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Spiritual Cleansing


Spiritual Cleansing Baths


Most spiritual traditions have some right or ritual that involves the use of water as a means to cleanse oneself from negativity, debris, and unwanted influences.  There are many kinds of spiritual cleansing baths and formulas. If you are doing spiritual work, working with alters, working for or with others in service positions you especially need to take a cleansing bath as a part of your work.  If you are undergoing spiritual work with a spiritual worker you will often be given a spiritual cleansing bath before your work begins.  A good cleansing bath need not be complicated however, it should be effective.  The effects of the bath will vary as people will have different observations of their experience.  People will often report that they feel refreshed, lighter in spirit, more peaceful, etc. after a cleansing bath.  There is nothing more enjoyable than the peace that a nice bath can bring to one’s life, it is not unheard of that one may feel like they need to rest afterwards, as clearing and cleaning in general can feel like work.  As I said there are many bath recipes.  If you want to make one yourself here is a free recipe from Papa Hector


Spiritual Cleansing Bath Recipe

Holy Water



Fresh Water

The full instructions for this bath can be found here. 

You can contact me at if you want me to make a Spiritual Cleansing bath specifically for you or if you have questions.

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Vegetarianism. A Moral Obligation?

Thirteen or so odd years ago I participated in a post graduate studies program that was designed to prepare college graduates for graduate level study.  One of the requirements for participation was to write a thesis style research paper on a topic of interest.  I think also the paper was to be published.  I also might be confusing that with another paper that I wrote.  Thirteen years is long time to remember back and much has transpired since then.  I was mid step between transitioning from an undergraduate degree in philosophy and a graduate program in Nutrition so i chose a topic that would allow me to explore nutrition from a philosophical perspective.   Vegetarianism. A moral Obligation? I felt like it was a great topic I could tell the program directors felt baffled by the idea.   You would expect more open mindedness at an institute of Continue reading Vegetarianism. A Moral Obligation?

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Kloss Liniment

My mother played a very instrumental role in my early herbal education.  She was always focused on nutrition and health as a form of preventative medicine.  In fact, she practiced preventative medicine before that term became more mainstream.  She herself became interested in natural health after receiving help from a Chinese natural doctor to combat a urinary tract infection.  Later when she became a member of the Nation of Islam she learned more about healthy eating through their how to eat to live teachings.  Then later she became interested in yoga and meditation.  I remember her once when she was in her 50’s Continue reading Kloss Liniment

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Papa Ghede’s Original Cider Tonic

Herbal formulas made with vinegar, herbs, and honey are as old as Hippocrates.  Hippocrates the Father of Modern Medicine created oxymels.  Oxymels are composed of honey and herbs.  A popular and historic vinegar formulae called 4 Thieves Vinegar is said to have been created in the middle ages by four thieves to protect themselves from the plague.  In the 50’s Dr. Jarvis an old Vermont doctor created and made herbal tonics made of apple cider vinegar (ACV), maple syrup or honey, and cayenne peppers. Continue reading Papa Ghede’s Original Cider Tonic

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Sugar, Yeast, and The Yellow Brick Road!

My Candida cleanse began with a post on Facebook. It said “Why can’t I eat brownies everyday”? I am so envious of others who can eat a donut and coffee in the morning and not feel like they fell off a cliff.  I wrote that post and then people started posting their comments and feelings about how they liked sugar too. They posted how sugar made them feel. Some comments were funny and we all laughed. And some comments expressed how sugar wreaked havoc to their digestive systems and their emotions. Emotions ranging from guilt to the common sugar crash from indulging in their sugar intake.  Continue reading Sugar, Yeast, and The Yellow Brick Road!