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Witches in Philippines: LA Times article

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#1 Oakbuchanan


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Posted 03 November 2011 - 08:47 AM


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Posted 03 November 2011 - 10:47 AM

Interesting article. Thanks! I find it interesting the steep differences in fees between the healers and so called "black witches". Also, the heavy use of catholicism in their craft. Seems to have much in common with kindoki.

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 01:41 PM

Interesting, thanks for sharing!

One of my good friends is from Manila and her Grandmother is a 'healer'. My friend told me once of the things her Grandmother did to her Mother when her Mother was bedridden after having her youngest child. As my friend described her Grandma's actions, I immediately said "Oh, she's a witch?" to which my friend replied "Absolutely not, she's just a healer." lol

"The people who live in the Ozark country of Missouri and Arkansas were, until very recently, the most deliberately unprogressive people in the United States. Descended from pioneers who came West from the Southern Appalachians at the beginning of the nineteenth century, they made little contact with the outer world for more than a hundred years. They seem like foreigners to the average urban American, but nearly all of them come of British stock, and many families have lived in America since colonial days. Their material heirlooms are few, but like all isolated illiterates they have clung to the old songs and obsolete sayings and outworn customs of their ancestors." Ozark Magic and Folklore

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 02:28 PM

Good article, thanks for sharing it! :)


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Posted 03 November 2011 - 04:43 PM

It is inspiring to read about witches in which it is their profession, people come to them and respect them. That happens on a smaller scale for me, but only among friends and relatives. In these towns the community relies on the witches to help them.
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Posted 03 November 2011 - 05:06 PM

Thanks for that Oak, interesting reading.
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Posted 03 November 2011 - 07:45 PM

Thanks Oak, good article. Guess it pays $ to be a Black Witch there.