A Simple Ritual for Lighting Candles

Which may be used for Healing and other Purposes

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Place an unlighted candle on a table or altar; if for healing purposes place the candle in front of a photograph of the person you wish to help.

Formulate clearly and concisely the purpose for which the candle is to be lit.

Sit in silence for a few minutes, using fourfold breathing, and relaxing.

Stand before the candle and make the sign of the Cross upon yourself, with the words: “In the Name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” AMEN.

Pause briefly and then say: “I (motto) of the Order of the RR et AC, do, with the Divine Permission, light this candle, that it may be a focus of the True Light for the purpose ________ (name it): or for the helping and healing of (name)”.

Make the Sign of the Cross upon the candle, light it and then again make the Sign of the Cross upon it.

Imagine yourself as a channel for the Divine Light and project this Light upon the candle three times with the 0=0 Saluting Sign. Stamp with the left foot and give the Sign of Silence.

Sit and relax again. Closing the eyes visualize clearly the purpose for which you have sought help. If for healing visualize clearly the person you desire to help, not as he or she is now, but as you would wish the person to be; radiant with life and health in every aspect of their being.

After some time, stand and close with the Adoration from the 0=0 Grade.

“Holy art Thou, Lord of the Universe,
Holy art Thou, Whom Nature hath not formed,
Holy art Thou, the Vast and the Mighty One,
Lord of the Light and of the Darkness.”

Extinguish candle after ten minutes.