Lecture: Talismans and Tinctures

Justin Fornal - 11/2/17

In this talk, explorer Justin Fornal walked us through his collection of botanical and zoological curios gathered while studying different traditional spiritual groups around the world and broke down how those different items are utilized for both good and evil purposes. 

Fornal focused on the talismans used in Haitian Vodou, Tanzanian Mwchawi, Cuban Santeria, Hoodoo, Powwow, Apache Medicine, Al Bidr and many others. 

Please note: This lecture contains material that may not be suitable for all ages. 

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