The Umbanda Temple High Priestess (Iyalorixá Jucimara Miotto of Templo Umbandista Instituto Estrela da Mata, Forest Star of São Paulo, Brasil) teached me a very useful work, um trabalho forte with Caboclos against evileye, badmouths, envy, bad people, haters, trolls, muddafukerz in general and in particular.

The power of blessed sea salt with sacred herbs and conjuration words, burning thuja pine leaves, white sage, alecrim, saltpeter, frankincense invoking the Untamed Warriors, the Native Spirits, the Freedom Figthers, the Martyrs of Justice and peaceful life.
I have done it in my Native Altar where I keep together the several “Indians” Spirits I have met, from South Brasil to Amazonian Forest, Hispaniola and Cuban Tainos, Native Americans like Chief Black Hawk and Lakotas.
Many thanks as well to prof. Eoghan Craig Ballard, Ph.D. for telling me about Leafy Anderson’s misteries in the late 90s and to Alen W. Greene of Toronto and Utu Witchdoctor of New Orleans Spiritual Voodoo Temple and Underground Railroad in Canada for giving me the bucket Spirits tricks and sacred soil. To Papa Bocor of Vodú Dominicano de las 21 Divisiones Frank Lugo for intrudicing me into the Misterios almost two decades ago. Also many thanks to Jerald White, a Rootdoctor for his support and help with working with those Spiritual Guides. And to my favourite and talented Appalachian Conjurewoman Molly Fox.
I love you guys. Thank you for all your wisdom, knowledge, patience, humor and support in my field researches and etnological, folkloric and religious studies. You are a great blessing!

Ho! Oké! Estioman! Benisson Indyén! Que viva los Indios y Tindyó Alagué!

About Manuel Congo

A renowned Palero, Babalawo, Ajarn and Hougan, Manuel Congo lives in rural Italy, where he spends most of his free time touring on his custom Harley Davidson. An avid ethnographer and noted expert on Italian witchcraft, Manuel has spent decades working for elite clients around the world, conducting investigations in locales as far-flung as Togo and Thailand. He enjoys rainy days, BBQ and blondes.

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