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 Keep Your Man and Protect Your Household

When I was a young lady, the women who taught me magic also taught me how to serve my community by protecting people’s households and helping women to keep their men faithful or at least make sure they returned home safely.  As grateful as I am to have been given …

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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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Kindoki Basics: Fetishes

In African and diaspora Kindoki, a fetish is a blessed object, statue, doll, or other figure that embodies a deity, ancestral spirit, or Ndoki.  They are made for many purposes, from protecting a grave site or home, to cursing people with misfortune.  Traditions vary from place to place, family to …

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Kindoki Basics

Here is a list of articles that will help you to become a fairly competent practitioner of Kindoki: Click here for some helpful ebooks on Kindoki and witchcraft. Divination: How to Make Divining Coins How to Read Bones (Osteomancy) How to Read Sheloya’s Hoodoo Bones (Tiles using African/diaspora symbols and …

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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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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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About Zindoki.com

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 …

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