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Prayer For The Ill

Post  AgathonZante on Fri May 27, 2016 4:19 pm

A friend of mine who is physically ill wants me to do a "blessing over them." They are ill the the sense that they just had a stroke and are in rehab basically. What would be the appropriate thing to do in this case in terms of enacting a blessing on someone?

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Re: Prayer For The Ill

Post  Erodius on Sun May 29, 2016 2:35 pm

Aside from physically purifying the individual in person, you might make an offering for his or her recovery, or dedicate an ex-voto for the purpose.

"O Best of Gods, blest daimon crown'd with fire . . . hear, and from punishment my soul absolve, the punishment incurr'd by pristine guilt, thro' Lethe's darkness and terrene desire: and if for long-extended years I'm doom'd in these drear realms Heav'n's exile to remain, O grant me soon the necessary means to gain that good which solitude confers on souls emerging from the bitter waves of fraudful Hyle's black, impetuous flood!"
-Iulianic Hymn to Apollon-Helios, ll. 65-106

"Having come for punishment, one must be punished. One must not pull apart the god within oneself."
-Iamblichus, Vita Pythagorica

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