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Voodoo Fetish Market, Africa’s Voodoo Supermarket

In the heart of Togo’s capital, Lome, is a market dedicated to the sale of ingredients which traditional healers say can make magic charms.

Togo’s Akodessewa Fetish Market is recognized as the largest fetish market in the world, a place where Voodoo practitioner can find anything they need for their rituals.

The practice of voodoo began in West Africa, before being taken to America by slaves, and in countries like Togo, Ghana, or Nigeria the religion is very much alive. Many people believe healers using animal parts and strange talismans can invoke spirits with their bizarre rituals, and solve their problems. And if there’s one place where voodoo priests can stock up on their creepy supplies, it’s the Akodessewa Fetish Market, in Togo’s capital city, Lome. Just think of it as an outdoor pharmacy where various animal parts, bone statues and herbs take the place of conventional medicine.

Voodoo Market Togo

People who practise the voodoo tradition believe that life derives from the natural forces of earth, water, fire and air. Joseph, a healer from neighbouring Benin, says: “This place is like a pharmacy for everybody in the world. When someone has a serious sickness and the hospital cannot help, they come here to the fetish market.”

In the Togo’s capital, Lome, is strange market offering voodoo supplies and ingredients that helps in traditional healing. People who practice voodoo in Togo, believe that healing and life comes from natural elements earth, water, fire and air. Even the pictures bellow are disturbing for the most of us, people in Lome comes at this specific place for medicines when doctors and hospital can’t help. The market itself features all kind of animal heads; crocodiles, all kind of cats and monkeys, birds, snakes, chameleons and much others. Good news is that the animals are not hurt or killed, instead salesman’s collect parts of dead animals and then sell them to people who need help. The marketers in the Togo’s capital claim they are able to heal Fertility, all kind of illnesses, to keep houses safe, even to help people in sports to get luck . As mush we are concerned, voodoo is black magic and we don’t encourage anybody to try it… 

Voodoo Market Togo

Although from afar it might look like just a dusty deserted lot lined with wooden tables, as you approach and see the piles of heads, tails, skins and limbs of various animals, you realize you’ve arrived at Akodessewa Fetish Market. You’re soon greeted by the place’s voodoo chief who offers to give you a tour of the market, and before you know it you’re bargaining over an ape paw or a gazelle head. It’s a crazy place, and the people here know how to get under your skin and make you buy at least a souvenir. Voodoo merchants have products gathered from all over West Africa and no matter your problem they’re bound to have something for you. They claim they can help everybody in the world, and whenever someone has a problem and runs out of options they come to Akodessewa to look for solutions. 

Voodoo Market Togo

Once you reach the sandy lot, crammed stalls of gruesome galleries are lined up on either side of a square. Imagine your local farmer’s market with decomposing baboon heads and dried-out alligator paws instead of fresh berries and herbs. The market is devoted to the sale of these startling ingredients, which traditional healers say can make magic charms. All the makings you need for a spell can be purchased here.

Before you have a chance to snap a photo (and that will cost you), an affable translator — possibly from a neighboring country like Benin — is likely to approach you and insist on accompanying you on a “tour. ” Before you can say no, you’ll be chased by adorable kids thrusting termite-ridden idols in your face, offering murmured incantations for about fifty U.S. dollars.
Forget zombies and voodoo dolls. If you want a high-tech spell in a low-tech environment, Lomé’s voodoo fetish market is the place to go. Sure, you have to fly to West Africa. And, it isn’t easy crossing the border from Ghana to Togo (this is where your high school French sure comes in handy) but once you’ve made it to the bustling, crumbling remains of the former French colony, you’re nearly there.

You can smell the market a mile away. The stench wafts past the spirited crowds of market traders, around the calm ocean, and along the dusty streets and alleys of mud-brick huts, fueled by the relentless Equatorial sun. 

Voodoo Market Togo

Black powder

“We have many different kinds of animal heads. “Here we have the head of a crocodile, the head of a cat and lots of monkey heads. We also have different birds like vultures and owls, as well as chameleons, snakes, cobras and vipers. “To make the medicine, we grind up the heads with herbs and then put the mixture on the fire. This leaves us with a black powder. “We cut the person’s chest or back three times and then rub the powder into the flesh.”

