal is very fundamental and simple, and this final session of Candles in the Dark will give you a number of specific lines of questioning to use to get there.

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