Bring Home A Spell As A Souvenir From These 3 Witch Markets Around The World

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Whether you call it witchcraft, voodoo, shamanism or alternative medicine, magic is alive and well in these thriving occult markets around the world. Here’s what you should know about these three witch markets.

Mercado Sonora — Mexico City, Mexico

The Mercado Merced in Mexico City contains the Mercado Sonora, the section devoted to witchcraft. You’ll find tarot card readers, herbs and totems. And if you’re looking for a love potion, you’re in luck. The market specializes in romantic magic.

Witches’ Market — La Paz, Bolivia

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You can find the raw ingredients for all sorts of rituals at the Witch Market in La Paz. Or if you’re seeking a fortune teller, there are plenty of witch doctors ready to peer into your future. One of the most common sights? Dried llama fetuses believed to bring good luck and prosperity.

Akodessewa Fetish Market — Lomé, Togo

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West Africa is where voodoo originated, and the fetish market in Lomé is the biggest of its kind in the world. There are voodoo priests who can bless you or create traditional charms to heal your ailments. Feel like you’re cursed? They can also remove any curses with special rituals.

One note before you go: T.S.A. doesn’t care if you’re doing a spell or bringing home a talisman to ward off bad spirits. Witchy souvenirs still have to adhere to normal luggage rules.