Ablution is bathing or washing the body as a means of purification, in preparation for a Ritual. An ablution is undertaken for an Initiation and certain magical rites. Ablutions also are often done in conjunction with other purifications such as fasting and abstinence from sex.

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The Encyclopedia of Magic and Alchemy Written by Rosemary Ellen Guiley Copyright © 2006 by Visionary Living, Inc.

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