Cowrie shells are a part of old world African magick.
- Wealth – in the old world, cowrie shells were used as a form of currency. ?Today they are carried in mojo bags to attract wealth.
- Fertility – because the open end of the shell represents a vagina, they have been used in fertility magick. ?Place a drop of one’s monthly blood on one or more cowrie shells and place under the marital bed.
- Divination – cowrie shells are commonly used in African divination work