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Obeah witchcraft in the West Indies. by Bell, Hesketh Sir

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Published by Negro Universities Press in Westport, Conn .
Written in English



  • West Indies,
  • West Indies.


  • Witchcraft -- West Indies,
  • Blacks -- West Indies,
  • West Indies -- Description and travel

Book details:

Edition Notes

Reprint of the 1889 ed.

LC ClassificationsBF1584.W5 B4 1970
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 200 p.
Number of Pages200
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4760148M
ISBN 100837132754
LC Control Number78106879

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As nouns the difference between witchcraft and obeah is that witchcraft is the practice of witches; magic, sorcery or the use supernatural powers to influence or predict events while obeah is a form of folk magic, medicine or witchcraft originating in africa and practised in parts of the caribbean. Home Obeah Information Spirit Allies of Obeah, Hoodoo, and Other Diaspora Systems. Spirit Allies of Obeah, Hoodoo, and Other Diaspora Systems. Sheloya Aug Octo but also comes from the influence of works such as . Obeah. Obeah is the local spiritual system that relies upon the use of herbs as well as sorcery and spells. Obeah reappears many times in the novel from the way that Mrs. John takes a bath, to the healing of Annie, to the Obeah blessed clothing that Annie wears on her way to England. Obeah (sometimes spelled Obi, Obeah, Obeya, or Obia) is a system of spiritual and healing practices developed among enslaved West Africans in the West Indies. Obeah is difficult to define, as it is not a single, unified set of practices; the word "Obeah" was historically not often used to describe one's own practices. Diana Paton has contended that what constitutes Classification: Afro-Jamaican.