“I told Annie the witch doctor that I am a struggling journalist and asked her if she can help me to gain success. She studied my right hand, pointed at a line and said, “There are others blocking you.” I asked if she could help. She said she could smoke out the bad spirits that are holding me back. I asked her what that would cost. She said it was a donation and it was up to me. I agreed to the treatment.
I was instructed to sit on a chair in the middle of the room. Annie had set a metal bowl under the chair. Inside of the bowl, pieces of wood were smoking and burning. Annie put two dots of oil from her thumbs on the inside of my wrists and wrapped me up in a blanket. The smoke billowed up into the blanket and Annie was saying a chant in her language. She was blowing on the back of my neck between chants, and she was blowing on the side of my neck. Then she reached down inside of my shirt and wiped some oil on my back. Some more chants and she eventually unwrapped the blanket from around me and told me I could sit back on the bench. It was finished. The bad spirits had been warded off.”