Mysterious rituals, secret societies, cannibalism and black mystique envelop the primitive world of the wild tribes. To our days have survived the custom of the ritual murders, the purpose of which was to take over the part of the victim's body, and then to use it as a magical therapeutic agent.
Sorcerers in primitive societies — the best foretellers of weather. They have a whole Arsenal of talismans: pieces of amber, predicting events, animal hair, which helps against the evil eye. They are not only excellent doctors but also excellent compilers of poisons.
The chief justice of the Gold coast sir William Griffith Brentford at the beginning of the last century wrote:
From the book B. Szarewski "the Old and the new religions of Tropical and South Africa":
American physician and writer Harry Wright wrote in her diary:
A special system of voodoo magic is common among mulattoes and Negroes of North America and the West Indies. Uses strange symbols and charms resorted to the spell of the serpent, does not shrink from cannibalism and human sacrifice. The most striking features of voodoo similar to those of the black mass, is the communion of human blood and ritual svalny sin.
Many Africans who quite seriously believe that some people are able to turn into leopards. Such opportunities believe is inherent primarily to the old shamans and descendants of "marriage" between a person and God the leopard. Under the direction of such persons and other people can become werewolves.
In the language of the Indian tribe of the Arawak word "zombi" means "spirit". Zombies — the walking dead. These people died, their death recorded by local authorities and doctors. Food puts a strong nerve poison, for example, tetrodoxin extracted from one species of fish. The result is a condition similar to clinical death. Zombie labor is cheap, he is obedient to his master and unpretentious in meal.