Why are obeah workers treated differently from astrologers and spiritual healers?
My uncle ain’t an obeah man, and I don’t support or believe in obeah, but I’ve been noticing the double standard between ‘obeah workers’ compared to the spiritual healers in the Universal Church and now the recent flooding of Indian astrologers in the market.
They all promise healing, progress, prosperity, and all the goods in life.
There’s no doubt that the market is here for ‘obeah working’. The question is, why can’t our own indigenous African astrologers (obeah workers) be treated fairly like the European, Asian and some religious astrologers?
Therefore, I’m calling on Gordon House to repeal the 1898 Obeah Act. If not, stop, charge or lock up these astrologers.
I want our people to support our own and not to give our their few dollars to foreigners.
Astrology is the uptown term for obeah. Our colonial masters enacted the obeah Act to censor African-ness and hope.