Latin Names of Plants Used in African and Diaspora Hispanic and Caribbean Medicine and Mysticism

This is a list of Latin and alternative names of herbs used in many areas of the African diaspora, but mainly those in African-Latinx medicine and mysticism.  Some of the slang or common names may apply to multiple plants with similar uses because of local availability. For those out there …

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How to Use a Witches’ Cauldron

Cauldron Work

A cauldron is basically a pot.  If you are an Orisha adherent, you should have an iron cauldron or pan to embody Ogun.  Traditions vary as to whether or not you are permitted to put this cauldron to use for purposes aside of embodying him.  Any metal pot or tool …

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Go Away Evil! Spray Recipe

In east coast Obeah and southwest Brujeria and Kindoki, Go Away Evil spray is very popular.  Almost nobody makes it from scratch anymore though, and I think that is a shame.  It smells nice, and it is really hard to be negative with this scent around.  Almost everybody who’s used …

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Getting Started

Dikenga Cosmogram

Before you do anything involving African mysticism or magic, you need to get to know your pantheon(s).  Though later, you can incorporate others who reveal or have revealed themselves to you, it is important that your basis includes a concept of the Supreme (whether this is a Creator, Spark of …

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