This section is from the book "Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms, And Superstitions Of Ireland", by Jane Francesca Wilde. Also available from Amazon: Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms, And Superstitions Of Ireland.
" God save thee, Michael, archangel ! God save thee ! " "What aileth thee, O man ? "
"A headache and a sickness and a weakness of the heart. O Michael, archangel, canst thou cure me, O angel of the Lord?"
" May three things cure thee, O man. May the shadow of Christ fall on thee ! May the garment of Christ cover thee 1 May the breath of Christ breathe on thee ! And when I come again thou wilt be healed."
These words are said over the patient while his arms are lifted in the form of a cross, and water is sprinkled on his head.
Three stones must be charmed by the hands of a wise fairy doctor, and cast by his hand, saying as he does so-
" The first stone I cast is for the head in the mad fever ; the second stone I cast is for the heart in the mad fever ; the third stone I cast is for the back in the mad fever.
" In the name of the Trinity, let peace come. Amen."