What is Obeah?

What is Obeah?

We live in a world that is both physical and spiritual, that is an undeniable fact. In every culture, among every people of the planet both ancient and modern, there have been those who have been put here among us that have been given the gifts to better explain, or even tap into those spiritual or metaphysical forces. These people have been called Shamans, Medicine Men, Priests and Rabbis; and among the people of Africa – Obeah Men. Obeah has its origins among the peoples...

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The Practice of Obeah

The Practice of Obeah

As noted in earlier articles, Obeah is not a religion in the traditional sense as it does not have a specific doctrine of faith, formalized rituals, churches, mosques or temples. However it does have its practitioners, and similarities to the more classical religions. Obeah by literal translation means “sorcery.” But it is much more than that. Obeah does involve the use of herbs and potions, charms and amulets, and in that regard resembles folk magic. Its practitioners can...

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The Powers of Obeah Love Spells

The Powers of Obeah Love Spells

Throughout the centuries believers of Obeah in Africa and amongst the African Diaspora have turned to the wisdom of the Obeah Men and Women for help. The Obeah practitioners have appealed to the Deities to create spells on the behalf of their followers for many things. To heal disease, ensure good harvests, to protect from evil spirits, or end ghostly possessions. But probably the spell Obeah Men and Woman are best known for are their love spells. Obeah love spells are...

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Myths and Misconceptions in Obeah

Myths and Misconceptions in Obeah

Myths and misconceptions surround Obeah and the rituals of the Obeah Men. Obeah men and women have been called Witches, Warlocks and Practitioners of the “Black Arts.” However most misconceptions arise out of fear, and people fear most what they do not understand. The powers of a true Obeah Man are undeniable, and as such yes he is a force to be reckoned with, but like any force of nature Obeah can wielded for good or ill. Wind can be destructive as a Hurricane, but it can...

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Deities in Obeah

Deities in Obeah

The actual origins of the practice and rituals of Obeah have been hotly debated. The true origin of this extraordinarily powerful metaphysical practice no doubt stretches far beyond recorded history and the consciousness of modern scholars. However it is generally agreed that what is most often referred to as Obeah had its origin among the early slave trade. African slaves brought much more with them than their pain and suffering to the Caribbean islands. African religions...

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How Spells Work

How Spells Work

Like much of true Obeah Rites and Rituals, what really goes into an Obeah Love Spell is shrouded in secrecy. Also Obeah Love Spells are probably the most personal and most individual of all Obeah spells, that is part of what makes them so powerful. So the ingredients that go into a specific Obeah Love Spell for one person may not be the same for another. Also Obeah Love Spells take on various forms. The spell for finding a soul mate and a long term committed relationship...

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Introduction to Obeah

Introduction to Obeah

Obeah is sometimes known as Obi, Obia or Obea.  It is a type of religion and folk magic practiced most commonly in the West Indies.  As a religion, it is derived from West Africa, particularly from the Igbo tribes.  It is similar to other African religions, such as Palo, Santeria, Voodoo and hoodoo and is practiced in most Caribbean islands, such as Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Guyana, Belize, and Barbados. Introduction to Obeah What is Obeah? The Nature of Obeah...

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The History of Obeah

The History of Obeah

When trying to use another spiritual path’s practices, it’s always a good idea to learn more about the history.  In Obeah’s varied history, there are a number of facts which will not only give you a better idea as to why they do the things they do, but this history can give you a better appreciation of the culture and of the magical work that they do.  In learning about where something came from, you can see what your place in its practice is.  Obeah isn’t just about love...

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What is White Magic?

What is White Magic?

The color, white, has for ages been a symbol of peace, purity, and harmony. White magic lives up to that reputation even though many genuine practitioners of magic believe that magic has no color. However, due to the evil intentions of a few unscrupulous elements, good magic is associated with white and evil magic with black. White magic is the most widely used form of magic that is performed with the intention of spreading love, goodness, and positive energies. Through...

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Introduction to Black Magic

Introduction to Black Magic

Of spells to use, Black Magic is considered to be one of the most powerful.  It is known to be the spell of truth that can make people admit to the feelings of jealousy, anger, hatred, pain and greed. Black Magic can also be used to alter or control situations or people.  For this reason, it is considered to be a real spell known to work in favor of your requests. Some people would perceive Black Magic as something evil; blood drinking or cutting the head off some animal....

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