Burmese - Magic which confers invulnerability or causes hallucinations. Various exotic constituents can be made into a mixture to achieve desired ends. If it is rubbed into the left eye, the recipient will be able to see spirits (nats); into the right eye and it turns night into day; on the hand it will open a safe; on the forehead it will make the recipient invisible. It also acts on things other than humans - it will change a lotus bud into a man, a lotus flower into a woman or a leaf into an elephant or tiger. Invulnerability is achieved by inserting mercury or pieces of metal under the skin or by bathing in specially treated water. In some lore, occasionally identified as pyinsalet.

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