Essene Book of Peace

“Seek, therefore, a large trailing gourd, having a stalk the length of a man; take out its inwards and fill it with water from the river which the sun has warmed. Hang it upon the branch of a tree, and kneel upon the ground before the angel of water, and suffer the end of the stalk of the trailing gourd to enter your hinder parts that the water may flow through all your bowels… Then let the water run out from your body, that it may carry way from within it all the unclean and evil-smelling things of Satan. And you shall see with your eyes and smell with your nose all the abominations and uncleannesses which defiled the temple of your body, tormenting you with all manner of pains… Renew your baptizing with water on every day of your fast, till the day when you see that the water which flows out of you is as pure as the river’s foam.”