Politely decline, saunter past the skewers of mummified bats, and make your way over to one of the voodoo shrines where you can pick a spell from a litany of enchantments. Need to sell that house? Find true love? Or maybe you just need to lower your cholesterol. Whatever the desire, the voodoo chief will negotiate with the local spirits and offer you a take-home fetish of your very own. Coupons aren’t accepted; prices are determined by the toss of some bones.

The experience offers a mesmerizing point of view on local spiritual beliefs. And don’t scoff. A travel buddy who bought a couple spells informed me afterwards that each one of them came true. Go figure. Oh, and if after negotiations you get cold feet, at least offer to make a slight donation or run the risk of a hex. 

Voodoo Market Togo

Togo is a thin sliver of a country between Ghana and Benin in West Africa. Originally it was a German colony Togoland, which was split after WWI between the British and French. The British portion eventually joined with Ghana.

Togo and Benin are the original homeland of voodoo, a large percentage of the population still practices voudoun and animistic beliefs. The Marche des Feticheurs (Fetish Market) is their ‘pharmacy’ where they can buy traditional ingredients, eye of newt, toe of frog and the like. It’s also somewhat a tourist attraction, we had to pay for a guide and permission to take photographs. It’s all quite grisly and smelly and if you’re an animal lover you might want to avoid.. the market consists of tables with rows of animal parts, heads of hyena and monkeys, snakes, birds, crocodile and even a gorilla foot. There was an altar where the juju priests make burnt offerings.


Situated on the Gulf of Guinea, little-known Togo is West Africa’s smallest country and Africa at its most dazzling and overwhelming. Neighbors include Ghana to the west, Benin to the east and Burkina Faso to the north. Buffeted by the sweeping Atlantic, Togo features tropical, hilly landscapes and a diverse culture with over 40 ethnic groups, making it a great destination for adventure travelers seeking somewhere off-the-beaten-track. It’s also a balmy beach lover’s paradise— the whole Atlantic seafront of Togo has tranquil, white sand beaches lined by coconut groves, perfect for unhurried relaxation.

Voodoo Market Togo

Voodoo has become one of the world’s most maligned religions. Don’t let it scare you. It actually embodies ancestor worship and a belief that spirits dwell within inanimate objects. The gods inhabit shrines and religious objects known as fetishes, which can take the form of carved statuettes or organic materials such as animal parts, cowry shells, and any number of sacred objects. The word “voodoo” comes from the Fon language, meaning “a kind of power which is mysterious and, at the same time, fearsome.”

The pantheon of Voodoo gods is extensive—the very word “voodoo” connotes “spirit,” but there is but one God, who can appear in many manifestations. These numerous forms constitute the Voodoo pantheon.

Voodoo Market Togo

Couples that can’t have babies, goalkeepers who want to do wonders in a football match, people who want extra stamina to run a marathon, they can all be helped at the world’s biggest voodoo market. All it takes is a black powder made from ground up animal parts and herbs that has to be rubbed into the flesh of the “patient”. Sure the person has to be cut on the chest or back three times before they apply the magic powder, but you didn’t need to know that.

Even if you’re not into voodoo, the Akodessewa Fetish Market is one of those exotic attractions that pulls you in and doesn’t let go. If you don’t like animal heads staring at you, you can just check out the protective statues and talismans, or learn about the various herbs voodoo priests use. As the merchants say, there’s something here for everybody.

Voodoo Market Togo

Voodoo Market Togo



This 3,600-year-old manuscript could change history

This manuscript book called Kolbrin, speaks of the long forgotten or unknown events of the past, even before our written history.

The Kolbrin Bible, also known as the Bronzebook or Coelbook, is the first Judeo-Christian document that combines the events currently described in the Bible, and also warns of the impending cataclysms that are to come.

It speaks of unknown episodes of the ancient past of mankind that have been deliberately hidden by the current Christian textbooks.

It is the only document of its kind that still exists, and tells the whole story of human genesis, from the first people who stepped on Earth before the arrival of Adam and Eve, to the great Egyptian rulers.

According to this ancient text, the term “fallen angel” mentioned in Genesis refers to mortal men who married the daughters of Adam and Eve and had children, rather than the common belief of angelic or “divine” beings.

It is also mentioned that these men descend from a highly advanced earthly society that survived the first cataclysms by hiding in underground shelters.

