“Asperges me, Domine, hyssopo et mundabor, Lavabis me, et super nivem dealbabor. Miserere mei, Deus, secundum magnam misericordiam tuam.
Thou wilt sprinkle me, O Lord, with hyssop and I shall be cleansed Thou wilt wash me, and I shall be washed whiter than snow. Pity me, O God, according to Thy great mercy”.
Psalm 51 (50)
Spiritual Baths and Cleansings are a very important part of Hoodoo-Conjure-Rootwork remedies. They are made, usually, by water as a main ingredient adding dried or fresh plants (wholes or in parts like leaves, petals, root chips) ,essential oils or addictives like perfumes or colonies, blueing balls, ammonia, salts, spices. Liquids like liquors and distillates, beer, sodas. Also milk (of several animals), honey, sugars and sweetenings.
Spiritual Baths are a form of Spiritual Medicine based upon a concotion (Spiritual Baths are never for human consumption) prepared to wash and clean from a Spiritual problem, illness or situation. Also they can be done to strengthen and fortify, sweeten and attract love, money, luck etc.
Spiritual Baths are Waters Magick.
Spiritual Baths are a kind of Science and are very common and effective tools of Hoodoo lore.
Like every venom has its antidote, every dirt, spiritual impurities have its spiritual bath.
Spirit heals by water, Spirit heals by magnetized fluids, Spiritual Healing by the aid of old recipies to fight back, win and improve.
There are countless of Spiritual Baths versions, recipes etc for basically every purpose and need of life. They can be bought pre made or customized at the moment, enhanced or completely done from scratch.
To clean your house from bad vibes with China Wash to Gambling luck attraction passing through exorcism there are baths for every need.
Often they are done in a cycle of 3, 7, 9, 13, 17, 21 baths.
Spiritual Baths are a direct and immediate answer to Life herself by the intervention of the nurturing and essential, immense power of Water, the element of life.
Prayers, psalms, blessings are always recited over the Spiritual Bath to enhance its power, to infuse it with the power of the Word. Sometimes candles are added because they can be used almost immediately or later after having been empowered enough.
Every dirt, every sin has its Spiritual Bath.
In folk catholicism, Spiritual Baths are considered to be under the patronage of the Holy Virgin Mary, Holy Mother of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.