From Ancient Mesopotamian Religious Practices, a ''Surpu'' was a type of Fire Ritual, popular in Babylon around 1,350 BC. A series of Texts existed then that spelled out various forms of Sins and violations of Religious and Spiritual Laws. After a lengthy period of purification, these ''Sins'' were ''transferred'' onto cloth or fruits and offered to the Ritual Fire. In this, One's sins were seen as purged. Sometimes, when One found that they were cursed (Black Magic), the Object thought possessed was likewise destroyed by purification fire.