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SPIRITUAL BATHS
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by Lady Bridget, © 1997
To take a spiritual bath you will shower to get rid of the mundane dirt, rinse out tub, andyourself. Fill the tub up with warm water, use 1/3 to 1/2 bottle of commercial bath (formagickal purposes - sold in occult stores) or whatever herbal bath preparation you have.Also add 3 capfuls of your oil to the water. (This is assuming you are using tiny dram orhalf dram bottles, if not add just 1/2 tsp or less.)Consecrate the bath as it is running - using 3 pinches of salt (sea salt or table salt is fine)and the first 2 fingers of your power hand (right,if you are right-handed) and swirl thewater around 3 times (or use the number associated with your working) and direct ablessing from the Goddess to finish the consecration.Using your own words, or you can say:"O water, I charge thee - Be purifiedBy the powers of ArianrhodO Blessed Mother of all living thingsPurify and make Holy this ritual bathWhich I am about to take in honor of thee -That I might come before thee in purenessOf mind, body, soul, heart -In Thy name I do ask.So Mote It Be"Make the sign of the invoking pentagram over the water using your two index fingers of your power hand as you end this blessing. Of course, you should use the name of whateverGoddess or Diety you have chosen to ask for help with your spell, if you are doing this bathbefore a spell.Burn candles and incense in the bathroom to help set your aura to be receptive to yourritual. (Turn the bathroon lights off!) Stay in the tub for the correct length of time (usenumerologyfrom your ritual) or stay in for no less than 9 minutes. While in the tub you canpray your wishes. "Baptize" yourself over head and shoulders 3 times cupping water withyour hands, or immerse yourself 3 times. Make sure the chakra points in the crown, thirdeye, the throat, heart, upper and lower abdomen, and the base of the spine have all been incontact with the water. After leaving the tub, dry off and anoint yourself with oil onforehead, heart, both shoulders, or the chakra points. Rub 3 drops of oil into the bottom of each foot using the opposite hand.There are many times when taking a ritual or spiritual bath is important or appropriate:
Prior to doing any circle, esbat or sabbat.
 
Prior to doing any magickal working.After the Full MoonOn Monday, which is sacred to the MoonYour first night in your new homeThe night before you start a new job, or promotionTo banish hostility, or if you feel surrounded by enemiesAfter you have been sick, to help purify and cleanse the spirit.After you have visited someone sick or in prison.When you need to restWhen you feel tempted to do something questionableWhen feeling tired, depressed, or aloneAfter your menses are finished (for women)Any time you feel the need for it.
For Purification - you can take a bath over a 2 week period every other day for a total of 7or when burning a candle for long rituals.If no tub is available, you can use a spray bottle and spray yourself with a mixture of thebath salts or bath wash, and some water. Or you can also use a large pitcher and pour thebath over yourself while in the shower.Children should also be taught the benefits of a spiritual bath. They can appreciate thecleansing of their spirit just as adults do, and they also can be taught to understand thesacredness of bath. My two nephews, who otherwise could fight like demons, always lovedto take a spiritual bath together, and give themselves an opportunity to be kind andpleasant to each other. The rule is that you can't fight in the bath! You have to be spriritual,this is a sacred ritual and must be kept as such. (Sometimes when they just couldn't agreeon something, getting them into the bath together would bring about the desired peacefulconclusion to the arguement!)There was a popular commercial for Calgon some years ago featuring a woman in astressful situation who looks heavenward and says "Calgon, take me away!" This is a goodreason to take a bath - any time you need to "get away" and be rejuvinated.There are many preparations you can use besides commercial baths. You can use oils orlight perfunes. You can put herbs in clean stockings or cheesecloth and steep in the waterfor an herbal bath. (Don't apply directly into the water, they are hard to clean out from thetub and they can clog your drain!) Or you can make your own bath salts.
 
Bath Salt Recipe
3 parts Epsom Salts2 parts Baking Soda1 part Saltliquid food coloringscented oil
To make this recipe you will need these supplies:
mixing bowlspoonstorage container (about 2 cups) or ziploc baggiesmeasuring cup
To make 1 1/2 cups bath salts, it is easiest to measure out 3/4 cup of the Epson salts, thendecrease each ingredient accordingly. I give these measurements to that you can make anysize batch you wish.Combine the first 3 ingredient in the mixing bowl thoroughly. Now you can decide whatcolor to make your salt. Use a color that will be appropriate to the purpose. For example:green for health, blue for peace, pink for friendship or affection, etc. Add food coloring afew drops at a time and mix thoroughly to gradually darken the shade to what you want.You can make purple by mixing 3 or 4 drops of red and blue, and the differentcombinations will give you different shades of purple, some more red, like plum, and othersmore blue, like a violet. This is lots of fun, and is recommended as a coven activity.You can even mix up a large batch of salts, and then divide them up into smaller batchesfor specific purposes. Adding a bit of scented oil will also enhance the vibrations of the bathfor the purpose you want. Only add a few drops at a time, so that you can get just the rightblend you were looking for. When it smells good to you, stop. A little oil can go a long way!Now here is the most important part! You will want to CHARGE the bath salts with theirspecific purpose. While you are stirring in the coloring or the oils, you will also be chantingor visualizing very strongly the purpose the bath is intended for. You can also hold the bowlafter the stirring is done, and direct energy into the salts for their purpose. This is whatmakes home made salts better than the commercial brands, in my opinion; the personaltouch and the personal energy and love of those who make them. This also makes a goodpresent for a friend. (I made up a basket when my youngest sister became a new mom, andput the candles, the incense, the bath salts, and oils and body lotions for her all togetherwith the instructions that this is to fight post-partum depression!) If you plan to give thesalts away, try to envision the person you will give them to being soothed and relaxed by theexperience. It is important that the salts be properly charged or energized in order for

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