More on the Mandaean water worshippers of Iraq, from Megan K. Stack of The Los Angeles Times: “When they want to find God, Mandaean Sabians wade into the murky waters, face north and pray in the Aramaic tongue they’ve preserved through the ages. Every Sunday, up and down the length of Iraq, they gather on riverbanks for weddings and to ask forgiveness through baptism in running water.”

Mandaeans revealed…