Baha'is under the Provisions of the Covenant (BUPC)

Wednesday, 10 February 2021

The Internal Bath

 The Internal Bath

 

How to take an internal bath:

1.     Dissolve two teaspoons of salt into two pints (one quart: four cups) of warm water.

2.     Drink the mixture as quickly as possible on an empty stomach.

3.     Think to yourself that it tastes like warm chicken soup.

4.     It should take effect almost immediately.

5.     Stay near a toilet for the next three hours.

6.     Usually done in the morning on an empty stomach, 

7.     or later in the evening hours after dinner on an empty stomach.

On November 4, 1957, the first Guardian of the Cause of God, Shoghi Effendi Afnan, died during the Asian Flu epidemic of that year in London, England. That was the very same time that the Knights of the Lord, Drs. Opal and Leland Jensen were setting out to pioneer in Paraguay; when they both contracted the Asian Flu themselves, and were then waylaid outside of El Paso, Texas.  What to do?

Being Drs of naturopathic medicine, the Jensen’s knew exactly what they needed to do; and as Baha’is, they both knew that no doctor ever healed anyone, but that “God brings the healing,” says ‘Abdu’l-Baha: in other words remove the impediment and the body heals itself. According to wikipedia:

“The 1957–1958 Asian flu pandemic, was a global pandemic of Influenza A Virus  ) subtype H2N2 that originated in Guizhou, China. A 2016 study estimated the number of deaths caused by the 1957-1958 pandemic at 1.1 million worldwide.” (wiki)







Etymology

The name "coronavirus" is derived from Latin corona, meaning "crown" or "wreath", itself a borrowing from Greek κορώνη korṓnē, "garland, wreath". The name was coined by June Almeida and David Tyrrell who first observed and studied human coronaviruses. The word was first used in print in 1968 by an informal group of virologists in the journal Nature to designate the new family of viruses.[8] The name refers to the characteristic appearance of virions (the infective form of the virus) by electron microscopy, which have a fringe of large, bulbous surface projections creating an image reminiscent of the solar corona or halo. This morphology is created by the viral spike peplomers, which are proteins on the surface of the virus. “ (Wiki)

Being Drs. of natural medicine, Doc and Opal knew what to do when they found they had contracted the Asian Flu in November of 1957. They pulled over their car and rented a motel room outside of El Paso, TX. Then they both took the internal bath, and went on a lemon juice and water fast for about 2 weeks. When they emerged from their healing, they thought it best to contact the closest Baha’i Center in the area to find out what the current news was in the faith, as they had been incommunicado for about two weeks, and things change very rapidly in the Cause of God! That was then when they found out that whereas they had survived the Asian Flu, the reports of Shoghi Effendi’s death showed that he had not.

Now before we learned the full reality of that situation in London in ’57 from the testimony of Mason Remey (corroborated also within explicit prophetic holy texts of our faith) we learned how to perform these type of spiritual and medical cleanses  (in times of pandemic and in regular flu season too) using the method of the internal bath and the lemon juice and water fasting, that Drs. Opal and Leland explained.  Also  used in warding off the common cold, or regular  flu, we would sometimes use steam from a teapot to purify the nasal passages, sinuses,  and upper respiratory; as well as gargle with salt water for a sore throat; take Grape Fruit Seed (GSE) extract; and a honey spoon, with the Most Great Name.  More inspired ideas like these can be found in the Baha’i Booklet: “Throne of the Inner Temple.”

According to Ramin Neshati (2000): “The Persian spelling for khata given here (with 'ta') means sin or error. When spelled with 't' it means China (Cathay). The latter is more likely the intent as the symbolism pertains to the musk-laden wind blowing from the Far East” therefore he translates Baha’u’llah’s verse from the Rashh-i-Ama as: “The east wind, musk-laden, from Cathay).”

Thy name is my healing, O my God, and remembrance of Thee is my remedy.

Nearness to Thee is my hope, and love for Thee is my companion. 

Thy mercy to me is my healing and my succor 

in both this world and the world to come.

Thou, verily, art the All-Bountiful, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.

CHINVAT NOVEMBER 20, 2020

 


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