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  • It goes a little something like this: A bokor is a voodoo sorcerer in Haiti, and it is said that he has the power to turn people into zombies essentially by sucking out a victim's soul and trapping it in a bottle.


  • Haitian zombies were once normal people, but underwent zombification by a "bokor" through spell or potion, and are afterwards used as slaves.

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  • He was dressed as a voodoo bokor, with a bone necklace and a round, feathered cap.


  • And now, in the sewer of the French Quarter, she had placed her trust in these two members of the Circuit, previously just names in a chat room: the dusky-hued White Witch named Mikhu, and Theo, a hot voodoo bokor—practitioner—who both lived in New Orleans and confirmed that a new vampire doyenne—queen—was in town.


  • Skye had conjured the original glamour spell on herself, and the witch and the bokor had given it a boost.


  • The dancers carry a bokor, an engraved bowl made from silver or aluminium, laden with flowers.

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  • The most maleficent of sorcerers, a bokor, can supposedly manipulate the forces of darkness—even Satan himself—to command the dead to inflict terrifying punishment on a victim.

    Angels of a Lower Flight

  • I would have thought that a model of demonic possession might have been more compatible with his world-view: the image of a staggering, nearly zombie-like body given hellish life by a loa under the direction, perhaps, of a bokor called the See-el-see rather appeals to me.

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  • According to Marcel, and many other houngan I later asked, if a bokor cuts a lime transversely while it is still on the tree, the half that remains on the limb overnight becomes the most virulent of poisons.

    The Serpent and the Rainbow

  • It was strictly the power of the bokor that revived the dormant zombi, he claimed.

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