hmawsaya

Burmese - An exorcist. These people are said to be able to cure those who fall ill as a result of being bewitched either by ordering the nat which caused the illness to give up its knowledge or by physical means such as beating the patient. To become a hmawsaya, one must burn scrolls covered with cabbalistic signs and drink the ashes mixed with water and have one's body tattooed with magic diagrams. In some accounts, known as hmawsaya.

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