A beautifully illustrated compendium of worldly and other-worldly wisdom designed to safeguard and nourish the body and soul of a baby. Here are the protective practices and nurturing techniques followed in both Eastern and Western cultures, and the prayers, talismans and rituals that are used to ensure a happy pregnancy, safe delivery and healthy baby. Though women yearn to make contact with their infants and to envelop them in loving safety nets, they often lack the wherewithal as to how to express and demonstrate their innate abilities. Bless the Baby helps women to initiate and strengthen the very strong spiritual bonds that foster maternity. It will lead them along well practised paths of expression. Readers will rediscover traditional baby-rearing activities and be introduced to those of other cultures. Among other activities, they will be able to benefit from the pleasurable and therapeutic aspects of aromatherapy, baby massage, Feng shui and enjoy the spiritual comforts that creating sacred spaces, meditation and performing personalised rituals can bestow.