Black Spirituality Religion : traditional African spiritual baths part 2

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  1. Sekhemu

    Sekhemu Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Spiritual baths are basically made by placing the specific herbs (of the corresponding orisa) into a pot of heated water. The herbs are then set to a boil. After the herbs have boiled (which releases their ashe) they are drained. The remaining solution constitutes the spiritual bath. Substances such as efun and oils are added to enhance the ashe as needed. This spiritual constitution is called omeiro when sacrificial blood is included

    Prayers are said over the herbs as they are being prepared. Osain, divinity of botany and herbology, is invoked so that the healing elements can be forthcoming

    Spiritual baths are suggested to people who need to be cleansed of negating forces which have impacted upon their aura or essence. The herbal properties are absorbed into human dimensions and assist in the dissipation of negating influences. Spiritual baths may also.be prescribed for preventitive measures as well. Many forms of Ifa initiations involve bathing of the initiate in the ewe (sacred herbs) in order to enhance his/her ashe. Sacred objects are also bathed in omeiro as a part of the consecration of the objects

    Note; preparation of above mentioned bath must always be done by a traditional priest or shaman, no exceptions
     
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    i am getting ready to have one of these done, can anyone share their experiences post bath?????
     
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    How was your spiritual bath? Why did you have one?
     
  4. Moon Child

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    I have had a couple of spiritual baths. Post bath. I felt lighter, cleaner and expressed greater clarity.

    May I ask how can I find PART 1 of this thread? I find it interesting and would like to read it. Thanks.

    Moon~
     
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    If you have the time and the inclination you can search the archives. Did you prepare herbs for the spiritual baths on your own?
     
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    Moon Child Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The first one I did not.

    The ones afterward I do. I am a Shaman and Priestess.

    I will see how to search the archives.. Newbie here. Thanks!

    Moon~
     
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    Alright now :). What tradition and culture are you a shaman and Priestess in?
     
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    I am a Shaman of Native American Spirituality and a Priestess in the Bakinda and Hoodoo.

    :)
     
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    E ku se.
     
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    Ko ye mi!
     
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