The use and symbolism of the egg has maintained a pretty significant role in spiritual and religious practice throughout history
A very interesting and wide spread practice (used throughout many different cultures and beliefs for many many years) is the use of performing a Spiritual Cleansing using an egg, known as a Limpia.
The cleansing is performed by rolling a raw egg over a person's body, so it absorbs all the negative energy. Sometimes the egg rolling is accompanied by another form of cleansing like the use of herbs, alcohol, sucking, blowing, smoke, etc
Depending on the cultural tradition or the spiritual practice different things are done afterward. For example, it is another common practice to perform an egg divination using the cleansing egg after absorbs the negative energy, as to see what ailments it absorbed or any other information about the person who was cleansed. This is usually done by cracking the egg into a glass or bowl of water and interpreting the findings (webbing, blood, black bits, shapes). After the ceremony and divination are performed the egg is disposed of - again, in different ways according to different traditions. I was told to always dispose of the egg at a cross roads.
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