Abbe Don J Ignatius Molina - Mystery men in Chile
Type of Spiritual Experience
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.