Cleansing, purifying, a source of life: water plays an important role in every spiritual belief system. Drawing on our collections, we’ll travel through a changing landscape of sacred springs, healing wells and spas, following a stream where the spiritual and healing qualities of water flow together.
About the author
Ross MacFarlane is a research development specialist at Wellcome Collection. He has researched, written and lectured on the Collection and other topics at the intersection of death, folklore and medicine.