The simple act of bringing light to darkness is a moving and meaningful
way to create sacred space, celebrate joyous occasions, and find solace
in times of loss. Candle rites are also a time-honored way to bestow
blessings upon loved ones or focus energy on any wish or intention that
you may have.
Warm and wise, By Candlelight is the most complete guidebook to candle rituals available. Within these pages are eighty-seven beautifully crafted rites for a wide variety of common concerns, large and small. From a rite for "evoking the good in others" to "summoning personal willpower," there are rituals for both the public and private spheres of life, along with prayers, blessings, meditations, affirmations, visualizations, and ceremonial actions. Suggestions are included for using color and fragrance, home altars, and other approaches to enhance and personalize your candle rites.