Voodoo Amulets and their Loas
Voodoo amulets are linked to the Loas, exceedingly strong and powerful nature spirits or gods or spirits, who originally often rooted in a human beings with special qualities. They are represented in veves, drawn on the floor, or in the sand, or sigils are used.
These sigils are engraved in ruby or emerald or written on parchment in the wearers own blood to become a talisman for certain wishes, qualities or actions. Engraved ruby or emerald talismans should be worn in a red flannel or chamois sack. Men must carry them in their right pocket and women should wear them between their breasts, suspended by a cotton string or fine golden chain.
The engraving or drawing of the talismans should take place after sunset, close to midnight on a moonless night.
The following talisman-figures are just a small selection of many.
Loa Gran Bois
Clears up all feelings of confusion
Brings the wearer and his associates tremendous wealth
Helps the wearer to fulfill all responsibilities
Protects the wearer against sickness
Leads the wearer to sensual pleasures
Helps the crops to grow when you are a farmer
Attracts the opposite sex to the wearer
Helps the wearer to accomplish anything he or she desires
Marie Laveau and the Magic of New Orleans Voodoo Queens
Pomba Gira an Exu
Umbanda, Brazilian Vodum and Santeria
Palo and Hoodoo
Charms to avoid injuries and gain psychic power
Potent Clove and the power of Bluestone
VAMzzz Publishing book:
Voodoos and Obeahs: Phases of West India Witchcraft by the Jesuit anthropologist Joseph J. Williams (1875-1940) offers a careful documentation of the history and ethnography of Voodoo and reveals the connection of both Haitian Voodoo and Jamaican Obeah to snake worship (ophioletreia). In Jamaica, Obeah is the general term to denote those Africans who in the island practice witchcraft or sorcery. Williams includes numerous quotations from rare documents and books on the topic. This work goes into great depth concerning the New World-African connection and is highly recommended if you want a deep understanding of the dramatic historical background of Haitian and Jamaican magic and witchcraft, and the profound influence of imperialism, slavery and racism on its development.
Voodoos and Obeahs
Phases of West India Witchcraft
by Joseph J. Williams
Paperback, book size 148 x 210 mm
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