(By Mary a.k.a. Theresa)
You will need a fairly large work surface that can remain undisturbed for several days.
If possible, it should be done as moonful begins to wane so that the disease is waning also.
Clean the work surface thoroughly. Preferably wood-but REMEMBER- it is will- the trappings to focus your intentions. This ceremony is fairly elaborate because I needed a lot of aid to concentration. It was first done for my father.
Take a shower. Seriously. While cleaning yourself, let the water symbolically clean you as well. Let the mundane world flow from you so that you approach the ceremony focused and clear as water.
(Digression #2. If this were a thousand years ago, you would be fasting and meditating during the filling of the moon, when you ate, it would be small portions and vegetarian only. Heigh-ho for the modern life.)
Spread a clean, pure white tablecloth, or sheet, or scrap cloth (you get the idea) on your work surface.
YOU WILL NEED:
Salt, oil, some type of grain, 2 goblets, 6 candleholders, incense, 3 red candles, 3 white candles and 1 orange candle. (*I used a combination of Cedar, Sandalwood, and healing blend)