Traveling on the market for magicians
• Travel on the market for wizards
Despite all the achievements of scientific progress today in various parts of the globe continue to exist all sorts of occult currents, which the priests, no doubt, need to be quite specific material and technical base. We decided to recall the most major markets with the esoteric and occult paraphernalia, one form of which is able to strike fear into the heart.
Witches Market in Bolivia.
One of the largest markets for sorcerers is in the actual capital of Bolivia - La Paz, at 3,600 meters towering above the sea level. Basically, here comes the local sorcerers and healers, which is called here kallavayami, but there are also ordinary tourists, wandering from stall to stall in search of a potion of love, good luck amulets, incense and candles from evil spirits.
Particularly noteworthy are the mummified remains of animals or carcasses of animals butchered like dried toads and bats, and, of course, llama fetuses - they are sold at $ 2 apiece. Here, by the way, you can buy fresh coca leaves, without which local occultists literally can not live.
Market fetishes Akodesseva in Togo.
Akodesseva is located in the capital of the Republic of Togo Lomé - strange and unexpectedly welcoming place, which is distinguished from the usual markets unless a next range.
Mountains there are skulls of cattle, dried monkey head, buffalo and leopard. Hyenas and foxes, antelopes and gazelles - their bodies found refuge on the shelves under the scorching sun.
The market stalls are popular folk healers and witch doctors, where strings of flocking terminally ill people. In Akodesseve have something like houses of worship, where shamans consult with the sacred and all-knowing cowrie shells on how to treat travelers (usually in the course is the burnt ashes of the selected animal, pounded in a mortar with some grass).
Witching Mercado de Sonora in Mexico.
Initially, the Mercado de Sonora, whose discovery was initiated by Mexican authorities in 1950, was created as a place for retail consumer goods. After some time, food and clothing vendors began to divide stalls with vendors and esoteric ritual paraphernalia.
During the year they sell unremarkable souvenirs, but for the celebrations of the local religious cult to Santa Muerte market downright transformed: in addition to incense, candles and soaps (which, as claims can cure even cancer), local healers sell herbs, oil, are equally "well" to help save your marriage or cure infertility, as well as endangered animals - owls, peacocks and black iguanas.
Market quackery Mercado de Brujas.
In the capital of the Republic of Peru Lima witches, hereditary healers, witches and other charlatans of all stripes flock, as if by magic. This place - the largest in the country, "warehouse" stuff: snake oil for the treatment of arthritis, dried frog help from anemia, bewitching candles, coca leaves for divination trance mixes, powdered, ready-made potions and elixirs.
The market is close to the railway station Gamarra, and officially positioned as a resource base for the sorcerers and healers, but here for a modest fee, you can tell fortunes on the hand, and for sverhumerennuyu - alone with a young "fortune teller" behind the screen.