KIRAN ATMA: Istinzal
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Paganism & Wicca - What Is Istinzal?

Istinzal is a Moroccan divination ceremony in which a healer uses a kid as a medium. 


  • The kid is put near a light source. 
  • A tiny amount of ink or oil is placed into the palm of the child's hand. 
  • To entice the spirits closer, incense is burnt. 
  • As the healer sings incantations and begs the spirits, the kid stares into the liquid. 
  • The kid is the one who sees and describes the spirits, despite the fact that the adult healer monitors and leads the ceremony. 


Istinzal is one of a number of comparable traditions that may be traced back to Babylonia in the second or third millennia BCE.


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