Herbs, Stones, and Various Materials Used in Kindoki and Related African Diaspora Magic

Herbs in Kindoki

Kindoki and much of the African diaspora branch of Brujeria has its origins in pre colonial practices from central and west Africa and central America as well as Spain and Portugal.  So many of the commonly used ingredients are either native to central and South America or frequently imported.  Because …

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Base and Multi Purpose Oils

These are oils that can be used as a base or carrier oil for making condition or devotional oils, or in a pinch, prayed over and infused with energy.  If you are not sure what to use, or you don’t want there to be a “tell” for its purpose, then …

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Ingredient Spotlight: Coriander/Cilantro

Coriander/Cilantro is one of the most important herbs to have in your “tacklebox”.  It is a famous ingredient in love charms and other love related workings, but what you may not know is that it is also useful in banishing. How could that be?  It is partly because of the …

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Ingredient Spotlight: Bay Leaves

Bay leaf has a variety of uses in magic and herbal medicine.  It is extremely helpful in sparking prophetic visions, lucid dreaming, and contemplation for the purpose of finding the reality of a situation or solving a dilemma.  It is an excellent addition to a potpourri or incense for divination. …

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Ingredient Spotlight: Peaches

In my tradition, peaches were a sort of substitute offering for mangoes.  I was told their sweet taste and wet, juicy texture were pleasing to all Spirits, so if I wasn’t sure what to give, then peaches were always a good bet, much like coconut, mangoes, tobacco, and myrrh.  Specifically …

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Ingredient Spotlight: Kola Nuts

Kola is an important nut in west Africa, and by extension in some diaspora traditions.  However, in the north American diaspora, it is rarely heard of.  In my opinion, this needs to be remedied.  It embodies hospitality, good will, and unity. Rather than repeat what has already been written on …

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How to Use Deer Musk Pods

Real deer musk can be very expensive, and some people find harvesting of the actual musk producing gland unethical.  Fortunately, during the mating season, many kinds of deer pee all over the place, and rub up against things, leaving their musk around in little hairy balls or pods.  These pods …

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