How are the richest Romanian witches
• How are the richest Romanian witches
Last year, a photographer from Slovakia Lucia Sekerkova went to Romania to meet with Maria Campina - the self-proclaimed Queen of Sibyl, which the locals simply called "witches". These women (usually a Romanian gypsy) supposedly can see the future and to read his palm, on the wheat or the stars. Lucia met with Maria and held her for a while, taking pictures of witches, their home life and the craft passed down from generation to generation since time immemorial.
"When I found these women, they do not want me to be photographed. Some asked for it. Prices ranged from 20 to 50 euros for a photo shoot. I told them that I photograph them for the Slovak newspaper ". Photo: Gold - an integral part of the Romanian culture, especially for the queen of witches Maria Campina.
"After several days of searching and trading, I finally met Maria Campina - the self-proclaimed queen of witches - and bargain with her. To be able to take pictures of her and her friends, I had to promise that the newspaper for which I worked, publish the full story about it, and provide it with the first page. Photo Mary finally appeared on the cover of the weekly Slovak newspaper SME ". In the photo: Maria Campina in its luxurious gold couch.
"I checked their ability. All the predictions were different - someone positive, someone negative. All of them were short and too general. I predict that I will marry and face the first of three children for a year, but this has not happened. Fortunately, predicting that soon the person close to me dies, too, did not come true. " In the photo: the white and gold chairs belong to the witch by the name of the Sultan.
"in this community usually contain family man. Do they earn an honest living or not, it is another question. Divination and fortune-telling - an ancient craft and the only one that is allowed to engage women. It is also the only way for local women to gain the respect and success. Girls go to school until the age of 18, but his mother, aunt and grandmother taught them witchcraft. Every girl decides whether it's right or not exercise, because often they have to deceive customers. " In the photo: the house is trying to beat the most lavishly decorating the interiors of gold chairs and a huge TV. This house witch named Amalia, who taught her niece witchcraft at the time of the photo shoot.
"I took pictures of some of the richest and most respected witches. These women are able to achieve incredible: they have created a modern business with the help of ancient rituals, originating in their ethnic past. Their customs are the same as a century ago. Only changed the perception of their profession around. " Photo: Selena in learning magic, she is preparing to become a witch. Now she is studying in high school, and the magic of her teaching her Aunt Amalia ".
This furniture belongs to the witch Maria Campina, who claims that he can speak with the dead.
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