It sounds like magic but thousands of cases of people in Switzerland have seen their burns miraculously healed , just by asking for it over the phone. The so-called “Carriers of the Secret” or “Fire-Cutters” are believed to possess an otherworldly gift. In some Swiss regions, turning to them is so ordinary that pharmacies and hospitals provide their phone numbers.
Like the rest of the fire-cutters, he doesn’t charge a single centime for his service. ‘We receive it freely so we give it freely,’ he explains.
“I don’t understand it but it works,” says Mireille Lineham, a small-town pharmacist who claims to have seen Carriers of the Secret help cure a number of severe burns. “I’m naturally a skeptic but it’s just miraculous.”
So what’s “the Secret”? A religious prayer that dates back to the Middle Ages — some say it’s even older — and is passed down through generations, commonly used to heal burns but also to stop bleeding, reduce pain and cure skin conditions.
Despite its esoteric nature in the age of reason, the practice is still widespread in many Catholic and rural regions of Switzerland …