Spiritual Bathing: Healing Rituals and Traditions from Around the World by Nadine Epstein and Rosita Arvigo.
For centuries, people have used a combination of water, prayer, meditation and herbs to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul.
In Spiritual Bathing, Rosita Arvigo and Nadine Epstein explore traditions—many lost or forgotten—that have been intertwined with religion, spirituality and culture since ancient and medieval times. From baptism to mikvahs to charity baths, these traditions can serve as a way to reconnect with nature or God; rejuvenate the mind, body and soul; and help relieve anxiety, insomnia and depression. Encompassing knowledge from 15 world traditions, this beautifully illustrated guide features detailed instructions to create nurturing and restorative spiritual bathing rituals both at home and elsewhere.