Black Magic in Brazil
Brazil is very popular for the production of the most exquisite coffee in the whole world. Whenever we talk about coffee, wherever we are, we think about Brazilian coffee and the flavors and aroma those coffee gives. But my friends there are a whole lot of different perception of looking into Brazil, its culture and traditions. Reason the practice of black magic prevails in Brazil to a great extent.
Macumba – a name that sorcerers might have derived from those practicing black magic in Africa, but today it is used to denote those witch doctors that practice black magic. Thou by non-believers and non-practitioners it is a kind of slang referring to rituals and or religion performed or practiced the African way and is also thought to be unpleasant. But the believers contain lot of positivity for this. Macumba is also denoted or understood as a string from the Afro-Brazilian religion UMBADA.
The functioning of Macumba generally involves herbs and plants found in the dense forest. Wherein the herbs are prepared by the witch doctors (known as macumbera) and given to those who seek help of any nature, especially monetary and are advised to take bath using those herbs for 7 days. After which the candidate would expect to get richer or acquire money. Thou this practice is not limited to only acquiring of wealth, it is also vividly used for causing harm or bad luck to someone.
Do you know that Brazilians all over the world do not give their picture to anyone or someone whom they do not know personally, reason is they believe that pictures can be used for inflicting pain or causing harm on them, because in the ritual of macumba the macumbera practices this when asked to cause a pain spell or cast a black magic spell for killing, that means the macumbera requires a picture or photo of the person on whom the other person wants to inflict or bring upon pain, misery, death or ill luck. Unlike other countries all over the world, Brazilians practice different forms and types of magic as well as voodoo.
Lot of spirits in the form of deities are also worshipped in brazil, and black magic is performed in front of this deities, with offerings ranging from small chicken’s blood to that of a man’s flesh is given. It is such believed that on being pleased the spirit of these deities would help the person performing the ritual.
Some of the most frightening and shocking rituals are performed by Brazilian witch doctors which might not only include killing of small animals but also tend to killing of infants or making live small toddlers gobble up items which should not be eaten.