The act of lighting a candle is a meaningful ritual practice common to many religions. The candle effectively creates a small circle of sacred space for spiritual practice and meditation. This book presents eighty-seven beautifully crafted candle rites simple, non-denominational rituals that address common concerns. Many engage the spiritual world, some are prayer-like, and some are for celebrations. Others respond to special needs such as love, healing, prosperity and protection.
Janina Renée is a scholar of folklore, psychology, medical anthropology, the material culture of magic, ritual studies, history, and literature. Her books include Tarot Spells, Tarot Your Everyday Guide (winner of 2001 Coalition of Visionary Resources award for best Self Help book), Tarot for a New Generation (2002 COVR winner, best General Interest Title), and By Candlelight: Rites for Celebration, Blessing and Prayer (2005 COVR runner-up, Spirituality). Janina continues to work on multiple books, with ongoing research projects exploring the ways folk magic and medicinal techniques can apply to modern problems, including the modulation of Asperger’s Syndrome and other neuro-sensory processing problems.