volt sorcery

16:29 Jul 21, 2015
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Anthropology
English term or phrase: volt sorcery
Volt sorecery or image-sorcery is the kind of sorcery where the injury done to a representation of the victim causes injury to the victim.

I understand that this refers to voodoo practices and such, but I'm bemused by the use of the word "volt" here.
Ramsés Cabrera Olivares
Spain
Local time: 13:03


Summary of answers provided
4brujeria inversa/volteada
Juan Arturo Blackmore Zerón
Summary of reference entries provided
Volt sorcery
Kirsten Larsen

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brujeria inversa/volteada


Explanation:
Creo que aquí se refiere precisamente a los efectos de "ida y vuelta" de un daño por medios mágicos. El mal deseado se produce tanto en la victima como en el victimario.

Juan Arturo Blackmore Zerón
Mexico
Local time: 06:03
Native speaker of: Spanish
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Reference comments


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Reference: Volt sorcery

Reference information:
Aquí la definición:
....he cites volt sorcery where an image works to affect a being. The object and the being are interconnected in an intimate way whereby manipulating the object will have an analogous effect upon the subject.

https://thingtheory2009.wordpress.com/2009/02/10/art-and-age...

Kirsten Larsen
Spain
Native speaker of: Native in DanishDanish, Native in SpanishSpanish
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