They were known as “The Children of God” and the aforementioned catastrophe was the result of their actions. Some researchers even link this story to that of Atlantis and Lemuria, the legendary civilizations believed to be over after an impending cataclysm.

Composed of eleven books, the Kolbrin Bible offers extensive knowledge of our past, comprising of five books written by the Celtic mystics after the death of Jesus Christ and also six books that are composed of ancient Egyptian scrolls written by scribes after the events that followed the Hebrew exodus from Egypt.

It is believed that Joseph of Arimathea, Jesus’ great uncle, succeeded in rescuing the Egyptian scrolls of the conqueror Julius Caesar who invaded Egypt and set fire to the largest library in the world at that time, The Alexandria Library. The destruction of more than 700,000 rolls with an incalculable value in this place was collected over the years.

According to Crystalinks, The Kolbrin is a collection of ancient manuscripts said to have been salvaged from the Glastonbury Abbey arson in 1184. The Kolbrin said to have a connection with Jesus historically through Joseph of Arimathea, they have been discussed online by James McCanney, Alex Merklinger and others.

It has been rumored that Nicola Tesla acquired some knowledge from this book according to James McCanney. In the past, only a select few, some might say an elite group, have had access to this book. Now, the current caretakers of this ancient knowledge believe ‘these are the days of decision when humankind stands at the crossroad,’ and are making the book available subject to explicit conditions.

The dogmas that date from before the known written history would have been consumed that day, but fortunately, there are some people who retain a small portion of that forbidden knowledge.

Joseph and the followers of Jesus later moved the Judean scrolls to Britain in a desperate attempt to preserve their context.

The manuscripts are kept secret inside Glastonbury Abbey, in Somerset County, in the southwest of Great Britain, where they have been for many hundreds of years.

However, a relentless fire enveloped the abbey in 1184, but the scrolls were saved from this other desperate “attempt” to hide the true history of mankind.

Some of the manuscripts were carved in the form of thin bronze sheets and deposited in copper-clad containers, which also helped them resist any fire or attack.

The book also contains some unique prophecies. One of them even describes how the flood caused by the arrival of the supposed Planet X, linking the two events in a scenario never seen before.

Then, with the dawning, men saw an awesome sight. There, riding on a black rolling cloud came the Destroyer, newly released from the confines of the sky vaults, and she raged about the heavens, for it was her day of judgement.

The beast opened its mouth and belched forth fire and hot stones and a vile smoke. It covered the whole sky above and the meeting place of Earth and Heaven could no longer be seen. In the evening, the places of the stars were changed, they rolled across the sky to new stations, then the floodwaters came.

The floodgates of heaven were opened and the foundations of Earth were broken apart. The surrounding waters poured over the land and broke upon the mountains. The storehouses of the winds burst their bolts asunder, so storms and whirlwinds were loosed to hurl themselves upon Earth.

In the seething waters and howling gales, all buildings were destroyed, trees were uprooted and mountains cast down. There was a time of great heat, then came a bitter cold. The waves over the waters did not rise and fall but seethed and swirled, there was an awful sound above.

Could this mysterious compilation of forbidden knowledge rewrite the history of mankind as we know it?

Attempts to erase this evidence throughout history have been very clear, which demonstrates the great value and truth that is contained in those manuscripts.

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Who and why he removed 10 pages from the Devil’s Bible?

One of the largest medieval manuscripts is the so-called Codex Gigas, also known as the Devil’s Bible, because it has a large image of the Devil on one of the pages .

The weight of the book is 75 kg, its width is 49 cm and its height is 89 cm. It is estimated that it would take at least 30 years for one person to write and draw the whole book.

According to legend, however, it took only one night to do so for an unknown monk living in the 13th century AD. The same monk was imprisoned in a cell for violation of discipline and vows, and a much more severe punishment awaited him. In an attempt to avoid punishment, the monk decided to surprise the superiors with a book that described ” all the knowledge of the earth .”

To write this book, the monk turned to the Devil himself for help. In exchange for his soul, the Devil created the Codex Gigas overnight.

