Monday, June 9, 2014

Magickal Bathing Rituals - Bitter and Sweet

Bitter and Sweet Magickal Bath Blends

In most parts of the Caribbean, spiritual bathing is a common practice among most who live there.  This beautiful and yet simple tradition of spiritual bathing is divided into two separate herbal bathing preparations. Bitter Baths or Hot Baths are employed and prescribed by spiritual workers to remove incorrect or otherwise negative energies that may be plaguing an individual.  These blends are usually created with a camphoric or menthol scent.  Sweet Baths or Cool Baths are employed and prescribed by spiritual workers to attract positive energies and good fortune and usually have a sweet floral scent.

It is custom for Sweet Bath Blends to be taken after a Bitter Bath has been employed; these two bath blends are never blended or mixed together.  In a sense, the Bitter Bath Herbal Blend cleanses away incorrect vibrations and when the aura or “spirit” is cleaned; abundance, love and good fortune can flourish.  In the Caribbean, Witches’ and Spiritual Workers prepare these two herbal bath blends in the form of a fresh liquid bath, usually employed for an odd number of days, depending on the severity of the issue at hand.  To create these delightful herbal bath blends, begin by purchasing or gathering yourself, the fresh herbal ingredients.

Excerpted from Firewolf’s Magickal Bathing Rituals by Kyle Brandon Leite © 2014 Lulu Press. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the author.