Black magic Harlem. (1936)

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USA. New York.

Harlem - black quarter of New York.

Residents on the streets of the quarter.

The shop windows, advertising signs.


Singing at the meeting.

Signboards are invited to the sessions to magicians and mediums.

Session: People dancing in a frenzy under the drums.

Cult Voodoo originates in the culture of African slaves.


Bathing people, religious ablutions, gestures.

Born in the most primitive instincts of the cult Voodoo Harlem became an important source of income for the racketeers of occultism.

Signboards and hours of reception various metaphysical and spiritual advisors.

Consultation: a woman came to the reception to the medium.

Quack can help, but it will cost.

Money in envelopes.

Book on black magic.

Various incense, incense powders: powder from evil forces, to return to her husband and others.

The police found in the house of voodoo fetishes.

In Harlem Hospital.

The woman - a black woman does not allow the doctor to examine the child, until you see a doctor voodoo.

Doctors found in patients of different plant roots, lamb wool, seeds, bulbs, etc..


Sometimes it is too late to help them.

American journalist Joseph Mitchell wrote an article about the cult of Voodoo in Harlem.


The land was taken from the woman seized her powders.

Newspaper article: Woman fined $ 100 for illegal medical practice.

Signs: Church meetings, seances, the service at any time of the day or night.

Session: dancing and screaming in a frenzy people

Key words

USA, New York, advertising, religion, assembly, worship