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Abbe Don J Ignatius Molina - Mystery men in Chile

Identifier

007307

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

The Geographical Natural and Civic History of Chili – Abbe Don J Ignatius Molina 1809 Volume II

The mystery men of the Araucanian Indians are called Gligua or Dugol and some of them are distinguished by the epithets Guenguennu, Genpugni and Genpuri – ‘master of the heavens, of epidemic diseases, of worms and insects’.

They are supposed to have the power of curing every disease, of producing rain and of preventing the ravages of worms and insects. The real medicine men are called Machi and their method of curing is similar to that of the Manchi of the Argentine provinces….. The Manchi generally uses a kind of drum in incantations.

The source of the experience

South American shamanism

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Magician

Science Items

Shamans

Activities and commonsteps

Commonsteps

Music therapy

References