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by Talia Felix | Aug 21, 2009

"Energy can be moved between two objects in the form of heat" explains an encyclopedia entry on the topic of Thermo-dynamics. Thus we introduce the topic of baths as magic spells.

The Santeria customs of magic frequently use a bath as the first go-to working for a spiritual problem, and it is a known and often-used tactic in hoodoo and folk magic particularly – though not always – employed for spiritual cleansing and purification purposes. This is sensible, granted the usual function of a bath! But they can be worked for drawing purposes as well, as we shall explain.

Heat is vitality and life. One of the primary things that occurs when a person passes away, is their body grows cold; their life-energy is gone from the body. By a sure logic, then, one can think that if a person is lacking a certain energy in their life (be that energy love, success, money or whatever have you) a way to apply it might well be a nice warm bath, the heat from which is transferred and absorbed by the practitioner. The matter of aromatherapy – apparent in many hoodoo works – also falls into play with this technique, as the warmth helps to vaporize and enhance the scents of any fragrant herbs or oils that are used.

An 1845 discussion of Hydropathy states medicinal baths are "a natural influence intensified by art. " So often the improve for a folk magic spellcaster. Many religious and conjure supply shops sell spell baths of various types, and some magical spell practitioners merely resort to adding a bit of their favorite dressing oils or powders to their bath water for enhanced magical effect. Additionally, those folks who possess a good herbal knowledge often just boil an appropriate plant into some water, which is usually strained into the bathtub; or else a cloth baggie full of herbs is mashed through the bathwater to add whatever magic powers it shall. Sometimes an individual remains in the bath for a set amount of time – I've actually noticed no difference myself to come of which amount – and it is generally considered important to wet or pour water on the head. Some persons with brittle hair complain of this step, yet it's such a consistent instruction in magic spells for hoodoo baths that it seems to be essential. To the brittle-haired: – use a better conditioner!

Myself, I was not initially too fond of baths for spiritual purposes and magic spells. The ever-helpful website was the place from where I first learned of them, and the instructions there tend to indicate that one should bathe at dawn, pouring the water over one's head a set number of times accompanied by a psalm or statement of the magic spells intent, at which point one must collect a basin of the water and carry it to a crossroads where it is to be thrown towards the rising sun, as the spellcaster is stating the desired intent. I normally found no effect whatsoever from these baths. I gavel up on religious bathing as a waste of resources, till I decided to try it without all the extra steps. That was my turning point – I imagine my trouble had been the complexity of the ritual timing and disposal was a distraction to my magic. Once I did off with them, I found baths to work so much better – such that now, like a Santero, they're often my first inclination for personal works.

About the Author

Talia Felix is the force behind http://Lucky-Temple.com where she offers fortune telling, magic spells and occult supplies and books. (Bio)