Cebuano Sorcery; Malign Magic in the Philippines

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University of California Press, Jan 1, 1967 - Cebuano (Philippine people) - 163 pages
Author discusses the practice and medical implications of the the practice of sorcery in the Philippine islands of Cebu and Negros.

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A fascinating and well documented account of Cebuano Sorcery. Even after nearly 40 years this book remains one of the only detailed and informative documents about the subject written by an outsider. Most other material available as written by Cebuano's is hard to come by and none of as yet published internationally or certainly not yet sourced by this reader.There are many language groups and culturally specific people within the Philippine archipelago. This book will serve as a prime introduction to the nature of Malign Magic practices and beliefs held by Filipinos. The writer also documents accounts of benign magic and healing practices.
this book is rare find and essential resource for anyone wanting to become informed about the hidden side of Cebuano culture and mysticism.


The Setting
Methods of Sorcery
The Medical Background of Sorcery
The Attribution of Illness to Sorcery
Sorcery and Cebuano Society

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