Zindoki.com is a repository of advice, information, recipes, spells, and formulas for practitioners of African and diaspora medicine and magic.
About the Webmatron
I am the female King of Ile Baalat Teva, an eclectic diaspora Vodun based group in northern Israel. I am also a licensed active Universal Life Church minister. I practice the east coast/Carolinas style of Obeah, Hoodoo, and Rootwork, but like most Obeah practitioners, I had to learn many other things. Some years in the southwest brought me to Kindoki and a bit of Brujeria.
What does “zindoki” mean?
Zindoki is a term that comes from Congo and related languages for people who practice kindoki, which is African sorcery or witchcraft. Ndoki is magic or Spirits. It can imply either a positive or negative motive, but most kindoki is protective or helping with day to day issues.
Much like Obeah, it draws from a variety of sources, but its basic core is Congo belief systems. In recent times, it has been merged somewhat with Vodun (Yoruba, Fon, Bini, etc.) and Odinani (Igbo) systems because they are organized enough to have failsafes. Many have been detached from their original traditions, and Vodun and Odinani help to fill in the blanks which prevent unmindfulness and disastrous mistakes.
How do I use this site?
If you have no experience with African spirituality or magic, then read the Getting Started page. Remember that sorcery is the privilege of the observant. Whatever pantheon you adhere to, you will need to know how to do daily observances so that you will be protected, aligned, and have enough energy to safely practice magic. Then start doing the activities the Kindoki Basics category. This will provide you with a reasonable repertoire with which to begin your service to your family and community.