A Declaration of Letting Go

Calling All You, Curious Minds — 

It is with great jubilation that we write today to cordially invite you to celebrate the art and culture of bathing. On this occasion — and with sincere intentions of more to follow — we emancipate ourselves from the technological trappings of the modern world and release mental afflictions in the name of pleasure, relaxation, and growth. We ask you kindly excuse whatever preconceptions you hold regarding identity. There is no judgment or self-censorship here. 

In these pages, we create space for the greatest liberation: the freedom of expression. Here, we offer our distinguished audience contemplative retreat. 

HAMAM is not simply a magazine! It is an object of Letting Go that you can hold in your hand.

Let us explore these varied practices together, and we will  — with due regard and great consideration — unearth the many particulars of history's greatest healer: the bath. It is this ancient practice of transformation from which our inspiration flows endlessly. At the place where water and skin meet for ritualistic cleansing we declare a solemn truth: nobody is the same, but everyone is equal and welcome. Our confession is unabashed … we are bathing obsessed. 

If you choose, we wish you safe passage beyond our friendly waters. However, we hope you will abide, and enter our safe harbors so we may collectively nourish our minds and heal our bodies. We assume this mantle, rather boldly, in our sacred role to rid the world of suffering. 

To you, Unconventional Spirits — with open hearts, creative & big ideas — we dedicate HAMAM.

With fondness,

Ekin & Steve

Summer 2020