Medicine Wizards of Myanmar : Four Recent Facebook Posts

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBuddhism and Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationAn Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Sources
EditorsC. Pierce Salguero
PublisherColumbia University Press
Chapter19
Pages177-186
ISBN (Electronic)9780231548304
ISBN (Print)9780231189361
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019

Abstract

This chapter translates four short texts related to the healing powers of Buddhist “medicine wizards” (hse weikza) in contemporary Myanmar. The first two are translations from the Burmese of practices involving the recitation of Pāli verses and the drawing and ingestion of sacred diagrams for the purposes of curing a variety of physical maladies. The third is a testimonial of someone who called upon such wizards to help cure his mother’s life-threatening illness, while the fourth offers pithy instructions for how to become a medicine wizard oneself. What makes these texts different from others included in this volume is that...

Citation Format(s)

Medicine Wizards of Myanmar : Four Recent Facebook Posts. / NATHAN PATTON, Thomas.

Buddhism and Medicine: An Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Sources. ed. / C. Pierce Salguero. Columbia University Press, 2019. p. 177-186.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)