Brujeria is a Spanish term which means witchcraft; males are called “brujos” while females are called “brujas”. Its beginnings can be traced back to Puerto Rico in the 1500s. Generally, it refers to diverse spiritual practices in certain Latin, Caribbean, and African cultures. Brujeria is a fusion of religious and spiritualized materialistic rituals. Though there are no exact doctrines regarding this practice, some of the commonalities include experiencing possession, focusing on the messages from “spirit-inhabited-objects”, and having faith in spirits. Some people believe that engaging in brujeria is evil and that brujas and brujos can make somebody mysteriously ill.

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