Obeah

noun oh · bee · ah | A name taken from Jamaican Patois to denote a spiritual practice often used for negative outcomes against others, but can also be used for positive outcomes. Other similar words (practices) are juju, voodoo, witchcraft, native doctors, etc. It is the manipulation of energy using physical tools and incantations for a desired effect. It is a mysterious and unstructured form of spiritual practice as often practitioners do not have specific spirits/deities/beings that are assigned to carry out the Obeah work, which leaves the work to be contracted by any spirit, wayward, malevolent or otherwise.

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