Initially, the Devil’s Bible was stored in the monastery in Podlazice, in the territory of modern-day Czech Republic, near the town of Chrudim. After a while it was moved to the monastery in Brumov. In 1648, it was stolen by Swedish soldiers and taken to Sweden as a prey. In 1649 the manuscript was placed in the Royal Library of Stockholm, where it is still preserved.

There are 310 pages in the Devil’s Bible, but there were 320 pages before. So, 10 pages were taken and what was written in them is still unknown to anyone.

It is officially believed that the statutes of the Benedictine monastery are written on these 10 pages, but many conspiracy theorists are sure that no one would extract the written rules of the monastery from such a huge and valuable book, and that the missing pages clearly contain much more important information.

For example, the prophecies about the Apocalypse. Or, the so-called “devil’s prayer”, the reading of which, under certain conditions, is described on the vanished pages to summon the Devil. At the same time, the sheets did not just fall out of the bound book because of old age and decay. They have been deliberately removed. They were cut off from the Codex and this is evident from the cropping of these pages.

None of the historians knows when and by whom these pages were removed. In the 16th century, one of the mystics of the Paracelsus Circle became interested in the Code, and in 1590, his student visited the Brumov Monastery to study it.

The Code also attracts the attention of the Holy Roman Emperor – Rudolf II, who sought occult information in it. He even ordered the Codex to be transported to his Prague Castle. Then the legend of the Devil’s Bible began to spread. Most probably, it was Rudolf II who tore these pages, finding in them the occult records he needed.

Another oddity of Codex Gigas is that no one has even tried to rewrite this book. In those centuries, when printing was not yet invented, important manuscripts were constantly rewritten to reproduce.

Moreover, even more voluminous and complex texts have been rewritten than the Devil’s Bible.

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Black Cats and Witches

In some areas where people live, black cats that are completely black in fur, are a rarity, and this factor adds to their mysterious trait. Also, in the night, a black cat can be practically invisible, so people in the darkness see just the two eyes of the cat, which can be a pale shade of green, orange, or yellow or be amber colored.

Many superstitious people were terrified, thinking an invisible creature or demon with 2 eyes or simply 2 floating, glowing eyes were staring at them in the dark. Black cats were the traditional and most common creatures that lived with witches even though witches had other animals around them, at times, as rats, dogs, ferrets, birds, frogs, toads, and hares. These small animals were often kept in pots or baskets lined with sheep’s wool and fed various things including milk, bread, meat, and blood. Often, such animals would have the same affectionate nick names or common names that parents give their children.

When a person, for example, an old lady, especially a person who lives alone, has, for example, a pet black cat; there are people who strangely talk to their pets as though they are human beings and can understand every word. Centuries ago, when belief in witchcraft was very strong, many people that saw and heard a person talking to an animal seriously wondered if the animal was a spirit or demon in animal form that attends and obeys its master- a witch. The occult name for such an animal is called a familiar. There are other reasons that can make people further wonder if a person is a witch; as that person being unnaturally mean; highly aggressive; hateful in personality, and if such a person were also very ugly, it would add to their resentment by others.

The American author, Edgar Allen Poe (1809-1849) wrote a short horror fiction story called “The  Black Cat” that would reinforce the idea of a black cat having supernatural powers. In that story, a black cat gets its revenge against its owner who has abused it, then horribly mutilates it, and later kills it.Once, in the 1970’s, there was an occult supplier who sold, among many other things, tall candles in the shape and color of a black cat. The sales pitch was that the black cat, being a symbol of bad luck, when burned in candle form would destroy that black cat image and this became a ritual for good luck.For many, many years, black cats have gotten a bad rap; a really unfair, undeserved reputation of being evil and harmful to humans. Some people, over the years, tried to undo; reverse this situation by claiming that black cats are actually good luck. In certain parts of Europe, for instance, black cats are looked upon as actually bringing good luck.

Some folks, centuries ago, thought that at times a witch’s familiar or familiars was a person or people that , from the power of witchcraft, got turned into an animal or animals as punishment for somehow angering a witch.Black cats began to develop an association with evil in the minds of various people, centuries ago, from the extreme worry that any black cat there was could be a demon in disguise. Many people developed a great fear, distrust, and revulsion to all black cats and would chase them away, at times even throwing small objects as stones at the animals.Various people began to believe that the black cat, from its demonic significance, brought bad luck, especially if a black cat crosses your path.

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