Dispelling the myths of ancient rituals

Thanks for joining me! Now, firstly, despite the name of this site, its not a guide to doing Obeah or any other kind of sorcery. I am here to learn, educate, entertain and explore. So lets go on an adventure to learn about how different people from different cultures practice the less understood aspects of…

The Orisha of Star Wars

It is very interesting to see how ancient beliefs, mythologies and, indeed, Obeah influences pop culture and more specifically, the movies we enjoy. Steven Seagal’s 1990 movie “Marked for Death” even directly references Obeah. Just look at the lore of the widely loved “Star Wars” film saga. Star Wars Sith seem very reminiscent of the…

Easter…

What a wonderful, marvellous glorious holiday Easter is! it always falls on a weekend making it a mini 4-day vacation for most of us here in Trinidad and Tobago! We go to the beach or stay at home and sleep, or even binge CS:GO! Many however go to a Christian camp, and why not? It…

The Soucouyant

In my young days in Grande Riviere, many of the older folks have claimed to look up to the quiet night sky only to behold the horror of the Old Hag… The Soucouyant, in the form of a raging ball of fire blazing across the heavens. The Soucouyant is also known as the Old Hag,…

The pentagram.

“We are not on this planet to ask forgiveness of our deities” ― Scott Cunningham Oooohh boy, here we go… The pentagram. the ultimate “devil symbol”. The pentagram is also called a pentacle and aside form the inverted cross (or cross of Saint Peter), the encircled five pointed star of a single line probably receives the…

The noble Cat

      The cat is arguably one of the most revered and maligned animals in history. Ancient hieroglyphs in Egypt portrayed the cat as highly respected and loved. They are other worldly in their allure and well respected in their independence. Perhaps predominantly recognized in cats is is their ability to hunt, in fact,…

The spirit: Water

Ahh the water! who doesn’t like a relaxing day at the beach? or a “curry duck lime” by the river? maybe a romantic walk through a light drizzle with your lover? There is just something magical about the water… but for all its magic, water can be very ominous. In Trinidad and Tobago and some…

Folklore: Papa Bois

The Caribbean has such rich folklore brought here from so many countries like West Africa, Europe, Oriental Asia and India. Some include Maman De l’eau (Mama D’glo), Douens, Socouyant, Duppies and many, MANY more. Perhaps the most popular, at least in Trinidad and Tobago, is Papa Bois. He is the old Father of the Woods,…

Wicca

I was inspired to write this after seeing a post by one of my followers, islandwitchery on Instagram (she’s on Youtube too)… and It got me thinking about the Wiccan community in my home country, Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean. “Therefore, let there be beauty and strength, power and compassion, honor and humility, mirth and…

The spirit: Earth

When I was a young boy, I remember watching captain planet and being a little smitten by Gaia, the spirit of the Earth. At the time I really didn’t know how significant the idea to the Earth spirit was. Flash forward to today and this spirit is still depicted in pop culture and folklore from…