Wasn't for me but I am probably the exception. (3 stars)
I'm not a particularly spiritual person but I find rituals (in general) very beneficial for my mental health. Lllewelyn is my go-to publisher for finding books with non-judging tones that have been rich in information and useful knowledge and this truly is no exception. What didn't work for me, however, was how involved most of the rituals felt. Few of them resonated with me and though I tried, I just could not bring myself to take any of them up.
I am recommending this book for those who have the luxury of or want to make (a lot of) time and stock their bathroom with goodies. If, like myself, you're more time crunched and have a budget that's painfully strapped, this might leave you feeling more discouraged than revitalized.
Notes: ARC received via NetGalley.
The Book of Sacred Baths: 52 Bathing Rituals to Revitalize Your Spirit by Paulette Kouffman Sherman, PsyDAlternative Medicine, Spirituality, New Age
Digital/Print (288 pages, Llewellyn Publications)
Cultures around the world have long used bathing and bathhouses to connect with Spirit and to promote personal wellness and cultural milestones. The Book of Sacred Baths shows how to use this wonderfully relaxing practice to create transformation in your love life, career, health, and spirit. Discover everything you need to know about the history of sacred baths, the healing medium of water, meditations and prayers, creating intention, essential oils and crystals, visualization, Law of Attraction, and much more.
Discover 52 recipes for sacred baths, one for each week of the year. Each bath recipe is tailored to a specific emotional or spiritual need, and helps you align your thoughts, feelings, and emotions to attract your highest good. Use essential oils, crystals, candles, and color therapy along with visualization and ritual practice to raise your vibration and release negative energy down the drain.