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“Be more reasonable in the practice of this gift which is black magic, so that this negative and harmful image of fetishism finally disappears. Instead of bewitching your neighbor so that he cannot be successful, it would be wiser and more judicious to pray to the fetishes for self-success.”Updated on October 16, 2020, Kadidiatou Djiré
Black magic is a very powerful sorcery, especially here in Africa. Today, these practices, mysterious and reserved for a number of initiates, cause concern because they refer to the use of force and demonic energies that women use for not very good purposes. On the subject, the exclusive testimony of an old witch doctor.
Magic is mysterious and black magic is the one about which there are the most questions, says this witch doctor who wishes to remain anonymous. He continues: “Indeed, it takes a lot of skill to use the fetishes that I have here in my possession. Because, they sometimes have harmful influence on the people who are present during its practice or targeted by the ritual of this black magic. Previously, this practice was only reserved for the “initiated” and moreover old people who were in the phase of wisdom.”
“In the days of my ancestors, as my parents and great-parents told me, black magic remained a highly respected practice because it was seen as a centuries-old heritage. Contrary to its name, black magic was not used for malicious purposes. We practiced it to have a good wintering, to cure certain diseases of an unknown or mysterious nature, to prepare young men for war, to change or bypass a person's destiny, to have glory etc.” he said.
As for the price, to have the favors of the ancestral fetishists, our interlocutor informs us in these terms: “In the old days, all the members of the same society were considered as one big family. Thus, my ancestors did not practice their gift of diviner-healer to line their pockets. They did so most of the time to be of service to acquaintances or to any other person in good faith. And the rare times they did it for a consideration; it was after a good result of their work. In no case did this present exceed a few cola nuts, a rooster, a little cereal, millet beer or even cowries.”
Nowadays, people are quick to confuse black magic with “evil,” with the bad behavior of a number of witch doctors who contribute to the destruction of families and society, he adds.
“Most of my clients are women. And most of these women come to me to help them either to bewitch another competing woman, or to get the co-wife's divorce or eliminate her. The other is to monopolize the affection of the spouse, like a sheep (the husband) following its master (the wife). And for that they are ready to make any sacrifice and do not hesitate to go all out. In such cases, I simply tell them that I do not practice my gift for such purposes. The few men who come to consult me have well-established goals, such as having a good job, solving a big problem; having glory... they hardly ever come to bewitch their neighbor.”
Our interlocutor appeals to both fetishists and their clients: “Be more reasonable in the practice of this gift which is black magic, so that this negative and harmful image of fetishism finally disappears. Instead of bewitching your neighbor so that he cannot be successful, it would be wiser and more judicious to pray to the fetishes for self-success.”