''Zagovory'' is a type of Slavic Folk Magic going back centuries among Commoners. Pagan in view by The Eastern Rite Church, it involved not only herbal curatives, but various spells and incantations. Zagovory was said to also be used to enchant or possess people. The Belief System was even more so merged by Practitioners into Christianity. Although not the same as ''Voodoo'' or ''Santeria'' many similarities and comparisons can be found. A Deity system was established which would become the foundation of Zagovory. Astronomy and Astrology also figure into The Practice. In many parts of Rural Russia and it's former Soviet Territories Zagovory is still very much practiced.