Love Potions in Réunion: Alliance and Transgression

Territories in Question: Routes in Territories
By Laurence Pourchez

English

Numerous traditions in Réunion entail the use of love potions. These are used for bewitchment and to defy the rules, namely the matrimonial ones. The modified state of consciousness generated by the potion legitimates to the community a relationship that would be regarded normally as improbable and even socially reproved.

Keywords

  • love potions
  • kinship
  • food
  • body
  • Réunion
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